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The Monitor's View Africa’s object lesson in democracy

A postelection crisis in Gambia has stirred the country’s neighbors to intervene, sign of a stronger commitment to democracy in Africa.

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When a group of African nations stands up to a dictator, the world should take notice – perhaps a lesson about democracy has taken root on the continent. That seems to be the case involving Gambia, one of Africa’s tiniest nations but one whose current political drama has the potential for big meaning.

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