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Annual Hargeysa International Book Fair and Cultural Centre: Diaspora imports that are pushing the arts to the fore in Somaliland
As the Hargeysa Cultural Centre opens during the annual International Book Fair in Somaliland, LSE alumnus Giulia Liberatore highlights how diaspora is transforming a region with no access to IMF or World Bank loans. “This country is the product of … Continue reading

Book Review: Africa’s Urban Revolution edited by Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse
Africa’s Urban Revolution draws on a diverse array of case studies to provide a comprehensive insight into the key issues surrounding African urbanisation. Reviewed by LSE’s Chris Suckling. Africa’s Urban Revolution is a fourteen-chapter volume edited by Susan Parnell and … Continue reading

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Africa news

Nigeria: Boko Haram Leader Shekau 'Alive and Well'
[Daily Independent]Ahmed Salkida, a Dubai-based Nigerian journalist who reportedly maintains communication with some leaders of the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram, claimed today that the sect's leader, Abubakar Shekau, is alive and well. Mr. Salkida denied reports asserting that Nigerian troops had killed the mercurial and fiendish Shekau, the speaker and voice in numerous videos released by Boko Haram.

South Africa: Has President Zuma Hurt Aids Fight More Than Thabo Mbeki?
[Africa Check]Has South African president Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/AIDS more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

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Thousands of children at risk of starvation in South Sudan, UNICEF warns
Thousands of children under the age of five are at risk of dying from malnutrition in South Sudan and 1.5 million people will be in crisis and emergency food insecurity levels from September through December, warned the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today.

DR Congo: Ban says recommitment to peace framework critical to addressing root cause of conflict
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said that addressing the root causes of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region requires a recommitment to all national and regional commitments under the agreed-to peace Framework.

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