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Senegal: Out of touch ?and in the dark

Power cuts and a high cost of living have prompted repeated protests that could complicate President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term in elections in February 2012

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 15:12

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Is the US ready for democracy in North Africa and the Middle East?

Anti-government protesters in Tunisia and Egypt called for an end to authoritarianism. Since the US had friendly ties with rulers of both countries, we ask if it will welcome democracy there.

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Activism and state tolerance: what’s next for Egypt?

As in Tunisia, authorities in Egypt are learning that stifling dissent is not so easy in an age of Facebook protest movements and blogger activists. How will the new powers that be in Cairo, especially the army, respond to this new reality?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 February 2011 11:01

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Editorial: Where next for the African street?

People can now at least agree on the vapidity of official Western announcements on African politics.  

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Should the African Union send in troops to resolve election disputes?

As the African Union sets up a panel tasked with finding a binding solution to the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, we ask if there could ever be a case for intervention by an African military force.       


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 02:32

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Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: hardy perennial or delicate flower?

altYoung people and engaged citizens have toppled a government in Tunisia and chased out a dictator. The country now has to reverse 23 years of single-party rule.    


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:22

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Truth or tactics in Tunisia? Ben Ali's historic speech

altAfter weeks of rioting, Tunisia's president took to the airwaves on 13 January to promise new liberties and announce he would not run in the 2014 election. His speech has been cautiously welcomed and thousands have gathered on the streets of Tunis, but doubts remain if Tunisia will see any real change.    


Last Updated on Friday, 14 January 2011 14:20

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