Africa News Headlines for 31 December 2014

Happy New Year to all our readers across the globe! Charities That Inspire Kids: The African Library Project Source: New York Times Curbing illicit financial flows: How to raise $770bn for African development Source: Daily News Egypt Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment Source: Guardian Liberty Voice Pull of Global Economy Increases Latin …

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Book Review: ‘Politics and Government in African States, 1960-1985,’ edited by Peter Duignan & Robert H. Jackson

(This book review originally appeared in the Washington Times Magazine on Monday, August 17, 1987.  This version was published a few weeks later in the New York City Tribune, on Wednesday, September 23, 1987.) RICHARD SINCERE A Hefty But ‘Uneven’ Compendium of African Issues Politics and Government in African States, 1960-1985, eds. Peter Duignan and …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 31 December 2014

The Namibian War of Independence, 1966-1989: Diplomatic, Economic and Military Campaigns by Richard Dale Release Date: December 31, 2014 Publisher: McFarland (Kindle edition) The decolonization of Namibia was delayed from 1966 to 1989–the period of the war of independence–pitting the Namibian nationalists against the South African minority-ruled regime. This book describes the diplomatic, economic and …

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Africa News Headlines for 30 December 2014

Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh Source: Los Angeles Times Egyptian TV Presenter Says Morocco and Africa ‘Are Land of Sorcery’ Source: Morocco World News Australian Toddler Flown By Father To Africa To Undergo Clitoral Circumcision Source: Inquisitr Police probe commercial sex ring in Zanzibar Source: Daily News Child’s encounter with a …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 30 December 2014

Language, Literature and Style in Africa: A Festschrift for Professor Christopher Olatunji Awonuga, edited by Arua Arua, Taiwo Abioye, and Kehinde A. Ayoola Release Date: December 30, 2014 Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing This book brings together the seminal contributions of scholars interested in the study of language, literature and style in Africa. It marks a …

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