Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Jul 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

Nicolás Maduro: The New Tropical Czar Has No Clothes

May 25, 2018

Maduro may still be in office, but nothing in the Venezuelan landscape looks rosy for the government. On May 20, Nicolás Maduro was re-elected president of Venezuela after an election almost everyone within and outside the country dubbed not free and fair. He presided over a process where most...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: To “Equate”

Mar 07, 2018

A European soccer official has come under fire for using the terms “Star of David” and “swastika” in the same sentence. The CEO of British soccer’s governing body, Martin Glenn, has learned that he must be careful when compiling lists because of the universal law of political...

Robert Mugabe’s Long Goodbye

Nov 23, 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe steps down after 37 years in power as the world's oldest leader. There is jubilation on the streets of Zimbabwe that the country has not seen since its 1979 victory in the War of Liberation. People are celebrating a different kind of deliverance, that from 37...

A Valediction of Late Life

Aug 19, 2017

Nearing the end of life, for artists, intellectuals and politicians their last hurrah carries a very specific style.  Edward Said, the late Palestinian intellectual, was not a natural bedfellow for Arsene Wenger, the French football manager in the English Premier League. However, the very first...

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