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A man holds national flags of Eritrea (left) and Ethiopia as he waits for the arrival of Eritrea's president at the airport in Gondar, nothern Ethiopia, in November. Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

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Lawyers for the opposition politician Miguna Miguna wait for a hearing to begin at Kenya's High Court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Inside A Kenyan Courtroom, A Deepening Political Crisis Is On Display

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The coffin of Theogene Niyondiko, who was shot dead by police during an opposition demonstration last Friday, is carried in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Tuesday. Protesters have been demonstrating against President Pierre Nkurunziza, who plans to run for a third term next month. Gildas Ngingo/AP hide caption

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The Trouble That's Brewing In Burundi

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Nimco Ali was 7 when her parents took her Djibouti to have her genitals mutilated. Now the 30-year-old is a leading activist against the practice in England. Courtesy of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner hide caption

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