The problem with Western activists trying to do good in Africa

Ben Radley, Erasmus University Rotterdam In recent years Western advocacy groups have achieved unprecedented success in mobilising Europeans and North Americans behind a “conflict minerals” campaign to help end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They have also attracted strong criticism, both internationally and in the DRC, for the perceived negative …

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Africa News Headlines for 24 April 2015

Sudan changes law that left rape victims punished for adultery: TRFN Source: Reuters Israel refuses visa to South African cabinet minister en route to Palestinian Authority Source: Haaretz Refugees from Burundi flow into Rwanda as tensions mount Source: 12NewsNow/AP Tigo offers Tanzanians first 4G service Source: Ventures Africa What next for Africa’s kidnapped girls? Source: …

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