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Cause for concern as Africa’s governance role models slip up

Another year, another Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The continent’s governance barometer was released on Monday, and its results make for some disturbing reading. If Africa Rising is your thing, look away now.

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African governance survey sends warning signals

Cape Town — Standards of governance in Africa are gradually improving but there are warning signs of backsliding, especially on the economic front, according to the latest edition of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), continent’s most authoritative survey of the way its nations are ruled.

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Rwanda to review mining law in bid to attract new investors

The rules of the game are set to change completely for mining companies in Rwanda if a proposed law is enacted.

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Tunisia: The rocky road to elections

Tunisians are concerned that the uprising that overthrew the Ben Ali dictatorship has failed to bear any meaningful result. The ruling coalition is only interested in its own survival and national institutions are very weak.

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Angola: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Last year, Angola’s president authorised the extension of a mining concession ‘primarily to the benefit of his daughter’, Tchizé dos Santos, making a mockery the government’s words on ‘good governance, transparency and public service’, writes Rafael Marques de Morais*.

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Kenya: new law to guard against money laundering

NAIROBI – Kenya recently joined its other East African Community (EAC) members in their concerted fight against money laundering by enacting a legislation that is meant to go along way in curbing the vice.

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