The Need for More Accountability in Africa




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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa

The Need for More Accountability in Africa

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".
It is no surprise that over 90% of development projects operating under the aegis of the African union are funded by non-African funders, is it?
 

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Worknesh
Business Consultant, Ethiopia
 

Missing Accountability in Africa

I absolutely agree with the comment above. We African's should get over with our numerous scapegoats... Sign up

 
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inekwe murumba, Nigeria
 

Avoiding Accountability in Africa

It is a fact. The worse aspect of the development is that if you stand up for accountability, you ar... Sign up

 
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Regis Nyere, Zimbabwe
 

Why Accountability is Avoided in Africa

You hit the nail on the head, Andrew. The political superstructure in most African countries does no... Sign up

 
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Alade Olayinka Olajumoke
Consultant, Nigeria
 

Need for Corporate Accountability in Nigeria

Its due to shady deals, self interest and misconduct that makes people run away from accountability.... Sign up

 
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Regis Nyere, Zimbabwe
 

Accountability Challenges in Africa

While I think that media should project a positive image of our dear continent, I do not think that ... Sign up

 
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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Accountability as a Tool for Trade

@Regis Nyere: Thank you Regis for your commentary. Without accountability, trade becomes difficult ... Sign up

 
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Hamad Al Sadd Al Ali
Student (MBA), United Arab Emirates
 

Accountability in Africa is Improving Through the People

Dear @Regis Nyere: Think of it, some level of accountability is still provided although with limits ... Sign up

 
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Kumsha
Student (MBA), Sao Tome and Principe
 

No Sustainable Economic Development Without Transparency and Accountability

Dear @Andrew Blaine, I am inclined to agree with you on the issue of the overriding need for account... Sign up

 
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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Accountability and Entitlement in South Africa

The control measures you mention, like an increasing range of other legislation, is only effective a... Sign up

   

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