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South Sudan: how cows fuelled the war and how they can consolidate peace

Tracking the progress of South Sudan’s civil war is a near-impossible task. Little reliable news arrives in Juba, and the spin doctors from each opposing side are masters of the art. So the legion of war-watchers in the capital – the diplomats, the peacekeepers, the humanitarians, and the journalists – deploy a crude proxy to figure out what’s going on. “Just follow the president’s cows,” they say. They are only half joking.

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Time for tough action to stop sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers

“Gentlemen, there are no bad soldiers, only bad officers”, said Napoleon Bonaparte to his military staff after they complained that the poor quality of soldiers was inhibiting success on the battlefield.

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Do journalists use double standards when reporting vulnerable subjects far from ‘home’?

A photograph of two South Sudanese children, with names listed directly below, sits adjacent the headline “South Sudan’s Boy Soldiers Swap Schoolbooks for Kalashnikovs”. This recent story by Bloomberg concerning child soldiers raises major ethical issues about putting vulnerable subjects at risk, and wider problems of double standards between ‘the West’ and Africa in reporting.

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Libya is fast following Somalia’s road to ruin

With Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq dominating the news, nobody is paying much attention to the violence in Tripoli that is swiftly tipping Libya over the edge. The UN and US have withdrawn and the UK have ordered all British nationals out. Yet, the repercussions of losing Libya are monumental, especially for Europe.

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Cameroon’s Muslim clerics turn to education to shun Boko Haram

Yaounde – Cameroon’s Muslims act against religious discrimination, which is fuelled by a growing number of attacks and abductions in the country staged by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.

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Touaregs seek a secular and democratic multi-ethnic state

Lekorne, France – An interview with Europe’s spokesperson for the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), an armed separatist group in Mali.

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