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The main problem with African democracy is that it’s almost non-existent. Out of the 44 Sub-Saharan countries measured by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index in 2019, only one was a full democracy – Mauritius, with a score of 8.22. Another six countries were catalogued as flawed democracies: Botswana (7.81), Cape Verde (7.78), South Africa… Continue reading

On 16 February 1999, six car bombs exploded outside Uzbekistan Government headquarters in Tashkent, killing 16 people and injuring more than 120. Shortly after the attack, president Islam Karimov visited the site of the explosions. He was flanked by two men in uniform: Rustam Inoyatov, the head of the National Security Service, and Zokir Almatov,… Continue reading