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WHO FLEES AFRICA’S NORTH KOREA FOR SUDAN?

BY LAURA SECORUN PALETAPR 172016 ACUMEN   Every day all over the world, people cross borders in search of a better life. But you know things are truly bad back home when you need to seek refuge in Sudan. That’s precisely what more than 125,530 people have done — and the United Nations High Commissioner […]

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Politics and Development in Tanzania: Shifting the Status Quo

From Chatham House Adjoa Anyimadu Research Associate, Africa Programme Tanzania’s leaders will need to increasingly rely on astute policy-making to maintain the country’s unique position in a region with numerous powerful national leaders, writes Adjoa Anyimadu. Magogoni ferry arrives at city full of commuters, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Charles Bowman/Getty Images. Summary Despite its long-standing […]

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The Fight To Stop Al Shabab From Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

World This is a critical year for the troubled African nation. Charlotte Alfred REUTERS/TOBIN JONES/AU-UN IST PHOTO/HANDOUT A Somali soldier patrols a town captured from al Shabab. The Islamist militant group is trying to disrupt Somalia’s political transition in 2016. Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around […]

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Why are efforts to counter al-Shabab falling so flat?

From Brookings Institution Editors’ Note: Al-Shabab’s operational capacities and intimidation power have grown in the past year, writes Vanda Felbab-Brown. Many of Kenya’s counterterrorism policies have been counterproductive, and counterinsurgency efforts by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have at best stagnated. This piece was originally published by The Cipher Brief. April 2 marked one […]

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Senior UN official warns Burundi’s tensions could fuel violence throughout Great Lakes region

People demonstrate in Bujumbura against a decision by Burundi’s ruling party to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term (April 2015). Photo: Desire Nimubona/IRIN 22 March 2016 – A climate for inclusive dialogue is urgently required to eradicate the polarization and fragmentation of Burundian society, resulting from the increasing poverty and ongoing political […]

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Uganda’s Election Results May Be Genuine, but the System is Dying

From Chatham House Ben Shepherd Consulting Fellow, Africa Programme Given voters’ lack of options, Yoweri Museveni can command real support, but his style of politics cannot survive the country’s coming demographic change. A woman walks past a Ugandan soldier and election posters in Kampala on 19 February 2016. Photo by Getty Images. Uganda’s election results […]

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Zuma Says AU Troops Will Go To Burundi

South African leader says Burundi agreed to allow pan-African body to send human rights and military monitors. Burundi’s leader Pierre Nkurunziza triggered the crisis when he announced a bid for a third term [Evrard Ngendakumana/Reuters] The African Union (AU) will send 200 human rights and military monitors to Burundi, South Africa’s president said, after a […]

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Burundi rivals agree to hold talks to end crisis

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and opposition politicians have agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month-old crisis, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. After meeting with Nkurunziza and opposition politicians, Ban said on Tuesday that all sides had agreed to “inclusive dialogue” and that the president “confirmed that he would engage in political dialogue. “Burundi’s political […]

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30 Years in Power, Ugandan Leader Faces Challenge in Polls

New York Times By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda — On the eve of Uganda’s presidential elections, Kampala resembles an armed camp with armored vehicles and police patrolling the capital city’s streets. President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 30 years, is facing his tightest race ever and appears to be responding with a show of military […]

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Raila accuses AU of encouraging Burundi violence

  Cord leader Raila Odinga has accused the African Union of endorsing human rights abuse by failure to deploy troops to quell the conflict in Burundi, and instead concentrating on withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a press release sent to the Nation, Mr Odinga observed that the country is in the precipice […]

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