A2D Talkshow

Democracy and Africa: The Failed Experiment

This topic seeks to question the current government system in Africa and explain why Democracy seems to work in other parts of the world and not in Africa.

Knowing that many Tribes and cultures in Africa practiced monarchy on a local and cultural level before colonization draws a question, do our culture and political environment help the progress and practice of Democracy, or was this political ideology imposed on us by the Europeans.

In many parts of Africa, we have seen leaders who were “duly elected “act in ways that gainsays the term “power of people,” which Democracy stands for. Is Democracy an experiment on the African petri dish? Do we need a reform in our Democracy? these are questions we must answer.

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