Thursday, October 14, 2010

Will Africans save Africa?

Business 360 shared an interesting hypothesis.

[A] South African academic, Greg Mills, who has written a book called “Why Africa is Poor: And What Africans Can Do About It.”

He argues Africa is poor because “Africa’s leaders have made this choice.” It’s a controversial angle, but the basic premise that poor leadership has steered generations of African countries down the path to poverty is not new.

All of us who live in Africa can name leaders – from presidents to local municipal workers – who have made their communities poorer. It's not just the Mugabes or Mobutus of this continent who have shattered Africa’s promise, it is the often nameless, mid-level workers whose corrupt or incompetent actions result in schoolchildren not getting books, for example.

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