Africa Blog Roundup: South Sudan, Smuggling in the Sahara, Somalia Conference, Senegal Elections, and More

Louisa Lombard on South Sudan:

Much of the world greeted South Sudan’s independence last year as a triumph of perseverance over oppression. But oppression, like smoking and giving to charity, is a learned behavior, and the South Sudanese learned from some of the best. Judging by their treatment of the Mbororo, a nomadic group of cattle herders, they also were very good students.

Andrew Lebovich continues to detail the fate of the arms being smuggled out of Libya.

Shelby Grossman flags a report from Borderless West Africa (.pdf) on “checkpoints, bribes and delays” on major land routes in the region.

The Economist’s Baobab and Jina Moore discuss different aspects of the London Conference on Somalia.

Amb. David Shinn: “Covert US Attacks in Somalia”

Amb. John Cambell and Carlos Oya on the elections taking place today in Senegal.

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