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The 86th Academy Award nominees and our movie reviews Our movie review columnist Andrew DeCort has written critical reviews about some of the movies and the actors that are now nominated for the 86th Academy Award that will take place later this month. Here are

The cost of conflict prevention and peace building in Africa is rising. But are African countries becoming less determined both financially and politically?

Tsedale Lemma  

When African Heads of State and Government took the bold decision to finally disband the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and establish the African Union (AU) in 2002, they had no delusion that the continent, after the genocide in Rwanda, needed to be rescued from itself. From Algeria in the north to Mozambique in the south, from Sudan in the east to Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the west and Somalia in the horn –  not to mention Burundi, Angola and Uganda, Africa was dotted with fragile states that were either deep in conflicts or were already worn out by civil wars.