Stephen Ellis on Africa in world: “best” book 2012

Worldwide, there’s a growing concensus that “outsiders” (useful, for lack of a better term to describe non-residents of the sub-Saharan) ought to view Africa with a new set of spectacles. Outdated pre-conceptions still dominate outisders perceptions of what ails Africa, and how the “patient” might best be “cured.” But increasingly, the dangerous stereotypes of the past – mental maps and meta-narratives that influenced all manner of wrong-headed understandings of what’s happening in the sub-Saharan – are giving way to new approaches that begin with asking better questions about Africa’s present and future

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West Africa: Floods – Stemming the Tide in West Africa

[Africa Renewal]Every year West African citizens experience heavy downpours, which often result in flooding. The floods in turn bring death, destruction to property and crops and outbreaks of disease. In 2012, the situation worsened dramatically.

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Liberia: Is the Code of Conduct in a Coma?

[New Republic]We have learned time after time that planning without implementation is a waste this is why every decent, civilized and responsible government or society puts in its very best to ensure that the duty of its people navigates in keeping with legislations that will bring them joy, peace, happiness on one hand and on the other provides for them an uncompromised security and upholding the supreme interest of the state and people.

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Central African Republic: UN Demands Ceasefire

[UN News]The Security Council has demanded that armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) immediately cease hostilities, following attacks on several towns in recent days, and called on all parties to seek a peaceful solution to the current crisis.

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