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Democracy's Tender Roots in Africa

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Democracy's Tender Roots in Africa

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Democracy's Tender Roots in Africa

Democracy's Tender Roots in Africa

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The sudden spring of democracy in the Middle East gets a lot of airtime, but across the African continent, democratic reforms continue, in strides and stumbles. We examine the state of democracy in Africa.

Guests:

Joel Barkan, professor of political science at University of Iowa; forthcoming book on emerging legislatures in emerging African democracies

Craig Timbert, South Africa bureau chief, The Washington Post

Anthony Okonmah, executive eirector of The Foundation for Democracy in Africa