- Carien du Plessis
Thabo Mbeki and former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo initiated the APRM in 2003. This system was designed to help the continent’s leaders urge each other to better governance. In its prime, some of the country’s reviews told uncomfortable truths, such as the 2007 one which warned about rise of xenophobia in South Africa. Is it unhip or a cool tool? By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.