Democracy in much of Africa is constrained from delivering on its development potential for three reasons. Scholars and practitioners have summed this up in the lack of governance capacity, and malpractices that undermine electoral democracy. But does this mean the future of democracy is bleak? In this Talking Africa Program, Desmond Davis engages Professor. Karuti Kanyinga Associate Research Professor of Development Studies at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi. Professor Karuti discusses the future of Africa and how Africans see themselves and their future of governance and the significant changes taking place with some countries institutionalizing democratic reforms.