The Economist has yet another puff piece on President Jakaya Kikwete in this week’s edition. You can read it here. And you can read a previous one here.

This week’s story is worth reading to the end.  It is notable for being an entirely uncritical account of a president under pressure. But it is also notable for its description of his mobile phone use. Mobile networks have been adapted to management of the treatment of AIDS patients, money transfer, market information and any other number of issues. Here we see Kikwete using his famous mobile as a tool to make seemingly random management decisions. The mind boggles.