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Panseh Tsewole says the democratization of Africa has been underway for several decades across the continent. This issue has grown to include many countries outside of Africa, both those who support and oppose the spread of democracy in African nations.

Embracing Democracy

Panseh Tsewole believes there are some nations in Africa which have embraced democracy for many reasons. Some feel that democratization is a signal of progressiveness and economic vitality, while others have populations which voted in favor of turning to democracy. Panseh Tsewole feels it is hopeful that some African countries have even found a way to blend democracy with traditional African styles of governance. Doing so helps lessen the shock of changing to a completely different system, making it more likely that switching to democracy will be beneficial to people in those nations and successful in the long term, Panseh Tsewole concludes