Kenya: How 10-Year-Old Boys Blew U.S.$2000

[Nation] “You only live once”, or Yolo as it is known in its swankier short form, is a popular phrase among the younger generation. But if what three young boys from Wajir County did last week is anything to go by, then the youth should probably get another catchphrase to justify their adventurous and at times, reckless ways.

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South Africa’s election results reflect widespread disillusion

“THIS IS A vote that reminds us of 1994,” said Cyril Ramaphosa as he cast his ballot on May 8th in Soweto, a township on the edge of Johannesburg. According to South Africa’s president, voters “were just as excited as this” 25 years ago.

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East Africa: Abraaj Demise Shakes East Africa’s Private Equity

[East African] East Africa’s booming private equity industry is in dire need of rejuvenation after the collapse of deep-pocketed Dubai-based private equity fund Abraaj Group, formerly Aureos Capital, which has stunned investors and analysts in the region.

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Sudan: Now That Al-Bashir Has Fallen, Does ICC Still Have Political Will to Go After Him?

[East African] The International Criminal Court’s latest finding that Jordan was at fault in failing to arrest former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Amman in 2017 even as it side-stepped action against the kingdom has sparked fresh concerns over the court’s ability to tame the world’s powerful political actors and rogue regimes.

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South Sudan: Is the Peace Deal in South Sudan Holding?

[ISS] In September 2018 South Sudanese actors signed a new peace agreement to ‘revitalise’ the 2015 deal, which had collapsed. The new agreement, the result of months of negotiations led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), secured the buy-in of most of the parties to the conflict.

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