About democracy and Africa

de·moc·ra·cy     /dɪˈmɒk si/ Pronunciation Key – [di-mok-ruh-see]–noun, plural -cies.


  1. Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
  2. A state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
  3. A state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
  4. Political or social equality; democratic spirit. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class;
  5. The common people with respect to their political power.



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