Prof. Rajat Sen heard the latest revelation on radio. The eldest son of strongman got caught and forced to admit his past collusion with the foreign agents for his father’s electoral win. He remembered his early student-days in the country. Like him, most of his new friends were also international students. A similar scandal involving a trusted aid of then-president broke out. He sold arms to a sworn enemy, while channeling the profit to death-squads in Central America, all illegally.
Next day, his friend Abraha from Ethiopia mentioned his African wisdom: “A fish always starts to rot from the head.”