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Africa at LSE

South Africa at 20: The re-awakening of “the left” in post-apartheid South Africa?
As the African National Congress (ANC) pursues a “talk left, walk right strategy”, Stephen Hurt  of Oxford Brookes University analyses what “the left” needs to do to become a potent force in South Africa’s politics once again. In the next … Continue reading

Book Review: The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Other Stories of Africa
In his formidable essay collection The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Other Stories of Africa, Rian Malan offers a remarkable chronicle of contemporary South Africa as it navigates the post-apartheid transition and beyond, says LSE alumna Francesca Washtell. The collection is … Continue reading

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Africa news

Africa: Africans Want Democracy But Are They Getting It?
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Popular support for democracy and against one-party rule in Africa has risen substantially in the past decade, but most Africans don't think they are actually experiencing democracy.

Nigeria: From Sticks and Machetes to Rocket-Propelled Grenades
[IPS]Lagos -Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country's porous borders. Last week, Ngupar Kemzy's cousin, Andy Nepli, told him that he planned to spend the Easter holidays with him.

United Nations

UN in DR Congo pledges support, good offices to upcoming polls
The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organized and well-funded.

UN envoy reaffirms world body's strong resolve to stay the course in Somalia
The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country's international partners to boost support to aid peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab militants.

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