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When individuals are stronger than state institutions

According to him, states with poor institutions have negative effects on growth and public policy implementation.

DR Congo opposition party set to choose its champion

The Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party met on Friday for a two-day congress to choose a new leader who is also likely to be its candidate in upcoming presidential elections.

Poll: 8 in 10 Congolese disapprove of President Kabila

Eight in 10 Congolese have an unfavorable opinion of President Joseph Kabila — but nearly seven in 10 don't think the December vote to replace him will be fair, according to a national poll published on Friday.

Cameroon writer Patrice Nganang held in prison before court hearing

Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang was held in prison on Thursday before a court appearance on Friday for the alleged publication of an article critical of the country's president.

Cameroon extends detention for writer Patrice Nganang

Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang has had his custody extended by 48 hours by the authorities, his lawyer said on Tuesday, nearly a week after his arrest for publishing an article critical of the country's president.

Augusto Pinochet casts long shadow over Chile vote

He's been dead for 11 years, but Augusto Pinochet still casts a long shadow over Sunday's presidential election in conservative Chile, where the right is set to reclaim power.

Men would have ability to be pregnant, give birth soon – expert

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor has said that in theory, men could attempt to become pregnant as soon as “tomorrow”, thanks to advances in uterus transplant surgeries.

American charged with subversion in Zimbabwe goes to court

An American woman charged with subversion in Zimbabwe for allegedly insulting the president on Twitter as a "sick man" made her first court appearance on Saturday as her lawyers disputed the charges that carry up to 20 years in prison.

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Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Bordeaux boss commends Samuel Kalu for improved attitude in training

Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa says Samuel Kalu now has a better attitude towards training.
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has congratulated Odion Ighalo on his maiden appearance for Manchester United on Monday.

Odion Ighalo set to equal Frank Lampard’s goal record in Manchester United vs Watford...

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo could equal a goal record held by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard if he gets to score in his Old Trafford debut against his former club Watford on Sunday.
This handout picture taken on February 4 and released to AFP on February 21, 2020 by Xiao Yao shows he receiving treatment at a hospital after infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus in Jinzhou in China’s central Hubei province. XIAO YAO - AFP

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

The 27-year-old, who works in the southwest city of Chengdu, only realised something was amiss as the clock ticked midnight into the year of the rat on January 25.
Nigerian actor, Paul Utomi has joined other Nollywood filmmakers in exploring new ideas and creating better stories, with his incoming movie, ‘Country Hard’.

Kehinde Bankole, Timini Egbuson, others star in ‘Country Hard’

Nigerian actor Paul Utomi has joined other Nollywood filmmakers in exploring new ideas and creating better stories, with his incoming movie, ‘Country Hard’.
Bernardo Silva has conceded that Manchester City's latest title defence has been a huge disappointment, but he still believes there is plenty for the English champions to play for between now and June.

Barcelona preparing summer move for Bernardo Silva

Barcelona are reportedly ready to make a move for Bernardo Silva this summer having had a long-held interest in the Manchester City man.