Africa and the Arab Spring

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 11/08/2011

senegal_anti-Wade_protestsACSS released its inaugural Special Report this month assessing the impact of the Arab Spring on democracy in Africa. The protests and dramatic political changes that have occurred in North Africa have captivated the attention of Africans throughout the continent. They have also sparked a broader debate about the legitimate claims on authority in Africa. The past year has simultaneously seen noteworthy democratic advances in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, and Zambia, among other places. This ACSS Special Report, the product of a Working Group of Africa democracy experts, evaluates the significance of these developments, the countervailing forces to democratization in Africa, and the priority actions required of African and international partners to strengthen democratic norms in the region.

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