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Archive April 2016

Xenophobia in Zambia: Why it won’t happen in East Africa

Most East Africans hadn’t realised that there are many Rwandans in Zambia, until last week, when mobs went on a looting rampage targeting Rwandan shopkeepers in the west of the capital, Lusaka. They were claiming that the shopkeepers were behind recent ritual killings in the city.

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Wither the Left in Nigeria?

Most contemporary observers of Nigerian politics would be surprised to learn that the Left has been a significant part of the country’s postcolonial history.

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Boko Haram, Islamic State, and the underlying concerns for West Africa

Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What’s come of it?

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Mosquito genomes key to evaluating malaria control

NAIROBI – Monitoring the genomes of population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes could be an effective method in determining the effectiveness of malaria control interventions, a study says.

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South Africa: Welcome to The Age of Treason

It was the summer of racism and now ’tis the autumn of treason as an increasingly hostile government, led by President Jacob Zuma, surrounded by securocrats, turns on students, private investigators, opposition party members, NGOs and private citizens, accusing them either of treason, of being traitors or “agents”.

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Kenyan celebrities in conservation push ahead of ivory burn

Kenyan celebrities have thrown their weight behind an ongoing global anti-poaching drive by launching a conservation campaign ahead of a planned ivory bonfire to be conducted by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) this Saturday.

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