Poor governance contributes to insecurity in Africa

The African continent has always been afflicted by violent conflict, which has caused a lot of untold suffering to millions of people through internal displacement.

There are debates as to what exactly contributes to the instability in Africa. Even though there are some arguments that many states in Africa are afflicted by conflict due to foreign intervention especially from former colonial masters, of recent there is a consensus that poor governance from many leaders in the continent is a contributing factor to violent conflict and insecurity in the continent.

The continent has suffered five military coups within a space of three years in Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Sudan. The Sahel region where these coups have taken place is a politically unstable region in the continent characterised by a contagious disease of rampant corruption. This sub region as well as other regions, scores very poorly in Corruption Perception and Governance.

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