I wish they were but they don't do much to attract expats pilots, leave alone keeping them.
As to the airport I fully agree with you.
In a way, and when I switch to my "African mood", I prefer the old T1. Everything is done the African way, with a smile.
But true the T2 for international flights is overcrowded.
The Senator Lounge is, well ... better than having to sit on the floor inside the terminal.
This pic you see only half of it ...