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Beware Former Dictators Calling Themselves ‘Converted Democrats’

Forget the ICC complaint and 20 months of military rule, Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari says he is a democratic “convert.”

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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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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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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 26, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed El Dahshan reports on the bitter contradictions underlying Egypt's ...

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