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Monday March 14th 2011

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The limits of American smart power in Congo
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"The Afrika Reich"
Guy Saville imagines an Africa under Nazi rule in his new novel
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Video: John Prendergast on a split Sudan
The co-founder of the Enough Project on China and America's roles in Sudan
Poverty and wealth in Angola
Hoarding the spoils of oil
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