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Calvin Tagacay

Myth #5: All governments and political figures are corrupt

During our trip to Ethiopia, we witnessed a new, democratic government rising to power. A symbolic shift like that illustrates how corruption in Africa is gradually declining while equality is increasing. 50% of the new government ministers are women and it’s not just that, even the president of Ethiopia is a woman — the country’s first. Now, the decade long war in Ethiopia is over, democracy is thriving and the economy is growing by 10% every year.

Another example is the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. He was an anti-apartheid politician and his exemplary leadership and sacrifices earned him The Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. The political landscape of Africa is constantly changing and progressing for the better. Even though the continent has had its fair share of corrupt governance, Africa has also experienced noteworthy leadership.