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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Congo-Kinshasa: Terror Attacks on Ebola Centers Raise Fears of Contagion

[VOA] The charity Doctors Without Borders has suspended its Ebola virus-fighting operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after attacks on two of its treatment centers this week, raising the risk that Ebola infections in the area will increase.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Slamming the Door On Democracy

[ISS] Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – but who is not the new president – wrote to Africa’s leaders gathered for last week’s African Union’s (AU) summit.

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Africa: As People Flee War and Disaster, Countries Lose ‘Billions’ – Study

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde – People fleeing war, natural disasters or violence within their own countries could be costing countries a combined $13 billion a year, a new study released on Wednesday revealed.

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