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Saturday, May 18, 2013
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The Emergence of Domestic Islamist Militancy in Tanzania
Domestic militants in Tanzania currently lack the capability to inflict major damage, but the risk of attacks is likely to increase in coming months.
Poverty Has a Creation Story: Let's Tell It
If poverty is truly to be tackled, the logic of the debate must be changed.
Taking the Fight to the DRC Rebels
The potential pitfalls of a UN Intervention Brigade
Western Sahara: Africa's Last Colony
After a twenty year impasse, it could take a 'Sahrawi Spring' for the Western Sahara to finally gain self-determination.
How African Feminism Changed the World
'Feminism' has often been seen as a Western concept, but African women are increasingly redefining it to suit their own purposes.
Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide
Could Africa’s youth bulge lead to an African Spring?
Evicted from Ancestral Lands: Botswana's Basarwa Minority
Why have the Basarwa been evicted from their ancestral lands?
Algeria: The Real Roots of AQIM
AQIM exists not because of the Arab Spring but Algeria's military coup and state-building failures in Algeria and northern Mali.
Chagos Islanders Lose the European Court Battle but the Struggle Continues
What next for the islanders?
Museveni's Muzzled MPs: Uganda's Missed Opportunity in the Oil Debates
Despite initial parliamentary forthrightness, Museveni still holds all the power.
Tunisia: Threat of Unrest around Planned Salafist Gathering in Kairouan
Amidst escalating tensions between government and Salafist groups, Ansar al-Sharia has planned a large gathering in Kairouan on 19 May.
Review – Americanah
The new novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the jet-setting, cross-national Afropolitan experience, but not as a story of triumph.
New Big Man, Old Politics: The Challenging Road Ahead for CAR's Djotodia
Since independence, the Central African Republic has experienced five coups. What chance does the country's latest strongman have of seeing out his term in office?
Easing Africa's Pain: The Need for Palliative Care
With the prevalence of chronic diseases rapidly increasing in Africa, expanding palliative care will be essential to help patients live with dignity.
Fela Kuti Reissues: Message to an Unknown Soldier
Knitting Factory Records are reissuing 10 Fela Kuti albums. Clyde Macfarlane explains some of their original political messages.
China-Africa: Towards More Sustainable Health Care?
While the West's health diplomacy in Africa tends to be vertical and targeted at diseases, China's has typically been horizontal, infrastructure-based and recipient-led.
Negotiating Peace in Somalia: Somaliland's Perspective
Although the formation of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's government is an encouraging first step towards nationwide peace, it should not be assumed that Somalilanders will want to quickly unify.
Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations
The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities.
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Strikes Back
Al-Shabaab is targeting government officials, AMISOM peacekeepers, Turkish and now Qatari nationals in suicide attacks.
Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Will to Power
How has Mugabe retained power for so long and what are the chances of ZANU-PF peacefully giving it up in the event that they lose the upcoming election?
World Bank: "Structural Adjustment Programmes Worked in Africa"
Chief Economist of the World Bank's Africa division, Shantanayan Devarajan, speaking to Think Africa Press, credits 'Africa Rising' in part to World Bank and IMF policies.
China-Africa: How Unreliable Data Skews the Debate
Following the launch of a new China-Africa aid database, many different professions will draw on the findings. However, its unreliable sources may dangerously influence public opinion.
Swaziland: Police Tighten Grip on Civil Society
Who Gets to Eat? Political Food Manipulation in Zimbabwe
Experts Weekly: What Should be in the Post-2015 Development Goals?
With the expiration of the MDGs fast approaching, Think Africa Press asks a panel of experts what direction the next set of goals should take to help Africa develop.
Can Feel-Good Activism Save the World?
Think Africa Press speaks to theorist Lilie Chouliaraki about how solidarity has become a consumerist choice rather than a conviction, and more about ourselves than others.
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Lubumbashi Takeover: “Governance by Substitution” in the DRC
The attack on the DRC's second largest city by 440 Mai-Mai fighters is a further indication of the Kabila government's inability to govern and enact reforms.
Egypt: Walking The IMF Tight Rope
The IMF's proposed $4.8 billion loan could be crucial for restoring Egypt's faltering economy. But implementing the IMF's conditions would be socially and politically costly.
Darfur: Money Won't Buy Human Rights
On 7-8 April, donors will meet to discuss ways of reconstructing and developing Darfur. But unless root causes are addressed, aid will struggle to make a difference.
Who Owns the Land? Cameroon's Large-Scale Land-Grabs
As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects.
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Review – Power Punch
Owiny Sigoma Band's new album offers an electronic twist on Kenyan folk rhythms.
Land, Labour, and South Africa’s Tumultuous Agrarian Landscape
Land reform is crucial, but it will not be a panacea for all South Africa's agricultural ills. Righting today’s wrongs will require more than just fixing yesterday’s.
Electric Avenue: Are South Africa's Cars Going Electric?
South Africa is making a number of steps towards introducing electric vehicles. The potential benefits are numerous but so are the challenges.
Zimbabwe's Upcoming Elections: Do Tsvangirai and the MDC-T Stand a Chance?
The MDC-T's popularity appears to have plummeted. To avoid being a mere footnote in history, it will have to win back the hearts and minds of its once core supporters.
Heart-Warming Innovation Saves Mbale's Newborns
In areas where electricity is unreliable or equipment is scarce, low-cost infant warmers could help keep low-weight newborns alive.
Mali's War, Unseen
How media restrictions and news coverage without context help maintain the narrative of France's 'triumphant' Malian intervention.
Thomas R. Lansner
How African Feminism Changed the World
'Feminism' has often been seen as a Western concept, but African women are increasingly redefining it to suit their own purposes. This, in turn, is influencing the rest of the world.
Aili Mari Tripp
What will Uhuru's Election Mean for Kenya's Asians?
With Kenyatta, a Kikuyu and business behemoth, set to take over the reins of power, some of Kenya's Asian community is concerned for the future.