Abstract This paper explains that, in Africa, the people in the system are assisted, but the average African person is not, which leads to the corruption that is part of African society. The author points out that the problem with Africa from a business perspective is that the political system is not known and cannot be relied upon. The paper stresses that Africa is a questionable market to enter because of its instability.
From the Paper: "African governments as having ultimate power, with no institutions to check on them, also has a major impact on the legal forces. As noted above, the government considers itself the ultimate leader and does not consider it should answer to anybody else. This frame of mind also extends to the people of Africa. At all levels, there is a general view that the leader and their party is the only authority. This results in their being little concern with laws, as laws are viewed in other countries. In contrast, the leader is the law. In other countries, the law provides a standard for operating that does not change as leadership changes. In Africa, this stability of legal forces does not exist, with laws dependent on however is in power at the time."