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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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Haiti Elections Today

A pop singer and former first lady face off in Haiti’s presidential run-off election on Sunday.

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Putting the Financial Squeeze on Côte d’Ivoire’s Illegitimate Ruler

The cost of staying in power (about $150 million per month) is what many analysts believe will end up breaking Gbagbo’s hold on Côte d’Ivoire.

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Côte d’Ivoire’s Waiting Game

The world – and Ivoirians – anxiously await for incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to run out of cash to maintain his illegitimate government.

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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?

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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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