“the institutional mechanisms that were intended to buttress participation by ordinary citizens’ are either lacking or have simply become part of the pays légal (legal country) without any repercussions in the pays réel (real country).” To bilateral and multilateral foreign donors, the islands of Cabo Verde, West Africa, represent one of the few democratic exceptions … More Cabo Verde: West Africa’s Democratic ‘Potemkin Village’ |by Abel Djassi Amado
It is really rather difficult to sustain a conversation about Nigerian politics without the issue of corruption very quickly making its shameful appearance. Indeed, ‘Corruption in Nigeria’ is an issue that has, alarmingly, been deemed worthy of its own Wikipedia page. My response, in friendly encounters, is often to attempt to have my compatriot see … More Mr. Governor, Where Is My Own Chop? The Multi-Dimensionality of Corruption in Nigeria.