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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.

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.

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.

* 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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