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Full Scale Civil War On the Verge in Cote D’Ivoire

Developments today would seem to indicate that Cote D’Ivoire is no longer experiencing a political crisis–but a war. Should foreign forces intervene?

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Central Africa Boils as Eyes (and Checkbooks) Focus on Sudan

While eyes, ears, and laptops are fixed on Sudan ahead of a delicate referendum on whether the country will remain united, it’s lesser-known neighbor, the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), continues to suffer two violent conflicts and severe humanitarian crises.

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Côte d’Ivoire’s “Classic” Strongman

Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent in Côte d’Ivoire’s recent presidential run-off election, is refusing to accept defeat.

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What You Need To Know About Guinea’s Election

More than 50 years after independence from the French, Guineans will cast their vote in the second round of their first democratic presidential election.

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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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