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Three Reasons Trump is Succeeding and What Progressives Can Do

Phyllis Taoua, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by Truthout. "As I watched the historic events unfold at the national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, like many Americans, I wrestled with the question, "How is…
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How the US can help Africa fight terrorism by supporting local activists

Phyllis Taoua , 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in The Conversation, "The urgency of promoting social justice in Africa as the best firewall against the spread of extremism grows daily, as we witness…
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What does Ghana have to celebrate in its 59th year of independence?

Phyllis Clark Taoua, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow and UA student Francis Mbawini Abugbilla. This piece was first published in The Conversation, "Ghana has long been a symbol of Africa’s promise. But it has also been a reflection of…
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Why Niger’s Presidential Election Matters

Phyllis Taoua, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in The World Post, "On February 21, Niger will vote in the first round of a presidential election. This has barely been a blip in…
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Why Should We Care About Democracy in Africa? What the Recent Election in Burkina Faso Can Teach Us

Phyllis Taoua, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in The World Post.  "The results of a historic election in Burkina Faso, the first in nearly 30 years, were recently announced. After three weeks in office, the…
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