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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Exclusive: Interview with Committee to Protect Journalists’ Sue Valentine

In a news release dated January 6, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) judged 2015 to be the “fourth most deadly year on record for journalists.” It said that 71 journalists were killed in the line of duty, with 42 percent of them (30 individuals) murdered by the so-called Islamic State. According to the news …

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Africa News Headlines for 18 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Gabon’s President Offers Some of His Wealth ‘to the People’ Source: The New York Times Maximise AGOA opportunities, US urges African countries Source: The Nation South African cabinet approves internet censorship bill Source: Telecompaper Is Eritrea the North Korea of …

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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 15 June 2015

Tiny Gambia has a big export: Migrants desperate to reach Europe Source: The Washington Post AGOA renewal offers great opportunities for Africa Source: Just-Style Nigeria raises alert on threat of MERS Source: StarAfrica ‘Many dead’ in Chad suicide attacks Source: iAfrica.com/AFP Best and worst airlines in South Africa Source: BusinessTech Eritrean man treks 4 000km …

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