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January 26, 2015  Burkina Faso: Hopes for New Beginnings
    "Over the next year, the transition away from the Compaoré era [in Burkina Faso] will be full of uncertainties. The opposition leaders are focused on new elections, which they clearly hope to win. Others, closer to the activist networks, are also pushing for more fundamental changes: to improve people's economic and social conditions, root out corruption, reform state institutions, and bring to justice the worst criminals of the ancien régime." - Ernest Harsch

Sep 3, 2007  Sahel: Beyond Any Drought
    "People blame locusts, drought and high food prices for the crisis that affected more than 3 million people in Niger in 2005, But these were just triggers. The real cause of the problem was that people there are chronically vulnerable. Two years later, they still are." - Vanessa Rubin, CARE International UK

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

May 17, 2017  Africa/Global: Whose Energy?
May   8, 2017  Africa: World Bank Financing Land Grabs
April 25, 2017  Africa/Global: Media Repression 2.0
April 17, 2017  Africa/Global: New Reports Show Massive Tax Losses
April 10, 2017  Africa: African Feminism Past and Present
March 21, 2017  Africa/Global: Scaling Up Solar

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News (allafrica) May 29, 2017
Trial of Former Leader Blaise Compaore Adjourned
Trial of Ex-Leader Blaise Compaore Under Way
New Ambassador Looks for Commercial, Cultural Exchanges With Seychelles
Presidents Who Came to Power At 40 and Below
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