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Protesters in Sudan demanding the end of military rule. (Photo/EPA-EFE/Stringer).

When The Camel’s Back Broke: How Sudan’s Economic Crisis Had A Role In Protests That Toppled al-Bashir

Since 2011, with the independence of the south, Sudan’s oil revenues have shrunk by 75%. With the trebling of the price of bread last December, and the rate of inflation hovering around 70%, the camels back was finally broken.


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KFC in Harare has shut down. (Photo/Aaron Ufumeli/ EPA-EFE).

Zimbabwe’s Economy Is Tanking: Why Mnangagwa Is Just Not Able To Fix It

The Mnangagwa regime could try to take ill-gotten gains away from Mugabe and Grace Mugabe, as Malaysias new government is doing to its previous kleptocratic prime minister and his wife.


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These kinds of markets are king in many parts of Africa. (Photo/IFPRI/Flickr).

Possibly Up To 40% Of Africa’s Regional Trade Is Informal: We Need To Get To The Bottom Of It

Official statistics underestimate total trade between Benin and Nigeria by 50% for imports, and by about 85% for exports.


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Students are more vulnerable to food insecurity. (Photo/Sayan Puangkham/Shutterstock).

South Africa’s University Students Face A Crisis; Nearly 30% Go Hungry, With Black Learners Three Times More Likely To Than White Ones

Theres a common perception that students represent the elite…But this is a myth. Students are more likely to be food insecure than others in the general population.