Since 2016, thousands of Africans have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe.
Strangely, virtually all the governments from where these young people come bear no remorse. It is as if they cannot make a connection between the deaths and their failed leadership.
In my view, Africa has never been poor. She simply suffers from relics of colonialism and malaise in leadership to convert her enormous resources into a vibrant economy.
We have seen what trying to mimic governance systems of our colonists can do. We have to change this but have to be careful that such momentum does not fall into the hands of those who may change its destiny as it happened with the Arab Spring.