Africa

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Ethiopia in Somalia: What Next for Al-Shabab?

The high-water mark for al-Shabab’s popularity in Somalia has passed, amid the presence of Ethiopian forces.   After the September 2013 siege at Westgate Shopping Complex in Nairobi — a brazen operation that saw four terrorists kill at least...

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Powering Africa From the Ground Up

African start-ups can bring affordable energy solutions to millions of people around the continent. The Dallas “Cowboys Stadium uses more power than the entire country of Liberia.” Let that sink in. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the Liberian president,...

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Literary Censorship: A Nigerian Case Study

In Nigeria, close monitoring of the arts and literary scenes by authorities dates back to military rule. When the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s literary masterpiece, Half of a Yellow Sun, was announced, many Nigerians cheered. For those...

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