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Here’s Why Poverty-Stricken Luanda Is One Of The World’s Most Expensive Cities

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaysha/3015359511/”] We recently took a look at the 20 most expensive cities for expats, based on rankings by global management consulting firm ECA International.Most of the cities that made the list are sprawling, lucrative metropolitan hubs that are notorious for their high prices, like Tokyo, Moscow, and Oslo.
Here’s Why Poverty-Stricken Luanda Is One Of The World’s Most Expensive Cities
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Sudan Accuses Israel Of Bombing Military Factory

[credit provider=”Youtube/Screengrab” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j556l5Fhoyw”] Sudan on Wednesday accused Israel of carrying out missile strikes against a military factory that killed two people in Khartoum overnight and threatened to retaliate.”We think Israel did the bombing,” Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told a news conference. “We reserve the right to react […]
Sudan Accuses Israel Of Bombing Military Factory
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Sudan And South Sudan Have Reached An Oil Deal

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Landlocked South Sudan says it has a struck a deal with Sudan over the exportation of oil through Sudan’s pipelines.In a statement Saturday South Sudan’s government said that it will pay approximately $9.48 a barrel to transport its fuel through Sudan’s pipelines.
Sudan And South Sudan Have Reached An Oil Deal
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The World’s Newest Country Is Hunting For $4 Billion In Stolen Cash

[credit provider=”Pete Muller / AP Photo”] NAIROBI, Kenya — South Sudan’s president has written to dozens of government officials asking them to return $4 billion in stolen cash.The letter, seen by GlobalPost, is dated May 3, 2012, and signed Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan. In it he writes, […]
The World’s Newest Country Is Hunting For $4 Billion In Stolen Cash
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It Looks Like The Newest Country In The World Is Effectively At War

[credit provider=”Flickr/United Nations Photo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/5805263974/”] The tense situation between South Sudan and Sudan over disputed oil fields has been on the verge of blowing up into a full scale war for weeks.Today AP is reporting that South Sudan’s president has said that Sudan has now declared war on his country.
It Looks Like The Newest Country In The World Is Effectively At War
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George Clooney Is Watching Sudan Through His Own Satellite And Does Not Like What He Sees

[credit provider=”YouTube/Enough Project” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p89OuPODBMM&feature=player_embedded#!”] Sudan and South Sudan have been hitting the headlines recently amid ongoing violence, concerns of an escalating humanitarian crisis, and… George Clooney.But what is going on in Sudan and South Sudan? And what do you need to know about it?
George Clooney Is Watching Sudan Through His Own Satellite And Does Not Like What He Sees
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10 Of The World’s Most Dangerous Nations

[credit provider=”AP”] The world is a dangerous place.On this planet, you need to watch your back from murderers, rapists, robbers, wars, disease, and natural disasters– just to name a few.
10 Of The World’s Most Dangerous Nations
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Oil-Rich South Sudan Has Hours To Choose Between North Sudan, China And The U.S.

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South_Sudan_Referendum2.jpg”] Southern Sudan is declaring independence at midnight tonight (5pm EST), but not everyone is ready to celebrate.  The new country will either benefit from a boom in commodities, or end up at war with the North yet again, this time over dividing the country’s massive oil wealth. […]
Oil-Rich South Sudan Has Hours To Choose Between North Sudan, China And The U.S.
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A Quick Guide To The Most Failed States In The World

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Foreign Policy magazine just released the 2011 Failed States Index, which annually assesses which nations in the world are closest to total implosion.The survey rates countries on a scale of 1-10 (one being very good, 10 being very bad) on a series of 12 indicators. The nation […]
A Quick Guide To The Most Failed States In The World
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AFRICA: What We’re Watching This Week

[credit provider=”Google maps”] I now have the capacity to embed google maps into the blog, and I think that it will be a useful tool to help illustrate the issues covered in this space.Consider this the beta testing phase while I discover the advantages and drawbacks. And of course thoughts […]
AFRICA: What We’re Watching This Week