The Foreign Desk

Explainer 21: Africa’s democracy problem

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22 June 2016

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Africa is a continent of 54 nations, the vast majority of which could be considered democratic on paper. And yet in the past year Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza and Congo-Brazzaville’s Denis Sassou Nguesso have all changed their constitutions to allow themselves a third term. What’s the story?

22 June 2016

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