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May 2019
Nigeria’s Two Decades of Zero-Sum Democracy
by Ebenezer Obadare
“[T]he more distant the experience of military rule, the greater has been society’s reconciliation to the reality of democracy as the only game in town.”

May 2019
South Africa’s Precarious Black Middle Class
by Roger Southall
“The precarity of daily existence for so many black middle-class South Africans is heightened by dependence on political connections.” Ninth in a series on social mobility around the world.

May 2019
Congo’s New Citizens’ Movements and Kabila’s Exit
by Marta Iñiguez de Heredia
“The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently consolidated this new democratic wave.”

May 2019
The Eritrea-Ethiopia Thaw and Its Regional Impact
by Michael Woldemariam
“[T]urning the page on decades of conflict and underdevelopment in the Horn of Africa will require ... democratization and the institutionalization of transparent, accountable governance.”

May 2019
Pan-African Aspirations Drive a New Free Trade Pact
by Christopher Changwe Nshimbi
“Ideally, the free movement of goods and services should coexist with the free movement of people.”

May 2019
Perspective: Momentum Builds for the Restitution of African Art
by Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
Western museums are under pressure to return cultural artifacts looted during the colonial period, as world-class African institutions emerge to claim rights to lost heritage.

May 2019
Books: Everyday Life in a Post-Slavery Society
by Sandra E. Greene
In Mauritania, where slavery remained legal until 1981, women descended from slaves are taking charge of their lives and redefining their identities.

May 2019
The Month in Review: March 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in March, country by country, day by day.

April 2019
Map of Africa
by the editors of Current History
Map of Africa

April 2019
Obstacles to Social Mobility in India—And the Way Forward
by Anirudh Krishna
“For many ... significant upward mobility remains a doubtful prospect, while substantial downward mobility is a real possibility.” Eighth in a series on social mobility around the world.

April 2019
Made in Bangladesh: Homegrown Development in a Global Economy
by Naomi Hossain
“Few big countries ... have had their fortunes so profoundly shaped by a weak position in the global system.”

April 2019
Sri Lanka’s Post–Civil War Problems
by Neil DeVotta and Sumit Ganguly
“Sri Lanka’s ethnoreligious divisions are bound to continue as long as the likes of Rajapaksa dominate the island’s political scene.”

April 2019
The Taliban’s War for Legitimacy in Afghanistan
by Ashley Jackson and Florian Weigand
“The Taliban are no longer a shadowy insurgency; they are now a full-fledged parallel political order.”

April 2019
The Making of the Rohingya Genocide and Myanmar’s Impunity
by C. Christine Fair
“Myanmar has consolidated its impunity, making its crimes a fait accompli. To do so, it first destabilized the legitimacy of the Rohingya as a group…”

April 2019
Perspective: The Death Wish in Pakistan’s Aid Dependence
by S. Akbar Zaidi
Pakistani elites’ aversion to paying taxes leaves the country dependent on foreign aid and beholden to donors. As Washington cools on its old ally, the Chinese and Saudis may fill the void.

April 2019
Books: The Long Struggle to Master the Monsoon
by Eric Tagliacozzo
For centuries, India searched for ways to escape the deadly cycle of too little water and too much. Pollution and climate change threaten to undo the progress it has made.

April 2019
The Month in Review: February 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in February, country by country, day by day.

April 2019
Map of South Asia
by the editors of Current History
Map

March 2019
Why European Democracies Are Struggling
by Erik Jones
“European democracy has always been playing catch-up with popular aspirations for democratic representation.”

March 2019
The EU’s Eastward Enlargement and the Illiberal Turn
by Milada Anna Vachudova
“What keeps European states committed to the EU project has not changed: it is economically much better to be inside the bloc than outside.”

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