n Conflict Trends - Content counts : democracy and development in Africa

Volume 2003, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818



'The problem in Africa is not so much that development has failed... it was never on the agenda in the first place. With independence, African leaders were in no position to pursue development; they were too engrossed in the struggle for survival. However, things have changed during the last decade. Development is no longer just an issue on Africa's agenda - it is central to the debate. Democracy has also become more important. Indeed, during the last two decades of the twentieth century, we witnessed renewed hope for the birth of democracy in Africa.

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