At least 16 African nations have held elections this year.
But there have been almost as many debates as to whether democracy is actually disappearing across the continent.
A number of leaders continue to hold an iron grip on power. Many are accused of repressing the opposition and amending laws to extend their rule.
So how do you define democracy in Africa?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Somadoda Fikeni, Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of South Africa
Agnes Gitau, Managing Partner at advisory firm GBS Africa
Kwesi Aning, Director of Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.
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