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Way Forward for Africa – Part VII

by on Jun.02, 2014, under Faith, Leadership

This is the final part of a seven-part article “Way Forward for Africa”
GOD
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.  -The Serenity Prayer (Reinhold Niebuhr).       
In our African culture, we had a God figure. God: the loving …… Read more

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Way Forward for Africa – Part V

by on Apr.06, 2014, under Education & Learning, Leadership

This is part V of a six-part article “Way Forward for Africa”
Education: Profound Learning
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”- Derek Bok, Ex-president of Harvard
‘A market economy is only sustainable with an educated citizenry,’ Adam Smith
Education is ‘replacing an empty mind with an open mind’-Anonymous.  Be it informal… Read more

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Way Forward for Africa – Part II

by on Feb.16, 2014, under Leadership, Politics & Patriotism

This is the second part of a six-part article “Way Forward for Africa”
The Opposition
I am absolutely convinced that majority of the opposition politicians in Africa are as culpable as their counterpart in the government. They have good intentions but their actions do not match their intentions. A wise man once said that: “people are not …… Read more

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Way Forward for Africa – Part I

by on Feb.04, 2014, under Leadership

This is the first part of a six-part article “Way Forward for African”, Part I & II discusses some of the continents’ challenges and also explores the culprits behind the challenges. Part III to VI explores the possible solutions to the six decades old challenges.
When African nationalists went into the forest more than six …… Read more

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Before we Mourn Mandela

by on Dec.06, 2013, under Leadership

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5th December 2013 was a day of both sadness and happiness as mortality visited the man with an immortal legacy. A South African who belongs to each one of us, a man of no equal in the world, it is an understatement to say that with the passing on of Mandela the world is orphaned. …… Read more

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Dashed Hope

by on Nov.16, 2013, under Politics & Patriotism

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December 2002 saw Nairobi acquire a new administration while Washington, Moscow and Beijing watched in disbelieve, Africa had learnt to manage its affairs. This was best captured by the Nigeria president then, ‘Africa is finding African solutions to African problems.’ December 2002 and January 2003 was the time for the new leaders to promise a …… Read more

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