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East Africa has the leaders it needs, but not in the right places

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By Charles Onyango-Obbo

Posted  Tuesday, January 3   2017 at  14:02

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  • Moving the leaders around would help, although I can see three of them whom no one else would want.

Finally, South Sudan. No people in the EAC have fought a longer war for freedom, and paid such a high price for liberation, like the good folks of South Sudan.

You would think they would value the freedom they won more than any other East Africans, and go to the greatest length to protect it.

However the bloodbath that has beset the country since December 2013, tells another story. The South Sudan leaders, especially, couldn’t care less about what it cost them to win freedom.

You can see that we have everything to make East Africa great. Moving the leaders around would help, although I can see three of them whom no one else would want.
Happy 2017.

Charles Onyango-Obbo is publisher of Africa data visualiser Africapedia.com and explainer site Roguechiefs.com.

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