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  • Kenya: UN Agency Staff Linked to Terror
    [Nation] Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery yesterday linked some workers at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to terrorism in Kenya.
  • South Africa: Govt's Foreign Policy Walks a Fine Line
    [SAIIA] Today, 5 October 2015, South African authorities are expected to submit their reasons for failing to arrest Sudanese President Al-Bashir when he attended the African Union Summit in June 2015. The furore that erupted has fuelled concerns about the place of human rights in South Africa’s foreign policy and highlights the importance for us to consider the nuances of the country’s foreign policy.
  • Africa: How and Why Term Limits Matter
    [African Arguments] Opponents say term limits restrict democratic choice. The reality is they level the playing field.
  • Uganda: Uganda Opposition to Meet With Raila On How to Win Elections
    [The Star] UGANDAN opposition leaders arrived in Kenya yesterday for an unprecedented meeting with Cord leader Raila Odinga.
  • Ghana: World's Biggest E-Dump, or Vital Supplies for Ghana?
    [SciDev.Net] “Welcome to hell”, “The world’s largest e-waste dump” “Inside the hellscape where our computers go to die” – these are all headlines about the Ag
  • Kenya: New Procedure to End Use of Adult Diapers
    [The Star] A new treatment procedure, Sacral Nerve Stimulator (SNS), to help patients with chronic dysfunction of the urinary, bowel and pelvic floor conditions has been introduced at Aga Khan University Hospital.
  • Guinea: Can Guinea's Election Be Credible?
    [Atlantic Council] For months, I have been warning that Guinea’s young democracy was extraordinarily fragile and might well prove stillborn. Last month, I highlighted the broader significance of next week’s presidential election, noting that its conduct will either consolidate the major advance for democracy in Africa achieved earlier this year when the continent’s most populous country and largest economy, Nigeria, had a peaceful transfer of power following the first-ever electoral defeat of an incumbent president in its hi
  • Africa: Getting to Zero On Poverty in Africa
    [ISS] Last week, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals and 169 associated targets. Now that the goals and targets have been finalised, the real work begins. The first, and most important Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is simply to ‘end poverty in all its forms everywhere’.
  • Senegal: Fighting Timber Trafficking – Will President's Measures Make a Difference?
    [ISS] Every year, Senegal loses 40 000 hectares of forest, especially in the Casamance region where timber trafficking has increased. To address this, Senegalese President Macky Sall announced a number of new measures on 24 July 2015.

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