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Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is challenging the health systems of some very poor countries, and global cooperation is needed to respond to the threat.
By Chinua Akukwe.


U.S.-Africa Summit: Partnership Opportunities

The upcoming summit between U.S. and African leaders is likely to make progress on a number of investment, development and security issues. By Chinua Akukwe.


Oil Theft Around the Globe

In Nigeria, Mexico, Iraq, Russia and Indonesia, billions of dollars of oil are being stolen, causing serious problems for governments and multinational corporations.
By Chris Dalby.


U.K. Ban on Khat Affects Kenya

The British government has banned the stimulant khat, which will have consequences for Kenyan farmers who had been fetching inflated prices for the crop in the United Kingdom. By Bernard Mulwa.


Nigeria: Ending the Threat of Boko Haram

The kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls should be the last straw. Nigeria must decisively end the menace of the insurgency group Boko Haram. By Chinua Akukwe.


Sierra Leone: Challenge to Constitutional Review

One of the issues being debated in Sierra Leone, as the country undergoes a constitutional review, is whether to keep in place presidential term limits. By Karamoh Kabba.


Congo: M23 Down but Not Out

A string of U.N. successes against rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may not last unless the underlying cause of the conflict is addressed.
By Derick Wolf.

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DR Congo's Silent Ordeal

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Somalia: No Sovereignty without Security

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Blood Diamonds

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