Africa’s “Achilles’ heel” is its boundaries, argues Richard Griggs – blocking development and perpetuating conflict. Here he calls for a new era of “boundary management”… A new expression in the lexicon of African politics is raising hopes and capturing imaginations across the continent. Although Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni referred to it as a “decade of awakening”, South African Deputy President Thabo Mbeki’s catch-phrase “an African Renaissance” has won more headlines. These are words that forecast new leadership, resurgent African economies, more democracy, and a significant new role for Africa on the world political stage.
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