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The Great War and the size of the butcher's bill

This summer the centenary of the outbreak of "the war to end war" will be commemorated throughout Europe. The scale of human suffering and loss of life during the conflict will loom large everywhere. But one important theatre of war is likely to remain largely overlooked – Africa.

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Fighting for African peace - Anansi

Photo©ReutersThe ultimate contradiction in terms it may be, but there is a growing belief that 'fighting for peace' rather than apparently fruitless negotiations is the way to resolve some of Africa's long-standing conflicts. 

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76,000 South Sudanese refugees starving

Up to 76,000 South Sudanese refugees, who fled fighting in Malakal town, are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, as they lack basic necessities and are on the verge of starvation.

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Tensions grow between CAR and Cameroon

The conflict in the Central African Republic has trickled into Cameroon, threatening an already volatile region, as CAR rebels continue to find their way in neighbouring Cameroon.

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North and South Sudan: The oil will flow

South Sudan shut down oil production in January after Sudan Sudan confiscated $815m worth of South Sudanese crudeSudan and South Sudan reached an agreement to end a protracted oil dispute that led to severe economic consequences, civil unrest and fears of another Sudan war.

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