Africa Research Institute

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 15th, 2012
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By Fran Blandy Sierra Leoneans vote on Saturday in the country’s third election since the end of a brutal civil war, a high-stakes poll billed as a litmus test of the mineral-rich nation’s democratic credentials. The election will be the first since the end of the 11-year war in 2002 to b...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2012
By Hannah Gibson, Africa Research Institute In 1966, two years after gaining independence from Britain, Malawi was declared a republic. For the next 28 years Hastings Banda led the country, and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) was the sole legally recognised party. The authoritarian regime passed nume...