oa Africa Insight - The coconut palms are swaying

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The winds of change blowing through South and Southern Africa, no less than those through Eastern Europe, have also reached black Africa. Both the ignominious collapse of seemingly unshakable Communist regimes and South Africa's progression towards a fully democratic order have awakened hope among the suffering peoples of Africa: the hope that their lot, too, would be improved if multi-party democracies were to replace their present autocratic regimes.

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