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African Presidents Index: Who is What; GOOD, BAD, UGLY and the WORST!!!!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Political analysts, the ordinary public and international community argue that Africa has one big problem to solve which is leadership, especially political leadership. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, thinking along the same lines, in 2007 launched its African leadership prize. The foundation used to offer five million dollars, which was meant to encourage good leadership and democracy.

    After two awards, the foundation stated that it run out of candidates and that there is no significant effort to put the spotlight on African leaders.

    According to The EastAfrican Magazine, it is because of that that the editorial team decided to offer NMG, which has its first Annual African Leaders Scorecard. The NMG reported on African leaders political actions, measuring them against the impact their governments had.

    The methodology for the Africa Leaders Scorecard was derived from five respected international indices of good governance, plus the new NMG Political Index that the team developed.

    Mo Ibrahim Index-15 percent 100-70: A
    Democracy Index- 15 percent 70-60: B
    Press Freedom Index-15 percent 60-50: C
    Corruption Index-15 percent 50-45: D
    Human Development Index-5 percent 45-40: F
    NMG Political Index-35 percent 40-30: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    TOTAL INDEX SCORE-100 percent 30-0: Morgue

    ICU and Morgue range represents the bottom of the barrel, and their countries will need intense rehabilitation to walk amongst the free and prosperous nations of the world.

    According to the special report from the group, the president of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, scored 83.54 ranking ‘A’Plus; while Isayas Afwerki, president of Eritrea got 12.14 score and Morgue rank. The scorecard also listed President of Ghana John Evans Atta Mills (72.56:A), Jacob Zuma of South Africa (69.93: ‘B’Plus), Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia (60.32: ‘B’Minus), Mwai Kibaki of Kenya (53.43:C), Paul Kagame of Rwanda (51.31: ‘C’Minus), Yoweri Museveni of Uganda (49.91: ‘D’ Minus), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia (49.01:D), Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria (48.05: ‘D’Minus), Muamar Ghaddafi of Libiya (44.64: ‘F’Plus), Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria (43.42:F), Mohamed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt (40.74: ‘F’Minus) and Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabuwe (22.62:Morgue).

    Including Eritrea, the Horn of Africa leaders were listed between the range of ICU and Morgue. For instance, Ethiopia Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh scored 32.68 and 31.53 where both are in ICU rank correspondingly. Whilst, President of Somalia Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Isayas Afwerki of Eritrea scored 22.41, 15.67 and 12.14 being in the rank of Morgue respectively.

    Governance: the A-listers

    The Nation Media Group has also briefed that, ‘Governance: The A-Listers’, the leaders in ‘A’ list respect democratic process, stimulate business growth, undertake effective development program to lift their populations out of poverty and refrain from provocative or warlike actions. These outstanding few tend to be brilliantly educated, have the sterling credentials one would expect of world leaders, and can use diplomatic charm to see bigger foreign aid donations. Some of these leaders are John Evans Atta Mills, Ellen Johnson-Sirleafs and Pual Kagame.

    Long-reigning tyrants

    Uttered as ‘Long-Reigning Tyrants’, the group expressed them as ‘megalomaniacs’ who have kept their countries locked in governance chokeholds for years, and in some cases for longer than four decades. These leaders are Muamar Gaddafi since 1969, Teodro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea and Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola since 1979; Hosni Mubarak and Paul Biya of Cameroon since 1982; Yoweri Museveni since 1986, Robert Mugabe and Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso since 1987; Omar al-Bashir and Isayas Afwerki since 1993; and Meles Zenawi since 1995.

    “They have hijacked the destinies of their nations, sucking up all political oxygen and monopolizing political space,” NMG stated.

    “These leaders tend to be increasingly eccentric and paranoid as their reigns stretch on. Preferred is an almost royalist-style of governance, reminiscent of French King Louis XIV’s famous remark: ‘Létat, c’est moi!’ there is much blood on these hands which often took power through coups, wars or murders.”

    The ill-gotten goods gang

    Anti-corruption NGO Transparency International is hot on the heels of African leaders who have embezzled state funds and stashed them in France, the group noticed. Among these leaders are the late Omar Bongo, former president of the Gabon, Teodoro Obiang, Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo and Paul Biya. Included in their vast assets are stuffed bank accounts, million dollars properties and fleets of luxury cars.

    “But these crooks may not keep these assets for long, as France’s top appeals court has authorized an inquiry into their ill-gotten goods,” NMG briefed.

    Daddy’s boys

    According to the special report from NMG, perhaps the truest testaments to a total lack of democracy is when a son or nephew groomed since birth as a princely successor inherits leadership from an ailing or dead father. While succession is not surprising among the few remaining kings, it is deeply unsettling that this has caught on with some of the continent’s more vicious dictators.

    Here are some dictatorships that have become dynasties, or likely to be soon: Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, president of Gabon, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Teodore Obiang, Equatorial Guinea, Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ismail Omar Guelleh, Mohammed VI king of Morocco and Mswati III, King of Swaziland.

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  2. Mwita Maranya

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    1 Sir Anerood Jugnauth Mauri��us Sierra Leone 83.54 A+
    2 Pedro Pires
    Cape Verde 78.91 A
    3 Ian Khama
    Botswana 78.7 A
    4 John A��a Mills
    Ghana 72.56 A
    5 Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba
    Namibia 71.07 A-
    6 Jacob Zuma
    South Africa 69.93 B+
    7 James Michel
    Seychelles 66.4 B
    8 Amadou Toumani Touré
    Mali 64.4 B
    9 Ernest Bai Koroma
    61.89 B
    10 Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
    Tanzania 60.39 B-

    Aisee, rais wetu ndani ya top ten!!

    Kama ndivyo basi barani afrika hali ni mbaya sana!!
  3. Desteo

    Desteo JF-Expert Member

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    Jk is beautiful
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    Byendangwero JF-Expert Member

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    Tupe kwanza vigezo vilivyotumiwa kwenye zoezi hilo; maana katika miaka ya hivi karibu marais wanao andaa mazingira mazuri ya kuporwa rasilimali ya nchi zao wamekuwa wakipewa alama za juu kwa shinikizo ya wakubwa hao. Tukitaka kuwa wakweli, mtu awezi kuorodhesha marais walio makini barani mwetu akamsahau Kagame.
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    Nsiande JF-Expert Member

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    Wow ! Presda made the top ten! Made me smile madly...actually he deserves it coz he hasn't embezzeled funds for himself..its his weakness that I abhor the most! Otherwise he's squeky(sp) clean!

    Mwai Kibaki got a D coz he wasn't people's choice..and Museveni much as he had improved Uganda, he's still serving more than 2decades, I don't know why Kagame got a C ?!
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    Yaani kikwete kamzidi kagame, hapa kuna uchakachuaji au amehonga huko.
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    Hata kwa kuchakachua mkwele hapati kitu hapo.
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    Siokweli hizo data zimepikwa. JK sikubaliani nao!
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    Ben Saanane Verified User

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    Hawa wote wanastahili kuondolewa kwa mapinduzi tuanze upya isipokuwa kuanzia namba 1-7 na kwa kuongezea isipokuwa Muammar Gaddaffi,Yoweri Museveni,Paul Kagame,Robert Mugabe,Sirleaf Hellen Jonson na Goodluck jonathan wa Nigeria