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Duncan Green explores the four types of African economies, noting that Africa’s two most famous success stories (Botswana and Mauritius) don’t fit neatly into any of the four categories.

Michael Totten asks “What’s up with Turkey?”

Raj Patel examines who might have been responsible for Lumumba’s death.

Stephen Walt explains what he learned from Jared Diamond.

Blogging for Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, Zoe Pollock reports on a South African pastor who has come under criticism for preaching AIDS awareness.

HT to Duncan Green for pointing out the new data visualization software for the World Bank’s World Development Indicators. Fun with Data!

HT to the Guardian’s Datablog  for its link to the Alphaworks site analyzing aid pledges to address the floods in Pakistan.

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