” We are the only continent in the world where we have presidents starting a new term at the age of 90 ,” recently said with irony Mohammed Ibrahim at the Assembly of the African Development Bank (Bad).
It is a very special reality. To observe closely, African leadership with each day, its intriguing new political outcomes as each other, deserves to take a new step. That is to say, changing hands, that’s what came the Anglo-Sudanese billionaire and philanthropist Mohammed Ibrahim during the AfDB Assembly.
If not, the scheme is very simple. We have on one side, a black continent which has the youngest population in the world, and on the other side a black continent led almost exclusively by leaders whose average age is in their sixties. ” It’s a joke, ” he says.
They may be old, yes. But they have the necessary experience to run a country , we could afford to think again … But times have passed and we now know their aptitude. In any event, the risk of transferring power to younger leadership on the continent is a wish cherished by many.