Africa News Headlines for 31 March 2015

Nigeria Election 2015 Results: Muhammadu Buhari Wins Against President Goodluck Jonathan Source: International Business Times Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Concedes to Muhammadu Buhari Source: Africa in Transition Q&A: Monitoring violence during Nigeria’s elections Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Will Buhari’s Win in Nigeria Stick? Source: Africa in Transition Smartphone sales on the rise in East Africa Source: …

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Q&A: Monitoring violence during Nigeria’s elections

By Lou Del Bello [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or click here to download the file [11MB]. “In every young democracy there is always a chance for violence whenever you have the potential for a change of power,” says …

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Africa News Headlines for 30 March 2015

Trevor Noah breaks the internet in South Africa after ‘Daily Show’ announcement Source: Global Post South Africa’s Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’ Source: Reuters Kofi Annan Calls for Decriminalization of Drugs in West Africa Source: Cameroon Concord Financial Services Access Vital to Central Africa Growth Source: International Monetary Fund Statoil finds …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 30 March 2015

Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria’s Unholy War, by Mike J. Smith Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher: I.B. Tauris An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa’s biggest nation and worried the world. Yet they remain a mysterious-almost unknowable-organization. Through extensive on-the-ground reporting, Smith takes readers inside …

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Africa News Headlines for 29 March 2015

Ethiopian Minister Implores Africa to ‘Finance Its Own Development’ At Annual African Union Meeting Source: Atlanta Black Star Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches Source: The Seattle Times/AP LBS, African Business Schools Collaborate On Entrepreneurship Source: Leadership King Mswati’s jet held over debt Source: IOL/The Sunday Independent Lords Hotels eyes Africa for expansion Source: …

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