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What You Need to Know About Guinea’s Presidential Election (part 2)

In the second part of the three-part series, we look at Guinea’s military history and the critical political role of security forces.

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Analysis: Guinea’s Presidential Election (part 1)

Guinea’s transition to democracy is a difficult one. In advance of the second-round of the presidential election scheduled for Sunday October 31, we look at Guinea’s recent political past in the first of a three-part series.

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UNESCO Pulls The Plug on “Dictator Prize”

UNESCO’s executive board puts the controversial Obiang prize on hold, indefinitely.

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Two Thirds of Benin Under Water

Severe flooding hits Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.  Welcome to the next big humanitarian crisis.  But after Hait and Pakistan, will there be enough money for emergency relief for the region?

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Inclusive Growth & Employment in Africa

On September 22, high-profile members of the Africa Commission gathered in New York to talk about the importance of inclusive growth and employment in accelerating the achievement of the MDGs.

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Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world’s lead climate negotiator Christiana Figueres explained why her organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), had made so little progress in establishing international climate protection regulations.

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