Uganda was the first post-conflict country where this trend became evident in Africa, with Rwanda next taking it to a whole new level, achieving what Nordic countries had done over the course of 100 years.
In the 1990s many African states reinvented their constitutions to build good political societies. They moved away from one-party authoritarian states. The limitations on presidential terms have not entirely quashed a culture of entitlement to rule
Unlike many other regional organisations, democracy is not a precondition for membership in the AU. It comprises the whole gamut of regime types – democracies, absolute monarchies, authoritarian regimes and dictatorships