Like Others Before Him, Meles Failed To See That There’s A Smarter Way To Be A Dictator In Africa: The Limits Of The ‘Authoritarian Bargain’ (Part II)

On September 2, 2012, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was buried in the capital Addis Ababa. It was an emotional event, and the high and mighty of Africa all assembled, and messages poured in from all over the world. However, many Ethiopians who hated Zenawi, a man they viewed as an autocrat and dangerous tribalist, were instead celebrating his demise. …

POLITICALLY INCORRECT: Why Africa’s Cities Are The Dirtiest In The World, And ‘Village Food’ Is Bad For Towns (How It Began)

 The story begins in this first part, with why flush toilets and garbage trucks are “unAfrican” – and what that has to do with dirty streets in many African cities.  Of the world’s 25 dirtiest cities, 16 – or 64 percent of them – are in Africa. Well, at least that was the story in 2008 when Forbes magazine did …

Why America’s Kim, Not Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Deserved To ‘Eat’ The World Bank Job, And Dlamini-Zuma Should Be The African Union’s Next CEO

The countries that want a place at the World Bank High Table where the pie is being sliced should pay for it…and back in Africa, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, ex-wife of  South Africa president Jacob Zuma deserves to be the next African Union boss.  She survived marriage to the philandering and polygamous Zuma, she should find being AU chairperson a breeze. The World …