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The Never-Ending Quest for a Benevolent African Dictator

Ghanaian professor and philosopher John Ayittey has a colourful set of descriptors he regularly uses to describe African heads of state who run their countries like personal fiefdoms. “Coconuts!” he calls them, referring to the vast difference between what they present outside and what they are inside. “Quack saviours!” “Swiss bank account revolutionaries!” Typically, the…



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