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Africa at LSE

As Ethiopia works towards becoming a middle income country, can it tackle growing inequality?
LSE alumnus Bashir Ali reflects on the contrast between the economic miracle and growing inequality in Ethiopia. Late last summer having handed in my graduate thesis, I boarded an Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner Boeing 787 from Heathrow, planning to stay in Addis Ababa in transit for a few days. I was excited to visit one of the oldest nations in the world with […]

Book Review: Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis edited by Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni
Which elements do the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street have in common? How do they differ? This edited collection is a must read for those concerned with the nature of protest and the dissemination of dissent, both in modern and more general theoretical context, finds Calum White. The volume is an effective example of why transnational approaches can be […]

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Africa news

Nigeria: Seventy Feared Killed in Taraba State
[Guardian] Jalingo -HOPES that peace may soon return to parts of Taraba State, including Kerim-Lamido Local Council, that have suffered loss of lives and property are fading.

Burundi: Top Judge Flees Burundi As Death Toll Rises
[Deutsche Welle] The vice-president of Burundi's constitutional court, which was due to decide on the legality of President Pierre Nkurunziza nomination for a third term, has fled the country. Protests have stretched into a second week.

United Nations

Security Council hears Liberia briefing as country anticipates being declared ‘Ebola-free’
Liberia is expected to be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) within the week if no more new cases of the disease are discovered before then, the top United Nations official in Liberia said today as she briefed the Security Council.

Senior UN relief official urges international assistance as Niger and Chad shoulder regional crisis
Beset by multiple crises themselves, Niger and Chad are making heroic efforts to cope with the impact of the turmoil swirling around them, but the international community is failing in its responsibility to share the burden, a senior official for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

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