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Tomorrow’s adults want democracy ‘but not the western kind’

The people of Africa are joining folk around the world to speak out against the policy of insisting that western liberal democracy is the only acceptable form of government.

Democracy is vital – but we specifically don’t want the western kind, said more than half the people interviewed in a major survey of 15 countries in Africa.

  • Nury Vittachi
  • Pearls and Irritations

“Fifty-three per cent of respondents said that western style democracy is not suitable for the African context,” researchers of the Africa Youth 2022 survey said.

“African countries will need to find their own democratic systems and structures to be successful.”

This echoes the…

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