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Africa at LSE

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Africa
Obama’s major summit with the continent’s leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions, argues Jeffrey Smith. Over the next few weeks, there is going to be an awful … Continue reading

Book Review: Rwanda and The Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention by Joshua James Kassner
The 1994 Rwandan Genocide that took the lives of approximately 800,000 men, women and children is etched into our memories as one of the most acute failures of intervening in human rights violations. In Rwanda and The Moral Obligation of Humanitarian … Continue reading

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Africa news

Nigeria: Panic in Kano as Second Blast Hits
[Premium Times]The Nigeria Police say a second explosion has rocked the ancient city of Kano.

Kenya: Court Halts Further Anglo Leasing Payments
[Capital FM]Nairobi -The Court of Appeal on Monday directed the government not to make further payments for claims linked to 18 Anglo Leasing contracts.

United Nations

Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union
With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

Hailing recent roadmap, Security Council calls on Malian parties to advance peace efforts
The Security Council today commended the parties to the inter-Malian dialogue on the recent adoption of a roadmap and called on them to fully comply with their commitments, including by engaging in comprehensive peace talks.

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