Africa leaders charting the way

African countries also need to further stake their claim at international fora such as the upcoming African Union-European Union High Level Forum in Vienna, Austria, and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2019, among others.

Last week on these pages, I began a conversation on the African dream, asking if African leaders have a plan to transform the continent’s fortunes in light of assertions by world leaders and think-tanks that Africa is the new battleground for ideological, economic, security and political agendas.

Naturally, the attention shifted to African leaders on the world’s biggest stage – the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where 35 African Heads of State and Government, or their representatives, contributed to the…

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