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Little Mogadishu

By Deborah Egbo Published April 21, 2014

With continuous relocation of Eastleigh inhabitants to Somalia, and an increase in Al Shabaab presence in Nairobi, the Kenyan government is faced with the task of maintaining peace in the small Somali settlement.


CAR Violence: A Unique Case of Insurgency

By Deborah Egbo Published March 17, 2014

As long as land ownership remains a problem in Central African Republic (CAR) conflicts like the CAR Bush War and the current state of unrest between the seleka and anti-balaka rebel movements, discord will be a continuous occurrence in the country.


Boko Haram: A Threat to Nigeria's Development

By Deborah Egbo Published November 8, 2013

Nigeria faces a new threat to continuous economic development: Boko Haram, a Nigeria-based terrorist organization. Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sin," aims to enforce the Sharia law in all thirty-six states in Nigeria and has carried out attacks on several attacks on civilians with a major focus on targeting Christians and government officials.


China's Foreign Aid to Africa

By Deborah Egbo Published October 11, 2013

Unlike most traditional donors, China is still relatively new to large-scale foreign aid. Despite this, China has thus far done an impressive job in providing foreign aid, as the country's aid policy has made profound changes in the countries it supports.