Africa News Headlines for 16 January 2016

A selection of news headlines about Africa south of the Sahara published over the past 24 hours. India scouts for oil and gas assets in Africa on crude price fall Source: Economic Times Gabon’s Ping Chosen As Main Opposition Candidate For 2016 Polls Source: Leadership SPLM-IO leadership recalls back to Pagak senior members of advance …

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Lessons in refugee hospitality from the Horn of Africa

Tamara Wood, UNSW Australia The unique response of the Horn of Africa region to Yemeni refugees could offer lessons to countries and regions dealing with similar influxes elsewhere. Escalating internal fighting and Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen have led to an estimated 21.4 million people – more than 80% of its population – being in …

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Africa News Headlines for 11 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe that appeared over the past seven days Partnership allows UVa to offer more-obscure language classes Source: The Daily Progress Facebook to beam Internet to Africa with Israeli AMOS-6 communications satellite Source: Port2Port Malawi, Sudan and Ethiopia cost of living highest in Comesa Source: The Star …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 August 2015

A round-up of Africa news headlines from across the globe during the past 24 hours. Major U.S. airlines halt carrying African hunting trophies after Cecil the Lion killing Source: MarketWatch Air Canada bans African animal trophies as freight Source: CBC News Pharrell Braces for Protests During South African Tour Source: Rolling Stone UN General Assembly …

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Obama’s visit to Kenya: why Africa matters to America

Scott Firsing, Monash University Preparations are underway for US President Barack Obama to once again visit Africa. In July, he will become the first American president to visit Kenya. Ahead of Obama’s visit, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the local chapter of a global initiative to promote entrepreneurship. The pair will be co-hosting the sixth …

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