Special Report


Ethiopian leather shoes find markets across the world

Horn of Africa country has made less than $70 million from shoe exports

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Zimbabwe’s neglected elderly farmersBy IRIN | Tuesday, September 16   2014 at  11:26

Ratidzo Chirumwana, 88 year-old resident of Zvishavane district in Zimbabwe’s Midlands province, where poor rains have led to a poor maize crop. PHOTO | IRIN |

Many households are under the care and guidance of the old

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Why splintered Al-Shabaab worries security experts By GAAKI KIGAMBO | Sunday, September 14   2014 at  09:57

Amisom troops have pushed Al-Shabaab militants from Mogadishu. PHOTO | FILE |

The recent killing of its leader Ahmed Godane could spark revenge attacks

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Nigeria's growing number of female oil bossesBy ORIN GORDON | Friday, September 12   2014 at  10:49

"'People trust women more," says Ladol's Amy Jadesimi. PHOTO | BBC |

How well-financed businesswomen are taking over

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Kinshasa symphony orchestra gets global stageBy IAN YOUNGS | Wednesday, September 10   2014 at  13:04

The orchestra gained international attention through an acclaimed German documentary in 2010. PHOTO | BBC |

Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste enters a collabo

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Ebola: How bad can it get?By JAMES GALLAGHER | Monday, September 8   2014 at  13:14

Children watch as another dead body is taken from their village. PHOTO | BBC |

Death toll has passed 2,000 and shows every sign of getting worse

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