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LDESP Africa News Update – November 2013


The focus of the November 2013 LDESP Africa News Update (PDF) includes articles, reports and analysis regarding the hope and risks in Africa’s Economy, and the security concerns stemming from economic issues in Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan.

Articles are taken from established and diverse professional periodicals, news articles, and editorial commentaries from different countries, reflecting a range  of political views/biases, that are intended to provide readers with a better understanding of various interests and perspectives regarding the situation in the region.  External links may expire at any time depending on the archiving policy of the particular news agency. News summaries may highlight only a portion of an article that is relevant to the readers and may not necessarily be the focus of the entire article or the headline. Opinions expressed in the articles, commentaries and features do not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the LDESP staff .

What’s inside:

In Review Africa’s Rise: Fact or Fiction?

Africa Rising,” The Economist

Snapshots from the OCED Africa Forum, Africa Research Institute

Book: Poor Numbers: How We are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do About It, Cornell University Press

Africa a Decade of Growth in Africa, Little Change in Poverty at the Grassroots,” Afrobarometer

Source Spotlight: John Campbell’s Council on Foreign Relations blog Africa in Transition

News Headlines: Linking economy to security – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan



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  1. In Review – Africa’s Economic Rise: Fact or Fiction? | LDESP

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