Of the world’s top 10 countries in real GDP growth rates for 2012, five were African – then disaster struck. In 2016, only two African countries made it into the top ten global GDP growth contest.
“The allure of country music in Africa is its iconic characters – the gamblers and the highway men, the handwringing mothers and the cock-sure sons…the grievous angels and the folks who just ain’t no good”
“In African culture the police are there to intimidate, to coerce.” In Nigeria many stations have an informal torture officer.
In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time, but…
In the cases of Malawi and Nigeria, the fight against corruption has clearly been favoured by changes in government.