Sunday, June 22, 2008

World Debates - Africa

The blurb from the BBC World News website:

The levels of violence and war across Africa have fallen dramatically. New data confirms most African states are now more stable and democratic.

But what kind of democracy?

And is Africa's great potential still being held up by governance issues related to political transition?

All the above issues took centre stage at the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa, which took place this June in Cape Town.

Political and business leaders joined the BBC World Debate to discuss the impact of good governance on economic growth and stability and the lessons to be learned from extreme cases such as Zimbabwe.

Panellists: Oby Ezekwesili, Tendai Biti (who's in jail as I type this), John Kufuor, Raila Odinga, Jendayi Frazer, and Wendy Luhabe.

Part 1, starts 10mins in.

Part 2


Nigerian Drama Queen said...

In comparison to the civil wars, and child soldiers and dictatorships that was the legacy of Africa in the 90s...alot of progress has been made. Yes we still have our Sudan, and our Somalia, and our Mugabe..but change is coming. Slowly but surely, change will come.

Woman said...


(Obviously it's meant to act as a deep-in-though-, pondering-on the-state-of-the-world sound, but the truth s, I've got nothing to say).

Kush said...

Just heard you reporting on radio 4 on the Baby P case. Well done and Congrats. Man your 'phonee' plenty o!

ShonaVixen said...

First time on your blog and I'm intrigued