There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
Nigerian security personnel inspect the site of a blast at Nyanya bus station in the outskirts of Abuja
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Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
Failure to invest in girls has socioeconomic impacts on multiple generations.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.
A child who fled from Central African Republic attending a class at a refugee camp in Chad.
Attacks on schools and children evoke a strong emotional response, which is a definitive goal of terrorist groups.
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The shrinking of Lake Chad contributes to instability in the countries which sit around its expanse.
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara attends a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from France on August 7.
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African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
Residents of Lamu, Kenya, accuse the government of ignoring their concerns and going ahead with the construction of a huge port.
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Africa's blue economy initiatives focused on economic outcomes. Limited attention was given to social equity and ecological sustainability.
Cameroon’s soldiers patrol near a tank in the Cameroonian town of Fotokol.
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Cameroon's anglophone crisis is not simply a dispute between two feuding groups: a range of international actors have been architects of the current situation.
Getting more women involved in science is good for everyone.
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A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
The street market at Mont-Bouët in Libreville, Gabon. The country was one of 10 on the continent downgraded this year.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
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The saxophonist and singer leaves a legacy spanning more than 60 years of musical production that will continue to echo in global sounds.
Manu Dibango (centre)
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One of the greatest artists ever to emerge from Cameroon had a fraught relationship with his homeland – but because of it touched all corners of Africa and the world.
Agave honey bee log hive honey comb harvest.
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Wild bees provide many lessons. Watching and learning from them may help keep honeybees safe and thriving.
Kenya has seen a huge decline in the number of roan antelopes.
Kenya can save its roan population if it re-stocks from other countries, eliminates poaching and improves their habitat.
Supporters of Cameroonian President Paul Biya outside the French embassy in Yaounde.
The African Union's intervention track record in conflict situations is mixed.
The government must harness analytical technologies developed by pharmaceutical scientists in Nigeria
There are cost-effective solutions to the problem of sub-standard drugs in Nigeria and other low-income countries.
Serious lead poisoning cases are a growing problem on the continent.
Unregulated and hazardous lead acid battery manufacturing and recycling plants are often adjacent to residential areas, agricultural and grazing lands.
A woman casts her ballot during Cameroon’s 2018 presidential elections.
Many believe that it is only a return to the country's two-state federation that will end the conflict and break the impasse.
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Navies, and other security agencies, won't be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Ivorian sailors participate in an anti-piracy hostage rescue scenario with the Ghanaian Navy during Exercise Obangame Express.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.