Monthly Archives: September 2014

African presidents – imprisoned in the presidency?

I have had the privilege of attending an informal meeting of ex-presidents of Zambia, Tanzania and Burundi. The agenda was development in Africa, including poverty, corruption and leadership. It was not meant to be an occasion for praise, but for … Continue reading

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From Africa-optimism to -realism

In 2000 The Economist described Africa as the hopeless continent. In 2010 the magazine talked about the hopeful continent. The economic development has been impressive and Africa is changing in a scale and direction predicted by few. Some of the … Continue reading

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African NGOs with influence

Many African NGOs have been established as a response to donor funding. Money has been made available and African civil society has been subcontracted to implement policies decided upon outside Africa. Such organisations often have little or no impact or … Continue reading

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