Not all asylum seekers are refugees, but they are in need of international protection at least until it is clear that they are not refugees – IFCR
Data on defence and security in Africa is notoriously difficult to get, and what is available reveals only very little – here it is for what it is worth
The 2007 report was the third annual Failed States Index
The beautiful First Ladies probably become some kind of political bling, to make up for an autocrat’s democratic deficit. Democratic presidents, on the other hand, don’t need to put a shine on their legitimacy. They get it at the polls.
An interesting pattern emerges when you unscientifically categorise African First Ladies into two categories – whether they are ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Matronly’ and their husband’s politics into ‘Strongman leaning’ or ‘Democrats’. We’ll let you discover it for yourself.