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Is Africa Going The ‘Pakistan Way’?

Some African scholars recently in Delhi tried to answer the question why so many of those countries preferred to go the ‘Pakistan way’, meaning towards military rule, rather than democracy. In their view, it underscored the serious deficit in leaders and leadership. Unlike India where Nehru, a democrat, remained to guide the country for nearly two decades after independence, in most of those countries (including Pakistan), civilian leaders were swept away or connived with the military to destroy democracy.