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Algerians demand the military quits politics

Thousands of Algerian protesters chanted slogan demanding the army quits politics, a purge of the ruling elite, an end to corruption and the release...

Italy’s shadow economy moves into political spotlight

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In the busy Naples square where she works, 18-year-old Arianna is a familiar sight as she darts back and forth from a...

Science not politics must drive Durban climate talks

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Global climate talks need to focus on the growing threat from extreme weather and shift away from political squabbles that hobble progress...

South Africa says Moody’s worries on politics overdone

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South Africa played down suggestions from Moody's that political pressure could lead to a further deterioration in public finances, saying Pretoria was...

China seeks profit, shuns politics, in Afghanistan

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The Chinese passengers boarding the weekly Ariana Flight 332 from the remote western city of Urumqi to Kabul speak volumes about ties...

Social media – a political tool for good or evil?

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After the "Arab Spring" surprised the world with the power of technology to revolutionize political dissent, governments are racing to develop strategies...

FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo is seeking stability while battling economic woes and rebel insurgencies as it gears up for elections later this...

Factbox- Key political risks to watch in Tanzania

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Tanzania's chronic power shortages, rising consumer prices and deep divisions in the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party are set to dominate...

Nigeria’s dull cabinet reflects compromise culture

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's largely uninspiring cabinet reflects a political compromise that will make the job of transforming Africa's most populous nation...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...