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Monthly Archives: October, 2017


Kenya: Driven to Extremes–How Poverty Fuels Extremism, and How to Help Africa’s Youth

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 2017 (IPS) - Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and...

Can Congo’s new child-free army bring lasting change?

The training of the army and other security forces on child protection issues, and the creation of standard operating procedures on age verification have...

South Sudan: Seize this chance for peace

Jan Egeland;  Secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council     In the coming weeks South Sudan’s leadership, the opposition, and...

The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania – from Nyerere to life under Magufuli

For example, the creation of the United Republic in 1964 was the outcome of a bloody revolutionin Zanzibar. And the forced resettlement of the...

Ugandans resist Museveni’s bid for life presidency by Ann Garrison

In 2005, Yoweri Museveni persuaded Parliament to amend Uganda’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, so that he could remain in power. Now,...


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