Africa's Rising Rage

From Emergent Africa Sat Feb 9 2013, 02:24:00

Richard Dowden comes face to face with the 'Rising Africa' tinderbox :

What shocked me in Lagos, Uganda and Nairobi was the fury of the young middle classes - the very people who are supposed to driving the new Africa into the 21st century. They were angry about the poor levels of education, about the lack of electricity, but above all about corruption at the very top. And they see the growing ranks of ill-educated, unemployable young people being churned out of badly-managed state education systems...the five big African countries: Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are in political turmoil or stasis. None of their governments have the vision or the capacity to position their countries to develop rapidly and sustainably as Indonesia, Malaysia and China have. The good things that are happening in many African countries - with the possible exception of South Africa - are happening in spite of their governments, not because of them.More here

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Egypt:   28 Sentenced to Death Over Top Prosecutor Killing (news)
Al Jazeera
22 July 2017

An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death over the killing of a top prosecutor two years ago, security and judicial officials said. The court on Saturday handed other defendants a variety of ... [read more]

Angola:   Egyptian Physicians Help DR Congo Refugees (news)
Angola Press Agency
24 July 2017

Five Egyptian doctors arrived Sunday in Luanda, en route to Lunda Norte province, where they will provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Angolan ... [read more]

Egypte:   Les kiosques à fatwas dans le métro du Caire amusent les réseaux sociaux (news)
Radio France Internationale
24 July 2017

En Egypte, une tempête de sarcasme balaie les réseaux sociaux depuis une semaine, après l'installation dans les stations de métro du Caire de kiosques à fatwas pour ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!