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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

The LSE Africa Summit team is recruiting again!
After a successful 2014 LSE Africa Summit which included a keynote address by President John Mahama of Ghana, applications are being invited from LSE undergraduate and postgraduate students for the 2015 edition of the Summit. Please see the roles available … Continue reading

Book Review: Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa: Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance by Marc Epprecht
The persecution of people in Africa on the basis of their homosexual orientation has recently received considerable coverage in the media. However, much of the analysis thus far has been highly critical of African leadership and culture without considering local … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Military Takes Back Land Seized by Boko Haram
[VOA]Kolofata -Cameroon's military has taken back control of the border village of Ashigashia from the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, which had occupied it for close to three weeks. As many as 10,000 Cameroonians and Nigerians have fled the fighting this week, taking refuge in schools in Kolofata and Mora in North Cameroon. Local authorities say the area is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.

West Africa: Ebola Vaccine Study Fast-Tracked
[Deutsche Welle]More than 20,000 people could be infected in the latest Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization says. Estimates show it could take up to nine months to halt the spread of the virus.

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Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency, UN response roadmap shows
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the total caseload could exceed 20,000 over the course of the emergency.

South Sudan: Security Council strongly condemns downing of UN helicopter
The Security Council has strongly condemned the downing yesterday of a United Nations helicopter in South Sudan which resulted in the death of three Russian crew members and left a fourth severely injured, and called for a thorough investigation.

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