The Need for More Accountability in Africa

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The Need for More Accountability in Africa
Andrew Blaine, Member
In Africa accountability is a dirty word. Until accountability becomes a part of societal behavior, it will remain the dark continent.
To avoid being accountable is an essential precursor to success in Africa, particularly in politics. Every negative event, or occasion, is blamed on "colonialism", the "previous regime", foreign powers, or some such historical evil that is immune and impossible to hold to account. Current political leadership in Africa, in general, is self-serving, venal, selfish and limits their country's potential for growth and development.
The 21st century has been dubbed the "African century" but, for this to become reality, it is necessary that a group of true leaders is found who place the needs of their people before their own and truly serve their countries. Without such a group, Africa will continue to be the "dark continent", dependent on foreign aid for funding its development, and with an ever-widening gap between the "haves" and the "have nots".<... Register
 

 
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Worknesh, Member
I absolutely agree with the comment above. We Afri...
 

 
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inekwe murumba, Member
It is a fact. The worse aspect of the development ...
 

 
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Regis Nyere, Member
You hit the nail on the head, Andrew. The politica...
 

 
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While I think that media should project a positive...
 

   

   

   

 
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