Have to say those comments from Guy and acknolwedged by Meerkat (a southern african animal now given a mock russan accent for UK aTV advertising!) seem a little broad brush. Some of the best pilots in the world are Africans of all shades of skin.
The ditching of the ethiopian B757 is an example of doing the best piloting possible when a hijacker is attacking the pilots.
Guy, which outfit in Accra do you fly with?
My experience of pilots from SAA, Kenyan, Ethiopian, Air Botswana and many other african carriers is at least as high as any I have flown wioth from EU, USA, UK.
Yes the infrastructure is difficult but things are getting better.
On the other hand EU pilot flying ability seems to be going down hill:
EZY's "woefully undertrained and fatigued" FOs quoted in this UK Safety report:
AF447's FO and SO fatal reactions to unreliable airspeed and the Stall warnings,
AF447 inquiry grapples with stall-warning enigma
Thompsonfly's B737 stall:
Thomsonfly 737 stalled on approach says UK accident report
Let's hope FastJet do not go down the Flexi crew route.