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Archive February 2015

Fresh eyes: Yannis Guibinga’s photos of Gabon

Beyond providing boundary-pushing media critique, Africa is a Country is interested in sharing the work of young artists who are changing the nature of African representation.

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Ebola struggle hit by failure to involve local people

Efforts to save lives in the West African Ebola outbreak have been undermined by a failure to involve local people more closely in communication about treatment and ethical decisions about trials, says a report published last week (17 February).

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Desertec: The renewable energy grab?

If you use social media, you may well have seen a graphic going around, showing a tiny square in the Sahara desert with the caption: ‘This much solar power in the Sahara would provide enough energy for the whole world!’

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Amnesty International: Not a good time for human rights

Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, noting a pattern of abuse and force being used to crush dissent in Southern Africa. There were positives, but as 2015 has already seen a rise in the activity of armed groups and state force on the continent, the pattern is worrying.

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Policy Coherence for… What did you say?

Over the last seven or eight years I’ve been working with ActionAid and CONCORD to try to get the European Union to acknowledge and set right its negative footprint on some of the world’s poorest communities.

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Terrorists Flee Baga As Military Begins Aerial Bombardment

Feb25

The military in Nigeria has released a video of air bombardment of the enclaves of the members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the north-east, as it continues operations to reclaim areas under the control of the terrorists.

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