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7 African Martial Arts You Probably Didn’t Know Existed



Dambe was historically practiced by the Hausa butchers’ guild around harvest or festival time and was considered to be a test of bravery, a rite of passage for marriage, or preparation for....

The Prize: Fighting for Libya’s Energy Wealth



Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth. The struggle affects oil fields, pipelines and....

Somaliland: The Strains of Success



Somaliland’s hybrid system of tri-party democracy and traditional clan-based governance has enabled the consolidation of state-like authority, social and economic recovery and, above....

Revisiting the Niger Delta



Violence in the Niger Delta may soon increase unless the Nigerian government acts quickly and decisively to address long-simmering grievances. With the costly Presidential Amnesty Program....

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa



Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.

Nigeria Celebrates One Year Without Polio Case



Health officials in Nigeria are celebrating an impressive milestone: The country has gone one year without a single case of polio. The world is now one step closer to making polio the second....

Reform and Security Strategy in Tunisia
Reform and Security Strategy in Tunisia
With a dysfunctional internal security apparatus, Tunisia’s response to increasing, ever more devastating jihadi attacks has been ad hoc.....
15 fully grown lions pictured seeking solace 15-feet up a tree
15 fully grown lions pictured seeking solace 15-feet up a tree
They are among the most dangerous animals in the world, so it must surely have been a fearsome foe that led an entire pride of lions into....
South Sudan: No Sanctions without a Strategy
South Sudan: No Sanctions without a Strategy
As South Sudan’s civil war continues unabated and multiple peace processes and initiatives create little tangible progress, members of the....
Tunisia beach massacre
Tunisia beach massacre
Massacre on Tunisian beach, a beheading in France and suicide bomb set off in Kuwaiti mosque: Are today's attacks part 'month of calamities'....
Amputee children from Tanzania get new hope in Philadelphia
Amputee children from Tanzania get new hope in Philadelphia
Five children, victims of horrific acts, are beginning the path to a better life at a Philadelphia hospital. The children are all from Tanzania....
Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria
Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of removing or cutting the genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice of genital mutilation....
‘Game Of Thrones’ Editor Katherine Chappell mauled by lion
‘Game Of Thrones’ Editor Katherine Chappell mauled by lion
Twenty-nine year old Katherine Chappell, a visual effects editor on HBO’s Game of Thrones who worked on the Emmy winning episode “The....
Mali: An Imposed Peace?
Mali: An Imposed Peace?
After eight months of negotiations between Malian parties, the government and some armed groups signed an agreement on 15 May 2015 in Bamako.....
Burundi: Peace Sacrificed?
Burundi: Peace Sacrificed?
Despite the failed coup attempt on 13 May, popular mobilisation against outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term has not abated,....
New Hominin Species Discovered in Ethiopia
New Hominin Species Discovered in Ethiopia
Meet Australopithecus deyiremeda, a previously unknown human ancestor species who lived alongside Lucy’s species, Australopithecus....
Key South African luxury travel trade visit the Middle East's largest inbound and outbound show - Reed Exhibitions
Key South African luxury travel trade visit the Middle East's....
Dubai Tourism South Africa recently took 8 key South African luxury travel trade buyers to the Middle East’s largest inbound and outbound....
MIDEST MAROC 2015 - The Industrial Event in Morocco
MIDEST MAROC 2015 - The Industrial Event in Morocco
The Moroccan trade show for industrial subcontracting, machinery, equipment and services, will take place at OFEC, the Casablanca Exhibition....
Soles4Souls - 5 pairs in 1
Soles4Souls - 5 pairs in 1
For many children in the developing world, even the most basic clothing items can be hard to come by. While working in Nairobi, Kenya, inventor....
Sudan: The Prospects for “National Dialogue”
Sudan: The Prospects for “National Dialogue”
Prospects for an inclusive national dialogue President Omar al-Bashir promised in January 2014 are fading, making a soft-landing end to....
Libya: Getting Geneva Right
Libya: Getting Geneva Right
Libya’s deteriorating internal conflict may be nearing a dramatic turning point. Over six months of fighting between two parliaments, their....
Sudan and South Sudan's Merging conflicts
Sudan and South Sudan's Merging conflicts
Neither the 2005 peace agreement that ended Sudan’s second civil war nor South Sudan’s 2011 independence brought stability. The wars....
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When President Blaise Compaoré was ousted in October 2014, he left the country with weak institutions and under economic strain. The provisional government, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida, has nine months....
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The adoption on 17 January 2015 by the Congolese National Assembly of a law, proposed by the government of President Joseph Kabila, that could lead to the extension of Kabila’s term in office has triggered violent....
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Conflict Alert: Looming Military Offensives in South Sudan
Warring parties in South Sudan’s civil war are preparing for major offensives as seasonal rains ease. Hardliners in both the government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) are entrenching....
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In its latest briefing, Tunisia’s Borders (II): Terrorism and Regional Polarisation, the International Crisis Group builds on its November 2013 report and analyses the alarming security threats at Tunisia’s....
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Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (III): The Limits of Darfur’s Peace Process
If Darfur is to have durable peace, all parties to the country’s multiple conflicts need to develop a more holistic means of addressing both local conflicts and nationwide grievances. In The Limits of....
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Mali: Reform or Relapse
In its latest report, Mali: Reform or Relapse, the International Crisis Group examines the situation in Mali a year after the beginning of the French intervention. Following France’s “Opération....
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Almost 20,000 people of Chadian origin have left violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) in recent weeks, and many more are expected to join the exodus, which is straining humanitarian capacity in Chad, a country many....
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