Answer by Ayo Sogunro:
Manufacturers have a legal duty of care to the ultimate consumers of their products if it is not possible for defects to be identified before the goods are received — Donoghue v Stevenson  All ER Rep 1
The colonial governments manufactured modern Africa. Yet, the wonder is that modern Africa still manages to exist at all–and doing fine in some places–considering the timebomb of the colonial legacy and its indifferent recipe for interethnic violence and class divisions.
There's no avoiding the continuing effects of the colonial systems in modern African countries. Colonialism left a mixture of arbitrarily manufactured countries, civillian-unfriendly armed and police forces, elite-based economics, a nepotism fuelled bureaucracy, "Victorian-era" legal systems, and a patronage-based political system.
For decades under the colonial governments, these negative systems were the only type of systems that modern Africans knew and understood. And so, they became the norm.The African culture.
Of course, postcolonial governments had the opportunity of dismantling these flawed structures and starting afresh. For example, they could have redrawn the national maps, or renegotiated the basis of the nationalities. They didn't. Instead they simply stepped into the shoes of the colonists and inherited their powers and privileges. A lot of the postcolonial governments merely aspired to the colonial lifestyle, and they were backed by the military machinery founded and bequeathed by the colonial governments. The more radical individuals rarely got into power under the colonists.
Hence, the bloody civil wars, genocides, coups and counter coups that followed independence in most African countries.
It's difficult to totally erase the systems and structures that were built by the colonial governments. Presently, most African countries are simply trying to find a steady balance between the sociocultural norms, the legacies of the colonial systems and the modern aspirations of their citizens.
It's not yet paradise, and there's still a lot of sectional conflict, but socio-political awareness of systems and structures in Africa today is far better than the conditions that were left behind by the colonial governments.