Central Mali gripped by jihad, revolt, and self-defense

Yvan Guichaoua, University of Kent and Dougoukolo Alpha Oumar Ba-Konaré, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales As the conflict in northern Mali endures, another hot spot south of the Niger river is attracting increasing attention. It involves two main areas in the centre of the country: the Macina heartland (Fulani historical-political region, between Mopti …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 30 July 2014

Somalia in Transition since 2006, by Shaul Shay Release Date: July 31, 2014Publisher: Transaction Publishers This book picks up where its predecessor, Somalia between Jihad and Restoration, left off, examining international efforts to stabilize war-torn Somalia. It analyzes major political events in Somalia in the years since 2006, examining opportunities for restoration of the country …

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Africa News Headlines for 30 June 2014

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: liveSource: The Telegraph Trade volumes strengthening Zambia-Japan tiesSource: Zambia Daily Mail Yahsat Targets 600m Africans With Satellite BroadbandSource: Leadership Newspapers Buying Into Paradise – Mauritius Woos Foreign InvestorsSource: Ventures Africa South Africa to commemorate Mandela DaySource: Korea Times The case for capital market integration in West AfricaSource: Business Day African successes …

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