The old aristocracy of Europe, the dying embers of which glow faintly in the monarchies of the West and whose blood dilutes itself in far-flung corners of old empires, used to pride itself on something called 'noblesse oblige’ - the idea that to those whom much is given, much is expected. The idea here was to protect, teach and give succour to those in your care: An accountability for others in exchange for the privileges that fell upon you. Many wicked men failed to live up to this, but a great many more tried, and succeeded - so much so that to be called noble or a gentleman became the highest aspiration of all...

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JJ Cornish shares what is currently happening on the African continent... from Nigeria vying against South Africa, Tanzania, and Burkina Faso for the chair of the African Peace and Security Council, to seven orphans being kidnapped outside the Nigerian capital Abuja, and Britain slapping sanctions on four top Zimbabwean officials for the killing of protestors and other crimes against humanity. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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