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First we take Nairobi: In Africa, city elections are where the action is

Print section Print Rubric:  In African politics the action is in the cities, where ethnic ties are weaker Print Headline:  First we take Nairobi Print Fly Title:  ...

The Economist /
Hairstories: Barbershops as confessionals, newsrooms and therapists

Main image:  A YOUNG actor settles into a chair and tells the barber he is nervous: he has an audition for the part of “a strong, black man”. The barber laughs and tells him he is overqualified, but the actor is convinced that he won’t fit their notion of masculinity: he ...

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Historical grievance: South Africa’s opposition tries to patch things up

Print section Print Rubric:  A row over colonialism has become a divisive distraction ...

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Cheap minerals, bad policies: The return of the resource curse

Print section Print Rubric:  Cheap commodities and poor policies are causing a painful slowdown ...

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