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A Fitful Start to Elections in Nigeria

In the twelve years since Africa’s most populous nation transitioned from military dictatorship to civilian rule, the three elections held have been far from democratic exercises—instead, they have been flashpoints for violence, igniting communal tensions across the country and disenfranchising large numbers of voters.

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Gabon’s Silent Struggle

In the West African country Gabon, protesters have taken to the streets and the government is suppressing the revolt. Sound familiar? Yet there is little to no coverage of these events. Why?