Africa News Roundup: Eid and Boko Haram, Northern Mali, Chad and China, and More

Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, this Sunday. In Northern Nigeria, authorities are bracing themselves for possible attacks by the rebel sect Boko Haram: A centuries-old Eid festival in the major northern … Continue reading

Africa Blog Roundup: Ethiopian Orthodoxy, China and Africa, Banking in Somalia, Aikido in Mali, and More

Africa Is A Country on Ramadan traditions. Tom Boylston on “Ethiopian Orthodoxy in post-Imperial times and…the emergence of a competitive religious public sphere.” Ty McCormick writes about the recent Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, noting that “China has taken measures to rebalance … Continue reading

Africa Blog Roundup: Failed States, China and Chad, South Sudan and Aid, and More

Lesley Anne Warner, “Potential Takeaways on Africa in the 2012 Failed States Index.” Laura Seay: “Obama’s Africa strategy…reads like a litany of the continent’s well-known challenges. To be sure, poverty, war, and limited opportunities are still problems for millions of … Continue reading

Africa Blog Roundup: Kaduna Easter Bombing, War in Mali, China in Ethiopia, Succession in Malawi, and More

A bomb near a church in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, killed dozens this morning. The war in northern Mali may be “over,” but events remain fast-paced and complex. Andrew Lebovich writes about the interactions between various armed groups in “The Blag … Continue reading

Africa Blog Roundup: Nigeria Security Map, Sudan and China, Arming South Sudan, Congolese Independence, and More

Amb. John Campbell posts on his project to map violent incidents in Nigeria. Amb. David Shinn makes some key points about Sudanese President Omar al Bashir’s recent visit to China. Aly Verjee argues against providing anti-aircraft weapons to South Sudan: … Continue reading

Africa Blog Roundup: Mauritania and Malawi Protests, Lebanese in West Africa, India and China in Africa, and More

Protests: Kal looks at the May 24 “Day of Rejection” protests in Mauritania. Dadakim covers a protest for academic freedom in Malawi. A planned “day of rage” in Ethiopia did not materialize yesterday (h/t Semhar). Baobab writes about how Lebanese … Continue reading