In new ranking, the surprise countries that kept Africa’s democracy ticking—and the future of ‘The Nigeria Effect’

Nigeria’s much-acclaimed election offset the sharp deterioration in South Africa, Burundi, according to The Economist’s respected Democracy Index. Supporters of Zanzibar's President Ali Mohamed Shein in Zanzibar on October 23, 2015 in hotly contested elections that were later cancelled. Africa's democratic gains remain modest, new index says (Photo/AFP). NIGERIA’S first democratic change of power and … Continue reading In new ranking, the surprise countries that kept Africa’s democracy ticking—and the future of ‘The Nigeria Effect’