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Africa at LSE

Rescued from Boko Haram – What will it take to feel truly free?
Based on recent news report, LSE’s Mitchell Aghatise imagines the emotions and experiences of one of the girls recently rescued by the Nigerian army from the Boko Haram hideout in the Sambisa Forest. Today was different. For the past few months we have been scavengers awaiting our next meal. Sustenance has become something to dread, death has become appealing. Aisha […]

LSE launches new short course on Entrepreneurship in Africa
From Mark Essien, founder of in Nigeria to Stephen Sembuya, co-founder and CEO of one of Uganda’s fastest growing convenience food manufacturers, the African continent is awash with young entrepreneurs making their name on the continent and doing their part to fuel economic growth. Indeed, Tony Elumelu called young entrepreneurs the lifeblood of Africa’s rise. To help professionals and […]

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Africa news

Nigeria: Government 'Not Cooperating' with Presidential Transition - Buhari
[Daily Trust] In an extensive, exclusive conversation with Weekly Trust, Nigeria's incoming president says he will level with the people about fuel and revenue shortages and other challenges, when he assumes office and can learn the facts. He also reiterated support for the outgoing government's agriculture minister to head the African Development Bank. 

Burundi: Nkurunziza Critic Assassinated
[Al Jazeera] Opposition officials confirm death of Union for Peace of Development party leader in capital Bujumbura.

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Burundi: UN chief condemns killing of opposition politician as tensions in country rise
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Burundian politician and his bodyguard in a move that threatens to further destabilize the country amid simmering political tensions and a growing humanitarian crisis.

Libya: UN condemns string of suicide attacks, urges continued political dialogue
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a spate of suicide bombings committed by Islamist terrorists in what it says is a blatant effort to undermine the country's ongoing political dialogue.

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