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African studies

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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

#GreatWarInAfrica Book Review: World War I in Africa: The Forgotten Conflict Among the European Powers by Anne Samson
 World War I in Africa looks afresh at the strategies of the German and Allied campaigns, and at the great rivalry between General Jan Christian Smuts, who took on the German forces in East Africa, and General Lettow-Vorbeck, celebrated as … Continue reading

The LSE Africa Summit team is recruiting again!
After a successful 2014 LSE Africa Summit which included a keynote address by President John Mahama of Ghana, applications are being invited from LSE undergraduate and postgraduate students for the 2015 edition of the Summit. Please see the roles available … Continue reading

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Africa news

Africa: Need to Create Jobs? Try Agriculture
[allAfrica]Addis Ababa -The agriculture sector is more effective than the oil and gas sectors not only at creating jobs but boosting growth says, the Africa Progress Panel and Sipho Moyo of One during a session on the panel's report - Grain, Fish, Money - Financing Africa's Green and Blue Revolutions.

Libya: Militias Seize Tripoli Govt Offices
[Deutsche Welle]Ministry and state offices in Tripoli have been seized by armed militias. The loss of control comes just days after the country's interim government resigned, following the creation of a rival Islamist administration.

United Nations

Ban voices concern about reported military takeover in Lesotho
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday about the reported military takeover in the southern African nation of Lesotho, and called on all parties to resolve their differences peacefully.

UN health agency identifies countries at risk for spread of Ebola
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola virus disease, adding that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, preparedness and response plans are in place.

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