Speaking to RFI’s Christina Okello for a brand new documentary, DiA’s Professor Nic Cheeseman explains why even in the countries where elections are frequently manipulated and controversial not holding elections would be worse.
Allegations of vote rigging have mired elections in both Zimbabwe and Cameroon, and risk overshadowing upcoming polls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Opposition parties each time cry foul, accusing authoritarian leaders of manipulating the electoral process.
With vote fraud becoming a trend across the African continent, RFI’s Christina Okello looks at whether democracy is really working for Africa, in this week’s Spotlight on Africa.
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