Hussein Solomon
Professor Hussein Solomon is senior professor in the department of political studies and governance at the University of the Free State, a visiting professor at Japan’s Osaka University and a senior research associate of the Jerusalem-based think-tank Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa
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/ 7 November 2003

‘Africa needs a strong SA’

In a globalising world, insecurity anywhere is a threat to security everywhere. In this context, it is with pride that I observe Mbeki trumpeting the principles of good governance enshrined in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad). However, this pride is quickly replaced with despair when the realisation hits that Nepad is heavy on rhetoric and light on substance.