Alison Bailey (Illinois State): On White Shame and Vulnerability. From the IMF's Finance and Development, a special issue on Africa. The politics of impunity: Alex Lichtenstein on human rights in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Circle of life: Namibia is trying to save its lions by charging trophy fees to kill them. Fall of Gaddafi opens a new era for the Sahara's lost civilisation: Libyan leader showed no interest in ancient culture of Garamantes, but now archaeologists hope to unearth neglected slice of history. The Great Green Wall of Africa can either be a literal project, a 15km-wide west-east forest meant to keep the Sahara out, or a metaphor for the addition of trees to the African landscape wherever they’re needed. Martin W. Lewis on the migration of place names — Africa, Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Sudan — and on ethnic politics and the relocation of Ghana, Benin, and Mauritania. A review of Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora by Marika Sherwood. Life in hell: Can Somalia survive as a nation? Conflict in the Comoros: By some accounts, the Comoros is the most coup-wracked country in the world. The Mapa Cor-de-rosa: Frank Jacobs on a Portuguese empire that never was.

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