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Africa’s liberation movements-turned-ruling parties are struggling to remain relevant. In many cases, they undermine economic growth and hinder governance.
Africa Day – on 25 May – marks the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963 and the liberation of the continent from colonial powers. In this View on Africa, ISS Consultant Liesl Louw-Vaudran discusses the post-independence legacy of liberation movements and their contribution to democracy and development.
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Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.
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