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(America): When Slots For Illegals Are Eliminated, America Will Have More Slots For the World's Best, Brightest, and Exceptionally Talented To Immigrate and Renew America.

How should America treat it's illegal immigrants? The Biden pick for Health and Human Services nominee wants illegals to be given Medicaid.

And this is what we think is wrong with American immigration, and one that should be overhauled. Australia for instance, processes Illegals, assylum seekers and refugees in the far off island of Papua New Guinea.

In America meanwhile, illegals are being processed at the border patrol, and it gets even worse, in the Biden administration, assylum seekers will be allowed to travel to the United States as they await the results of their assylum application.

This Biden administration move in championing for illegals, assylum seekers, and refugees has made immigrant caravans all the way from Africa, Honduras, and Haiti begin to travel by foot to the United States border.

When there are so many illegals in America, the burden will be on the American taxpayer to provide them with food stamps and unemployment benefits. Besides, illegal immigrants decrease the slots for the legal immigrants that the United States truly needs. It's why we think that immigration should be overhauled, to increase slots for the best and brightest, and those with exceptional talents that will prepare America for the next phase of growth in the industrial internet of things (IIoT), smart hardware, Fintech, carbon materials, and such fancied fields, which America is struggling to hold on to the global lead.

China and India alone produce two Thirds of the world's PhDs, China has two million engineers. That's what's at stake for America. When the illegals are eliminated, the slots for H1-B Visas, how the most talented foreign workers will be increased ten fold, of course with safeguards so that large businesses cannot use the H1-B Visa as an excuse for paying poor American workers low salaries.

To be black and be a capitalist, and a Republican, is not an anomaly. An incompatibility sort of.

We wish golfing legend Tiger Woods quick recovery in the Los Angeles accident. But here is our proposition regarding the incident.

The next chapter in the American Civil rights movement is the availing of business capital and entrepreneurship to blacks and Latinos. African Americans don't have have to make wealth in their " traditional strong fields" like sports and entertainment".

They can make wealth solving the toughest challenges that plague America and the world. They can wildly be successful creative genius entrepreneurs. The job of diversity and inclusion is supposed to make blacks be included in the former white spaces in powerful jobs, but blacks shouldn't be a tick in the box. An affirmative action hire or elite college admittee. A racial justice issue.

Moreover, the smartest blacks now don't attend historically black Colleges like Howard or Morehouse but now attend the Ivy League and Uber Private colleges like Harvard, Duke, and Yale, then go on to work in Wall Street, representing a brain drain on the African American community when a struggling black business would have needed their talents.

And since small businesses are the primary employers, it means all this black talent that is being lost to Wall Street and Silicon Valley as a diversity and inclusion issue, an affirmative action hire is going to waste in that the kith and kin these bright black youngsters left behind have no businesses to hire them.

And I know Booker T Washington, a Republican by ideology, the first African American to visit the White House, was shamed for acting white when he said that rather than confronting white supremacists directly, blacks should aim for great careers and entrepreneurship. But nothing could be further from the truth.

And another African American leader, Marcus Garvey, said blacks fail because they don't have a capitalistic system that support them. He was wealth shamed for having a publishing company, media house, real estate and a ship which he hoped would transport all black people back to Africa.

But essentially, to be black and to be capitalist shouldn't be an opposite dichotomy. Likewise, to be black and be Republican should also likewise not be an incompatibility. Because where has the freebies of the Democrats taken blacks? They are at the exact same place where the slave emancipation proclamation left them. Someone said the biggest threat of a black is a white liberal, because they act so sweet without really meaning it, and it couldn't be further from the truth.

Social Byte: Is Colorism deep among people of colour?

The simple definition of colorism is that it's where members with a lighter skin among people of color are treated better than their darker skin colleagues of the same race.

Although it's most prevalent in the black race, it's not confined to it alone. An advert in a French billboard paints a successful French parent as one where a successful black male is married to a biracial or light skinned black.

In India, you wouldn't know that half their population is darker skinned from watching Indian Bollywood movies as all the acting gigs go to the light skinned Indians and not the untouchable dark skinned dalites. 

This has of course spawned a lucrative bleaching creams as blacks, especially females want to be light skinned and upgrade their social status. 

Does Writing Really Pay That Much. Can it Be a Full Time Career, Especially in Africa.

The joke is that one of the ways for you to die a poor man or woman for that matter is to take up writing as a full time career. As a weekly columnist for the Star Newspaper in Kenya, the third in the market daily, I got paid $30 per weekly column of 350 words. Granted, one could say that pay is too much for just 350 words. But it is the quality that matters, not the word count. And I knew I had worked on my craft well, and so I felt shortchanged.

Again, I wrote a 12 page educational advertorial pull out for the same Star Newspaper Kenya, I got paid $100, even as they made $50,000 from the same pull out in advertisements.

Coincidentally, one of their former radio girls come come Group Marketing Manager responsible for those advertisements in my pull out is also dabbles up as a motivational speaker and goes around telling young impressionable girls that you have the same 24 hours as me, or as Bill Gates. So, why doesn't she start with paying people their fair dues first?

