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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

Annual Hargeysa International Book Fair and Cultural Centre: Diaspora imports that are pushing the arts to the fore in Somaliland
As the Hargeysa Cultural Centre opens during the annual International Book Fair in Somaliland, LSE alumnus Giulia Liberatore highlights how diaspora is transforming a region with no access to IMF or World Bank loans. “This country is the product of … Continue reading

Book Review: Africa’s Urban Revolution edited by Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse
Africa’s Urban Revolution draws on a diverse array of case studies to provide a comprehensive insight into the key issues surrounding African urbanisation. Reviewed by LSE’s Chris Suckling. Africa’s Urban Revolution is a fourteen-chapter volume edited by Susan Parnell and … Continue reading

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Africa news

Lesotho: Namibian Police Sent to Lesotho
[New Era]Windhoek -Namibia has sent 39 police officers to act as a contingent observer team in the political unstable Lesotho.

Kenya: Kenyatta Ordered to Hague Court
[The Star]The International Criminal Court has stopped the trial commencement for President Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered him to appear before the court on October 8.

United Nations

Advance team of UN mission for Ebola response arrives in West Africa
Laying the groundwork for the effective and coherent action necessary to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has sickened more than 5,800 people and killed some 2,800, an advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response arrived today in Accra, Ghana to set up the operation’s headquarters.

Ban launches UN Ebola response mission; advance teams to arrive in West Africa on Monday
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially established the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response and has instructed the advance teams for the first-of-its-kind operation to head to its base in Accra, Ghana, by Monday, 22 September.

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