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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.

democracy
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.

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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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