Famine Early Warning Systems Network (.pdf): “Mortality Among Populations of Southern and Central Somalia Affected by Severe Food Insecurity and Famine during 2010-2012.”
Africa Research Institute: “After Boroma: Consensus, representation and parliament in Somaliland.”
Somalia Newsroom: “Toward an Economic Recovery in Somalia.”
Bruce Whitehouse: “Why Mali Won’t Be Ready for July Elections.”
Senegal and Chad signed an agreement on Friday to allow special tribunal judges to carry out investigations in Chad into former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, ahead of his trial for war crimes.
Habre’s prosecution, delayed for years by Senegal where he has lived since being ousted in 1990, will set a historic precedent as until now African leaders accused of atrocities have only been tried in international courts.
“A French writer from Algeria,” was how a tight-lipped Albert Camus characterised himself in October 1957 on accepting his nomination as the second-youngest winner of the Nobel prize in literature. These simple words concealed a churning heart. The normally voluble Camus, then 43, was in the midst of a period of self-imposed silence.
After years of championing equal rights for Arabs in his native Algeria, Camus, the son of a Pied-Noir family descended from European settlers, found himself in the uncomfortable position of rejecting any notion of his homeland gaining independence from France.
Jacques Enaudeau: “In Search of the ‘African Middle Class’.”
Baobab: “Djibouti’s Development: Location, Location, Location.” A video with a link to a report.
Africa in DC: “Anti-Federalism, Colonial Nostalgia, and Development in Nigeria: Lagos State Governor at SAIS.”
Alkasim Abdulkadir: “After Baga, JTF Lost in a Maze of Rocks and Hard Places.”
Al Jazeera: “Jailed Boko Haram Members Seek Pardon from Nigeria.”