What’s Changed, and What Hasn’t, in Two Years of Africa Watch

What’s Changed, and What Hasn’t, in Two Years of Africa Watch
Malians supporting the overthrow of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, in Bamako, Mali Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 (AP Photo).

Editor’s Note: This is Andrew Green’s final week authoring our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Africa Watch, although he’ll continue to be a valued contributor and friend of WPR. We’d like to thank Andrew for having done such an amazing job with Africa Watch since taking it over. Tune in next week for an update about the newsletter moving forward. You can subscribe to receive it by email every Friday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox.

After more than two years and 100 newsletters, I’ll be signing off from Africa Watch. But before I go, I wanted to look back over what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in that time, even as I anticipate some of the stories that might occupy Africa Watch in the weeks and months ahead.

In revisiting my first Africa Watch newsletter, published just over two years ago, I was fascinated by how many entries read almost like a time capsule from an entirely different era.

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