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The Man Who Would Be Emperor -- CAR's Jean Bokassa
American Diplomacy, Warts and All
Jean Bédel Bokassa ruled as President-for-life and later as Emperor of the Central African Republic from 1966 to 1979. In his youth he served in the French Colonial Army earning the rank of captain fighting in what would become Vietnam.
The Most Provocative Filmmaker in the World: A Conversation With Mads Brügger on
He's punk'd both the North Korean communist government and in his new film, the Central African Republic and its corrupt diplomatic culture. Mads Brügger is one of Europe's funniest and most controversial filmmakers, although most Americans haven't heard of him -- yet.
After the Fall of African Dictatorships
Alemayehu G. Mariam
Professor of political science, CSU San Bernardino
If Africans are to have hope of a better future, they will need to build a fortress of freedom impregnable to the slings and arrows of civilians dictators and the savage musketry of military juntas.
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