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2012-03-15 13:10:56 Major Trends Shaping Africa Policy [This is Africa] In this monthly summary of major trends shaping the African policy space, Exclusive Analysis's Natznet Tesfay looks at resource nationalism in Mozambique and South Africa, oil sector reform in Nigeria and the implications of a new Jihadist group's attack in Tamanrasset, Algeria for terrorist activity in the region.

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Thursday, 10-23-14, 11:46DNA Analysis Starts on Church Collapse Victims[SAPA]Cape Town -DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in South Africa for analysis, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday.
Thursday, 10-23-14, 11:37"Not Seeing News From Libya Any More?" - RWB's New Campaign[RSF]Exactly three years after the Gaddafi regime's fall on 23 October 2011, Libya is today amid mounting political and military anarchy, and the hopes raised by Col.'s overthrow are giving way to another dark episode in Libyan history. Journalists, both professional and non-professional, are among the leading victims of this instability. They are being hounded, physically attacked and even murdered.
Thursday, 10-23-14, 11:27Three Journalists Held in Several Defamation Cases[RSF]Reporters Without Borders condemns the muzzling of the press in Cameroon, where three journalists are currently held on defamation charges, and calls on the government to decriminalize media offences.
Thursday, 10-23-14, 11:02Ateny Wek Ateny - 'It Is the People of South Sudan Who Decide'[Deutsche Welle]The leaders of three East African nations have been visiting South Sudan to discuss the peace process in the war-torn nation.
Thursday, 10-23-14, 10:42UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security[UN News]The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.

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