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African studies

These pages will enable you to locate books, journals, and electronic resources  


The map shows the comparative strengths of Library collections for African countries with the darkest blue denoting the highest concentration.


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Africa at LSE

Ethiopia: Where conscience is constantly on trial
In Ethiopia, Muslim leaders are facing an unjust trial for crimes they did not commit. LSE’s Awol K Allo reports on a trial that is “exposing the agonising and ultimately insoluble contradiction between the government and its laws”. A high … Continue reading

Predictable Causes and Prospects of the Current Political Crisis in South Sudan
Samson Wassara examines the historical roots of the current political instability in South Sudan. The political crisis of 15 December 2013 is the tip of an iceberg that remains to be dealt with in the immediate future or over a … Continue reading

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Africa news

Algeria: Soldiers Killed in Mountain Ambush
[Deutsche Welle]In the deadliest attack in years, 11 Algerian soldiers have been killed while returning from a mountain patrol. The attack follows last week's presidential poll.

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Five-Year-Old in School Attack
[Daily Trust]Police in Bauchi State said suspected gunmen set ablaze some houses in the staff quarters of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Yana, killing a five-year old girl on Sunday.

United Nations

Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in South Sudan
The Security Council on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel.

Ban returns to airwaves in Central African Republic to call for end to fighting
On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.

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