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The Sudanese cartoonist reaching out to the world

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP |  From his self-imposed exile in Denmark, political cartoonist Khalid Albaih sees himself as an “ambassador” for his native Sudan, with biting sketches that aim to unify rather than alienate. His criticism of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, in power for three decades, has made it impossible …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni meets BOU chief Mutebile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Fixing Bank of Uganda: Museveni meets Mutebile THE LAST WORD Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert: Why Uganda (like other African countries) keeps rotating around the same roundabout INVESTIGATION Behind the scenes efforts to save Kasekende, …

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Ivory Coast’s battle of the beers turns bitter

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  “In our house, the beer is Bock!” boasts the familiar slogan for the lager that is Ivory Coast’s market leader, brewed by Solibra. “Beer Ivoire, loved by Ivorians!” says a competing advert for Ivoire lager, brewed by newcomers Brassivoire. On posters and huge billboards …

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