Corruption and Mafia cartels among African politicians undermining good governance and democracy
In an Africa where some leaders have risen to the rank of demi-gods, giving priority to strengthening their personal advantages rather than the search for a common good, the emergence of obscure governance practices has become unavoidable in political circles. Democracy and good governance are at the losing end due to rampant graft, looting and cartel deals. The Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has not hesitated to attack African leaders, denouncing the unrestrained quest for self-interest among some of the continent's politicians and advocating for a new Africa that is fairer, more equitable, participatory and transparent. Contrary to the well-known adage that “people get the government they deserve”, she believes that is not the case in Africa because most African nations do not have the leaders they deserve.
21 February 2020