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Renaissance or Mirage: Can Africa Sustain its Growth?

How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent's future economic performance.

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US is Back in Somalia

It’s taken the USA a long time to get over the humiliation of Black Hawk Down. With his surprise visit to Mogadishu, US Secretary of State John Kerry finally closed that ignominious chapter, and announced that Somalia would be seeing a lot more American involvement from now on.

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The Roots of Radicalism in Kenya

The Kenyan government’s response to terrorism may have made the problem worse, says one researcher. The government, says the researcher, needs to create political space to permit expression of political frustrations and interests other than through the use of violence.

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Saudis’ Mass Expulsions Putting Somalis in Danger

In 2013, Mohamed, a 22-year old Somali, was making a living washing cars in Saudi Arabia. Late that year, due to increasing government pressure on employers of undocumented workers, he was fired. In December, after several weeks without a job, Mohamed handed himself over to the police. He spent the next 57 days detained in appalling conditions.   “In the …

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