Using the greed versus grievance paradigm. Explain the proliferation of military coups on African continent.
The scholarly fraternity has defined a military coup as an organized action by the armed forces of a country meant to overthrow and replace its government. Various theories had been accepted as the causes of military coups on African continent and among these paradigms the greed theory had been accepted to a greater extent since greedy is having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire or possess things, especially wishing to possess more than what one needs or deserves which leads to a real imagine cause of complaint especially of unfair treatment known as grievance. This is so because many African leaders have the desire for self-enrichment which is manifested in multiple ways, including economic gain through control of goods and resources or by increased power within a given state. Many leaders in Africa exploit their own land and people to extract valuable natural resources, which eventually takes a toll on citizens. Also African leaders do not want to retire from office which bring out their greediness of power hence causing coups. However one should not hesitate to pinpoint that after a long history of political, economic, and social injustices, many groups begin to start coups to stop the trend of injustice such as political unrest among others hence one can argue that coups galore across the African continent due to grievance and these can become vivid after a clear explanation at the length of the essay.
To commence with, coups galore all over the African continent due to greediness. Gatsheni argues that in Africa you won’t see a retire leader but only his grave is seen.1 By a mere looking at this argument it clearly show that African leaders are greedy since they do not want to retire from office even if the period is over. Professor Hasu Patel is of the same view when he says greedy makes African leaders to remain...