April 3, 2012

A Glass Half-Full in Africa

The Economist, The Economist

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Representative government is still on the march in Africa, despite recent hiccups.

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TAGGED: Kenya, Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, Senegal, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Ivory Coast, Gambia


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