Africa: The Editors' Picks - Think Africa Press' Top 15 Articles From 2013

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James Wan talks to theorist Lilie Chouliaraki about how humanitarian organisations sold their soul to corporate marketing and about today's 'ironic spectator.'

When Companies Meet Communities: The Copper Storm Brewing in North-Western Zambia

Paul Carlucci investigates the simmering controversies around a project that could account for half of Zambia's copper output by 2015.

Remembering Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Father of the Ivory Coast's (In)dependence

Stephen Smith reflects on the life and legacy of West Africa's unusual independence leader.

A Small-Scale Farmer's Story in Malawi: Fertiliser, Planting and Dry Spells/A Small-Scale Farmer's Story in Malawi: Harvesting the Crops and Looking Ahead

Chikumbutso Kayira, a small-scale farmer, explains the challenges and decisions facing him and his family and they try to make a living in Malawi.

Baba Jukwa vs. Mugabe: The Man on Facebook Standing Up to Zimbabwe's President

Rebecca Regan-Sachs explores the phenomenon of Baba Jukwa, the alleged ZANU-PF insider leaking sensitive information and confronting Robert Mugabe on Facebook.

Aiding and Abetting: UK and US Complicity in Ethiopia's Mass Displacement

David Turton questions how the UK and US can continue to deny systematic abuses are occuring in the Lower Omo in the face of rising evidence.

Economic Nomads in a City of Flows

Sam Piranty immerses himself in the colourful lives of a handful of African traders in Guangzhou as they try to make a living and make sense of their nomadic existences.

The Afropolitan Must Go

Marta Tveit takes no prisoners in an acerbic and witty take-down of the jet-setting, jazz-loving Afropolitan stereotype.

Occupied and Exploited: Taking Western Sahara's Resources

Tom Stevenson reports on the under-covered issue of international firms mining resources from Western Sahara, in alleged violation of international law.

How African Feminism Changed the World

Aili Mari Tripp explains how African feminists have led the rest of the world.

Nigeria's PDP Split: The Long Fight Ahead

As members of Nigeria's ruling party break away, Lagun Akinloye and James Schneider lay out what it means for Nigerian politics.

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