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

LDESP Africa News Update – April 2014


The focus of the 21 April 2014 edition of the LDESP Africa News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding the nexus between Economy and Security in the continent, with particular focus on Nigeria and the recent elections in Algeria.

What’s inside:

In Review: Between Security Concerns & Economic Hopes

Africa is Refuting the Usual Economic Pessimism,” Wall Street Journal

Hello Nollywood: How Nigeria became Africa’s Biggest Economy,” The Guardian

Islamists Abduct More Than 100 Girls from Nigeria School: Security Official,” Times of India

Boko Haram Increases Deadly Attacks on Civilians in Norther Nigeria,” Voice of America

Africa’s Pulse, World Bank Group

Algeria News Headlines: recent elections, governance

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