Africa: High Cost of Having China As Africa’s Partner of Choice

[ISS] Africa’s history is laced with decades of colonial exploitation, which together with developmental assistance programmes such as the International Monetary Fund’s structural adjustment initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s, has had debilitating consequences.

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Burkina Faso, west Africa’s linchpin, is losing its war on terror

THE CAPPUCCINO patisserie in the centre of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital, offers freshly baked croissants and that rare delicacy in west Africa, a decent Italian coffee. Its other features are less charming: a thick security barrier and two twitchy soldiers with assault rifles guard its patrons.

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Uganda:Govt Bans Ministers From Seeking Treatment Overseas

[Monitor] Kampala -All patients, including Members of Parliament, who require taxpayers’ money for lifesaving treatment abroad, will soon have to look elsewhere for funds after Cabinet resolved to compel public officials who need specialised care to seek the required services from a private facility on Entebbe Road.

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Africa:Migrants in Libya Face Rising Threat From ‘Stronger’ Gangs and Traffickers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Migrants in Libya face the greatest danger in years of being trafficked, exploited or enslaved by armed groups and criminal gangs – which are becoming stronger – as Europe clamps down on migration, the United Nations and analysts said on Tuesday.

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Nigeria: Malabu Scandal – Ex-Attorney General Adoke Got $2.2 Million – Crimes Commission

[Premium Times] A former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, allegedly exchanged more than $2.2 million in a bureau de change in Abuja as part of his share in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal, court documents show.

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