November 24, 2012

This May Be the African Century

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

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Yet it doesn’t take long to realize how fragile are the gains made by Africans. There is no shortage of success stories, such as Malawi and Ghana, where decent government and stable institutions have become a fact of life. But as we saw from the violence embroiling the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda this week, and the struggles with extremists that have struck Mali, a single eruption or a bad leader can destroy the gains of two decades.

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