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Nigeria Yabacon Valley searches forunicorns

SouthAfrica Companies go intercontinental

N° 85•NOVEMBER2016

Elections on the edge Is populism leading us down adangerous path?

INTERNATIONALEDITION

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GROUPE JEUNE AFRIQUE

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06 EDITORIAL Thuli’striumph 08 LETTERS 10 TH E QU ES TI ON

BRIEFING 12 SIGNPOSTS 16 INTERNATIONAL 18 PEOPLE 20 CALENDAR

FRONTLINE 22 ELECTIONSONTHE EDGE

Thetrouble withdemocracy As electoralpoliticsfailto addressdeepening inequalities voterslook forathird way. 30 OPINION

Denis Galava

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POLITICS 32 ETHIOPIA

Toolittle, toolate? Popularprotestsinthe Oromia andAhmararegions threaten to spiralintoethnic violence 37 SAOTOMÉEPRINCIPE

InterviewwithPrime Minister PatriceTrovoada 38 ZIMBABWE

InterviewwithJoice Mujuru, former VP and president of Zimbabwe People First 40 MALAWI

Thirsty forpower,hungry forfood 42 ZAMBIA

Generationgame 44 KENYA

Raila gets to work 44 LIBYA

Awin-win situation 45 ANANSI

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COUNTRYFOCUS 47 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

OF CONGO An uncertain future Transfer time in Kinshasa

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BUSINESS 60 MOROCCO

Winds of change TheNorth African kingdom is balancing Islamists withamanaged democracy, andsquaring statewithmarket 66 SOUTH AFRICA

No countryfor rich men 70 LEADERS

Patrick Pouyanné, chiefexecutiveofTotal 72 FINANCE

Blockchain gainsmomentum 73 HANNIBAL

DOSSIER TELECOMS 74 Yaba’s techrenaissance

Part deliberateorchestration, part entrepreneur-driven mayhem,Yabaisslowly becomingabyword fortechsuccess in Nigeria 78 GOOGLEVSFACEBOOK

Thebattlefor Africa’s internet 80 LIQUID TELECOM

Interview, CTOBen Roberts 81 AIRTELNIGERIA

Interview, CEOSegun Ogunsanya

ART&LIFE 82 DRUG NATION

Northern Nigeria grapples withanepidemic From high-rollers to thepoorest, no one is spared 86 BOOKS

Farafina keepsreaders waiting forthe release of Under theUdala Trees 87 TECHNOLOGY

BlackRhinoVR, 360º virtual realitypioneersfromNairobi 88 TRAVEL

Wheretohit in Port Elizabeth 89 LIFESTYLE

GhanaianrapperM.anifest 90 DAYINTHE LIFE

Choreographer TarikBouarrara

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