Socio-political and Economic Imbroglios of Northern African Uprisings

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A. Adedoyin


The late 2010-2011 in the Northern Africa witnessed different levels of socio-political instabilities and sudden uprisings of civilians due to its long time socio-political and economic deprivations of citizens that brewed poverty, insecurity and underdevelopment across the land. Its resultant effect bastardised peaceful co-existence and metamorphosed into social uprisings that forced regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya out of power, and served as early warning signal to African socio-political leaders who have overstayed in governance. This is because state and governing institutions are established to harness and manage human and natural resources judiciously. This study, therefore, examined and discussed socio-political and economic imbroglios of Northern African crises, in terms of transparency and accountability in governance. The secondary method of data collection was used. Suggestions for social crises, prevention and uprisings management are proffered.

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