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Oh Ho, Africa Is Bigger Than You Thought…

As African nations recalculate gross domestic product to include previously unaccounted-for economic activity, it is evident that the size of the continent’s economy is much larger than what has been largely believed.

Read Here – Businessweek

What is Al-Shabaab?

Read Here – CNN

Africa: The New Frontier For Terrorism

Last year, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb did something no other modern terrorist group has: conquered a broad swath of a sovereign countryMali. Since then, despite French intervention, northern Mali has become a jihadist  front, with Islamist militants flowing in from around the world.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Terrorist kill 59, holed up with hostages in Kenya Mall

Urban Slums Define New Africa

Urban slums worldwide will soon reach a tipping point, with young people rejecting the lives that they have been offered. Their power lies in their numbers – more than half of the world’s youth shares their fate – and in their anger. They will rise up, refusing to accept their status as second-class citizens of ever-expanding urban settlements, and they will destabilize countries like Kenya, undermining efforts to build more stable, prosperous societies.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Mobile Phones Bring Technological Edge For Afghanistan

In the eyes of the rest of the world, war-torn Afghanistan is a place with a beaten-down infrastructure, the minimum of modern amenities and certainly none of the services made possible by the latest technological advances powering the Internet, financial services and telecommunications. Surprisingly, however, Afghanistan is on the leading edge of the mobile-money and banking revolution sweeping through developing countries from Kenya to Indonesia.

Read Here – Time

Momentum Rises To Lift Africa’s Resource Curse

Across Africa, oil, gas and minerals are being discovered more often than ever before. Nowhere is the global commodities boom being felt more acutely. Over the next decade, billions of dollars will flow into countries previously starved of financial capital, Kofi Annan writes.

Read Here – International Herald Tribune

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