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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.

Christian Caryl

Here's Why 'Timbuktu' Deserves Its Oscars Nod

The Academy Award-nominated film "Timbuktu" explores the war within Islam.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 17, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Robert Orttung and Christopher Walker remind us that Ukraine is not the only ...

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An Empty, Underused Medical Outpost Could Be the Future of the Ebola Fight

John Nel was sent to build a lifesaving Ebola clinic in the middle of the Liberian jungle. It opened too late to help fight this outbreak, but could help prevent a new one.

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