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East Africa Trade Deal Another Step to Closer U.S.-Africa Economic Ties

By The Editors

In late February, the United States signed a trade deal with the East African Community (EAC), the bloc of five countries around Africa’s Great Lakes. In an interview, Nora Carina Dihel, a senior trade economist at the World Bank, discussed U.S. trade with the EAC and the rest of Africa.

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Populist Playbook: The Slow Death of Democracy in Correa’s Ecuador

Rafael Correa, a left-leaning academic turned populist politician, has governed Ecuador since 2007. Correa brought stability to one of the most unruly nations of the Americas. But in regulating the public sphere and stifling privately owned media, he has overseen a slide to soft authoritarianism.

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