Democracy and African nations: The Answer or the Disaster?
Also, note Dr D's Human rights 4 all-Africa blog and interesting comments at post on Africa's ability to handle democracy or not.
Dr. D is an Associate Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College and specialises in human rights and African politics.
[My thoughts are democracy could work if all the crazy men that Africans allow to rule their countries were deposed and replaced with strong African women. Note Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's story and how Africa's first female president is ready to repay a favour.]