Years of ruinous corruption and incompetence have reduced many of Africa's resource rich nations to destitution and famine. And as people starve, their leaders have frequently amassed enormous wealth.
Angola's president-elect Joao Lourenco has promised to stamp out cronyism and corruption. But outgoing President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his family look as entrenched in power as ever.
President Zuma has faced numerous corruption allegations in court. As the ANC is due to elect a new party leader, could Zuma's support of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma be a move to save himself?
…it has many opportunities. Most importantly, it has to question traditional concepts, in both the areas of economic policy and development aid, writes the great-nephew of the last Ethiopian emperor.
President Magufuli has been accused of governing in an increasingly authoritarian style, as members of the opposition become concerned for their safety.
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