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Burkina Faso’s Electoral Reforms Test Fragile Transition

Ambitious reforms pushed by activists within Burkina Faso’s interim government, including a new electoral code that effectively bars leading supporters of ousted President Blaise Compaore from running in October elections, could complicate the country’s transition. Holdovers of the old regime are in a position to push back.

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Internal Security Concerns Keep Pakistan Out of Yemen Coalition

By The Editors

Last week, Pakistan agreed to send ships to help enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to send aircraft or troops to participate in the Saudi-led coalition there. In an interview, Ayesha Siddiqa, an independent security analyst, discussed Pakistan’s military capabilities.

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Dwindling Assets: Oil, Inequality and Angola’s Emerging Fault Lines

Since the end of its civil war, Angola has made great progress, but now confronts an economic crisis driven by falling oil prices and exacerbated by staggering inequality. Meanwhile, the ruling party faces a determined opposition and an internal battle over who will succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

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