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Reading books is a clandestine activity, but it’s the only way to sharpen our intellect - 7 Mar 2018 11:48

Jenerali Ulimweng ...

There is a correlation between freedom and reading books. African governance systems — if you can call them that —are curious animals to deal with if you are intent on making sense of what is going down around you. We inherited constitutions, laws and procedures from the departing colonial masters and promised we would maintain, and even improve on them with a view to enhancing them and making them serve our people better. But all too often we find ourselves in situations that seem like we are trying to fit square pegs in round holes or vice versa. In this case, the holes are the systems, the constitutions, the laws and the procedures, while the pegs are our rulers. It is very difficult to find an African ruler who believes in things like the rule of law, respect for the constitution, open government, transparency, respect for others’ opinions, freedom of ...
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