Political instability in Africa (WHICH FACTORS INFLUENCES THE POLITICAL…
Political instability in Africa
Almost every country in Africa is still haunted by historical injustices and opressive structures that were bequeathed to the post colonial leadership.
This is an aspect which informs the weak institutions of the state, flawed legislative systems and constant struggles for political power.
The mayor problem of political instability in Africa is
Africa has seen its fredom heroes turn into dictators, while punder of natural resources, politics of exclusion and deprivation to tilt the balance of power continues to dominate the public sphere.
African governments are run in ways that have been regarded as far from the modern western state systems.
Political instability may owe much of its cause to internal factors, however the interprenation of internal and external factors especially geo-political and economical interests play a significant role.
Manipulative tendencies of the local elite
Existing institutions of the state and how they function.
This institutions are supossed to guide processes and delivery on essential services, the continued weakening of these institutions, through political mechanisation and predatory nature of African elite.
These tendencies exacerbate resources wars, ethnic rivalry, and more recently, the emergence of electoral violence as a characteristic of multi-party era elections in Africa.
It is not the responsibility of the "investors" to improve the liiving conditions of the people in the regions where they make profits. But the calls for or cosmetic expressions corporate responsibility policies of multinational companies, dictates that such factors cannot be ignored.
Privatisation of public enterprises and downisizing of the civil resources
Engareded the spread of corruption as multinationals supported western governments and their agencies continue to engage in corruption on a vast scale in North and South alike.
Migration and development
The life threatening political and economical conditions in Africa contribute enormously to the massive exodus of both highly qualified and lowly educated populations of Africa. As people want to get ahead and find a better quality of life, they seek for asylum or refuges in other countries.
Politics and economics are constantly under threat.
This threat is however not emanating from within the continent but from external interests whose thirsts for African resources continue to shape the dynamics in areas related to governance.
The fact that Africa is on drift is a notion, which fails to recognise the positive developments, but also the complex mix of factor at local, regional and international levels that impact upon governance in Africa.
The general hypothesis in this paper is that Western influence has negative impact or no
positive effect on developing the economy of, and promoting democracy in, Africa.
WHICH FACTORS INFLUENCES THE POLITICAL INSTABILITY?
Even though many countries are still going through hazardous and rough times, the peace builfing initiatives continue as to create a peaceful coexistance among every African nation.
Most solutions that have been prescribed in recent times seem to view Africa through the prism of the continents natural resources and the competition to reap the benefit of their explotation or as an object of humanitarism or military concerns.
What need recognition is the fact that Africa is beginning to see the emergence of new social actors, different form of social and political mobilisation.
Diaspora potentials for Africa's stability is a factor that urgently requires attention due in terms of peace building potentials of Diaspora, the family linkages and other forms of contacts can play a significant role in seccuring the much needed allegiances to reduce conflagrations in the hot spots of Africa.
Gina Andrea Ramírez Guerrero A01745485 Group 52
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