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Democracy Activists Push Against African Autocrats

In the next few months, African voters will go the polls in several countries, including Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Guinea and the Central African Republic. In many instances, it is not clear who is likely to win, even in countries where polls show the leadership to be unpopular. That’s because there are competing pressures between pro-democracy reformers and governments exercising new ways to maintain power. Often, long-established governments have retained the upper hand. The days of...

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