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West Africa: New railway network aims to boost inter-regional trade

On the dual carriageway linking the main airport to downtown Niamey, the capital of Niger, workers are busy digging trenches in the middle of the island separating the lanes, and laying tracks where rows of lampposts once stood.

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Togo: Mobile phone technology takes root

Jan6

With the recent staging of the mobile phone trade fair held in Togo’s capital Lome, the country is hoping to close the technological divide by showcasing mobile developments now available on the market.

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Togo police fire tear gas at opposition

Mar21

Togo police yesterday fired tear gas on opposition supporters who spoke out against a new law to restrict their right to protest. The controversial draft law, adopted by the government, establishes conditions for exercising freedom.

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Kenya: creating African dynasties

The political culture of dynasties is very much alive in Africa even where there are no kingdoms. In Uganda the opposition has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his eldest son Lieutenant Colonel Kaneirugaba Muhoozi, 36, to succeed him.

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2010 elections: the year of African women

Five years ago, nobody would have imagined this scenario, but when “the Liberian Iron Lady” Sirleaf Johnson took power in 2005, a new trend of political outlook started to take place in Africa. Since then, a number of women of high calibre started to emerge from all corners of Africa, and in 2010 a real boom exploded.

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Togo: Disputed vote spawns fears

LOMÉ – Tightened security and a general wariness of possible violence have greeted the announcement of President Fauré Gnassingbé’s re-election, pending constitutional court approval, with 61 percent of the two million votes cast on 4 March.

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