March 4, 2012

More False Dawns in Africa?

Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

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The development in many countries is certainly something to be optimistic about, but it's worth remembering sometimes that press coverage on Africa tends toward the over-optimistic.

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TAGGED: Congo, Sudan, Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, Chad, Southern Sudan, Mozambique


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