Africa:New Dams in Africa Could Add Risk to Power Supplies Down the Line

Africa:New Dams in Africa Could Add Risk to Power Supplies Down the Line

analysisBy Declan Conway, London School of Economics and Political Science In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects...
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Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

The expulsion comes on the back of earlier accusations that Mrs. Sirleaf interfered in the first round of voting to favor Mr. Weah. Photo Supporters of George Weah, now Liberia’s president-elect, waiting for his arrival at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium...
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Africa:Condemnations for Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Remark on Africa

Africa:Condemnations for Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Remark on Africa

By Samuel Ogundipe The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, sparred on Saturday with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over which African leader’s conduct informed a series of disparaging comments that U.S. President Donald Trump has hurled...
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Africa:’Shithole Countries’ – Africans Outraged, Say Trump’s Remark Xenophobic, Outrageous, Racist

Africa:’Shithole Countries’ – Africans Outraged, Say Trump’s Remark Xenophobic, Outrageous, Racist

Africans have reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as “shithole countries”, with many accusing the US president of racism and ignorance. The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks on Friday, wh...
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H&M Closes Stores in South Africa Amid Protests Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt

H&M Closes Stores in South Africa Amid Protests Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt

Look at the lawlessness!!! This is at H&M pic.twitter.com/UvpHEYS9dQ [IMPORTANT NOTICE]: All the stores of that racist retailer @hmsouthafrica are CLOSED. Racism must fall and we will never tip toe around racists. pic.twitter.com/eqmw885k6X EFF’s message...
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ISIS Affiliate Claims October Attack on U.S. Troops in Niger

ISIS Affiliate Claims October Attack on U.S. Troops in Niger

Details of the attack remain murky, and members of the patrol have given conflicting accounts of it. It is unclear whether the patrol was simply ambushed, or whether it was attacked after the troops were reassigned to support a separate,...
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War’s Other Victims: Animals

War’s Other Victims: Animals

Now researchers have published a quantitative study of war’s consequences for African animals — the first multi-decade, continentwide analysis. The findings, published in Nature, are both surprising and encouraging. Compared to all other measured factors, ...
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Africa:Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks – African States

Africa:Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks – African States

African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for “a retraction and an apology” from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as “s***hole” countries. Trump has denied using the phrase. All 54 African amb...
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Africa:Lessons Malawi Can Learnt From Recent Presidential Elections in Africa

Africa:Lessons Malawi Can Learnt From Recent Presidential Elections in Africa

opinionBy Danwood Chirwa Kenya and Liberia recently held presidential elections which were protracted by legal contestations of the kind we witnessed in the 2014 presidential elections in Malawi. The experience of these countries holds some lessons that could ...
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‘Don’t Feed the Troll’: Much of the World Reacts in Anger at Trump’s Insult

‘Don’t Feed the Troll’: Much of the World Reacts in Anger at Trump’s Insult

Je suis choqué par les propos du Président Trump sur Haïti et sur l’Afrique. Je les rejette et les condamne vigoureusement. L’Afrique et la race noire mérite le respect et la considération de tous. MS No related posts.
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Nearly 800 Arrested in Economic Protests in Tunisia

Nearly 800 Arrested in Economic Protests in Tunisia

The protests, which began on Monday, have been largely aimed at a series of austerity measures and tax increases that went into effect on Jan. 1 and have quickly rippled through the economy, which is plagued by high inflation and...
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