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West, Central, and East Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Stories from Social Change

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Idris2002, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    So, a little bit of cheer for the new year.

    Ethiopia just announced it is freeing all political prisoners

     
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  2. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

    For a while now, the Chinese have been involved in various speculative building projects in Africa (and not out of the goodness of their hearts, but you know that).

    In 2012, the BBC website had this piece, arguing that the new suburb of Kilamba in Angola's capital, Luanda, was a "ghost town":

    Angola's Chinese-built ghost town

    I've just come across a piece claiming that this former "ghost town" now has 80,000 inhabitants:

    Views of suburban Luanda: banishing the ghosts from Kilamba - Africa Research Institute
     
  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

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