RealClear Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya: Dying for Democracy?

On the UN International Day of Democracy, we consider what Kenya's election debacle tells us about the world's dominant political ideology - and it's limits

Understanding Africas Leaders for Life Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world's longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of...

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