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JSPES, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Fall 2006 )
pp. 255 - 264

Democracy and the Crisis of Leadership in Africa

Christopher Agulanna

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

The author asserts that contemporary Africa shares in the current ethos that favors democratization, but has nevertheless failed to achieve this goal. He explores some of the factors responsible for this situation and proposes measures to improve the situation. Most especially, he emphasizes the need for a new and vital leadership that will advance goals for the people as a whole, as distinct from the type of leadership Africa has experienced since independence.