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Book Review: Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya by Horace Campbell
Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO’s intervention in Libya. He traces the origins of the conflict, situates it in the broader context of the Arab Spring uprisings, and … Continue reading

Fieldwork plays an important role in getting research and policy right
Tim Allen is head of the Department of  International Development at LSE and research director for the Justice and Security Research Programme which is based at the the School. Professor Allen has expertise in the fields of ethnic conflict, forced … Continue reading

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Africa news

Africa: Will 'Power Africa' Help Grow Sustainable Energy?
[allAfrica]Energy is recognised as a priority issue in the growing United States partnership with Africa, and is among the key themes of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum  being organised as an important core event of next week's U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

Mozambique: Maputo Peace Deal Delayed
[Deutsche Welle]The low level conflict between Mozambique's former civil war foes escalated recently, but now there is fresh hope of peace in the East African country. However, a deal has been postponed.

United Nations

Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funding for life-saving assistance dwindles.

Central African Republic: Ban appoints Cameroonian general to lead UN peacekeeping force
As the United Nations “re-hats” some of the African troops currently serving in the Central African Republic to a peacekeeping mission that will take over in mid-September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that the current African force commander will remain in charge under the UN flag.

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