Africa News Headlines for 28 February 2015

Gabon: Where the fate of the elephant will be decided Source: The Independent Time to Renew and Enhance the African Growth and Opportunity Act Source: The Heritage Foundation China Bans Ivory Imports for 1 Year to Protect Elephants Source: ABC News/AP Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a Peasants’ Revolt Source: CFR/Africa in Transition Fighting poachers is …

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Capsule Review: ‘No More Martyrs Now: Capitalism, Democracy, and Ordinary People’ by Don Caldwell

No More Martyrs Now: Capitalism, Democracy, and Ordinary People, by Don Caldwell (Johannesburg: Conrad Business Books, 1992), 272 pp., R40 paper. One of the more stimulating and frustrating challenges in post-apartheid South Africa is spreading the truth about free enterprise in the face of hostility, mythology, and simple misunderstanding. Caldwell, a writer and lecturer on business …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 27 February 2015

African Realism?: International Relations Theory and Africa’s Wars in the Postcolonial Era, by Errol A. Henderson Release Date: February 27, 2015 Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers African Realism explains Africa’s international conflicts of the post-colonial era through international relations theory. It looks at the relationship between Africa’s domestic and international conflicts, as well as the …

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Six lessons from the initial failed international response to Ebola

By Catherine Gegout, University of Nottingham [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] The Ebola virus has killed more than 9,000 people – about 2,000 in Guinea, 3,000 in Sierra Leone and 4,000 in Liberia. The outbreak started in Guinea in December 2013, but the Ebola crisis really started in April 2014 when …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 February 2015

‘Witchcraft’ Used to Fight Sex Trafficking in Africa Source: Discovery News Bill Gates Plugs GMOs to Reduce Starvation in Africa Source: Daily Tech Through UN-backed project, Ethiopian marmalade will soon hit shelves at ‘Eataly’ Source: UN News Centre UN Tackles Statelessness in West Africa Source: Voice of America Brutal LRA rebel group in crisis Source: …

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