New York Times: Political problems in Africa result in domination, says law school dean

Release Date: May 11, 2010

Makau Mutua, dean of the Law School, is quoted in an article in today's New York Times that looks at the problem of political succession among African nations, particularly Nigeria, whose succession problems have led to ethnic polarization and heightened competition among other identity lines. "Instead of a tool for governance, the office of the president becomes a tool for domination, in which the resources of the nation are husbanded for the benefit of a family, a clan or an ethnic group," he said.

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