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Nigeria: Suicide Bomb at State Offices Kills 5 in Northeast

Nigeria: Suicide Bomb at State Offices Kills 5 in Northeast

The two bombings this week are the first attacks in two months, indicating the success of heightened vigilance by soldiers and self-defense groups that have reported intercepting several suicide bombers recently.

12 May 2016

South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar returns to Juba

South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar returns to Juba

"We need to bring our people together so they can unite and heal the wounds"

26 April 2016

Africa drought fears grip Malawi and Mozambique

Africa drought fears grip Malawi and Mozambique

Food shortage fears over a drought in southern Africa have prompted Malawi to declare a state of national disaster and Mozambique to issue a "red alert"

13 April 2016

The Dangers of the Single Story

The Dangers of the Single Story

In a popular Ted talk, the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi elaborated on what she called “the danger of the single story”. How can we use Ngozi’s insights to look beyond formulaic “morals”, and glimpse upon reality’s multiple stories?

11 April 2016

by Danny Orbach

February smashes monthly world temperature records

February smashes monthly world temperature records

"In short, we are now hurtling at a frightening pace toward the globally agreed maximum of 2.0°C warming over pre-industrial levels"

14 March 2016

South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters'

South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters'

Even though the government denies its army targeted civilians Investigators found that 1,300 women had been raped last year in oil-rich Unity State alone.

11 March 2016

Ethiopia: A US-China Battleground in Africa?

Ethiopia: A US-China Battleground in Africa?

While the story of China’s economic and political penetration of Africa has been told and retold countless times by many analysts, very few express the issue in terms of move and countermove between the US and China

18 January 2016

by Eric Draitser

Nigeria Massacre: The Islamic Movement and Its Discontents

Nigeria Massacre: The Islamic Movement and Its Discontents

On Saturday, December 12, several hundred —  and possibly upwards of a thousand — people were gunned down in the streets and in their homes in the northern Nigerian city of Zaria.

30 December 2015

by Navid Nasr

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