Mali: A New Interim President, But Crisis Far From Over

The former speaker of Parliament, Dioncounda Traore, was sworn in today as the new head of state in Mali. As much as this transition of power is a significant step towards restoring democratic rule, the security situation in the country has worsened, as the rebellion in the north is far from under control.

A Long Road Ahead for Côte d’Ivoire

While Gbagbo's removal was key to ensuring that Côte d'Ivoire didn't descend into full-scale war and effectively ended the crisis of leadership, it does not signify the end of the humanitarian and economic crisis for the country.