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Continental drift

Since the euphoria of the independence era, Africa has spiraled down into war, plague, genocide, and despotism

By William S. Reno
July 10, 2005

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The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair -- A History of 50 Years of Independence By Martin Meredith PublicAffairs , 752 pp., illustrated, $35 (Full article: 999 words)

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