Africa's current economic and political problems can be solved only by principled and visionary leadership of a kind that is all too rare in Africa. Only 2 nations have managed to avoid the pitfall of greed in recent years: Botswana and Mauritius. The first leaders of these nations had more foresight than most of their contemporaries in Africa. For the rest of Africa to adopt democratic policies and to develop economically, it must follow the example of the selfless early leaders of Botswana and Mauritius.