Differing views.

Author:McKie, Hugh
Position:Days of Thunder - Letter to the editor

After reading the cover story 'Days of Thunder' (African Business, March 2011 issue), I thought it would be interesting to see how the two North African countries that underwent revolutions, Tunisia and Egypt, were placed in the Ibrahim Index of Good Governance.


I would not want to belittle the value of Mr Ibrahim's foundation's work in promoting Africa's leadership and the effort he has made to use his fortune constructively to accelerate the continent's development. But I was very surprised to find that both Tunisia and Egypt were highly placed, within the top 10 countries in Africa, in the 2010 overall governance table. That raises fundamental...

To continue reading