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Game Changers

Game Changers

They are courageous and determined. They are fighting for a more modern, more just, and more innovative Africa, for a prouder Africa. Here are some portraits of these ‘Game changers’, pioneers who are elevating the continent.

Game changers: Innocent Kabandana and Pascal Muhizi, Rwandan officers who overcome jihadists

“African armies: why are they so bad?” A few years ago, after noting increasing conflicts and the inability of the armed forces to rectify them, we dared to ask this deliberately provocative question, causing something of a scandal on the continent. But asking a question does not prevent us from qualifying the answer, nor even from recognising encouraging victories when they do occur.