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Talking Africa, 14 September 2017

ARI policy researcher Jamie Hitchen was a guest on Talking Africa's weekly podcast. The discussion focused on the recent mudslides and flooding in Freetown and possible ways forward.
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The World Weekly, 7 September 2017

ARI's Director Edward Paice was quoted by The World Weekly on Kenya's democratic progress in light of the recently annulled election.
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Bloomberg, 7 September 2017

ARI's Senior Researcher Nick Branson was quoted by Bloomberg on political dynamics in Cote d’Ivoire ahead of the party congress of the RDR, the largest member of the governing coalition.
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Africa Check, 4 September 2017

Nick Branson, ARI Senior Researcher, was consulted by Africa Check in their attempt to verify that Kenya’s Supreme Court was the first such African institution to overturn a presidential election.
The Africa Report
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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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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.