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CAR: Chad, the UN, and the EU

Withdrawal of Chadian “Peacekeeping” Troops The Chadian government announced last week that it will begin to withdraw its troops from the CAR, saying that “Chad and Chadians have been targeted in a gratuitous and malicious campaign that blamed them for all the suffering in CAR”.  Chad has been a major player in the attempts to keep the… Continue reading

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CAR: The International Response

EU Peacekeeping Mission Underway On Saturday, March 29, the EU announced that it finally had enough member country support to launch an peacekeeping mission into the CAR, pledging 800 to 1,000 troops to support the 6,000 AU and 2,000 French troops already on the ground.  Germany, while offering no combat troops, played a key role… Continue reading

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Senegal: Helping the Common Senegalese

Renting a New Future http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/senegal-law-combats-sky-high-rents-22495547 A new law mandating across-the-board rent reductions in Senegal is a double blessing for its real estate market and possible buyers. Two years after successfully running on a campaign to lower living costs, President Macky Sall has received wide praise for the law from residents frustrated with the city’s pricey… Continue reading

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Senegal: Problems With No Quick Solutions

Homophobic Violence in Rufisque Police in Senegal have arrested four young men accused of hunting down and injuring five gay men with stones and batons, in the city Rufisque, just outside of Senegal’s capital.The suspects were arrested for destruction of property and causing injury. Anti-gay sentiment runs deep in Senegal, where the penal code calls… Continue reading

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Senegal: Floods, Funding, and Fairs

Climate Change in Senegal: Senegal is under serious threat of flooding due to climate change warned Margareta Wahlstrom, the head of the United Nations Council on reducing disaster risk (created under the Hyogo Framework for Action). In recent years, Senegal suffered major flooding that left many dead and thousands of homeless people, particularly in the… Continue reading

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