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More than 10, 000 street cleaners are scrambling to clean a city that produces 200,000 tons of waste annually; but their job is a Sisyphean task Kalikidan Yibeltal In one uncharacteristically dry late morning in July of this year, three women with straw hats, waterproof safety jackets and plastic boots …

Tarek Osman In December 2013, at a makeshift cultural center in downtown Cairo, a young Sudanese recited poems from The Papers of Room No. Eight, a collection written by the Egyptian poet Amal Donkol weeks before his death in 1983. He finished his recitation with the poignant “Do not dream …

The story of infrastructure in Africa is simply depressing. That may be about to change now but the final push is hanging in the balance of its leaders’ resolve   Addis Standard’s exclusive with:  v Donald Kaberuka – President of the AfDB  v Ibrahim Mayaki – CEO of the NEPAD …