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Africa/Middle East briefing

— Global


Zimbabwe will see a violent election, Africa will begin to reject the IMF's prescriptions and all eyes will be on the new leader of the African Union.

Airport, Andry Rajoelina, Elections, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

2013 issues to keep an eye on

Short walk to upheaval


The ongoing Francophone versus Anglophone battles within the African Union, plus the continent’s continued growth will provide a backdrop to a host of big issues. South Africa may witness a level of upheaval not seen for many years. The bloody suppression of striking workers at the Marikana mine this year may only be the beginning: the violence could spread as young Africans, more numerous and better connected than ever before, demand a better life.

State of the nations:

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