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To stop migration, stop the abuse of Africa’s resources

On January 17, Italy’s parliament approved the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat “irregular migrant flows” and the trafficking of people towards Libya, and, from there, to Europe. A number of other European countries are pursuingsimilar policies, including France, Germany, and Spain. These policies have been preceded, in recent years and …

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AFRICA: Combating Africa’s inequalities

According to a new study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), South Africa has the highest recorded level of income inequality in the world. And in this, South Africa is not unusual among African nations. Of the 19 most unequal countries in the world, 10 are in Africa, according to …

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Africa is changing. How far is Uganda behind?

From Milton Obote, Field Marshall Idi Amin, and in recent decades President Yoweri Museveni, politicians in Uganda like to see themselves as being at the centre of the big political movements in Africa. And play a part they did. Obote was one of the key men in the formation of …

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UNHCR chief wants the world to pay more attention to Africa

The commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grand wants the world to pay more attention to Africa with respect to addressing the current refugee crisis. Speaking to journalists at the Kenyan-based Daadab Refugee Center, the world’s largest refugee camp, Grand said more needs to be …

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