Monday, April 21, 2014

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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is living proof that power corrupts, and that a cult of personality can devastate a country otherwise brimming with potential.
The Rwandan genocide was shocking not just because of its extremity and scale, but because it was preventable.
For the first time in two decades, the divisive figure Kumba Yalá is not watching over Guinea-Bissau's elections. But his legacy of corruption and unrest remains.
A 12,000-strong UN force is a positive step, but there are still five months before it's deployed and questions remain over where the troops and funding will come from.
Egypt's military doesn't only control the political levers of power, but also the economic ones. And its involvement is getting even deeper.
Inside figures allege that the APRM is fraught with corruption and mismanagement, and that its integrity and independence have been undermined.
The World Bank's Doing Business rankings reward countries who service the needs of large-scale international business, to the detriment of the majority, and punish those that don't.
If the abduction of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun is confirmed to have been conducted by Boko Haram, it will be the Islamist militants' third kidnapping in northern Cameroon.
Once warring communities now live side by side and the pace of development has been awe-inspiring, argues former UK Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell.

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