Nigeria: Desperation to Hold Power Fuels Conflict, Says Jonathan

[Guardian] Abuja -”There is a vicious cycle in Africa where the struggle for political power leads to conflicts that bring up poor governance and create hardship which fuels the struggle for change of leadership, thus creating further conflicts and poor leadership.”

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The struggle to get Ebola vaccine to rebel-held areas of Congo

WHEN A YOUNG woman living near Beni came down with a fever, a nurse told her to go to the clinic for a test. But by the time the Ebola virus was detected in her blood, she was in a car bumping her way towards Kalungata, an area controlled by the Mai-Mai, a plundering, raping militia

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South Africa:Marijuana Use in South Africa – What Next After Landmark Court Ruling?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country’s drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy. Adults are now allowed to use, possess or cultivate cannabis in private for their own personal consumption.

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Burundi:Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?

[ISS] Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global conflict prevention responses. This instability has included a failed coup d’├ętat, violent clashes between government and opposition forces, increasing suppression of the media and civil society, as well as targeted assassinations.

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