Why is West beefing up military in Africa’s Sahel?

Keith Somerville, University of Kent Over the past few weeks the United States and France have pledged considerable extra funds to strengthening their military presence in Africa’s Sahel region – a narrow, arid band of land stretching across the continent from west to east just south of the Sahara desert. This has been prompted by …

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Africa News Headlines for 24 November 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Girls’ education in Africa boosted by pioneering alert technology Source: Financial Times iVote Empowers African Education Sector with e-Learning Technologies Source: African Brains Portable solution to a potable issue Source: The Daily Progress Zimbabwe Govt Urged to Review Drugs Penalties …

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Africa News Headlines for 2 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. South Sudan conflict: Britain must keep up the political pressure to protect a fragile peace Source: The Independent Winners of UBC’s integrity award on fighting corruption in Africa Source: The Globe and Mail How China’s Economic Slowdown Will Impact Africa …

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Africa News Headlines for 18 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Gabon’s President Offers Some of His Wealth ‘to the People’ Source: The New York Times Maximise AGOA opportunities, US urges African countries Source: The Nation South African cabinet approves internet censorship bill Source: Telecompaper Is Eritrea the North Korea of …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 June 2015

South African police investigating World Cup bribes Source: San Diego Union-Tribune/AP Security Assistance to Africa Source: U.S. Department of State ‘Game Over’ for Democracy in Rwanda Source: Freedom House Is Kenya prepared for the gay culture? Source: The Nairobian Same Sex Marriages Coming to Zambia? Source: UKZAMBIANS The Age of Plunder: How We Traded Africa …

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