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Is Eritrea Finally Opening Up?

The isolated African state of Eritrea has long held the unflattering reputation for being the “North Korea of Africa.” This nickname reflects the closed nature of the country, the opacity...

Portugal Dominated Angola for Centuries. Now Roles Are Reversed

Money flowing into Portugal is coming from a former colony. And while Angola is often cited for corruption, Portugal has been...

Rwanda and the Dangers of Democracy

Paul Kagame faces what may be his greatest challenge: transition to a more open society.

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The Rehabilitation of Africa's Most Isolated Dictatorship

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