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Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by babatope0000: 2:56pm On Mar 05
Many people mistake democracy for some wonder weapon that makes a country better all by itself.

Well with what I’ve seen so far in Nigeria, and some other African countries, I knew democracy is a joke.

Furthermore, many people think that elections are the litmus test for democracy, the ultimate decider whether the country functions as one would expect when you hear out the term.

Because many Africans are very ethnocentric. And this is coming from an African.

Elections are really important. But unfortunately, the truth is a tad more complex.

Democracy is not a tool that makes a country livable, something else does that, such as accountability.

Decision-makers (politicians and their henchmen) must be held accountable for their decisions.

If they do well they’re rewarded by another stint with a well-paid job with cushiony seats and a fancy palace to call your home, if not they need to be held accountable and replaced with someone who would hopefully do better.

Democracy is a tool by which all eligible voters (all citizens/inhabitants over the age of 18, hopefully) can hold decision-makers accountable for their actions.

If you don’t have democracy and elections they don’t... join the discussion here ooo>>>https://buggingquestions.com/question/why-is-democracy-not-really-good-for-africans/#comment-221

Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by Valkan(m): 2:58pm On Mar 05
Nothing ever remains good in africa.⚫
Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by complexBoss12: 3:00pm On Mar 05
Valkan:
Nothing ever remains good in africa.⚫


that's rather harsh but the African in Africa has fundamental problem, I think.
Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by Fash20: 3:36pm On Mar 05
The petoblem is with our IQ
Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by Faguy: 3:57pm On Mar 05
because Africans are democrazy in nature

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Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by Litmus: 4:30pm On Mar 05
babatope0000:
Many people mistake democracy for some wonder weapon that makes a country better all by itself.

Well with what I’ve seen so far in Nigeria, and some other African countries, I knew democracy is a joke.

Furthermore, many people think that elections are the litmus test for democracy, the ultimate decider whether the country functions as one would expect when you hear out the term.

Because many Africans are very ethnocentric. And this is coming from an African.

Elections are really important. But unfortunately, the truth is a tad more complex.

Democracy is not a tool that makes a country livable, something else does that, such as accountability.

Decision-makers (politicians and their henchmen) must be held accountable for their decisions.

If they do well they’re rewarded by another stint with a well-paid job with cushiony seats and a fancy palace to call your home, if not they need to be held accountable and replaced with someone who would hopefully do better.

Democracy is a tool by which all eligible voters (all citizens/inhabitants over the age of 18, hopefully) can hold decision-makers accountable for their actions.

If you don’t have democracy and elections they don’t... join the discussion here ooo>>>https://buggingquestions.com/question/why-is-democracy-not-really-good-for-africans/#comment-221

What if I said to you that the reason African nations struggle with democracy is that they are - in an extraordinary and ironic sense – trying to implement Democracy. In other words, African nations are trying to implement the principles of liberal democratic philosophy established in Literature. Democracy without conflict is almost impossible given the nature of humans and human level of progress. For instance UK does not practice liberal Democracy as you and the world may assume. What if I told you that the general British public are not the ones that directly chose who govern them through the ballot box?

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Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by ezenwajosh(m): 4:32pm On Mar 05
Igbo people has been practicing democracy before the coming of the white men


So it works for us Alright

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Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by valirex: 4:55pm On Mar 05
Democracy is not for Africa nor Latin America. You can't impose a foreign culture on a people and expect it to work
Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by babatope0000: 6:21pm On Mar 05
ezenwajosh:
Igbo people has been practicing democracy before the coming of the white men


So it works for us Alright

Are you sure about this?
Re: Why Is Democracy Not Really Good For Africans? by ezenwajosh(m): 7:47pm On Mar 05
babatope0000:


Are you sure about this?

Yes...

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