Africa Blog Roundup: South Sudan’s Future, AQIM and bin Laden, Liberia’s Elections, and More

Chris Blattman weighs in on an interesting discussion about what South Sudan’s government should do now.

Battlman also recommends Ken Opalo’s blog. Check it out.

I missed this piece from Kal last week, but it’s still relevant. He writes about how bin Laden’s death might affect al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Here are three worthwhile posts on areas of Africa I don’t normally cover:

Joshua Keating writes on remittances, and includes a nice map.

What are you reading this weekend?

2 thoughts on “Africa Blog Roundup: South Sudan’s Future, AQIM and bin Laden, Liberia’s Elections, and More

  1. Finally got to reading Rodrik’s The Globalization Paradox. Only a few dozen pages in and I like it. I am glad Economists like Rodrik exist to point out (without throwing the baby out with the bathwater, of course) the unintended distributive consequences of the free flow of capital.

    • Sounds cool. Economics is one of my weakest areas – I will need to give myself a crash course this summer!

      Right now I’m reading Empires of the Word, a history of language spread around the world.

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