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After Chibok, Nigeria Will Still Need Education

The Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 girls from the Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria on April 17th has generated more media attention than any single atrocity in recent African history. Yet long after the media blitz is over, unless Nigeria takes dramatic and sustained...

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For the Malawian Ambassador, 50 Years of Independence is Personal

This week, Malawi celebrates 50 years of independence from Britain. In Lilongwe, President Mutharika marked the occasion with a large-scale prisoner release followed by prayer, military parade, dancing, and football. In Washington D.C., the Malawian Ambassador to the United States, Steve Matenje, opened three days of...

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