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Updated version of December 2014 – Updates are in bold
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 Since coming to power in largely free and fair elections in December 2010, the government of President Alpha Condé has made some progress in addressing…

How to keep foreign dictators from living large in the U.S.

In sunny Malibu a real estate agent named Neal Baddin helps the playboy son of one of the world's most corrupt leaders buy a $30 million mansion. Teodoro Nguema Obiang lives off money taken from the coffers of Equatorial Guinea, a tiny but oil-rich…

Moussa Dadis Camara said his coup would be different. But as scores of protesters are gunned down, west Africa is in real peril

Guineans were relieved when there was a bloodless coup last December after the death of the longtime president, Lansana Conté. Not only had the feared battle for succession among army factions been averted, but the coup leader, Captain Moussa Dadis…
The parallels between the current crisis in Guinea and the situation in Macedonia at the onset of the Kosovo refugee crisis in 1999 are striking. The international response to both situations could not be more different. Guinea is host to the second…