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Continental institutions are being sidelined in a new 'scramble for Africa', write Mark Paterson and Chris Saunders When he took office as Africa's first United Nations (UN) Secretary General in 1992, Egyptian scholar-diplomat Boutros Boutros-Ghali complained that the Western powers, who dominate proceedings at the world body's Security Council, were…
Recent debate about the intervention in Libya that toppled the 42-year autocracy of the eccentric Muammar Gaddafi has not always clarified matters. It is important to untangle five myths regarding this intervention. The first — ubiquitous in Western media — is that Gaddafi was widely popular in Africa and having…

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