Tag Archives: Africa

Recognising Somaliland as independent

The recent referendum on Scottish independence, as well as affecting UK and European politics, has had farther reaching influence globally. With new calls for self-determination of ethnically diverse groups and regions, such as Catalonia and Kurdistan, Somaliland has become a self-declared independent state. Luckily for Somaliland, it is a region of relative political stability with […]

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India attempts to enter the African market

It may have taken India’s government a long time to notice, but optimistic forecasts on Africa’s economic growth may finally be pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to pinch away at the daunting gap of Chinese investment on the continent, where trade between both nations has ballooned to valued figures over $200 Billion USD. […]

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Dynastic politics in Africa

Grace Mugabe may not be a name known to most people outside of Zimbabwe when they think of potential next presidents for the country. However with the ever aging president of Zimbabwe (Robert Mugabe is now 90 years old), there is growing speculations of who will be next in line to rise to the heights […]

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The Epidemic of Sexual Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Today sexual violence in society is an issue attracting global attention. From the protest inspiring events in India to the June 2014 ‘Global Summit to End Sexual Violence’ hosted in London by the odd pairing of William Hague and Angelina Jolie. Much of the attention has focused on sexual violence in conflict. However outside conflict, […]

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Ebola and the Future of Global Health

The 2014 Ebola outbreak has been one of the deadliest in recent memory.  According to the US Center for Disease Control, this outbreak started in March, in Sierra Leone, since then it has spread to 5 West African countries and killed over 2,500 out of 4,700 cases and shows no signs of abating.  Médecins Sans […]

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The Ebola Epidemic

The Ebola Virus, formerly known as ‘Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever’ is an often fatal disease originating in the tropical rainforests of Central Africa. 932 people have died as a result of contracting the disease in this latest outbreak. The disease is spread to humans through the handling and butchering of infected animals. Once an individual is […]

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Conflict reporting in Africa

‘In Defence of Western Journalists in Africa’, an article published earlier this year by renowned journalist and author Michela Wrong, responded to suggestions made (in particular by Lucy Hovil and Nanjala Nyabola) that Western journalists continually fail to adequately understand and appreciate the complexities of conflict in Africa. As a consequence, Hovil and Nyabola argued, […]

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