CNN anchor to former president: Why should anyone be hopeful about democracy in Africa? 1

CNN anchor to former president: Why should anyone be hopeful about democracy in Africa?

 

CNN's Zain Asher speaks with former president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, about Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the future of democracy on the continent. #CNN #News

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  1. Because African nations were mostly carved out of colonial mandates with zero regard to tribal or linguistic or religious differences, the entire region is a gigantic powder keg ensuring long-lasting identity politics if there is a representative system, and severe oppression where it is absent.

    1. @Soccercrazyigboman Yes. It is sad. Looking at the continent of Africa: the landscape, rivers, jungles, minerals, most interesting wildlife (you go to any zoo, cinema or watch TV, African animals take centre stage : lions, giraffe, elephants). Should make anyone grateful with so much to see, and make people come together and start working together = progress, without any other nations help.

    2. @Pandasrules it is more complicated than that, most Africa leaders are placed and protected by their “former” colonizers who turn a blind eye as long as they let them take the resources. For example France will literally assassinate any Francophone leaders who go against the “continuation of colonization pact”. Plus unlike the UK Africa was strategically divided so that it had tribes that didn’t like each other (for example forcing northern Ireland and Ireland situation) we will see progress in Africa only after the borders are completely removed or redrawn.

    3. @taf Borders can be re-drawn. But some greedy leaders will stop that. If every nation had a Mandela, that it would be possible. But it looks the situation won’t be undone in this generation. So as you say, a pretty impossible task for now.

  2. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is being too generous in her use of kind words about existing leaders in Africa.

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  3. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is being too generous in her use of kind words about existing leaders in Africa.

  4. As human beings we strive to improve in change everyday but it is easier said than done and the question is who Among Us has the strength to seek out it’s order

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  5. Gm edagdwg thanks You tube for sharing this story of saving life’s no matter were they live country God bless you for speaking out god has to help all people linda j.

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  6. China has become a central player in Africa’s urbanization push, as a huge percentage of the continent’s infrastructure initiatives are being driven by Chinese companies and/or backed by Chinese funding.

  7. …keeping a straight face while hearing a toilet flush in the background of an ex-presidential interview-partner, priceless… 😉

  8. She is completely off base.it is like a mother expecting a stranger to love her child more than she does.or saying is your duty to support my child.you should be accountable for your actions.

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