Sunday’s Political Pressures in West Africa
- Senegal did not fall apart after the elections yesterday, but the presidential race is still unresolved. Unofficially, incumbent President Wade will have to square off with former PM Macky Sall (BBC News).
- Also on Sunday, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe was in Mali, admonishing them to negotiate with Tuareg rebels (Reuters).
- Finally, Niger’s government warned its people they could be targeted if they travel to Libya. Niger is refusing to extradite Gaddafi’s son Saadi. Some of the same instability with rebels that Mali is experiencing may also be a problem for Niger. (Reuters).
New feeds I’ve started monitoring recently (only the first one of these is really “new”)
Africa and Development
- Why Nations Fail: Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson’s new blog (h/t Blattman)
- Sahel Blog
- Walter Russell Mead (h/t Robert Kelly at The Duck of Minerva)
- Erga Omnes: This is a blog by Sonia Cardenas, Director of Trinity College’s Human Rights Program. (h/t Kevin Heller at Opinio Juris).