Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate?

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There is much to celebrate as the world marks International Day of Democracy. The last year has seen important democratic breakthroughs in Africa. In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time. In just the last few weeks, …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 18 May 2015

Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform, by by Nic Cheeseman Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher: Cambridge University Press This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed, as well as how they could …

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