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Date: 10 July 2017 at 17:14

This week's highlights from African Arguments.
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The case for removing US sanctions on Sudan

By 12 July, the US needs to decide whether or not to permanently lift some of its sanctions on Sudan. It is not an easy decision. Khartoum has made progress on some fronts as required, but has fallen notably short on others.

All in all though, removing sanctions is probably the wiser of the two options. Here's why.

Visiting Boko Haram territory

"The invisible landscape below our plane was mostly Sahel savannah, the vegetation getting progressively thinner and drier as one leaves Abuja and enters Borno State in the northeast....

This is Boko Haram territory. If the group, which sprouted up in this region, were to randomly pick any terrain in the whole country for the best cover and the best bolt-holes, it couldn't have hit on a better place."

The great African leader you've never heard of

Quett Masire, Botswana's president from 1980 to 1998, passed away last week at the age of 91. He is not seen as one of Africa's great leaders, but he should be.

Masire was remarkably humble and well-respected. He set Botswana on a steady path to economic growth and development. And contributed significantly to democracy on the continent. 

Photo of the Week: São Tomé and Príncipe's changing climates

In our Photo of the Week feature, we will be showcasing one of the boldest and most beautiful images, old or new, that we've come across that week. 

If you'd like to suggest or submit a photograph to be featured, please get in touch by email.

Most read articles on African Arguments this week:

1) Quett Masire (1925-2017), the great African leader you've never heard of
2) Ethiopia was colonised
3) Visiting Boko Haram territory
4) Mali: The stoning that didn't happen, and why it matters
5) The case for removing US sanctions on Sudan

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