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The Zika Virus Just Quietly Spread to Southwest Africa

While it’s only two cases so far, it’s a stark reminder of West Africa’s vulnerability to epidemics.

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Annals of wars we don’t know about: The South African border war of 1966-1989

Best of Best Defense: Number 4 in our list of the most viewed posts of 2015. This post ran originally on March 12.

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Nicki Minaj Joins Dictator Performance Club

Nicki Minaj is being criticized for her decision to perform in Angola despite reports of gross human rights violations carried out by the government there.

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Angola Awaits Its Arab Spring

Autocracy, corruption, and inequality: Is time running out for the regime in Luanda?

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Why Angola’s Star Reporter Won’t Stay Down

Angola's corrupt leaders keep trying to silence Rafael Marques. So far, without success.

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Annals of wars we don’t know about: The South African border war of 1966-1989

Reading South African accounts of the 23-year long Border War between South Africa and the Angolan liberation movement UNITA on the one hand, and the Angolan government and army, supported by large Cuban forces on the other, is almost hypnotically compelling.

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