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Africa at LSE

Addressing Kenya-Somalia conflict and counter terrorism strategies
LSE’s Martin Namasaka argues that efforts should be made to devise policies that can bring peace to Somalia and Kenya. In the light of the controversial security bill recently passed in the Kenyan Parliament and an estimated death toll of at least 370 in terror attacks in Kenya since 2011, it is time to reflect on a strategy that will […]

Call for Papers: Ethiopia: Identity Politics, Human Rights and Democratization
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Ethiopian Constitution and the 40th Anniversary of the 1974 Revolution. These are two watershed moments that radically re-oriented Ethiopian politics and redefined the form and structure of the Ethiopian state. Though the constitution is by no means a continuation of the Revolution, the latter has provided the ideological basis and […]

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Africa news

Africa: Olikoye - a Short Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
[allAfrica]How softly the rain fell that Monday morning when my water broke. Because I was used to the raging downpours of Lagos, this quiet patter calmed me, filled me with peace. My husband Omoregie was at work and so our neighbor took me to the hospital, my dress slightly damp, my heart full of expectation. My firstborn child. The nurse on duty was Sister Chioma, a woman with an unsmiling face who liked to crack sharp-tongued jokes. During my last check up, when I complained about the backache brought on by my pre

Nigeria: Elections 'Too Close to Call' in Nigeria, Says Major Survey
[allAfrica]Nigeria's upcoming elections are likely to be the most competitive in the country's history, with the parties running neck-and-neck and the outcome "too close to call", according to a major survey of public opinion published in Lagos on Tuesday.

United Nations

Libya: UN Secretary General condemns ‘in the strongest terms’ attack on hotel in Tripoli
The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned today, in the strongest terms, the attack that took place at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli yesterday.

Mali: UN Mission to investigate deadly protests against compound
The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has launched an investigation into the events surrounding a violent protest in the northern city of Gao yesterday during which several people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured.

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