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Letter from Madrid
Spanish Lawmakers Say ¡Basta! To Corruption

Our correspondent takes you outside the Spanish Parliament during the no-confidence vote against Mariano Rajoy’s government.

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Democracy in South Africa
Farewell, Jacob Zuma

Thank the ANC, not South Africa’s institutions, for finally forcing out a failed President.

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Democracy in South Africa
A House Divided

This week, Cyril Ramaphosa took the reins of a deeply divided ANC after a bitter leadership contest. Can he renew the promise of South Africa?

Kenyan Elections
Tensions Mount in Kenya as Do-Over Election Looms

After the Kenyan Supreme Court tossed this past month’s election results, the chances of a political crisis grow more dire by the day.

Modern-Day Slavery
NYT Wakes Up to Racism Against Africans in Libya

Arab enslavement of Africans has a very long history, though you wouldn’t know it from the NYT.

A First for Kenya and for Africa

Kenya’s Supreme Court tosses last month’s fraudulent election results after John Kerry and the Carter Center affirmed them.

Democracy in South Africa
The Zuma Dynasty?

Many will breathe a sigh of relief when Jacob Zuma leaves office. But what if his ex-wife succeeds him?

Kenyan Elections
Opposition Leader: No Sex Until the Votes Are Counted

“All women should deny their husbands conjugal rights on the eve of voting,” Raila Odinga advised at a campaign rally Monday.

Burundi on the Brink
Tutsi Officers Purged from Burundi’s Military

It’s the latest warning sign from a country where the chances of a coup, a civil war, or a genocide are increasing by the day.

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Net Assessment
All That Africa Could Be

A U.S. recommitment to Africa would profit all involved, so long as policymakers settle in for the long haul and take their cues from Alexander Hamilton.

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