The Humanistic Imperative in African Politics
AbstractA thorough observation of the African continent reveals a continent
bedeviled with several vices covering its socio-eco political ambiance. The
continent is bedeviled with unemployment, poor infrastructural development,
poor work ethics, corporate organizational irresponsibility, nepotism,
factionalism, political ‘godfatherism’, tribalism, ethnicity, social injustice,
lack of respect for both procedural and legal justice, religious squabbles,
poverty, hunger, poor maintenance culture, insecurity of life and property
and etc. The Machiavellian style of leadership has further deepened the
African states into retrogression and epileptic development. However,
African problems can adequately be solved with the interjection of morality
in the term of Humanistic Ethical Paradigm and its two interrelated
proposals which are: respect for human dignity as a basis for individual and
social action and focus on character as the highest value in the assessment of
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