Consolidating democracy in ghana progress and prospects

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Consolidating democracy in ghana progress and prospects

Four white students are also arrested in the same connection.

When the vacillating military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, finally allowed presidential elections to proceed in June 1993—one of the best the country had ever known—it was abruptly annulled by his regime.

1970 11 June, It is announced that Security Police have arrested the leader of the Soweto Students’ Representative Council (SSRC), Dan S.

Montsitsi in connection with plans to commemorate the Soweto uprisings.

As Minister Connie Mulder stated: ‘No black person will eventually qualify in terms of section 10 because they will all be aliens, and as such, will only be able to occupy the houses bequeathed to them by their fathers, in the urban areas, by special permission of the Minister,’ i.e.

black people are forced by residence in designated ‘homelands’ areas to be citizens of that homeland and denied South African nationality, the right to work in South Africa etc.

Received Date: May 18, 2015; Accepted Date: June 04, 2015; Published Date: June 14, 2015 Citation: Van Gyampo RE (2015) The Church and Ghana’s Drive Towards Democratic Consolidation and Maturity. doi: 10.4172/2332-0761.1000161 Copyright: © 2015 Van Gyampo RE.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.Some wondered if the new demands being placed on African nations by international donor institutions as well as heightened individual expectations for better lives could be met by the nascent democracies.Participants indicated that, although contemporary authoritarian regimes in Africa have taken a number of forms, they fall within the general models of one-party systems, personal dictatorships, and military regimes.Nigeria then succumbed to the tyrannical rule of General Sani Abacha, 1993-1998.Altogether, it took 15 years before military rule was terminated in 1999, a longer period than the first military era, 1966 – 1979.[5] What Thomas Carothers has called “feckless democracy,” and Larry Diamond “pseudo democracy,” prevailed in Nigeria during the first 16 years of the Fourth Republic, May 1999 – May 2015.[6]This period has been characterized by excessive political turbulence, extensive civil violence, high levels of corruption, and fraudulent elections.What adjustments should be made to “our theories and prescriptions”?