African Democracies ‘Represent Future’ – Top U.S. Official (interview)

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 03/16/2012


  • African Democracies ‘Represent the Future,’ Says U.S. Policymaker (interview), 15 March 2012
  • Promoting democracy in Africa has been a policy focus for successive U.S. administrations in the post-Cold War era. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the American … read more »

  • Resolving Conflicts Remains Priority, Says Top U.S. Official (interview), 12 March 2012
  • When he took office nearly three years ago as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson outlined an ambitious agenda for the Obama administration. … read more »

  • Read also the ACSS Special Report:  Africa and the Arab Spring: A New Era of Democratic Expectations Africa Center for Strategic Studies, November 2011

    Africa’s governance landscape changed remarkably in 2011. The Arab Spring demonstrated the possibility of tangible change from popular protest and sparked a broader debate about the legitimate claims on authority across the continent. The past year has also seen noteworthy democratic advances in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, and Zambia, among other places. While governance patterns have shifted, formidable crosscurrents complicate Africa’s democratic trajectory…read more »