Special Report


Salif Keïta: I had to fight for the right to be me

The Malian artiste; the Golden Voice of Africa

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Amilcar Cabral, the missing factor in turbulent Guinea BissauBy TAMBA JEAN-MATTHEW | Tuesday, August 25  2015 at  14:49

Amilcar Cabral, the founding father of Guinea-Bissau |

Why the latest political stalemate could return the country to its violent past

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Eyeing the stars: Ethiopia's space programmeBy KARIM LEBHOUR | Tuesday, August 25  2015 at  10:41

The Entoto Observatory and Research Centre, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PHOTO | AFP |

When the prospect of conquering space became a reality for a poor country

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Breaking the media blackout in Western SaharaBy KARLOS ZURUTUZA | Monday, August 24  2015 at  15:25

Moroccan security forces charge against a group of Sahrawi women in Laayoune, Western Sahara. PHOTO | COURTESY OF EQUIPE MEDIA |

Where there are no news agencies

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South Africa takes over as car crash capital of AfricaBy PETER DUBE in Pretoria | Wednesday, August 19  2015 at  11:03

A multiple-vehicle crash on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway in Kenya, another country with a very high road accident toll. PHOTO | FILE |

Johannesburg has recorded 55,000 vehicle accidents in just three months

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