by Lynette Mukami
The East African, June 2013
2012 was an incredible year for Africa. It saw the entry of some new leaders, most notably a transition of leadership to Africa’s second female president (by no means a drama-free one). It was also sad for those that lost sitting presidents, John Atta Mills of Ghana, Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia and Bingu Wa Mutharika of Malawi. The Africa Leadership Index is a tool of governance-tracking of African leaders developed by Nation Media Group’s Africa Project. It is an aggregate on all major indexes that cover Africa and brings you the ranking of African leaders by governance last year, beginning with the best and running down to the worst.