Africa's first democrats

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Abdi Ismail Samatar provides a clear and foundational history of Somalia at the dawn of the country’s independence when Africa’s first democrats appeared. While many African countries were dominated by authoritarian rulers when they entered the postcolonial era—and scholars have assumed this as a standard feature of political leadership on the continent—Somalia had an authentic democratic leadership providing fundamental lessons.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Media of outputVideo
StatePublished - 2017

Civios Subjects

  • Electoral Politics
  • International Development
  • Leadership


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