Africa’s Military Scourge George Ayittey

2012 San Francisco Freedom Forum
September 28, 2012

Ghanaian economist George Ayittey provides a historic overview of the oppressive and bloody rule of the over 100 military dictatorships that have controlled Africa since the 1960s. Ayittey describes the way in which these generals have looted countless African countries, devastating and destabilizing much of the continent. He proposes a set of practical steps to keep African states out of the hands of their militaries.