Big Men

One of the best articles I read last week was from Business Day Live, on the subject of Africa’s Big Men, and how African civil society is beginning to assert itself. It’s a twist on the usual diagnosis of Africa’s problem with Big Men, and I think it hits the nail on the head regarding the issues of weak governance and rule of law, which create the environment in which Big Men flourish.

“AFRICAN “strong man” leaders are not the cause of Africa’s problems — they are symptoms. And some African citizens may slowly be fixing the problem and its symptoms.”

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