Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace Program: Cross-Cultural, Geopolitical & Regional Education

LDESP Africa News Update – January 2014


The focus of the 10 January 2014 edition of the LDESP Africa News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding predictions for Africa in the new year, and the security and economic issues in various countries in North, East, West, and Central regions.

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 in the New Year

Letter from Africa: 2014 Unlucky for Some?,” BBC

Four Predictions for Africa’s Economy in 2014,” The Kenya Star

Infographic: Africa’s Economic Growth, Forbes

News Headlines: North, East, West and Central Africa including reviews of 2013 and predictions for 2014 regarding Libya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and others.


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