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The Africa Report, September 2017

Nick Branson, ARI Senior Researcher, was quoted in an article about Guillaume Soro, President of the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire which appears in the September print edition of The Africa Report.
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Kenya’s 2017 presidential elections: a preliminary results analysis, by county By Aly Verjee

Aly Verjee highlights four trends which may explain the margin by which Uhuru Kenyatta defeated Raila Odinga in Kenya's 2017 elections.
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RFI English, 21 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen discusses with RFI how failures to prevent construction in hazard-prone areas contributed to a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone that killed hundreds
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Ouest-France, 18 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen spoke about some of the underlying urban issues and government inaction which contributed to the deadly floods and mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone (in French).
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Thomson Reuters Foundation, 17 August 2017

The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked aid organisations, land rights activists and researchers what lessons Sierra Leone can learn from the mudslide to avert such crises in the future. One of those experts was ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen.
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AFP Africa, 17 August 2017

Jamie Hitchen, ARI's Policy Researcher , told AFP that poor urban planning had been a problem for years in Freetown, but that the government response had "broadly been one of inaction".
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Quartz Africa, 16 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen was quoted by Quartz Africa talking about the failure of political action to address underlying urban issues in Freetown in light of recent mudslides and flooding.
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RFI Afrique, 16 August 2017

This article, in French, cites ARI's blog about flooding in Freetown in 2015 and points out that many of the underlying causes in 2015 were the same as in 2017. 
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BBC News, 16 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen spoke to the BBC on why he thinks more could have been done to prevent the devastating floods in Freetown; pointing the finger in particular at the lack of political will to act.
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The Wall Street Journal,15 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher, Jamie Hitchen was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal on the flooding and mudslides that have killed hundreds in Freetown. He spoke on how unaddressed urban-management challenges were a factor in the disaster.