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Contributors / Tristan McConnell

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Strong foundation

France’s embassy in Kenya was built with the climate in mind. But does it serve its primary purpose: to foster ties between the two countries?

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Balance of power

As foreign goverments and corporations circle Senegal’s newfound energy resources, its stable and progressive capital, Dakar, is learning how to best channel its influence and growth.

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Lion’s den

Despite its athletes, writers and conservation efforts winning international acclaim, Kenya’s divisions, corruption and poverty gap are curbing its potential.

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Expo 67: Take off

Somalia is a failed state. But its Aden Abdulle international airport – once a no-go zone – may hold the key to its recovery.

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Leaders to follow

Meet the five mayors and city governors, from Nairobi to Seoul, whose vision, strategies and commitment should inspire us all to demand better leaders (or stand for elections).

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Hunger for peace

With the sudden exit from Mogadishu of Islamist insurgents, life in the Somali capital has shifted yet again. Just as war has abated, famine has arrived. Who can fix this ravaged city?


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