Côte d’Ivoire attack: why terrorists are targeting Francophone Africa

Berny Sèbe, University of Birmingham For the fourth time in five months, a major terror attack inspired by radical Islamist ideology has been perpetrated in the Francophone world. After the November 13 attacks in Paris, gunmen targeted a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako, followed by another hotel in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Then on …

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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 20 March 2015

Global weapons trade targets Africa as imports to Algeria and Morocco soar Source: The Guardian Westchester Native Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup Aimed At African Education Source: Greenburgh Daily Voice In Africa, Digital Infrastructure Paves The Way For Farmers Source: Modern Farmer How farmer-led radio propagates best practice Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Purdue offering master’s degree in Africa …

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Africa News Headlines for 31 January 2015

Meet Uganda’s First Olympic Snowboarder Source: Outside Everybody in Uganda Is Kung Fu Fighting Source: Roads and Kingdoms Perils And Future Of Circumcision Politics Source: The Star UN chief tells African leaders not to ‘cling to power’ Source: Yahoo! News/AFP Five African investment hotspots for 2015 Source: How We Made It in Africa Mobile Streams …

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