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Commentary: Africa's year of living dangerously
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Sub-Saharan Africa's economic gains came under threat this year, but public demands for good governance to address the continent's problems holds promise for the future.
However, the most important development is the increased demand by Africans for their governments to be accountable. Kenya's open data initiative and Ghana's petroleum revenue management bill are but two examples of citizen-led efforts to "tie government's hands", to avoid or reduce the possibility of elite capture that characterised economic policy in the past