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Liberia’s Postwar Constitution Review: A Tale of Mistrust and Uncertainty
Richard Akum and Mainlehwon Vonhmassess the proposals under consideration in Liberia’s constitution review. This post is part of our African Elections series. When under review, a constitution (the supreme law of the land) exposes issues of collective angst within the land. In Liberia, the process to review the 1986 constitution began in 2012. The de jure ramifications of constitutional reviews, […]

Book Review: Security Activities of External Actors in Africa, edited by Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns
Nick Branson says the editors of this volume Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns have assembled a wealth of data and analysis that could prove useful to researchers on Africa. As Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns remark in their introduction, there is seemingly no shortage of motivation for external actors to intervene in African affairs. Twenty-five military deployments were made on […]

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Nigeria: Kano Govt Backs Death Judgment for Blasphemy
[This Day] Kano -Kano State Government has expressed satisfaction that the rule of law was allowed to triumph in the last week's judgment by an upper Shari'a Court in the state, which sentenced on nine persons to death for blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.

South Sudan: Army Raped Girls and Burned Them Alive - UN
[Al Jazeera] The UN has accused South Sudan's army of raping and then burning girls alive inside their homes during its recent campaign, a report by its mission in the country said.

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Internal displacement doubles in Libya since September, UN refugee agency warns
According to the United Nations refugee agency, the number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year in different parts of the crisis-gripped North-African country.

Amid election-related tensions, thousands flee Burundi for neighbouring countries – UN
Some ten thousand refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities managed to close the borders ahead of yesterday’s parliamentary elections, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.

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