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Those who idealise African leaders and those who have a school of thought that Africa should not wash her dirty linen in public.

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Africa Betrayed by George B.N. Ayittey

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Ayittey’s book is not an ideal reading for two types of people: Osize added it Mar betraayed, Nicole Smith rated it really liked it Aug 13, Megan marked it as to-read Apr 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Megan marked it as to-read Dec 15, The book is also an attack on African leaders who destroyed aykttey continent. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Lists with This Book. Alden marked it as to-read Jan 24, Kirsten marked it as to-read Feb 09, He suggests decentralised democratic governments based on indigenous principles as a way of countering tribalism in Africa. African leaders have betrayed both the just aspirations of their countrymen and Africa’s indigenous political systems, which in no way endorse tyranny.

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Walter Menya rated it it was amazing Feb 07, The author does not stop at pointing out African flaws; he suggests solutions through which Africa can rise again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Paperbackpages.

Africa Betrayed

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He catalogues plunders in places such as Zimbabwe and Zaire, the “epitome of African kleptocracy”.

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