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Africa at 50

Africa at 50

‘A lot of reasons to be optimistic’

Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN special adviser on Africa, reflects on 50 years
Africa at 50

Ghana’s economy: hope rekindled

Ups and downs give way to cautious revival
Africa at 50

A ‘wind of change’ that transformed the continent

Year of independence promoted African freedom struggles
Africa at 50

Good governance: central to all progress

Autocracy gives way to multi-party elections and greater openness
Africa at 50

African women’s long walk to equality

Some gains, but an uphill climb still looms
Africa at 50

African media breaks ‘culture of silence’

Journalists struggle to give voice, expand freedoms
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