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Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing With a Dictator

When a small Vancouver mining company struck gold in a remote corner of Africa, it started with so much promise. In remote Eritrea, Nevsun built a mine that was generating $700 million in profits in its first four years of operation. But it was also generating a lot of controversy – because Nevsun was partnered with a brutal dictatorship that runs the country and controls 40% of the mine.

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Ethiopia’s light train moves around 15,000 passengers in an hour

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Published on Jan 6, 2016 Large scale infrastructure investments have been, and continue to be a key part of Ethiopia's growth story. One of the latest projects to be completed, is a light rail system for the capital, Addis Ababa which government officials describe as a game-changer. As Girum Chala reports, months down the line, the transport system has provided some relief to the capital's residents

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