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Old 06-19-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Why haven't more African leaders used their pre colonial governing systems as an influence on how they govern their modern day countries? It seems like the DR Congo and other African countries could learn somethings from how their ancestors governed.

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The Luba empire's expansion was due to its development of a form of government that was durable enough to withstand the disruptions of succession disputes and flexible enough to incorporate foreign leaders and governments. Based on twin principles of sacred kingship (balopwe) and rule by council, the Luba model of statecraft was adopted by the Lunda and spread throughout the region that is today northern Angola, northwestern Zambia, and southern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kingdom of Luba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
How could today's African leaders modernize this approach to governing?
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