Stephen Chan: Football and Politics in Africa Tue, 2010-08-03 19:49

Stephen continues to share his insights into the World Cup in South Africa, this time drawing attention to the impressive ?generational leap’ shown by the South African team by defeating the French team in the group stage of the World Cup. Are such generational developments evident in African politics? Stephen discusses the often cited ?model African democracy’ of Botswana, paying particular attention to the case of Ken Good, an academic who was deported from Botswana for views he expressed during a lecture. Stephen also draws on the recent elections in Ethiopia and questions whether such elections – too often accepted as democracy itself in the West – conceal ?business as usual’ in some African countries.