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The Migrants Who Make It

For survivors of the long, dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, the promised land often isn’t all that it seemed.

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Somali Expats in Nairobi Are Caught Between al Shabab and a Heavyhanded, Brutal Police Force

In the wake of the Garissa University attack, Somali expats in one Nairobi neighborhood are caught between an increasingly indiscriminate al Shabab and a heavy-handed, brutal police force.

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Why the United States and Nigeria Will Never #BringBackOurGirls

A series of blunders by Goodluck Jonathan and his failure to work with the Pentagon led to the tragedy that allowed Boko Haram to kidnap over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. Now, there's little hope that they'll all be found.

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Should International Groups Be Monitoring Sudan’s Elections?

You can’t assess an election’s integrity without choosing to monitor it, but the decision to do so can be seen as conferring undue legitimacy on an unfair vote.

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'This Man I Call Father’

Meet Jaffar Amin. He does voiceover work, likes MC Hammer, and posts family histories on Facebook. Oh, and his dad was Africa’s most notorious dictator.

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Waiting for Goodluck in Nigeria

Nigeria’s resurgent president has made the most of a six-week election postponement, taking the fight to Boko Haram and stumping across the country. But are Nigerians too fed up with corrupt government to re-elect him?

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The Blood Cries Out

In one of Africa’s most densely populated countries, brothers are killing brothers over the right to farm mere acres of earth. There’s just not enough land to go around in Burundi – and it could push the country into civil war.

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