Nigeria’s Hopeful Election

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June 2015

In a surprising turn of events, opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari was able to outpoll incumbent Goodluck Jonathan—and the latter peacefully acknowledged his defeat.

Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy: Growth Without Prosperity in Africa

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October 2008

Fifteen years after the wave of democratization crested in Africa, the region still grapples with an economic malaise that is disappointing popular expectations and undermining the legitimacy of electoral regimes.