This volume is a product of the African Presidential Papers and Libraries (APPL) project. The project was funded by the Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA) headquartered in Dakar, Senegal and was undertaken by co-authors of the volume. The primary objective of the project was to develop African presidential papers and libraries for the study of African leadership and governance. The focus of this volume is to document the reflections of Africans on their leaders. Ten leaders were selected from 10 African countries.