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Post Colonial Failure of Most African States.(George Ayittey,PhD)
Going on a Journey from state A ; of under development and point B; a developed state..Going to the point of development, you need the following Vehicle,Road,Strategy and a Driver.

Most Countries had :
1.Bad Driver -Obviously (Head of state and the ruling elites)
2.Bad Vehicle - Represents the shape of State (Govenrment and state of constitution)
3.Bad Roads -Infrastructure (Education,Roads,Clean Water
4.Strategy (How fast you want to go only the state to move on the development path)
5.Angry passengers - Are the people.

(George Ayittey,PhD- Why Africa failed to develop in the Post colonial Era) emphasis mine.