|Editorial 12.1: "Challenges in Africa’s march towards democracy"|
|Publications - African Agenda|
|Written by Editorial|
|Thursday, 26 March 2009 17:41|
Most African countries have since the 90s embraced democracy albeit with various levels of practice. That elections, as a means of participatory democracy and of changing government, are held is in itself good news as Africa moves farther and farther away from illegal and sometimes bloody change of government typical of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
But the democracy terrain in Africa is so uneven as it swings from such promising democracies like Benin, Botswana, Mauritius, SouthAfrica and Ghana to quasi-democracies as Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic, Gambia and Gabon. Indeed some like Madagascar, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Guinea seem to be relapsing. The situation is much more complicated for post-conflict countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Angola and Congo DR who have to deal with not only devastated infrastructure but also grapple with collapsed institutions of state. With a highly expectant population looking for a quick return to normalcy, these post-conflict democracies face a nagging situation that continues to threaten the growth of democracy. (see Democracy in Africa’s postconflict states, page 10).
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