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Africa

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) 4:13 pm, 30th March 2009

I am glad that it is not beneath the Foreign Secretary to take an intervention from one of the smaller parties.

There have been four coups in the past six months in Africa, and eight of the worst dictators are in sub-Saharan Africa. Governments are desperately abusing the state apparatus to stay in power. Does the Foreign Secretary think that there is a crisis in multi-party democracy in Africa and what is he doing to try to challenge and address that?

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