Solly Moeng | Politicians who lack faith in Africa's potential are the one's leading it

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Spending on issues like healthcare is dropping around the continent, yet leaders still fly overseas to get medicial assistance, writes the author. (Photo: Supplied)
Spending on issues like healthcare is dropping around the continent, yet leaders still fly overseas to get medicial assistance, writes the author. (Photo: Supplied)

Twenty years on and African countries still struggle, or lack the political will, to ensure that they meet and stay within the agreed target set by the Abjua Declaration, writes Solly Moeng.

I would not be surprised to discover that most African citizens or, more correctly, citizens of African countries are either not aware of or have forgotten about the "Abuja Declaration" of April 2001, exactly 20 years ago.

Another perspective would be that they no longer care, having been socialised over the decades never to take any promises made by African leaders seriously.

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