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Tanzania: From Democracy to Autocracy? by Zitto Kabwe

Zitto Kabwe, party leader of ACT-Wazalendo and the Member of Parliament for Kigoma Urban constituency, argues that while the United Republic of Tanzania is a youthful and dynamic nation, beneath the surface not all is well.
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2017: Elections in Africa ARI's interactive election resource

At least 6 sub-Saharan African nations are due to hold presidential or parliamentary elections in 2017. Check out the expert briefings, articles and other material on our interactive elections resource.
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The State of Democracy in Africa 30 January 2017

Join our panel as they reflect on the delayed and controversial elections in Somalia, look ahead to a new dispensation in Liberia, analyse the recent democratic transition in Ghana and discuss women’s representation in politics.
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Mali is becoming a failed state and it is not the jihadists’ fault By Kamissa Camara

Kamissa Camara argues that a focus on regional security masks the root cause of the Malian crisis. Until Mali’s governance and leadership deficits are addressed, attempts to stabilise the country will prove futile.
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Co-option and cabinets in Uganda by Michael Mutyaba

Michael Mutyaba looks at the tactic of opposition co-option in Uganda; a strategy that has been continuously used by the NRM since it came to power in 1986
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African Nationalists, Democrats and Fighters: finding room for compromise in SA’s metros By Nick Branson

South Africa's municipal elections will be the most competitive to date. The African National Congress (ANC) faces a challenge in four of the country’s eight metropolitan municipalities.