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Africa at LSE

Subtle Tragedies
LSE’s Wale Lawal explores the lack of options that face Nigerian voters in the 2015 democratic elections.   We do not just carry on. We wait. We wonder how we got here, first… Two weeks ago, there was a shooting incident on the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge, the details of which have not been fully clarified, except that three lives were lost. […]

Gambian Diaspora: Signs of Separation and Symbiosis
Travelling abroad to the West may be high risk, but it is one many Gambians are prepared to take in the pursuit of better economic opportunities. In this post, LSE’s Sylvia Chant explores the routes abroad for some Gambians and how they make their way back. Although exact numbers are not known, the tiny West African nation of The Gambia, […]

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Africa news

Africa: Lights, Roads, Water, ICT - Invest! Addis Forum Call
[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Africa needs huge financial investments to achieve its development goals, UN Under Secretary General Carlos Lopes told delegates at a finance conference in Addis Ababa.

Africa: Obama Announces Nairobi Visit
[The Star] US President Barack Obama is set to visit Nairobi in July for the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

United Nations

Boko Haram ‘weakened’ but still committing ‘horrendous’ acts, says UN regional envoy
As the Security Council met this morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group’s intensified violence and brutality.

Welcoming peaceful Nigerian elections, Ban encourages patience as polls wrap up
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday's presidential and parliamentary elections.

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