Of the world’s top 10 countries in real GDP growth rates for 2012, five were African – then disaster struck. In 2016, only two African countries made it into the top ten global GDP growth contest.
Freedom fighters believe they have a right to govern, but struggle to deliver the economic development that Africa needs.
Nearly 90% of lake’s freshwater inflow comes from Ethiopia. Now Africa’s tallest dam and sugar plantations could devastate the livelihoods of nearly 300,000 people in Kenya.
As Ethiopia’s economy transformed between 2010-2015, corruption became a way of life. And in politics, opposition parties are seen as enemies, rather than rivals.
That Kagame’s panel also comprises eminent personalities creates the impression that the main issue is all about management. Yet the heart of the matter for the AU is, and remains, political