New Africa Book of the Day – 23 June 2015

The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures, by Herman J. Cohen Release Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher: VELLUM With The Mind of the African Strongman, Herman J. Cohen, career ambassador and former Assistant Secretary of State, takes a look at what has helped and what has hindered economic development …

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The African Union lacks a coherent plan to fight terrorism

Hennie Strydom, University of Johannesburg Terrorism is on the increase in Africa. Between 1995 and 2001, the continent was the fifth most-targeted region after Latin America, Western Europe, Asia and the Middle East for acts of terrorism. Since then things have taken a sharp turn for the worse. In West Africa, terrorist activities have intensified …

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