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A look at some of Africa's recent democratic setbacks.

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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 12:04 PM
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A look at some of Africa's recent democratic setbacks.


www.latimes.com

Zimbabwe
This year, President Robert Mugabe, once heralded as an African freedom fighter, has silenced his critics with intimidation and violence while his nation's economy has spiraled out of control.

Kenya
In 2007, observers accused both main candidates of cheating in a Dec. 27 election, but incumbent President Mwai Kibaki's handpicked electoral commission quickly declared him the winner, sparking nationwide riots and tribal clashes that left more than 1,000 people dead.
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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 12:04 PM
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It seems to be a dark time in Africa regarding Democracy. Including other African countries of South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

There leaders take over sometime by a Democratic vote, then they do all they can do to hold onto power. War and instability seem to be the norm.

The continent seems to be fighting for there very soul, there seems to be no end in sight to the bloodshed and the power hungry rulers

www.latimes.com
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