Politics in Africa in 2006: Fewer Bullets, More Ballots?
Andrea Goldstein and
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No 45, OECD Development Centre Policy Insights from OECD Publishing
The long-term decline in political instability continued in 2006 and armed conflicts, though still widespread, have diminished. Multiparty elections have taken place in several African countries and progress towards participative democracy is encouraging. Progress in economic governance is still insufficient, with corruption continuing to hamper socio-economic development.
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