This book traces the triumphant, treacherous and turbulent tale of leadership in Africa through centuries past to the present day. Africa in 2005, was the only continent to have become poorer in the last forty years. The call for a decisive leadership development strategy for a prosperous tomorrow emerges as an urgent reality and a pressing concern. Perceptive leadership will prepare Africa to face tomorrow’s challenges. The vision of this book has a sell-by date. A puzzling new set of global realities await leadership in 2055. Will leadership in Africa be ready?