Since the 1990s over 30 sub-Saharan countries have held democratic elections. In spite of this there are few indicators that opposition parties, another key facet of democracy, are also developing.
The report Democracy and Opposition in Africa investigates the lack of political opposition in light of the democratization of sub-Saharan Africa. Author Emil Uddhammar studies what leeway there is for political opposition in this part of the world, as well as underscores the importance of political opposition in a democracy.
Emil Uddhammar is a professor of political science at Uppsala University and CEO of the travelling agency Mitt Afrika (My Africa). He is also a member of the Stockholm Free World Forum Advisory Board.