BY Fredrick Ngugi, 9:13am December 28, 2017,

The Good and Ugly of African democracies in 2017

Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (r) with his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa (l). Photo credit: VOA Zimbabwe

As a maturing democracy, Africa continues to make great strides towards an egalitarian society where everyone has a chance of becoming who they want to be. Unfortunately, the journey to a democratic African society hasn’t been an easy one and millions of people have paid the ultimate prize.

In 2017, different African countries celebrated critical stages of this journey, some of which made local and international headlines. Here is the good and ugly of African democracies in 2017.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: June 19, 2018

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