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Mauritania-The Height of Slavery in the 21st Century

Mauritania-The Height of Slavery in the 21st Century

Since the passage of the 2007 law to criminalize the act of slavery in Mauritania,… only one person has been convicted of slave ownership…. It has been difficult to change the mindset of people…

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The ICC Unfair in the Eyes of the African Union

The ICC Unfair in the Eyes of the African Union

Over the past several years, there has been no love lost between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the..

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Libyan militias holding thousands captive

Libyan militias holding thousands captive

As Libya celebrates its first election in forty years, we are reminded there is much more to a truly functioning democracy than just elections..

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Transparent Elections and Economic Growth in Mali

Transparent Elections and Economic Growth in Mali

It seems intuitive that democracy should lead to economic growth: when leaders are held accountable to the public they are forced to make decisions that…

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