African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press that includes withholding state advertising from commercial media outlets.
There are early signs of the emergence of a third force for good in South Africa in the likes of the Save SA movement and Socio-Economic Future of South Africa convened by the Archbishop of Cape Town.
The number of super-rich individuals in Africa is growing, but they are not paying their fair share of taxes. African governments are losing out on roughly US$15 billion in taxes annually.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.