Will the African Lion roar again in 2012?

Author:Versi, Anver
Position:COVER STORY - Brief article

2011 was a great year for Africa. Politically the continent shed itself of the remaining comprador leaders who acted as agents for foreign powers in North Africa and the toppling of autocrats in Libya and Cote d'lvoire. Although some of the old-school dictators still grimly hang on to power, the writing is on the wall for them. There have been free and fair elections in Egypt, Tunisia and Zambia. South Sudan finally broke the yoke of the north and emerged as the newest state in the world. Some of the 'African Lions' - Ghana, Ethiopia and Angola - are the...

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