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Must Reads: Landfill living, Egypt's gas and Africa's richest man

April 29, 2012 |  5:08 am


From the richest man in Africa to the rag pickers living off an Indian landfill, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from the  last week in global news:

Nigerian billionaire leaves his imprint in cement

For many in India, landfill is a livelihood and a home

Gas-deal dispute reflects change in Israel-Egypt relations

Conviction of Liberia's Charles Taylor seen as double-edged

At 80, Colombian artist Fernando Botero has no plans to retire

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: Rag pickers, as they are called, scavenge for recyclable materials at New Delhi's 70-acre Ghazipur landfill. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times