Communications and Governance in Africa
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This chapter focuses on the issue of governance and its concomitant sectors, proselytised by the West through bilateral and multilateral channels. It addresses the governance and development assistance programmes of donor agencies, and policy implications for the communications sector. The 16th Century marked what ought to be considered the massive disturbance in Africa's civilization in the form of the European slavery. During the colonial phase, the West used their instruments and institutions to propagate their civilizational doctrine. The colonial administration then could be compared with the present structure seen by some as the now derailed United Nations, and the international financial institutions. The communication sector is the driving force for the dissemination of information and hence requires the minimum amount of governmental regulation. The sector serves as the watchdog for the people and has the responsibility of reporting every aspect on issues pertaining to governance, except in instances where there is a threat to national security.