Any African leader watching Israel PM Netanyahu call Obama naïve in his Parliament now doubts African blood flows in the American president’s veins.
For 2014 the Prize Committee seems to have had more candidates to choose from than ever before. It might not be as lucky again.
The latest Mo Ibrahim governance index: Villains, winners and other things you probably didn't notice
It is probably time for a rethink , but have no doubt, it remains one of the better indicators of things on the ground in Africa.