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The Mountain Kingdom, on the Brink

As southern Africa's democratic success story Lesotho goes to the polls, the prime minister's anti-corruption crackdown has brought a bitter power struggle into the streets.

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A Second Chance for South Sudan

The end of war brings a chance to start anew. Step one: Scrap failed institutions.

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Staving Off Nigeria’s Next Train Wreck

Africa’s biggest democracy is pushing ahead with its next election. Here's why that would be a mistake.

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