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Spoils of war

Côte d’Ivoire: war crimes and elections Victor’s justice is unavoidable in post-election conflict By Brian Klaas Elections should bring peace, not war. But for the last 15 years, whenever voters in...

Africa’s Catch-22

Sub-Saharan Africa: on the periphery Political violence often means that those countries that most need investment are least likely to get it By Brian Klaas Conflict in Africa can result in economic...

Glaring inequality

Africa: market-dominant minorities Though the economies of many African countries are dominated by minorities, politicians often choose to accept the benefits By Brian Klaas Between “Brexit” and...

Democracy hypocrisy

Democracy hypocrisy

Instead of toppling autocrats across Africa, the AU’s lip service to democracy props them up Critics have long argued that the African Union (AU) supports the authoritarian rule of many of the...