The Uganda oil pipeline through Tanzania should be made into a bigger prosperity corridor, with fibre optics, roads, railways and food silos.
An interesting pattern emerges when you unscientifically categorise African First Ladies into two categories – whether they are ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Matronly’ and their husband’s politics into ‘Strongman leaning’ or ‘Democrats’. We’ll let you discover it for yourself.
Religion (Islam) cannot be the reason why there are no Arab democracies. Perhaps the desert slows down the flow of enlightened ideas – and camels build a character of patience that autocrats are adept at exploiting.
One reason is that while in Europe and the Americas, African slaves were taken to work in plantations and industries, in the Middle East they were mostly domestic labour.