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Africa: News Update

A selection of interesting/insightful recent stories from the continent for your perusal: UN report into sexual violence during conflict Congo-Kinshasa: UN calls for peaceful resolution of poll disputes Swaziland: The greed of King Mswati III Sudan and South Sudan: Oil tensions … Continue reading

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The Lions of the Atlas vs The Lions of Teranga: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 Comprehensive Preview

  With three times winners Egypt missing who will claim Africa’s greatest footballing prize?   Map of qualified nations 2012  Souce: Wiki Commons At half past seven on the evening of January 21st the whistle will blow in the Estadio De Bata to signal the beginning of … Continue reading

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From African renaissance to African decadence: the twilight of a Senegalese Patriarch

President Wade fought for 26 years as a charismatic opposition leader to the successive regimes of Leopold Sédar Senghor (1960-1981) and Abdou Diouf (1981-2000). This long march to the seat of President had been punctuated by an ascending and legitimate … Continue reading

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The Senegalese wrath

Enough is enough for many Senegalese. Last week, they prevented their president Abdoulaye Wade from modifying the election system. The latter in office since 2000 wanted to create a vice-president who would have been elected on the same ticket as … Continue reading

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