Tag Archives: Political geography

27Feb/15

Atheist U.S. blogger killed in machete attack in Bangladesh

Machete-wielding assailants hack to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.

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23Feb/15

Controversial security law amended in Kenya

A Kenyan court throws out parts of an anti-terrorism law seen as stifling the media but leaves a provision allowing police to hold terror suspects for nearly a year without charge.
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23Feb/15

Congo seeks to draw tourists to troubled, resource-rich east

Rich in minerals but troubled by unrest for two decades, Congo’s east is an unlikely holiday destination, but agents in the region are promoting it’s unique rainforests and endangered species of wildlife as a must see for tourists.
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17Feb/15

ISIS opens new front in North Africa

(Next Media Online) – The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq to extremist groups in North Africa.

Militants in several countries in North Africa, including Libya, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, have pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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17Feb/15

African musicians sing for peace at Amani festival in eastern Congo

Thousands of people from across the African Great Lakes Region attended the Amani festival in Goma over the weekend. Amani, which means peace in Swahili has been organised for a second year to try and change the story of a country mired by conflict and to give residents hope for peace.
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16Feb/15

Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya

A video released by Islamic State purportedly shows Egyptian Christians being marched along a beach, before being forced to their knees and beheaded.

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14Feb/15

Small businesses in Equatorial Guinea count their profits after AFCON

Juan Obama won the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea this month, not as a player for the champions Ivory Coast, but as a Taxi driver. Juan had his busiest and most profitable month ever.
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10Feb/15

Somalian lifeline cut off by suspension of remittance services

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China Central Television (CCTV)

Most of the major U.S. banks have ended remittance services to Somalis after new regulations were passed to stop money from getting into the hands of terrorists such as Somalia’s Al Shabaab. However, funds sent back home to Somalia are crucial for many families and businesses in a country that lacks a proper financial system from years of fighting.
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