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International Pressure Works. Haitian Government Reverses Election Decision

A quick detour from Egypt to bring you some breaking news out of Haiti.

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Now that the Southern Sudan Referrendum is Over…What Next?

It will be a new struggle for the new country’s leaders to forge a path that includes not only those groups who fought in the war but also those people who were born in refugee camps in East Africa, who grew up in Nebraska, who studied at Oxford and who drive motorcycle taxis in Juba.

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Central African Republic Votes Amid Fighting

What is at stake in the Central African Republic elections, taking place this week.

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Don’t Let “Baby Doc” Distract. We Really Ought to Be Paying Attention to Haiti’s Electoral Dispute

Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s surprise return to Haiti is a side show. The real story this week is the tightening of screws on the Haitian government for refusing to certify the proper results of November’s presidential elections.

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Scenes from the Capital City of the World’s Next Country

On January 9, it is all but certain that South Sudan will vote for independence. Our reporter on the ground gives us a sense of the mood in Juba, South Sudan before the polls open.

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What Laurent Gbagbo Taught Me About His Commitment to Democracy

A former U.S. Foreign Service officer who served in Cote D’Ivoire offers a reflection on the roots of the crisis currently gripping the country.

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