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Overlapping Effects of Autocracy and Conflict in Africa

By the Africa Center for Strategic Studies

September 15, 2016

Overlapping Effects of Autocracy and Conflict in Africa

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Marking the International Day of Democracy, these maps highlight the strong relationship between governance and conflict on the continent. Central, Northern, and the Horn of Africa exhibit the persistence of autocratic systems of governance. This overlaps closely, though not entirely, with the frequency and magnitude of conflict on the continent. The complementarity underscores the strong political dimensions of Africa’s contemporary conflicts.

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