Dictators in Africa
Monday, August 06, 2012
Africa has more dictators per capita than any other continent. In 1990, only four out of the 54 African countries were democratic. Dictators in the sense, caused the world’s worst problems; all the collapsed states, and all the devastated economies, all the rampant corruption, grand theft, and naked plunder of the treasury are caused by dictators, leaving trails of wanton destruction, horrendous carnage and human debris.
For decades, the West has spent trillions of dollars, trying to persuade, cajole and even bribe them to reform their abominable political and economic systems.
The West has even tried appeasement in their rapprochement. The West has to understand that dictators are allergic to reforms. They are stone-deaf and impervious to reason. They are cunning survivors. They will do whatever it takes to preserve their power and wealth, no matter how much blood is shed. They are master deceivers and talented manipulators, who cannot be trusted to change. After a mere four-and-a-half years in office, the late dictator of Nigeria, SaniAbacha, was alleged to have managed to accumulate a personal fortune of 5 billion dollars. Abacha was not different from many African leaders.
Author: Sheriff Saidykhan Journalism Student