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Why Did the Atlantic Council Even Consider Giving African Dictator Ali Bongo Ondimba a ‘Global Citizen Award’?

Gabon’s president is an outlandishly corrupt autocrat who probably just stole an election. Why did a venerated Washington think tank offer to toast him at a black-tie gala?

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Congressmen Point to Protesting Ethiopian Olympic Runner as Victim in Fight for Freedom

U.S. congressmen are introducing legislation to protect Ethiopian civilians like the Olympic marathoner who raised his hands in an X as he crossed the finish-line in Rio.

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Is Ready for Retirement

She won the Nobel Peace Prize and steered her country through the Ebola crisis. But the Liberian president’s proudest achievement will be peacefully giving up power.

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A New Statue of Zimbabwe’s 92-Year-Old President Is Being Compared to a ‘Simpsons’ Character

Amid protests and economic turmoil, Twitter mocked the authoritarian president’s new cartoonish likeness.

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