In Angela Merkel we see the sort of plain, honest and even boring leader Africa is crying out for

10 October 2021 - 00:00

Outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel lived modestly while leading the world's fourth-largest economy, walking to get her groceries in local shops and going to official meetings without a cavalry of bodyguards and motorcades. She serves as a lesson in authentic leadership to African political leaders.

She leaves as one of the world's most trusted, reliable and honest leaders. In power she was humble, with a strong sense of purpose and strong moral, democratic and fairness values...

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