How long is too long?

How long is too long?

President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 31, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Lock)

Data analysis shows that the longer current heads of state rule, the higher the levels of corruption and the more extensive their powers become

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Imagining and forgetting

Imagining and forgetting

Takwa Zebulon of the African Union addresses former presidents Thabo Mbeki (South Africa) and Pierre Buyoya (Burundi) before the AUHRM foundation stone. Left to right, front row, Abdul Mohammed, Buyoya, Mbeki, Mukoni Ratshitanga, and Alex de Waal Smith. (AU headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 30, 2012).

The AU’s glossy new headquarters conceals the site’s notorious past as an execution chamber and burial ground for dissidents, vagrants and criminals

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Resourceful consensus

Resourceful consensus

Resource governance is crucial to growth © Helge Fahrnberger

A new natural resource governance vision aims to build Africa’s economies through cooperation between the extractives industry and the continent’s other economic sectors

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