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    The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)
    Mon, May 02, 2016
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    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan (L) presents a gift to president-elect Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, May 28, 2015. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)
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    A veterinarian inspects a tranquilized black rhino after it was dehorned in an effort to deter the poaching of one of the world's endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, in the north west province, South Africa, February 24, 2016. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)
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    Shiite men talk while sitting under posters of their Islamic leaders in Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria, February 2, 2016. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)
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In Case You Missed It: 4/25/16 – 5/1/16

By George Bamu on May 1, 2016

Papa Wemba

 

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Papa Wemba

Papa Wemba’s Legacy Celebrated Worldwide

The musical legacy of Papa Wemba, the Congolese musician who died on April 24, is being celebrated not just throughout the Africa continent but around the world. Wemba collapsed on stage and died minutes later during a performance in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast.

Many are asking questions about what may have caused his collapse, captured on video.

“Last weekend, when news of the real Papa Wemba’s death began to circulate on the internet, many of his fans were in denial, “writes Chinedu Ukaban with The Fader.

Ukaban states that to understand the impact of Wemba’s music you have to follow the twists and turns of the music of the country where he comes from, the Congo, especially during the 50’s and 60’s.…

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In Case You Missed It: 4/18/16 – 4/24/16

By Raevyn Goates on April 25, 2016

An oil Rig in Uganda
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An oil rig in Uganda

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up.

In this week’s news, Uganda revises plan for oil pipeline, and the Republic of Congo gets a new Prime Minister.

Uganda to Export Oil Through Tanzania

Uganda has decided that it will build a pipeline through Tanzania in order to export it’s oil. The land-locked nation had originally struck a deal with Kenya, but backed out. They cited security concerns over terrorist groups active in certain areas along the pipe’s route as a primary reason for the change.…

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In Case You Missed It: 4/11/16 – 4/18/16

By George Bamu on April 18, 2016

African Yields-Bloomberg

In this week’s news, African leaders gather in Ethiopia for a high-level security summit, and investors in Africa cautioned not to leave too soon.

The Economist Cautions Not To Pull Out of Africa Too Soon

It’s true there are plenty of concerns among the millions of investors who have put their money and hopes in the economies of African countries. These concerns are justified, and every savvy investor should know when to pull out and when to hold back when things seem shaky.

For these investors; miners and private-equity firms that have “sank” billions into the African economy, the recent slump in commodity prices is something that is troubling, The Economist tells us.…

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In Case You Missed It: 4/4/16 – 4/10/16

By Raevyn Goates on April 11, 2016

Many people displaced by violence in Darfur are not registered to vote.
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Many people displaced by violence in Darfur are not registered to vote.

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up.

In this week’s news, Darfur decides to vote on their political future, Nigeria looks to the cosmos, and Ethiopia turns to bamboo for economic boost.

Darfur Holds Controversial Election

Darfur, a Western part of Sudan, is holding a vote to decide if the region will remain divided as five states or if they will unite as a single state.

Proponents of a united Darfur have suggested that it will give the region a stronger role in Sudanese politics.…

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