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Jakaya Kikwete, president of Tanzania

By Jonathan Power   January 2007

Over the next two years, the African leaders we know about—Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa—will retire. Many of the big names of the last few decades are dead—Nyerere, Kenyatta, Nkrumah. Yet this continent without “names” is doing better than we realise. Sub-Saharan Africa’s average growth rate will be 6 per cent next year. Much of Africa is pulling itself together.

Nowhere is this more true than Tanzania, the ex-German/British colony that got more than its share of attention under the rule of Julius Nyerere—Africa’s headmaster, who knitted the country’s tribes together but sent Tanzania’s economy…

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