There needs to be a new generation of leaders in Africa that are untied to the complicated histories of their countries’ pasts
Angola’s Lourenço, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa and South Africa’s Ramaphosa all made star turns at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, visibly signalling re-entry into the global community.
It’s unrealistic to hope that either Angola or Zimbabwe will soon move from decades of repressive rule, but we
are witnessing the end of an era.
At every stage of wealth creation profits are often redistributed according to private interests. African leaders see themselves as best placed to serve both the national interest and political-ethnic groups they represent.
Although not known for personally having sticky fingers, Lourenco is part of the system