Category Archives: Africa

Government Crisis in Burundi

I have not seen too much discussion on this, but after a failed coup, Burundi’s government is struggling with a question of legitimacy. The coup was a response to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s claim to another term, which, according to the … Continue reading

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Goodluck and Institutional Progress in Nigeria

At face, electing a military dictator may not fit the western conception of political progress. In Nigeria, however, the successful presidential election of Muhammadu Buhari serves as an encouraging sign of political progress. Despite his former role as Nigeria’s military dictator, Buhari’s … Continue reading

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Ebola: In a Town Near You?

Originally written for the Truman Index, this article has not been updated to reflect the new domestic victim of Ebola. It should be noted, however, that this individual came from Liberia, and despite it taking a few days, was eventually … Continue reading

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