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  • West Africa: The New Jihadist Strategy in the Sahel
    [IRIN] Nairobi -Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.
  • Ethiopia: Propelling Investment Opportunities
    [Ethiopian Herald] Recently, Addis Ababa hosted the United States-Africa Business Summit, an important move towards strengthening the United States’ business and investment engagement in Africa.
  • South Africa: It Was Proper for Me to Resign – Nene
    [News24Wire] Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene said, on Saturday, he felt it was “proper” for him to resign as an ANC MP.
  • Uganda: Besigye Trials, Tribulations in 2001 and 2006 Elections
    [Monitor] Part VI. Uganda has had six elections in its 53 years of independence. The forthcoming February 18, general election will, therefore, be the seventh. Save for the 1962 independence election organised by the departing colonial government, the running thread in all the country’s elections has been one malpractice or the other. There have been gains and there have been losses at every electoral turn. In the last part of our series, Saturday Monitor’s Eriasa Mukiibi Sserunjogi looks at some the hurdles that Dr
  • South Africa: Ballet Dancer, 16, Wins International Prix De Lausanne Award
    [News24Wire] A 16-year-old South African ballet dancer, Leroy Mokgatle, has won a scholarship at the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition in Switzerland.
  • South Africa: If You Vote for Another Party, You Waste Your Vote – Zuma
    [News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma lashed out at why other political parties were established at an ANC fundraising event held in Pretoria on Friday evening.
  • Nigeria: Genital Mutilation – Ending the Scare of a Lifetime
    [Vanguard] The day Folake, 13, was circumcised, she had no idea what was about to happen. She had gone to bed the previous evening only to be woken in the dead of the night by a loud bang on the door of the room where she and her 10-year-old sister slept.
  • Nigeria: Oil Swap Deal – Nigerians in Diaspora Commend Kachikwu
    [Leadership] The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group, has commended the minister of state Petroleum and NNPC group managing director, Dr Ibe Kachikwu on the plan to replace the oil swap deal with the Direct Sale-Direct-Purchase (DSDP) in March this year and also for the removal of subsidy.
  • Nigeria: Our Girls Can Be Found, Chibok Community Tells Obasanjo
    [Leadership] Members of the Chibok community in Borno State yesterday faulted former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s declaration at the weekend that it was impossible for the Nigerian government to rescue the 219 missing schoolgirls nearly two years after Boko Haram insurgents took them away.

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