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Why the thugs rule in Africa…

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The Organisation of African Unity and its successor, the African Union, have signally failed to do anything to unify the continent or reduce its dependence on the globe’s mega powers.


19 Aug 2020
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Why the thugs rule in Africa…

BrandSA marked Africa Day by releasing a new song featuring an ensemble troupe of South African Artists such as DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Riky Rick, Rouge Rapper, Youngsta CPT, Shasha, Tresor and Dee Koala | Image: Supplied

If Africa’s leaders had been as good at helping their people as they are about setting up useless talk shops, the continent would have a much better story to tell, 60 years after the wind of changes swept over it. The Organisation of African Unity and its successor, the African Union, have signally failed to do anything to unify the continent or reduce its dependence on the globe’s mega powers. They have cravenly ignored the abuse of human rights and endemic corruption which continues across Africa. The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which is supposed to ensure people in this...

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