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Mali Crisis, Al-Qaeda Driving ‘Arc of Instability’ Across Africa – Study

Mali Crisis, Al-Qaeda Driving ‘Arc of Instability’ Across Africa – Study

AFRICANGLOBE – Two new studies report that “the growing role of al-Qaeda across northern Africa,” fueled by the Mali crisis and Libyan arms influx, is creating an ‘Arc of Instability’ across Africa’s Sahel that poses an “acute threat” to countries in the region and to Europe and the US.

Capitalising From Regional Economic Integration in Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – The success of one nation depends on the success of its neighbours. It happened in Asia, now we are seeing this in the Eastern African region. The Eastern African region is a region with robust growth leading to a ‘New Normal’ for Africa.

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Roads and Power Projects East Africa’s Pride

AFRICANGLOBE – The inauguration of Athi River-Namanga (Kenya) through Namanga to Arusha in Tanzania this past week graced by Tanzania’s President Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, was one of the most significant steps in the journey towards East African integration. Those who are old enough will recall that in the not [...]

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Southern Africa Sending Standby Force to Eastern Congo

AFRICANGLOBE – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decided to activate its stand-by force and dispatch it to the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where rebels of the M23 movement are fighting against the Congolese government. The unit will be under the auspices of the Neutral International force (NIF), [...]

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Ghana: No Clear Winner Yet in Presidential Election

AFRICANGLOBE – There is no certain winner yet in Ghana’s presidential election even though incumbent President John Dramani Mahama is thought to be in the lead. After three days of what has been touted as a keen contest, several media outlets have the president at a little over 50 per cent of votes in provisional [...]

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Southern Africa: Region Calls Urgent Summit on DR Congo

AFRICANGLOBE – South African president Jacob Zuma is to travel to Dar es Salam where regional leaders are expected to hammer out approaches to end the crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation confirmed on Thursday that the DR Congo situation would top the agenda of the [...]

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Suffering in Northern Mali

How might military action in northern Mali unfold and what impact will it have on the local population? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal argues the fact that Arab extremists in northern Mali do not enjoy the support of the local population, combined with the area’s flat desert landscape, “suggest that an aggressive [...]

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With Impressive Growth, Half of Africa Now Middle Income

AFRICANGLOBE – Out of the all the countries in Africa, nearly half of them are considered middle-income countries based on the per capita income of their citizenry—a number that grows with each year as the African continent continues to be the second fastest growing region in the world behind Asia. Granted, the standard set by [...]

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Fighting Erupts Among Arab Invaders in Malian Town of Gao

AFRICANGLOBE – Al-Qaeda-linked fighters have gathered reinforcements in the tense Gao region of northeastern Mali and are waiting to see if the Tuareg rebels that launched a failed offensive a day earlier would regroup for a fresh assault. The desert area of Gao has been a focus of Islamist and Tuareg activity since the once-allied [...]

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