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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is bad news for the whole continent
Waiswa Nkwanga calls on Ebola-free African countries to realise that international media coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is bad news for economic growth in the whole continent. The world is accustomed to tragic news coming out of Africa. Still, it could be argued that the Ebola virus wreaking havoc in West Africa and spreading globally has pushed […]

Book Review: Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid, edited by Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de Walle
Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, foreign aid still plays a significant role in Africa’s political economies. This book asks when, why, and how foreign aid has facilitated, or hindered, democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors use a combination of cross-country quantitative analyses and in-depth case studies of Benin, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia based […]

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Africa news

Zambia: Celebrating 50 Years, With an Acting President
[Zambia Reports]Zambia today celebrates its Golden jubilee in the absence of President Michael Sata who is away in London receiving medical treatment.

Zimbabwe: Rise of Grace Mugabe Adds New Twist to Succession Question
[The Daily Vox]Bulawayo -Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe makes her grand entrance into politics following her recent nomination as national secretary of the ruling party's Women's League through a sensational two week-long crusade around the country, whipping supporters into a frenzy and ruffling the feathers of Vice President Joice Mujuru.

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Primary focus of response must be to halt spread of Ebola in West Africa – UN
As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) experts said today.

DR Congo: UN Mission comes under attack, steps up security
The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.

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