"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


phoning it in

I just got back from the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in New Orleans. Rather than attempt to write a coherent post after flying AirTran, I'll just refer you to Global Voices' excellent roundup of blogosphere opinion on the Niger coup. The short version: everyone, especially those living in Niger and its environs, seems to think that the coup could be a positive step towards the restoration of the rule of law.


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