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2016 in review: Africa for Optimists… and Pessimists

Amid all the doom and gloom of this year, there have been a few good news stories. But 2016 has been a pretty bad year for the world, and Africa is no exception. Simon Allison, Africa Correspondent for Daily Maverick, looks at what has gone wrong and right on the continent.

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New Anti-Corruption Leader Takes the Helm in Ghana

Kumasi (Ghana) – Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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State of Rapture – How the craziest day in South Africa history unfolded

Protesters in South Africa have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign after the release of a report that found “possible evidence of corruption” at top government levels. Afronline’s shares the commentary of Richard Poplak, Senior writer at The Daily Maverick.

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Somalia lost $1b to graft

A former top financial manager in the Somali government has released a report detailing how over $1 billion was diverted from the national budget between 2013 and 2015. Abdirazak Fartaag worked as the head of the Public Finance Management Unit between 2009 and 2011 and his report was released on October 26.

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Africa and the Panama Papers, with Nicholas Shaxson

The Panama Papers have laid bare the extend of illicit financial flows and the impact of tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions on the world. But how are these revelations connected to the African continent?

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Kenyatta hits out at UN over wastage of funds

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the United Nation to partner with African governments in order to make an impact even as he hit out at UN agencies over wastage of resources.

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