African governments must observe rules of democratic governance as a condition for obtaining regional and external support. The capacity of well-governed states to provide social services to their citizens and to extend state authority throughout their territory should then be supported by the international community.TAGGED: Central African Republic
, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of Congo
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