Democracy's Tender Roots in Africa 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.

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