*Member of Zimbabwe Parliament (2000-present)
*Senior Associate for Africa
*Regional Director for Central and West Africa, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
*Assistant Secretary of State for Africa
*Co-Director, Center for Africa's International Relations, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa
*Senior Policy Analyst, Electoral Institute of South Africa
Over the last decade, Africa has been struggling for democratic change. For Africans, democracy holds a promise of positive social change. But with the collapse of governments in Somalia and the Congo, and problems in Nigeria and Zimbabwe many are concerned about how democracy is faring in Africa.