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In the West, the basic economic and social unit is the individual; in Africa, it is the extended family or the collective.
In a banana republic, one might slip on a banana peel but things do work - now and then for the people, albeit inefficiently and unreliably.
The 'Cheetah Generation' refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, who look at African issues and problems from a totally different and unique perspective.
To be sure, dictators are crafty, evil geniuses with awesome firepower at their disposal. They are also brutally efficient at intimidation, terrorism, and mass slaughter. However, a force is able to dominate because the counterforce is either nonexistent or weak.
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The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
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George Ayittey was a Ghanaian economist, author and president of the Free Africa Foundation in Washington DC. He was a professor at American University, and an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
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Africa in Chaos: A Comparative History (1997)
Indigenous African institutions (1991)
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