oa African Journal of Governance and Development - A review of democracy and development in Africa

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2218-5615
  • E-ISSN: 2616-9045



The African continent and many developing countries have for the past two decades been involved in the democratisation processes, as democracy is gradually being accepted as the political ideology that can better inform internal and external socio-political and economic relations as a vector for state development. Despite the existing political will in most African states, a fundamental element for democratisation, most countries in Africa lack the necessary tools for democracy and development. Undeveloped human resources, rural infrastructure, and political institutions are some of the illustrative examples that hinder democracy and development processes.

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