how most African states’ “imported” nature (being the continuation of colonial creations) has impacted upon these African states’ authority.
Colonialism impacted on economic and political arenas of Africa. African states adopted more authoritarian and decentralized systems of administration, such as their colonizers. Morever, post-colonial African political system depicts marginalization and ethnic-based exclusion. Most states adopted one-party systems, while others have highly-restricted opposition parties. Further, most African authorities became corrupt following their colonial experience. Lastly, colonizers exploited African resources, rendering their administrative and economic systems weak in the global economy.