Current leadership challenges in Africa

Show simple item record Tshiyoyo, Mudikolele Michel 2012-12-03T06:07:45Z 2012-12-03T06:07:45Z 2012-06
dc.description.abstract For decades the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been through coups d’état, civil wars, rebellions, political turmoil and instability, and it also faced aggression from its neighbouring countries in recent years. Although the DRC is a vast country which is endowed with various mineral and natural resources, the indicators of the UNDP (2011) have ranked the country last on the list. One would not understand how a country that is potentially the richest on the continent can rank among the poorest countries on the world. This article examines leadership challenges and governance imperatives in the DRC focusing on the current leadership issues. This is done in order to clarify the extent to which leadership challenges impact on governance and hamper development. This analysis is essential as it will pave a way for one to examine the governance imperatives and come up with suggestions that might assist in addressing the challenges the DRC is faced with. The article relies on the available literature review and the author proceeds to the analysis of the trends and developments taking place in the continent and particularly in DRC in order to demonstrate how the past has affected the current situation in the DRC. In its conclusion, the article considers that a transformational and authentic leadership style is essential in creating an environment that promotes the attainment of governance requirements for the development of developing countries, in general, and the DRC, in particular. en_US
dc.description.librarian ff2013
dc.identifier.citation Tshiyoyo, MM 2012, 'Current leadership challenges in Africa', African Journal of Public Affairs, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 107-116. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1997-7441
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Consortium of Public Administration en_US
dc.rights African Consortium of Public Administration en_US
dc.subject Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership -- Congo (Democratic Republic) en
dc.subject.lcsh Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government en
dc.subject.lcsh Political leadership -- Congo (Democratic Republic) en
dc.title Current leadership challenges in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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