International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

African Culture and Development
Cletus Umezinwa

One of the common features of the ethnic groups in Africa is the traditional practice of their leaders to occupy political positions for life. This practice is no longer relevant in the face of the multiethnic nature of the African nations. Indeed it needs to be abandoned for it is albatross to development. The value of dialogue which is prevalent in the cultural African life as well as the African mode of election in which the candidates for elective offices are known to the electorate ought to be emphasized in the modern political practice of the modern African nations. This will certainly enhance the much needed development of the continent.

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