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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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News & Politics

Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.

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Explainer 21: Africa’s democracy problem

June 22nd, 2016

Episode 167 of 217 episodes

Africa is a continent of 54 nations, the vast majority of which could be considered democratic on paper. And yet in the past year Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza and Congo-Brazzaville’s Denis Sassou Nguesso have all changed their constitutions to allow themselves a third term. What’s the story?

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