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African studies

These pages will enable you to locate books, journals, and electronic resources  


The map shows the comparative strengths of Library collections for African countries with the darkest blue denoting the highest concentration.


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Africa at LSE

#GreatWarInAfrica Book Review: World War I in Africa: The Forgotten Conflict Among the European Powers by Anne Samson
 World War I in Africa looks afresh at the strategies of the German and Allied campaigns, and at the great rivalry between General Jan Christian Smuts, who took on the German forces in East Africa, and General Lettow-Vorbeck, celebrated as … Continue reading

The LSE Africa Summit team is recruiting again!
After a successful 2014 LSE Africa Summit which included a keynote address by President John Mahama of Ghana, applications are being invited from LSE undergraduate and postgraduate students for the 2015 edition of the Summit. Please see the roles available … Continue reading

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Africa news

Lesotho: Leaders Agree to Reconvene Parliament
[allAfrica]Cape Town -The leaders of Lesotho's coalition government have agreed on a timetable for resuming sittings of the country's Parliament.

West Africa: Ebola Health Workers Should Get Danger Money, Expert Says
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said.

United Nations

Ban voices concern about reported military takeover in Lesotho
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday about the reported military takeover in the southern African nation of Lesotho, and called on all parties to resolve their differences peacefully.

UN health agency identifies countries at risk for spread of Ebola
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola virus disease, adding that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, preparedness and response plans are in place.

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