Center for Electoral Forensics
[rwandan volcano]
[The Green Protest of 2009]
[mountain village]

The ABCs of Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is an enclave, entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. This geography has fundamentally influenced Lesotho and its foreign and domestic politics. As with most African countries, its post-independence history is filled with military governments, elections, coups d'état, and juntas. Throughout it all, Lesotho kept…

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[eastern Thrace near Edirne, Turkey]

Turkish Delight

Once again, Erdoğan seeks to alter the political structure of the Republic of Turkey. When he became the Prime Minister in 2003, the Turkish state reflected the long Turkish history of seeking Europe. Atatürk created a Western state out of the remains of the Ottoman Empire. The new Republic of…

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Arch of Triumph

The Gambia

The Islamic Republic of the Gambia came into being in 1965, after winning independence from the United Kingdom. In the intervening half-century, the Gambia has flirted with democracy, a union with Senegal, and military government. The current president, Yahya Jammeh, came to power in 1994 as a result of a…

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