I unfortunately discovered your blog in the last year only and will miss your opinion and frank views. Fortunately internet will keep your wise thoughts for years to come. I am sure that the MENA region will benefit with your appointment. There is a urgent need for vision, advise and leadership in that part of the world, without partisanship. You are sure the right appointee. Congratulations and good luck. PS. Who is taking your position for Africa at the WB?