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The Political Situation, Trends and Geopolitical Implications of Sub-Saharan and North African Countries: Comparative Study

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DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2018.82009    713 Downloads   2,258 Views

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Political instability appears to be one of the most important obstacles to economic development and has become endemic in several African countries. Lack of political stability in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the North African countries, the existence of a number of socio-political, economic, religious and cultural factors that are likely to provoke the economy of the continent had been a headline for long. This paper organized chronologically, beginning with the reign of civilization, continues to the means of political instability and concludes with a different perspective of fundamental aspects of African countries. By seeking the truth from facts, this paper contributes to the gap of knowledge for the African nation and the foreign countries about the political condition, trends and economic diversification of Africa. This paper also investigates few issues including the possibilities of Africa’s political turbulence and provides an overview of the major considerations associated with SSA and North African situations, contemplating whether SSA replicates the North African political chaos and discussesthoroughly Africa’s pressing political governance issues, including the power thirstiness, leadership institution and the action of African Union (AU). The AU has improved its fragile reputation somewhat in recent years, but the challenges that Africa faces are still huge.

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Addis, A. and Zhu, Z. (2018) The Political Situation, Trends and Geopolitical Implications of Sub-Saharan and North African Countries: Comparative Study. Open Journal of Political Science, 8, 108-127. doi: 10.4236/ojps.2018.82009.

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