Mo Ibrahim: Africa’s decade of ‘lost opportunity’ | News | Africa

The 2018 African governance index was released this week. It’s not good news.

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance, now in its 11th iteration, is the most comprehensive measure of governance on the African continent.
It makes for thoroughly depressing reading.

“Public governance progress in Africa is lagging behind the needs and expectations of a growing population, composed mainly of young people,” the Foundation said.

Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecoms billionaire-turned-benefactor, was even more blunt: “The lost opportunity of the past decade is deeply concerning.
Africa has a huge challenge ahead. Its large and youthful potential workforce could transform the continent for the better, but this opportunity is close to being squandered. The evidence is clear – young citizens of…

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