The Pathological Dictators Of Africa: An Examination Of The Causes Overlooks The Obvious – The People Who Seized Power Were Criminals

The Hartford Courant

When French arrived at the Times’ office in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan in 1994, the continent had achieved a rare degree of world attention with a peaceful transfer of power in South Africa and a horrific civil war in Rwanda. While South Africa offered the hope of a better future, the catastrophe in Rwanda was a signal of things to come.
French bore witness to the gruesome internecine conflict that destroyed Liberia and the violent collapse of Zaire into military anarchy. Complicating matters for the beleaguered African people were two vicious health-care crises: the Ebola virus and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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