Africa

Muhammadu Buhari Wins Reelection

February 27, 2019

Nigerians went to the polls on February 23 and reelected their president, Muhammadu Buhari.  The outcome was uncertain going into election day as Buhari was in a close race with his main rival, Atiku Abubakar,

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Exit Joseph Kabila, Enter Félix Tshisekedi

February 9, 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo finally has a new leader after years of misrule by Joseph Kabila.  On January 24, Félix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the country’s new leader, however, his legitimacy is a

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Ethiopia and Eritrea: Peace at Last?

December 29, 2018

One of the more positive events to have happened in 2018 is the signing of a peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.  The two countries fought a two-year long war that ended in 2000 and

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Jacob Zuma’s Leadership Will Not Be Missed

February 20, 2018

South Africa is often looked at as a democratic and economic model for the rest of its continent.  It has a diverse economy, and since Apartheid, has been an example of non-racial, non-sexist democracy.  However,

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Robert Mugabe is Ousted in a Coup

November 21, 2017

Last week Zimbabwe’s military moved to oust the country’s president, Robert Mugabe.  A week before, the 93-year-old Mugabe had decided his wife, Grace, would succeed him when his presidency ended.  Zimbabwe’s military did not approve

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Congo: Into the Heart of Darkness

July 30, 2017

To lose faith in humanity, one just has to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Over the past 20 years over 5 million people have died in from violence, hunger, and disease.  The fighting