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A bullet hole in the window of a hotel in Mogadishu: the worst is not over. (Photo/Stuart Price/UN).

US Kills 60 Al-Shabaab In Deadliest Attacks On The Somali Militants, But The Cycle Of Violence Continues

Al-Shabaab has lost large swathes of territory to the Somali army this year, bolstered by US and African Union peacekeeping troops, AMISOM.


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A Kamuina Nsapu fighter. (Photo/Philip Kleinfeld/IRIN).

200,000 Congolese Expelled From Angola: At Home, They Find The Same Peril They Fled

Since the violence in DRCs Kasai region last March, 1.4 million people have been displaced.


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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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With Over 10 Million Still Needing Assistance Every Day, The ‘Forgotten’ Lake Chad Crisis Gets A Shot In The Arm

More than $2 billion was pledged at the Lake Chad crisis, more than the $1.5 billion sought and three times the disappointing haul last year.