Article: It is high time Africans came to their senses on democratization

Jean Paul Kimonyo, an advisor to the President of Rwanda, titled a front-page opinion piece in the country's "New Times" newspaper of 14 December 2011 "It is high time Africans came to their senses on democratization".

Quote: "With very few exceptions, it seems that 15 years after the initial democratization wave, the electoral processes in weak states leads [sic] more and more to instability. One of the fundamental problems of the Western ideological insistence for rigid 'democratic access' processes is the total disregard of what comes after ..., crowding out the debate and rendering it completely one sided and insensitive to the real lives of Africans."
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