Goodbye and good riddance
Victoria Brittain’s obituary of Jonas Savimbi captures a lot of how the rest of the world has conspired to mess up Africa over the years. Africans, like Savimbi (and Robert Mugabe right now), have played their part but it is shameful how the world’s economic and military powers have meddled for their own ends and ignored what’s best for the people of Africa.
We’re now at a point where there’s a chance for real, positive change. And appropriately the impetus is coming from forward-thinking African leaders, rather than being imposed from the outside.