I examined the wave of present-day coups and compared them with the many coups which took place in Africa during the post-independence era from the 1960s to the 1980s.
I explained why military coups have occurred and whether they can ever be helpful in birthing the conditions which would lead to a level of economic development and the creation of political institutions which would secure for African nations the sort of genuine independence which has eluded them.
Rationale for presentation:
An argument that Africans demand that their leaders pursue a course with the explicit objective of achieving two fundamental things:
2.Indigenised political institutions
This will guarantee not only Africa’s prosperity but will also ensure that its people will remain independent from de facto recolonisation by extra-continental powers.
© Adeyinka Makinde
Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.