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A Passage to Africa by George Alagiah

A chronicle of Africa in general , but particularly Ghana, the first country in on the continent to gain independence, Rwanda , the greatly divided on tribal lines and which witnessed one of the greatest genocides of the twentieth century, Zaire(congo) , home to one of the most corrupt presidents Africa had ever seen , Mobutu sese seko , Somalia , a country which suffered the most severe of famines and political unrest, South Africa, home to great Madiba , who spent so many years in incarsaration by the Afrikanaar regime but found romm to forgive them when he was the man in charge and Zimbabwe , home of Robert Mugabe , the only African leader who openly told the white man that his country belonged to the black man who fought for it and he acted on that .A must read for anyone interested and curious about what made these great nations and their leader tick and what made them fall or otherwise. Written by the BBC African correspondent , George Alagiah , throughout his journey arond Africa as a journalist but also as someone searchng for answers , basically a biography on Africa( kundai matangira)

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