AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Joaquim Chissano

Monday, October 19th, 2009

THERE ARE APPARENTLY NO GOOD LEADERS IN AFRICA

Remember Mo Ibrahim’s prize for “good governance” awarded annually to an African leader? The winner gets $5 million over 10 years and $200,000 annually for life thereafter. Previous winners have included such prudent politicians as Mozambique’s Joaquim Chissano and Botswana’s Festus Mogae. Apparently Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s disastrous second democratic president (1999-2008), was among the