South Sudan News Headlines for 12 July 2016

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan published during the period July 8 through July 12, 2016. South Sudan’s former rebel leader Machar says attacked by president’s Salva Kiir forces, urges calm Source: The Star A ruthless general called ‘King Paul’ may be behind South Sudan’s recent conflict Source: Quartz South Sudan: More than …

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US aid to Africa has changed due to China’s growing influence

Kafayat Amusa, University of South Africa; Nara Monkam, University of Pretoria, and Nicola Viegi, University of Pretoria The economic and political reach of the US, arguably the most visible and vocal Western country on the African continent, is gradually being diminished. This follows a pattern in which the economic and political stronghold of Western countries …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 19 May 2015

Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa, by Nick Turse Release Date: May 19, 2015 Publisher: Haymarket Books You won’t see segments about it on the nightly news or read about it on the front page of America’s newspapers, but the Pentagon is fighting a new shadow war in Africa, helping to …

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Capsule Review: ‘Free at Last? U.S. Policy Toward Africa and the End of the Cold War’

Free at Last? U.S. Policy Toward Africa and the End of the Cold War, by Michael Clough. (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1992). 145 pp., $14.95 paper. This monograph provides a sweeping overview of U.S. policy toward Africa since the end of World War II, following trends through the era of decolonization, the use …

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Eye on Africa: US and China tussle for economic influence

By Yvan Yenda Ilunga, Rutgers University [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] The US and China are increasingly rivals on the world stage, competing over resources, policy and influence. One region where China has spent years establishing a foothold is Africa. Now the US is also keen to reassert itself after years …

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