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Blood and oil: can Angola move out of dos Santos’ shadow?

On 23 August, Angolans went to the polls to vote in a parliamentary election from which President José Eduardo dos Santos was absent from the list of candidates. While it is not unusual for...
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Statues and slavery: the legacy of the Confederacy in the US

The violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, has reignited debate in the United States surrounding the legacy of the Confederacy, the self-proclaimed nation of eleven Southern US states whose secession precipitated the...

Barcelona attack: not Spain’s first taste of terrorism

Until last week, Spain had been spared the recent spate of jihadi terrorism in Western Europe. Although the Islamic State and its followers had crowed of their ambition to re-conquer al-Andalus, the area of...
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Coordinating the many actors in Antarctica’s fight against climate change

The sublime beauty of Antarctica is on a par with its bone-chilling hostility – the uninhabited continent is the world's coldest, driest and windiest. The facts that describe it are inevitably mind-boggling; its ice...
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FC Akhmat Grozny: The Establishment of a Kadyrov Dynasty

A few months ago, as the Russian Premier League took its annual summer hiatus, one club in Russia’s North Caucasian region was rebranding itself after six decades. Terek Grozny, which had been named after...
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Leeds experiments with legalised prostitution

It is famously one of the world’s oldest professions, existing in one form or another across almost every civilization. Sumerian records dating back to around 2400 BCE refer to it as an occupation, the...

Hungary: can anyone stop Viktor Orban?

In the Hungary of Viktor Orban, driving from Budapest airport to the city centre in July, one’s eyes could not help but be drawn to the billboards lining the road. Some 75% of these...
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A power struggle in the Indian Ocean: China’s new military base in Djibouti

On 1 August 2017, China formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti. Neither the date of inauguration nor its location in one of the smallest, most resource-scarce African nations are coincidental: this...

Make or break for arch-reformer Macron

In June, just a few days prior to a landslide legislative victory for Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (LRM) party, the Economist ran a cover feature that depicted him striding, beaming across a...
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Drugs in sport: Who do we trust enough to cheer?

Three hundredths of a second. The difference between success and failure; jeers and adulation; Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt. The margins in sport are incredibly tight: hopes are dashed, careers made, and legacies secured...

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