I had done much research and knew that as a weekly Columnist for the Telegraph, Boris Johnson, the current Prime Minister of Britain, was getting $250,000 a year pay, that is $5,000 a week, just for scribbling a few quality words a week.

I also knew of a weekly technology columnist in The Wall Street Journal that got paid a million dollars a year for a weekly column, that is $20,000. I'm interested in that especially because I did Mechanical Engineering for my Bachelors Degree.

So, why doesn't writing pay in Africa. The reason is simply we haven't professionalised the creative scene, that is writers, singers, actors, et al. It is still a buyers market. They set the price. We follow along. And that needs to change if our kind is going to take up writing as a full time career rather than a side hustle.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

The Big Projects That Will Lift Africa Off.

Without investment into the big infrastructure projects, Africa will not integrate, and leapfrog the world. One, we need great internet speeds. The world is moving to 5G speeds when Africa isn't even wholly 4G yet. With big data being the next big thing, we will need super fast speeds. There will be Internet of Things(IoT), where machines will communicate with each other. When your fridge is empty, it will signal the online shopping company to bring more stocks. At present, we aren't prepared for Internet of Things(IoT).

Then, we would need affordable electricity. Africa is choking in the sun, yet we can't even build great solar power stations. Europe is in talks to generate electricity from the Sahara Desertec Project in the Sahara desert, and yet, we haven't even thought of using it ourselves. What's more, we could generate electricity from River Congo to power the whole of Africa and make electricity cheaper in Africa. One of the reasons investors don't flock here is because of high electricity costs, one of the biggest determinants in the cost of doing business.

Then, we need interconnected railways, highways, and airports. We talk of continental integration yet we haven't addressed how we can easily and freely move around Africa. Except Ethiopian airlines, African airlines are barely making it. They are heavy under debt and old fleet.

Most importantly, we need a giant agricultural plan for Africa. While knowledge economy is the in thing these days, we need to feed our people first. This means we move from rain fed agriculture to irrigation plantation farming. China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar are leasing up lands in Africa- what's known as Land Grabs, at great speeds while we spend $35 billion every on food imports. A nation that can't feed itself is a hungry nation. What's more, when we produce more food, and connect farmers to markets, we will create more farm jobs and keep more people in the rural areas financially engaged. This will stop the incessant rural urban migration that increases the number of poor people in slums.

In hindsight, we need our own functioning development bank as a matter of urgency. Why does the US have shares in the African Development Bank, AfDB, do they want to turn it into a predatory and neo colonialist tool in the mould of the World Bank and IMF, so that they continually oppress us? Is that the reason why they are fighting the Nigerian head Adesina? This neo colonialism must stop. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

African Universities Low Global Rankings A Cause For Concern.

The best African university, University of Cape Town-UCT, is ranked number 136 globally. This must be a cause for concern. US universities dominate the top slots, so no surprises there. As the world moves to the knowledge age, never has there been a need to have world beating universities.

We must attract and retain our best students and faculty. When we give our students full scholarships, and when we give our professors attractive salaries and research grants, we will create an endless loop where our best students will be attracted by world class faculty.

Equally, we must have continental linkages. Student exchange and visiting Professors must become a norm in our universities. Equally, our business and political leaders should augment the academic experience of our students. Former Presidents and Prime Ministers teach at Universities such as Harvard and Yale. For instance, Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair had a teaching stint at Yale University. The University of Indiana in the US invites African former Presidents to share their experience on governance in Africa and yet African students cannot get that insight. What an irony?

When our universities attract the best students in Africa, they will rank highly. When we have our own research and have reputable scholarly journals we would be the center of intellectual discourse around the world and the attendant benefits of world class research would accrue.

Why isn't academic tourism something we have thought about? A field dominated by Western intellectuals. They command thousands of dollars of speaking fees for their insights. People like economist Jeffery Sachs and Thomas Friedman command just to name a few. This should be something we must put into thought. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

African Leaders Are All Richer Than Aliko Dangote.

While Forbes magazine lists Nigerian Aliko Dangote as the richest black man on the planet, this is not entirely true. They just have not done research on the wealth held by African leaders hidden in tax havens in the West. These African leaders, assisted by Western financiers, have hidden trillions of dollars of African wealth aided by a complex web of Western lawyers, accountants, and tax professionals.

The widow of former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha, said she will never be poor like Aliko Dangote. Sani Abacha ruled Nigeria through a military dictatorship for just five years, but looted billions of dollars. What's more, since the 1960s, Nigeria has lost a total of $400 billion dollars due to corruption. The giant African oil producer should have had high living standards like Qatar or UAE which coincidentally have fewer oil reserves than Nigeria.

According to the secretive Panama Papers, Joseph Kabila, former President of DR Congo is worth $18 billion. This is probably the reason why he made sure that his puppet, Felix Tshisekedi, gets to power so that he continues pulling the strings from the back. DR Congo has a mineral potential of $30 trillion (According to CIA fact files). Yet, poverty levels are extremely high. It's citizens can't afford smartphones even as Western multinationals, in collusion with politicians, are minting trillions from mobile phones, which are made from raw materials that are majorly mined in DR Congo.

