21 August 18

South Sudan: Can any peace deal involving Kiir and Machar last?

South Sudan’s leaders once again claim the country’s civil war is over – something we’ve heard numerous times before. Of course, this time they tell us it’s different and, in many ways, it is – but there are two key
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02 August 18

Why the DRC’s election hopes currently pin on a former ‘warlord’

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been impatiently waiting for an election since President Joseph Kabila’s second term ended in December 2016. Despite the country’s constitution limiting leaders to a maximum of two terms in charge, Kabila has refused
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31 July 18

How ports in the Horn of Africa are shaping and breaking unlikely partnerships

Eritrea and Ethiopia’s unlikely peace efforts over the past few months have inspired a renewed sense of optimism for the Horn of Africa. The region’s bitter enemies have promised to become economic partners and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed hasn’t
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28 July 18

Why does the world ignore the dark side of development in Africa?

Earlier this week, more than 30,000 residents in Kenya were left homeless after their homes were demolished by government cranes and bulldozers. Homes, schools, medical centres and businesses were all destroyed in Kenya’s largest slum – all in the name
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26 July 18

What do we know about about South Sudan’s power-sharing deal?

South Sudan’s warring political rivals signed a power-sharing deal on Wednesday – the latest attempt to bring an end to the country’s five-year civil war.

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18 July 18

After all the champagne and PR stunts, the real work for Eritrea-Ethiopian peace begins

On Wednesday morning, the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in more than 20 years departed from Addis Ababa. Passengers enjoyed champagne, which was served with red roses – the latest of many peace symbols exchanged between two nations
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06 July 18

Is Abiy Ahmed delivering the change Ethiopia needs?

Abiy Ahmed was chosen to replace Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia’s prime minister in April and he inherited a nation in crisis. Desalegn’s resignation followed years of attempting to quash anti-government protests across several parts of the country, largely driven by
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03 July 18

The other side of ‘overpopulation’ in Africa

While population growth is slowing in the developed world – and even shrinking in certain cases, such as Japan, Germany and Spain – Africa’s population is steeply increasing. For a continent that, in many places, still struggles to feed itself,
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01 July 18

South Sudan: Another peace deal, another violation suggests nothing has changed

Earlier this week, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal, promising to bring an end to the country’s civil war that has killed as many as 300,000 people and crippled the nation’s economy.
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30 June 18

This study reveals Africa’s bad air is responsible for almost a quarter of child deaths

According to a new study from Stanford University and the University of California attributes almost a quarter of infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa to poor air quality in the region. The study, which was published in Nature earlier this week,
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