African states don’t prioritize maritime security

Dirk Siebels, University of Greenwich Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline grabbing phenomenon for more than a decade. For a few years though, Somali pirates appeared to have a quiet spell. Then, recently they had their first successful attack against a merchant vessel since 2012. Other attacks followed, including one in April …

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A short guide to some of Africa’s best, and cleanest beaches

Melville Saayman, North-West University Africa has some of the best beaches in the world. Tourists will be flocking to them soon as those in the southern hemisphere take summer holidays and those from the north look for ways to escape their winter. So where are Africa’s top beaches? In drawing up the list I have …

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Pockets of progress in Africa’s election landscape

Kealeboga J Maphunye, University of South Africa If democracy is understood as a broad concept that includes regular free and fair elections, a system of government that ensures greater public participation, freedom of expression and the right to protest and challenge governments, then Africa is still lagging far behind democracies in Asia, South and North …

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Africa News Headlines for 27 April 2015

Southern Africa Looks To Prosper From Rich Coal Resource Source: Canada Free Press Mobile Banking Usage is Very High in Africa Source: LowCards.com Africa Needs to Be Rich – Rather than Green Source: The Global Warming Policy Forum Five Innovations That Will Electrify Africa Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review Omar al-Bashir wins Sudan elections by …

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Africa News Headlines for 11 February 2015

Africa is for the young – and Pope Francis knows it Source: Patheos Malawi sex debut age alarming – Gynaecologist Source: Nyasa Times Child murders in Ivory Coast spark panic over ritual killings Source: The Star Gabon head of state joins Twitter Source: Biztech Africa Are Africa’s resources cursed? Source: SAPA-DPA/IOL Brazzaville to host Digital …

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