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Can African Countries Learn from North Korea’s Handling of the International Media?
LSE alumnus Waiswa Nkwanga argues that, in order to reduce the negative effects of international media exposure, African countries may have to copy North Korea’s example. North Korea is notorious for its tight control of the media, even during major humanitarian crises. During the great famine in North Korea (1994-98) in which an estimated 600,000 to 2.5 million people died […]

Gearty Grilling: Catherine Boone on land rights in Africa
Catherine Boone discusses how land and property issues lie at the core of political conflict in Africa in the latest Gearty Grilling.

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Mozambique: Ex-Rebel Leader Threatens to Form Parallel Govt
[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Tuesday threatened to set up his own government in January, if the ruling Frelimo Party does not agree to his call for a caretaker government to run the country for the next five years.

Nigeria: President's 'Evil' Actions Destroying Democracy - Obasanjo
[Premium Times]Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again torn at President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Nigerian democracy remained at risk due to the action of the present administration.

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Ebola: UN crisis response mission opens new office in Mali
The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone.

DR Congo: Security Council condemns massacres of civilians, attacks on peacekeepers
The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the massacres perpetrated against civilians on 20 November near the city of Beni in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the ongoing attacks targeting peacekeepers.

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