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Regional Outlook : Africa Moves Fitfully Toward Democracy : Nigeria's election fiasco typifies problems of entrenched leaders, unrest and mistrust.

July 27, 1993|SCOTT KRAFT | TIMES STAFF WRITER

41) GUINEA: Government of military ruler Lansana Conte's government postponed nation's first multi-party elections, originally set for last December. Now promised for later this year, though no date announced.

42) TANZANIA: Ruling Revolutionary Party of Tanzania promised political reform, but government has not set date for democratic elections. Opposition parties legal.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday August 3, 1993 Home Edition World Report Page 5 Column 4 World Report Desk 2 inches; 52 words Type of Material: Correction
Mali election--A summary of the status of democracy in Africa that appeared on Page 4 of last week's World Report misstated recent developments in Mali. Alpha Oumar Konare won the country's first multi-party elections last year, succeeding President Amadou Toumani Toure, who came to power in a 1991 coup. The coup ended the 23-year dictatorship of Gen. Moussa Traore.

43) RWANDA: Sole political party remains President Juvenal Habyarimana's National Revolutionary Movement for Democracy and Development.

44) UGANDA: President Yoweri Museveni, who came to power 1986 military coup, says one-party rule will continue to year 2000. October elections scheduled to choose constitution-writing body, which will decide whether to hold a referendum on multi-party democracy.

45) ZAIRE: President Mobutu Sese Seko, suspended a transitional legislature last December. He has prevented an opposition-led government from functioning as the country slips into anarchy.

* ACTIVELY RESISTING CHANGE:

46) SUDAN: nominally democratic government overthrown by Muslim fundamentalists in 1989 under Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, who then banned all opposition groups.

47) SWAZILAND: King Mswati III controls elected Parliament and has outlawed most political opponents.

* IN ANARCHY:

48) SOMALIA: In 1991, rebels drove President Mohamed Siad Barre from country, which is now under control of U.N. troops. No new, legitimate government authority established.

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