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AU: 50 years to give corruption cultural status, another 50 to make it genetic?

I’ve been to Addis Ababa yet again, but this time it has been for a big celebratory party that the African leaders and their friends have been enjoying on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU.

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When Octogenarians refuse to cede power… Mugabe, Wade Shame Africa

The tragedy of Africa is that our leaders do not appear to know when to quit. Most of the anti-colonial leaders in Africa, who charted the course for independence, have signed up to the syndrome of Life-Presidents. And, though they begun as heroes of their various societies, their refusal to quit created so much tension in the body politic that their nations became polarised.

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1960-2010: The Africa of independences

The year was … It was 1960 and it was declared the Year of Africa. Half a century later many of the dreams that inspired the fight to be free from colonialism are still just that: dreams. During those months the continent walked towards independence setting its sights on a future in which there would no longer be owners.

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