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In Africa, No Coke Can Mean No Stability

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In Africa, No Coke Can Mean No Stability

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In Africa, No Coke Can Mean No Stability

In Africa, No Coke Can Mean No Stability

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Coke is a big business all around the world. But in Africa, the soda is so pervasive that it acts like a key indicator of political stability. In other words, if you can't get a Coke somewhere, you might want to get out of the country — fast. Alex Cohen talks with Jonathan Ledgard from The Economist about this unusual political indicator.