In many African countries musicians are in the vanguard of popular struggles. In Seun Kuti carries on the legacy of his father Fela by confronting the country’s venal political elite. In Burkina Faso rappers helped overthrow Blaise Compaore
Ugandan officials accused of colluding with officials from the UN’s refugee agency and the World Food Programme to fiddle numbers.
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.
After its peacekeeepers were killed in South Sudan and Mali, many Chinese citizens demanded revenge.
In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time, but…