Like a plague corruption spreads in Africa. And it brings with it a sense of hopelessness like an incurable disease. As a result the average African is loosing confidence in the future of the continent. And this contributes to the ‘get-rich-quick and enjoy-it-while-you-can’ mentality.
This mentality of course leads to more corruption, even when new public officials are elected. You might want to argue that the internationaleconomy is rigged so that African States will never prosper. But is that the only cause of corruption?
And with that in mind what is the future for Africa? What will our descendants say about us? Because like filthy houses in a suburb African States have depreciated the value of the continent. Although this much is true, that colonialism and its institutions were corrupt. Foundations built in the sand will not stand. And yet this became the foundation of democratization in Africa.
As immoral as colonialism was. So was the regimes that followed. The same institutions still exist today. And these institutions were built for the sole purpose of taking money out of the country. It seems that a revolution was necessary at the beginning of democratization. And dare I say it is still necessary even today. But is it even possible?