Clockwise from top left: Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria), Morgan Tsvangirai (Zimbabwe), Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana), Kizza Besigye (Uganda). Centre: Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal).

Raila Odinga Named Main Opposition Candidate In Kenya’s August Poll: Lessons From His ‘Kindred Spirits’ In Africa

Experiences of opposition candidates, including Senegal’s Wade, Nigeria’s Buhari, Ghana’s Akufo-Addo, Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Uganda’s Besigye, have been mixed


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The endless formation of rebel groups will be a new but continuous source of instability in a country where escalating violence has already uprooted an estimated 3 million people. (Photo: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam)

The Shape-Shifting Conflict In South Sudan: You Never Know Who Your Next Enemy Will Be

While there is an increasing and diverse opposition to President Salva Kiir, these groups lack a shared agenda and common approach. There is no group that promises a unified future for South Sudan.


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Sunset dinner on Lake Tanganyika. (Photo/ Flickr/ butforthesky)

10 Million-Year-Old Tanganyika Is The ‘Threatened Lake of 2017’ – Here’s Why It Matters

Excess sedimentation, fishing pressure and climate change are the main culprits to blame for Tanganyika’s troubles – but it is also being eyed by oil and gas explorers


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Salt miners in Afar, Ethiopia. The country's youth have increasingly higher aspirations and expectations due to the possibilities they see, given the countrys economic growth. (Photo/ Flickr/ Andrea Moroni)

The ‘Youth Bulge’ Doesn’t Have To Be A Problem: Here’s Ethiopia’s Big Opportunity

Young people in different parts of southern Ethiopia expressed a deep sense of hopelessness and a fear that they would remain trapped in poverty.


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The highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria has brought economic benefits and forest degradation. Arend de Haas/ACF

A Road Gobbles Up A Forest In Cameroon, But Big Data Helps Build A New Generation Of ‘Forest Guardians’

The road connecting Cameroon and Nigeria and extending the Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Highway has brought social and economic benefits to the local population. But it has also eaten up a forest along the way.