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When Teachers Unions Go to Africa

As if holding back America’s schools wasn’t enough….

Things Fall Apart
Report: Nigeria Rejected British Offer to Rescue 300 Schoolgirls from Boko Haram

The 195 girls who remain missing today reportedly live in conditions of forced marriage, rape, and torture.

Things Fall Apart
One Month and Counting: Nigeria’s President Convalesces in London

What this means for the running of the Nigerian government and the health of Christian-Muslim politics in West Africa’s regional power remains to be seen, but it certainly doesn’t bode well.

Horn of Africa
‘Democracy’ in Somalia Looks a Lot Like Oligarchy

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

Media Criticism
Clearing Up the Fog of War in Ivory Coast

What’s happening in the Ivory Coast is a story of disappointment, ambition, calculated violence, and betrayal.

Getting Africa Right
Nigeria’s Leading Novelist Slams President Buhari

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s op-ed in the NYT provides a sobering assessment of President Buhari’s job performance.

Progress
In Africa, a Link Between Phones and Freedom

Uganda’s putting porn on the “naughty list” and Zimbabwe’s trying to block WhatsApp, but Africa’s mobile revolution is real and its impacts are just beginning to be felt.

Development in Africa
Il est minuit, docteur Schweitzer

The great humanitarian’s hospital in Gabon may be closing soon. But it’s not the only idea of Albert Schweitzer’s that has seen better days.

Kleptocracy Watch
How Not to Steal an Election: Gabon Edition

A memo to dictators: if you’re going to steal an election, don’t let them see you sweat.

Getting Africa Right
South Sudan and the Case for Maps

An AP report from last week shows the ethnic loyalties driving the conflict in South Sudan—and also demonstrates why readers need maps to understand them.

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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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