Monday, April 21, 2014

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Nigeria's economic growth has done little to create jobs for ordinary citizens, especially its huge youth population.
More human remains seized by German colonisers in the early 20th century have been returned to Namibia. But the formal apology Namibians are calling for is still a long way off.
Politicians and armed soldiers may have started South Sudan's conflict, but it is civilians − in particular children − who are paying the cost.
Lawlessness in Egypt's Sinai peninsula allows traffickers and kidnappers to make a commodity out of human life.
CAR violence has been painted in largely religious terms, obscuring deeper dynamics. But these more complex aspects must be recognised if resolution efforts are to be effective.
The Central African Republic has been described as the 'next Somalia' or 'new Mali', but Islamist militants wanting to deploy there would face big, if not insurmountable, challenges.
Having been polio free for nearly 5 years, Cameroon has recently recorded four new cases. Are Pentecostalism's anti-medicine teachings responsible?
Gulf states' riches have been built on oil, credit and exploited migrant labour. Increasingly, these workers are African.
Tunisia's new constitution marks a decisive turn to democratic and civil rule, not only in its content but in the context of how it came about.

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