The second part of your question is difficult to answer. There are great differences between the African countries. Some countries did it good, some worse. For instance: we were in 1995 in Zimbabwe. There was prosperity and see what is left now. A country like Uganda makes good progress. In total we made 11 trips to African countries and visited: Marocco (2x); Tunesia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa (2x), Namibia, Madagascar and Ethiopia. Next May we are going to Gambia and Senegal.
Thanks for your interest and appreciation,
Augur Buzzard (76)