A US citizen was rescued in Niger by Navy seals, and fortunately it seems there was no violence involved from the insurgents. If you are going to cover elections as a journalist or independent observer, there is an island in Africa which is near paradise and would be a dream getaway while you are at work. The Ivory Coast held its elections and it was the battle of the geriatrics. Could Ethiopia become a hydro-electric power juggernaut over the next few years? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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