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China’s relationship with #Africa is changing the face of the continent. Thanks to Chinese financing, Africa is rapidly gaining infrastructure. #China is also establishing new modes of engagement for other emerging donors, presenting an alternative to European aid. However, the notion that China dictates the terms of this China-Africa relationship still nags and allows narratives such as “China’s scramble for Africa” to develop. So how can Africa place itself first in Africa-China relations?

http://newafricanmagazine.com/putting-africa-first/#sthash.xhEuM4Ej.dpuf
African countries need to come together to get the best possible deal out of the relationship with China.
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The Green Card Lottery is responsible for up to a quarter of Africans who have migrated to the United States. But the lottery has powerful enemies, especially Republican lawmakers in the US Congress, who are determined to see it dismantled and done away with as soon as possible.

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Africa’s growth figures live up to the Africa Rising narrative, but there is still little manufacturing on the continent. What can be done to remedy this situation, thereby boosting industrialisation and employment, entering global value chains and creating value-addition to African commodities?

Find out here: http://newafricanmagazine.com/grown-africa-made-africa/#sthash.uxwDByc5.dpuf
Africa’s growth figures live up to the Africa Rising narrative, but there is still little manufacturing on the continent. What can be done to remedy this situation, thereby boosting industrialisation and employment, entering global value chains and creating value-addition to African commodities?
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It has been 60 years since the Kenya-Ethiopia Defence Pact was signed. Although ostensibly formed by the two countries to protect and come to each other’s aid if either were attacked, at the heart of the treaty was, and still remains, Somalia – their civil-war-troubled neighbour
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Despite worldwide media reports about a “coup in The #Gambia”, President Jammeh was categorical in emphasising that the insurgence was not a coup but a terror attack on his country, masterminded by foreign powers.

Read more about the "coup that never was"

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It is 50 years ago this year that The Gambia escaped from the stranglehold of British colonial rule and was declared an independent state, on 18 February 1965.
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'The EFF’s brash behaviour in parliament has widely been condemned as crude, but one thing is for sure – their unruly behaviour has drawn an intense public and global focus onto the country’s parliament.  Since the last heated question-time in August, when EFF parliamentarians, who wear their trademark red berets and workers’ overalls into parliament, rowdily chanted “pay back the money”, forcing a rattled President Zuma to leave the chamber, he has not returned to parliament'.

See more at: http://newafricanmagazine.com/south-africa-condition-state-nation/#sthash.WIbDN6ii.dpuf
Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters’ dramatic exploits in parliament have been whipping up unprecedented focus and interest in the post-apartheid, interracial South African National Assembly.
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#Africa is on the cusp of the next digital revolution. In February, a young Togolese entrepreneur, Afate Gnikou, stunned the world by winning first prize at the 10th International Conference of Barcelona’s Fabrication Laboratory. The winning technology was a 3D printer. The design did not come from one of Africa’s top universities or research institutes. Gnikou and his team assembled their prize-winning printer from electronic waste collected in dumpsites around the Togolese capital of Lomé.

Read more: http://newafricanmagazine.com/3d-printing-revolution/
In today’s world, digital rules. From health to education, science to energy, manufacturing to the service industry, agribusiness to the environment, breakthrough innovations are changing how people live – for the better.
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What’s up Ikenna? Up and close with the prince of satirical comedy

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Weekend reading: Is Cuba coming in from the cold?

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When President Barack Obama announced last December that it was time to “cut loose the shackles of the past”, and the opening of an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years, the news brought back floods of Cold War memories for one of Africa’s leading journalists of our time, our Associate Editor Cameron Duodu. He recounts some of his experiences covering Cuba in those years.
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#Tunisia: A new revolution - Investing in cultural heritage.

In an effort to pump life back into the struggling economy as a consequence of what happened after the fall of long-time ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the country’s new government has promised to revive the shaky tourism industry by embracing ancient history and  the diversity of culture across Tunisia as part of a new shared future.

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While Tunisia continues to build a new democratic future and to reconstruct its economy in conventional ways, its new leaders and many Tunisians are also looking for inspiration in unlikely places – notably the country’s rich ancient history and culture.
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Quick analysis of #Zambia and its President - Edgar Lungu

The road leading to the election was as eventful as it was chaotic. It was an election that redrew the country’s political map following a quick and dramatic shift of loyalties caused by protracted intraparty wrangles. These elections demonstrated the saying that “in politics there are no permanent friends or permanent enemies, only permanent interests” – and those interests in this case were the fight for state power.

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Edgar Lungu is Zambia’s 6th post-independence president after a nail-biting election, held on 20 January, to replace Michael Sata, who died last October
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#Nigeria Elections in Focus

While the masses, particularly in the North, are staunchly behind Buhari, who they see as a leader that could rescue Nigeria from its multiplicity of woes, the elite dread him and fear he would institute probes into their past should he win the election.

More at: http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/africa-within/politics/nigeria-elections-focus/#sthash.uzzYy7Pg.dpuf
This month, on the 14th (now postponed to 28th March), Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, goes to the polls to elect a new President. According to local pundits, these will be make-or-break elections.
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For over 45 years New Africans provides unparalleled insights and analysis on African politics and economics, via an African perspective, always.

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