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Africa Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018 - 11:17:23 AM


Africa
Congo-Brazzaville’s hidden war
IRIN documents the humanitarian toll of a little-known 20-month conflict

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:16:17 AM

Africa
Why women should have more of a say in male rites of passage
Each year scores of boys from the amaXhosa nation take part in ulwaluko in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. This involves the boys living in secluded areas away from their homes. They undergo circumcision and take part in a number of rituals. All of this entails the boy’s journey to manhood.

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:13:28 AM

Africa
Ansar al-Sunna: A New Militant Islamist Group Emerges in Mozambique
A series of attacks by Muslim youth targeting villages in northern Mozambique has raised fears that a new Islamist militant group is gaining a foothold in East Africa. The group goes by the name Ansar al-Sunna, although locals refer to it as al-Shabaab after Somalia’s al-Qaeda terror network affiliate whose activities it appears to emulate (Intelligence Brief, June 4, 2018; The East African, June 8, 2018).

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:07:06 AM

Africa
Jean-Pierre Bemba squarely back in Congolese politics
The ICC has provisionally released former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba after his accquital for war crimes. What does this mean for the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:05:03 AM

Africa
Africa’s First FLNG Project Sees Commercial Flows
Africa’s first floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) project has begun commercial operations. Golar LNG began commercial operations offshore Cameroon with the Hilli Episeyo FLNG vessel.

Jun 16, 2018 - 9:55:39 AM

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