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Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

Cover Story

A protester outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: AP Photo/Denis Farrell

African democracy coming of age

Strong institutions: judiciary, media and civil society helping to strengthen leadership

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African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

and Franck Kuwonu
Old friends explore new possibilities
African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

and Franck Kuwonu
Old friends explore new possibilities
A worker moves boxes of roses from a trolley at the Maridadi commercial flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn

Africa after Brexit

African economies may be severely affected by Britain’s exit
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chadian President Idriss Déby, flanked by African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, show off their new pan-African passports at the AU summit in Kigali in July 2016. Photo: African Union

Pan-Africa passport to open up borders

AU launches a continental passport while Brexit closes doors
Rough diamonds found around Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Panos/Marc Schlossman

DRC economy: The giant awakens

Despite conflict, investors continue to pour money into the Great Lakes region
Work on the LAPSSET highway in progress near Turbi in Kenya. The road will connect Kenya with Ethiopia. Photo: Wanjohi Kabukuru

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Roads, railways, port, pipelines to link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan
Wind turbines in Mahe, Seychelles. Photo: AP/ J.W.Alker

A green path to industrialization

The only viable option for Africa’s continued development
Technicians assemble computers at the Omatek factory in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn

Why has Africa failed to industrialize?

Experts call for bold and creative policies
Women carry jerry cans of water from shallow wells dug from the sand along the Shabelle River bed, following a drought in Somalia. Photo: Reuters/Feisal Omar

Women grapple with harsh weather

…but they can also help mitigate effects of climate change in Africa
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left) Christiana Figueres (left), the then Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Laurent Fabius (second right), Foreign Minister of France and President of the UN Climate Change Conferen

How smart policies can lessen effects of climate change

and Robert Mgendi
Strong government structures can turn the dream of a prosperous continent into a reality
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left) Christiana Figueres (left), the then Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Laurent Fabius (second right), Foreign Minister of France and President of the UN Climate Change Conferen

How smart policies can lessen effects of climate change

and Robert Mgendi
Strong government structures can turn the dream of a prosperous continent into a reality

Strong Institutions

A voter casts her vote in Togo’s elections. Photo: UNDP Togo/Emile Kenkou

The art of midwifing elections in Africa

Credible electoral bodies key to ensuring peace and stability
New judges for the Court of Appeal being sworn in in Ghana. Photo: FH Communications Bureau

Judiciary: Fighting graft needs muscles

Impartial judges help strengthen the rule of law
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A new era for African media

Enter digital media with tweets, blogs and a plethora of new voices
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