In this interesting article Muthoni Wanyeki (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/South-Sudan-Burundi-conflicts-need-change-in-strategy/-/434750/3173642/-/gwr397z/-/index.html) argues that bad political behavior should be tackled forcefully, because otherwise it may generate even bigger problems as South Sudan and Burundi have recently discovered.

Wanyeki is right and what she said is a clear lesson for the region.

But there is another lesson to be learned from the examples she discusses, namely that bad leadership and big problems go hand in hand. And one should sometimes wonder, after so many policy blunders, mistakes, the use of violent means and the not so occasional human right abuses, whether this leadership is actually fit to lead in the first place.

Africa deserves better.