Bring on the traditional rulers.

Author:Warner, Theresa
Position::READER'S VIEWS - Letter to the editor
 
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It will be a great day for all of Africa when traditional rulers are integrated into the African Union! Does anyone think that 60 years into "independence", African politicians--these Western -educated products of colonialism--have all the wisdom needed for Africa's renaissance? We do see more Mercedez-Benz's, Saville Row suits, whiskey and ham durbars, and European private villas for our "leaders" while the masses grow even poorer in many African countries.

Dr K. K. Prah, director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) in South Africa, rejects the notion held by colonisers that Africans were a "variety of humanity beyond the...

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