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Looking for a way out
Israel continues to pummel Gaza, as pressure for a ceasefire grows
Leaders on both sides take stock after a week of fighting
Prince Charming
Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia plays the diplomat
How long will it last?
Finny business
The reinvention of Africa’s biggest lake
Commercial fishing has brought profits—and violence—to Lake Victoria
Trouble all around
Israel bombards Gaza as it confronts mob violence at home
Things continue to escalate in the Holy Land
Hard times
Nigeria’s economy is stuck in a rut
Rising oil prices will bring short-term relief, but may delay essential reforms
Humponomics
Why camel traders are getting the hump
In Somaliland women are disrupting traditional ways of selling camels
The fire this time
Israel and Hamas move closer to war
Where does this cycle of violence end?
War in the sky
Israel’s missile defences blunt Palestinian attacks from Gaza
But they may not do enough to prevent a full-scale war
Home brewing
Covid-19 has exposed Africa’s dependence on vaccines from abroad
There is a big push to change this
Losing gracefully
How Arab autocrats pick their opponents
Successful strongman seeks short-term partner with nice smile but limited ambition
Out of the rubble
Somaliland, an unrecognised state, is winning friends abroad
But storing up problems at home
Fire escape
Donors make it harder for Africans to avoid deadly wood smoke
Making the cleanest the enemy of the clean
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