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Things got worse in Africa in 2016

The economic and political fractures in many African countries have become more exposed than ever this year. But in the cracks lie opportunities, writes Simon Allison on The African Arguments.

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Violence and War, Africa’s twin evils

It seemed as though Africa was set to embrace meaningful transformation. But perhaps we were all too busy approving frameworks and strategies centred on the need for real structural transformation to realise that the African story line is still not sanguine. Huge differences in the distribution and exercise of political and economic power have resulted in violent conflicts and the key economic locomotives of this continent have been choked.

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Cause for concern as Africa’s governance role models slip up

Another year, another Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The continent’s governance barometer was released on Monday, and its results make for some disturbing reading. If Africa Rising is your thing, look away now.

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A book review of ‘Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention’

African Arguments correspondent Christoph Vogel reviews Séverine Autesserre’s latest book: ‘Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention‘. 

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South Sudan’s hip hop artists call for peace and reconciliation

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Juba – Young hip hop artists in South Sudan use their songs to promote peace and encourage young people to engage in agricultural activities.

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Eastern DRC: Stop Fixating on Conflict Minerals

Goma/Bukavu – In October 2013, after a year-and-a-half-long rebellion in which its forces managed to take control of several major cities and towns in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the M23 rebel group was finally dislodged.

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