African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 389


Africa’s leadership challenges in the 21st century: A Nigerian perspective

Sheriff Folarin
Department of International Relations/ Strategic Studies, Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 May 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2013



Leadership crisis in Africa is often seen from the point of view of the misdemeanor of various political rulers dotting the continental landscape. This paper sees it differently. It explores the fundamental cause of the misleadership parody, ranging from the personal capacity underdevelopment, to social-psychological and value deficiencies and misunderstandings that need to be addressed for Africa to be repositioned politically.


Key words: Leadership, role model, challenges.