With Nigeria and Angola the poster boys for the “oil curse”, Oxfam and African Media Initiative call a pow wow to prevent East Africa falling down the same hole.
It’s not about the country with the most resources. The issue is being able to dare and try it.
In many countries the politicians still hire relatives and their tribesmates, but their quality has improved. Because of the expansion of education, they are no longer the ill-educated villagers of years gone by.
To argue that Kenya’s Supreme Court ruled against a presidential election because it is “independent” is the same as saying eggs come from the supermarket. The story is more complex.
New imaginations, “new” peoples will emerge from the crazy demographic and cultural mix in the slums and create an Africa that is brazenly outward looking.