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“The International Community” (via Ken Opalo)

  • World Politics Review has a series of ten articles covering the rise of protest movements across Africa.  Another important source of information about political activism in Africa is the Afrobarometer, which currently faces cuts to its funding.  If you’ve used Afrobarometer data in your research, please fill out this survey to demonstrate its importance.

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Cn41OAvXgAA2tJjThis and other interesting graphs to be found at the new African Visual Data site

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Your first choice for impulsive decisions that leave your bank account in shambles the next day (via Mpasho News)

  • Video of the week: not quite my usual style, but I absolutely love Nigerian singer Kah-Lo‘s vocals on Riton‘s club hit “Rinse & Repeat”

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  • Why are so many African flags red, yellow and green?  It may be connected to Ethiopia’s successful resistance to colonialism (although Ken Opalo raises other posibilities in the comments)
  • Song of the week: Subculture Sage‘s remarkable new video “Gold” documents a day in the life of an informal gold miner in Zimbabwe

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 tumblr_nk923azevv1rb4yfjo1_1280Thought for the day (via Tumblr)

  • I’ve been paying more attention to North Korea ever since I picked up a copy of Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy a few years ago and found myself reading the entire thing in one sitting.  Daniel Tudor & James Pearson’s North Korea Confidential picks up where Demick’s book ended and provides a fascinating update on the country.  Here’s a representative section of the index.

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Mobility patterns during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, using mobile phone data, via CNN.

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