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The story of South Africa’s apartheid struggle as told through music
Ahead of the annual Biko Lecture Europe at LSE on Thursday 23 October, we take a brief look at the role of music in the apartheid struggle. 2014 is a special year for South Africa. It marks 20 years of democracy in the country. While this landmark has prompted much soul-searching about what progress has been achieved during the intervening […]

African political dynasties can flourish in a democracy
Elly Twineyo Kamugisha[1] argues that the prevalence on political dynasties in a country does not automatically mean that its political system is undemocratic. Political dynasties are present all around the world, even in democratic countries. Dynasties exist in varying degrees regardless of the level of democracy. They have produced political leaders in varied ranks of the political process[2] and some […]

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Liberia: Long-term Cure for Ebola - Sirleaf
[allAfrica]As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the victims we need to ask how it happened in the first place and, more pressingly, how we can prevent it from happening again.

Nigeria: Fate of Chibok Girls Still Uncertain
[Deutsche Welle]Fresh violence in northern Nigeria has dashed hopes of a ceasefire with the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. Nigerians are doubtful whether the Chibok girls, kidnapped six months ago, will be released.

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack on African Union troops in Hiiraan region
The UN envoy for Somalia condemned today an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area, which is near the centre of the East African country.

South Sudan at ‘crossroads’ as it seeks to combat sexual violence, says UN official
Sexual violence has become a key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has declared, while affirming that the widespread use of rape could ultimately be stopped through greater political and legal efforts by the Government and civil society.

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