PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN LEADERSHIP / GOVERNANCE, NEPAD & THE AFRICAN
Leaders on African Leadership & Governance
on African Leadership, NEPAD, the African Union, Etc.
Governance - Transparency
- Corruption - Natural Resource Management - The Resource Curse
Economist. 24 July 2003.
director, Dr. Michael Isimbabi's letter in response to The Economist's cover
story, "Now for Africa"
(03 July 2003).
African Leaders on African Leadership &
Reports, Papers, Articles, Etc.
"Africa is beyond
bemoaning the past for its problems. The task of undoing that past
is on the shoulders of African leaders themselves, with the support
of those willing to join in a continental renewal. We have a new
generation of leaders who know that Africa must take responsibility
for its own destiny, that Africa will uplift itself only by its own
efforts in partnership with those who wish her well."
The listing below is by no means complete and is being
continuously expanded and updated. Suggestions of articles, papers,
and other documents that merit inclusion in the list are welcome.
Please send links or articles/documents to:
Listings are largely in reverse chronological
The African Union - Web Site
NEPAD - Web Site
a Progressing Africa" - African Development Forum
UN Economic Commission for
Amoako's Africa Diary
[Blog]. Reflections on African
development from the head of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa.
Leaders on African Leadership -
A compilation of excerpts from some of the articles cited
urges African solutions.16 May 2004. The Libyan leader tells a
regional summit in Mali that outside powers should not intervene in
NEPAD: African Leaders Take Stock, Project Into
Future. Charles Ozoemena. The Vanguard
(Nigeria). 12 March 2004.
NEPAD: African Leaders & Experts at
Loggerheads. 05 March 2004. Peter Fabricius. The Star
(South Africa). African leaders and the experts running the
NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism are at loggerheads. They
disagree over whether or not their reports on individual countries
should be released to the public in their raw, unedited
Peer Review Mechanism to Put Africa On Path to
Recovery. 04 March 2004. BuaNews/AllAfrica.com.
Peer Review Moving Forward, Says NEPAD Secretariat
Chief. Charles Cobb Jr.
19 February 2004
Peer Review is Bold Advance for
Day (South Africa), 18
February 2004. African leaders say
the NEPAD process is more about learning than
Governance and Development in Africa: A Critical Nexus.
K. Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for
Africa. 5th Andrew Young Lecture, Africa Society of the National
Summit on Africa, Washington, D.C., 18 February
Peer Review Will Help Africa, By Obasanjo.
Paul Ohia. This
Day (Nigeria). February 16, 2004
Industrial Transformation Due To Bad Leadership: Ugandan
President, Xinhua News Agency, December 4, 2003.
sees NEPAD as
solution to African conflicts.
16 September 2003. PANA.
The Future of Leadership in Africa. Thulani S. Gcabashe. MoneyWeb (Johannesburg), October 09,
Gambian leader says NEPAD is a
failure. 23 July
2003. Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh on
Wednesday renewed his criticism of the New Partnership for Africa's
saying the initiative has already failed to deliver the
NEPAD Will Never Work - President
Jammeh. J. T. Ibrahim Brown & Malick Mboob. The Daily Observer
(Gambia). Africa News Service, July 24, 2002.
Botswana President Says Peace, Security Key to Attracting
Investment to Africa, Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, June
Zambian Envoy Blames Africa's Woes On Bad
Leadership, Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, July 7, 2003.
(From Pan African News Agency (PANA) Daily Newswire). Excerpt
Africa Faces Peace, Leadership and Governance
Challenges. Africa News Service, July 2, 2002.
leaders not children, says Gaddafi. Joe Kaunda. 11 July
2002. Western governments must respect African leaders because they
are not children or pupils, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said
Huge challenge for African Union. BBC News. 8 July 2002. It will not
be easy to achieve the African Union's goals of economic progress
and good governance, warns United Nations' Kofi Annan.
patience with African leaders. The
Guardian (Nigeria). 10
New Realism. Thabo Mbeki. New York
Times. 24 June 2002.
NEPAD is Our Idea, say African
Leaders. World Economic
Forum. 5 June 2002
NEPAD Faces Problems. "...(South
African Finance Minister Trevor) Manuel also acknowledged that it
would be tough to persuade every African country to submit to a
process of "peer review" on sound political governance - keeping
their side of the bargain to boost investment flows."
Reducing Poverty in Africa Needs Good
Leadership. Elly Wamari. Africa News
Service. 7 December 2001. Excerpt
Call for Leadership in Africa, Business Day (South Africa). 10 July 2001. UN
Secretary-general Kofi Annan told African leaders Monday they needed
courage and leadership to rebuild the continent, a task he compared
to Europe’s reconstruction after the devastation of the two world
Annan Blames African Leaders. BBC News. 11 July 2000. United Nations
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the political leaders of
Africa that they are to blame for most of the continent's
Stop Blaming Colonialism, U.N. Chief Tells
Africa. Barbara Crossette. New York Times,
17 April 1998.
Obasanjo Blames Poor Leadership for Africa's Decline.
Africa News Service. 6 March 2000.
Africa In Today’s World and the Challenges of
--The challenge of
leadership in African development - Gen. Ibrahim Babangida,
President of Nigeria (then)
--Africa in Today’s
World, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of