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Getting Africa Right
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.

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.

Getting Africa Right
Are Africans Actually Getting Poorer?

GDP per capita is set to fall in Africa this year, and that’s big news, but it’s not the whole story.

Getting Africa Right
The Sun Never Sets on Robert Mugabe

The Financial Times is calling for a British pivot to Zimbabwe. Here’s why that’s unlikely to work, even if it was attempted.

Getting Africa Right
In Africa, Independence Days Are Overrated

Several former colonies in East Africa are marking their Independence Days this month. Not that there’s much to celebrate.

Getting Africa Right
NYT Misses the Mark on Africa Coverage

This kind of hazy, fog-of-war reporting from far afield fails to deliver the kind of illuminating coverage readers deserve.

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Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

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