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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Capsule Review: ‘Asmara: Africa’s Secret Modernist City’

There is a hidden gem in Africa, a city-size museum in the unlikeliest place: the capital of Eritrea. In Asmara: Africa’s Secret Modernist City (Merrell Publishers, 2003, $65.00), authors Edward Denison, Guang Ya Ren, and Naigzy Gebremedhin have produced a coffee table book that is far more than a collection of pretty pictures. Long an …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 January 2015

Mauritania and Estonia make history with Oscar nominations Source: Hollywood.com Kofi Annan: The West can’t solve Africa’s problems Source: GhanaWeb Drugs smuggling in Africa: The Smack Track Source: The Economist Kathryn Bigelow and the bogus link between ivory and terrorism Source: The Conversation South Africa Seeks to Sell Antelope, Impala Meat to EU Source: Bloomberg …

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