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Africa Blog Roundup: Senegal’s Marieme Faye Sall, Guinea Bissau Coup, Algeria Campaign, Boko Haram, Malawi, DRC, and More

(I’ve mixed in a few news reports with the blog roundup this week, given the importance of several stories.) Africa Is A Country on Senegal’s First Lady Marieme Faye Sall: Joyce Banda of Malawi, the newest President of an African … Continue reading ?
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Africa Blog Roundup: Malawi’s Near-Coup, Attacks at BUK, Somali Piracy and the EU, Mauritania, and More

Local Interest / Africa : Sahel Blog (2 years ago)

The Economist‘s Baobab on Malawi: FOREIGN leaders and commentators have been busy congratulating Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female president, on the smooth transition of power in one of the world’s poorest countries following the s... Read Post

Africa Blog Roundup: Boko Haram, Khartoum-Juba Relations, East African Drought, Mobile Phone Banking, and More

Local Interest / Africa : Sahel Blog (3 years ago)

At African Arguments, Murray Last has written an excellent backgrounder on Nigeria’s Boko Haram movement. One important paragraph: This widespread ‘panic’ or terror over BH’s campaign of violence has led to any major attack, anywher... Read Post

Africa News Roundup: President Joyce Banda, Boko Haram, the Sudans, Mali, and More

Local Interest / Africa : Sahel Blog (2 years ago)

Following the sudden death this week of Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika, Vice President Joyce Banda has been sworn in as the country’s new president and thereby become “first female head of state in southern Africa.” The Los A... Read Post


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