The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: The Power of Protest

  title={The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: The Power of Protest},
  author={Janette Yarwood},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={51 - 60}
  • J. Yarwood
  • Published 6 July 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
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