Africa News Headlines for 28 January 2016

A selection of headlines about Africa gathered from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Pride & Prejudice: How African LGBT Activists are Risking Their Lives to Bring Tolerance to Their Homes Source: Essence Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps and fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side Source: Daily Maverick Exposed! The world …

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Morocco’s war on free speech is costing its universities dearly

Shana Cohen, University of Cambridge Morocco frequently turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what its critics have to say. The charges levelled against journalist and historian Professor Maati Monjib reinforce just how common this tendency, which emerged during the 1970s, is in Morocco. The State tries to quash critique among journalists and other …

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Africa’s border disputes are set to rise – but there are ways to stop them

Gbenga Oduntan, University of Kent Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in Africa. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. African national borders are afflicted by a multitude of troubles that …

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Africa News Headlines for 9 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Cecil the lion: Guide who helped US dentist Walter Palmer slaughter big cat may only get £260 fine Source: The Mirror Bad News Dims Kenya’s Star Power Source: The Wall Street Journal New book exposes U.S. ‘hidden war’ on Africa …

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Africa News Headlines for 5 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Barack Obama serenaded with surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ at Young African Leaders Summit Source: The Independent High-profile attacks in Burundi have country on edge Source: Christian Science Monitor SA’s Agoa membership not decided Source: IOL/Business Report Why Obama is losing Africa …

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