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Burkina Faso: The (In)Significant Coup

West Africa often makes international headlines, rarely with positive news. Recent stories include: French intervention in Mali following a coup and a separatist conflict; the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria; oil theft and environmental degradation in the Niger Delta; piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea; civil war in Côte d’Ivoire; and…

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Tunisia: A Triumph for Democracy

TUNISIANS went to the polls for the second time since the revolution in January 2011, to elect their parliamentary representatives. Tunisians voters decided: The party Nidaa Tounes (“Tunisian call”) won the parliamentary election, unseating the Islamist Enanhdha (“Awakening”), who three years ago, won a relative majority and formed a government with the Congress for the Republic…

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