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Ethnicity fuels bad governance

Togo: one-man rule Decades of family rule in this West African country have resulted in very little development Ethnicity has been an important political tool for the family that has ruled Togo for...

Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle

Nigeria: Fulani militia As Nigeria fights jihadists in the north-east and militants in the oil-producing south, a third conflict is simmering at its centre Traditional leaders in Riyom, a town in...

The puzzle of political alternation

DRC: quo vadis? As Kabila fights to retain power, opposition politicians must put political differences aside in the interests of the electorate The 2006 elections marked the end of a dramatic...