Why are so many African leaders so, so, so bad? By which I mean, both selfish and thoughtless? And why do we cave in so easily? Can no one in Rwanda take a stand against this nonsense? Not the judges, not the so-called legislators, not the army leadership, not a single soul from the banks?!! No one? The lack of mass civic engagement by large sections of the populace, coupled with usually horrendous leadership, often dovetails into assuring a very poor livelihood for most Africans. We need to fight back more often.