New Africa Book of the Day – 31 July 2014

South Africa (Inventing the Nation), by Alexander Johnston Release Date: July 31, 2014Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic [Kindle Edition] At the heart of South Africa’s ‘miracle’ transition from intractable ethno-racial conflict to democracy was an improvised nation born out of war weariness, hope, idealism and calculated pragmatism on the part of the elites who negotiated the compromise …

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Africa News Headlines for 31 July 2014

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial: Judge Thokozile Masipa Has Considerable Testimony To Consider Source: Sports World News Michelle Obama Urges Young Africans to Embrace Women’s RightsSource: Voice of America Trade, Investment, Growth Are Key Issues at US-Africa SummitSource: Voice of America Barclays Africa to expand in NigeriaSource: Business Day Ambulance fitted to restore eyesight in Togo, …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 30 July 2014

Somalia in Transition since 2006, by Shaul Shay Release Date: July 31, 2014Publisher: Transaction Publishers This book picks up where its predecessor, Somalia between Jihad and Restoration, left off, examining international efforts to stabilize war-torn Somalia. It analyzes major political events in Somalia in the years since 2006, examining opportunities for restoration of the country …

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Carnegie Corporation sponsors survey of African diaspora academics

An email distributed to its members by the African Studies Association notes that the Carnegie Corporation of New York is looking for academics from the African diaspora in North America to answer questions in a survey in advance of the African Higher Education Summit on the Future of African Higher Education in March 2015 in …

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Africa News Headlines for 30 July 2014

Remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African LeadersSource: U.S. Department of State Obama announces creation of leadership centre in KenyaSource: Capital FM Oil outlook optimistic offshore SenegalSource: UPI Ethnic hate speech reveals roots of Kenya violenceSource: The News Mobile money grows in Africa but hurdles remainSource: Reuters Somalia Growth is …

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