African leaders

 
What might an African language of governance sound and look like?
What might an African language of governance sound and look like?
A grasp of Africa in modern times that is “neither utopian nor fatalist”, as one commentator has it, is by no means an easy undertaking in...
Namibia's leader wins Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize
Namibia's leader wins Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize
Namibia's outgoing president was on Monday named winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for "good governance" in Africa, the world's richest award that has...
Until death do us part from power
Until death do us part from power
When United States President Barack Obama faces the large group of heads of state he invited for the first US-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington...
The Hague 'targets Africa'
The Hague 'targets Africa'
Just behind Senegal's Palais de Justice that houses the Supreme Court, and close to the Dakar seafront, a run-down red-tiled roof indicates the...
Dynasties built on the foundation of Western education
Dynasties built on the foundation of Western education
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The people vs their leaders
The people vs their leaders
The Organisation of African Union (OAU) and its successor, the African Union (AU), have developed a habit over the past five decades.
Africa: Bent out of shape
Africa: Bent out of shape
Nowhere on the planet are there countries as oddly shaped as in Africa. You have all those West African nations -- whose kingdoms run strangely...
The bridesmaid of Timbuktu
The bridesmaid of Timbuktu
At precisely 6pm the brass band struck up the tunes. The Man had arrived.
African money for African excellence
African money for African excellence
Last month the second Mo Ibrahim award went to ex-Botswanan president Festus Mogae. Robert Watkinson quizzed Ibrahim on the prize.
Beyond the machine gun
Beyond the machine gun
In a week when the headlines were dominated by the hide-and-seek over the state of President Umaru Yar'Adua's health, many Nigerians missed the...
Africa 'evolving in correct direction'
Africa 'evolving in correct direction'
There is a strong level of understanding among African leaders on the need for stable democratic systems, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday.

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