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Liberia’s Postwar Constitution Review: A Tale of Mistrust and Uncertainty
Richard Akum and Mainlehwon Vonhmassess the proposals under consideration in Liberia’s constitution review. This post is part of our African Elections series. When under review, a constitution (the supreme law of the land) exposes issues of collective angst within the land. In Liberia, the process to review the 1986 constitution began in 2012. The de jure ramifications of constitutional reviews, […]

Book Review: Security Activities of External Actors in Africa, edited by Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns
Nick Branson says the editors of this volume Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns have assembled a wealth of data and analysis that could prove useful to researchers on Africa. As Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns remark in their introduction, there is seemingly no shortage of motivation for external actors to intervene in African affairs. Twenty-five military deployments were made on […]

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Nigeria: Change Agenda Will Succeed – Senate President Saraki
[allAfrica] Nigeria's National Assembly (NAAS), which has been roiled by controversy over the selection of its leadership, resumed work this week with members saying they were ready to deliver the change for which Nigerians voted by electing President Muhammadu Buhari. While media coverage focused on political rivalries, Senator Bukola Saraki told AllAfrica on 9 July how he planned to support the president's ambitious change agenda, as the Nigerian leader prepared to visit Washington, DC. Saraki p

Uganda: Govt Officials Aiding Human Trafficking - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -Despite a ban on recruiting domestic workers for employment overseas, licensed and unlicensed agencies continue to recruit Ugandans for employment abroad, which has turned into trafficking, a new report indicates.

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Security Council authorizes ongoing African Union deployment in Somalia, extends UN assistance mission
The Security Council today authorized the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for an additional 10 months, until 30 May 2016.

UN agencies and partners warn of ‘acute shortage’ of meningitis vaccines
West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January, the United Nations and leading public health organizations warned today.

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