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On air at 1100GMT: Does Africa have a problem with democracy?

Chloe Tilley Chloe Tilley | 09:59 UK time, Friday, 8 April 2011


In recent weeks we have spent a lot of time on World Have Your Say speaking to people in Ivory Coast, frustrated by Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to step down as President, despite losing November's elections.

And this isn't the only example of a challenge to democracy in Africa.....

* Elections due to be held tomorrow in Nigeria have been postponed twice before, and even tomorrow 15 per cent of districts won't be able to vote, delaying it for a third time.



* Currently the International Criminal Court in the Hague is looking into post election violence in Kenya three years ago. Three men linked to President Mwai Kibaki are appearing, accused of links to 2007-8 post-election violence. Three supporters of Mr Kibaki's rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, appeared yesterday.

* Today people in the small but strategic state of Djibouti begin voting in elections, but few people expect anything but a re-election for the man who has been in power since 1999. Ismail Omar Guelleh had the constitution amended last year to run again, the main opposition groups have boycotted the election because they claim it lacks transparency.

We'll be aiming to speak to people from each of these countries, plus we'll get a Ghanaian perspective as many people see Ghana as the example of a successful democracy in Africa

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