In the rest of the world, the richest people are innovators, and entrepreneurs who identify unique solutions to the most pressing challenges their people face. The solutions to these problems are converted to wealth for the innovators and entrepreneurs. In Africa, our richest are politicians who do not have an iota of an idea of what it takes to produce or innovate a solution. They just steal money meant for development in collusion with Westerners.

Until we reward talent, skills, and innovation, we will continue to lose our best. They will be snapped up as soon as they are noticed to go work in elaborate systems in Western countries, and make wealth for those countries. Let's put systems in place that will punish, even jail our political leaders that steal. It's the only way to motivate our youngsters that hard work, talent and opportunity are the true determinants to success. Not Endless stealing. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Football is no Longer Leisure But Business.

Almost all the African football leagues are in dire shape. Only North African leagues, and South Africa, have functioning leagues. The rest of us have taken to English Premeir League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A amongst other European leagues. While we have African players like Sadio Mane and Mo Salah making great strides in those leagues, the truth is that a majority of the profits and revenues accrue to the European countries.

Sports is no longer leisure. It's full business. We need sponsors for our clubs, our rich should think about sports investments. Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote is thinking of buying English club Arsenal. While this is his personal choice, he should also consider investing in African clubs, starting with Nigerian clubs.

We are mismanaging our leagues. Our players are not being paid. They fantasise getting thousands of pounds a week in the European leagues, but this will never come through for most of them.

When we strengthen our leagues and make them function, we will create jobs for players, coaches, team managers, accountants, marketers, betting companies. In turn, this money will improve the finances of our football clubs, improve our stadiums, and finally our local communities. Engaging in sports has shown to reduce crime in an area as it keeps our youth busy.

Crucially, extra curricular talents like football must now begin to be viable alternative career paths. Not everyone is book smart and the sooner we identity future musicians, footballers, athletes, actors, the better will be career outcomes for millions of our students. For instance, Alicia Keys started playing Piano at age four, when she reached teenage years, she was already a star, while our youngsters are taught the only viable career paths are lawyers, doctors, engineers or accountants. This represents a huge loss on our human capital. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

How Africa Can Gain From The Youth Dividend.

Africa is the youngest continent in the world. We should maximise on the youth potential rather than seeing them as a burden. Our youth are exposed to new ideas. To changing technology of our times. They are educated, and ready to compete with the world.

However, they are frustrated by a leadership in Africa that is totally out of touch with their realities. Most of our leaders are well into their 70s and 80s, and are bypassed by new ways of doing things.

In the corporate scene, our CEOs are young, in their late thirties and early forties. If we entrust our young with billions of dollars shareholders money, why can't we entrust them with leadership positions? Our companies spend billions advertising to this demographic and reap huge profits.

Change will not come from the old guard. The old guard had their time to make a meaningful impact on Africa, but they squandered that chance. A 20 something year old cabinet minister in Africa is still a rarity, it has to be the norm.

Globalisation has unleashed opportunities for our youth. But at the same time, there are existential threats. For instance, your competition is not only your fellow countryman but the whole world. On the other hand, young people now have the technologies that would have been a dream just a few years ago. A teenager in poverty stricken Northern Nigeria has the same access of information as a high flying Harvard professor, thanks to the internet. With a click of a button, they can create a website and launch their start up, and even seek funding through crowd funding platforms such as Kickstarter.

We must localise globalisation. Think global but act local, as the Kenyan Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai said. This must be the mantra of our youth. They have a chance to make Africa leapfrog the world, and regain the respect of the world. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

African Businesses Must Aim To Take on The Multinationals.

Many brainy Africans envision a career in the elite Blue Chip companies. The salaries these companies pay are world beating. You will live in the leafy suburbs. You will drive a high range car. You will be exposed to the finese in life. It's why a life of entrepreneurship is hard for Africa's best brains. Business is associated with school drop outs and failures.

This is an attitude we need to change. We must aim to have as many local owned big businesses as possible. Why is it okay to think of African businesses as market stalls sellers, food kiosks, taxi drivers? Can't we form big businesses? Sure, the greatest excuse is that you need tonnes of money to start out. But that's not always the case.

Most successful businesses start as one man shows. The entrepreneur uses his talents or skills to solve a unique need in the community. In fact, in the initial stages, the success of a business has more to do with the acumen of the entrepreneur than anything else. Sony was invented by a Japanese founder single handedly. So was Toyota. Mark Zuckerberg laboured to code the initial website for Facebook all alone in his dorm room at Harvard. It is only later that he got funding for Facebook from the legendary Silicon Valley investor Mark Anderseen.

True, we don't have access to capital. But initial sales and cash flows can always replace capital. I'm talking about idea products and services, not trade businesses.

The goal for Africa must be hundreds of billion dollar companies for the economy to lift all Africans out of poverty. These hundreds of billion dollar companies will support thousands of small businesses. No company ever makes everything on its own, it will need suppliers, who will largely be the small businesses. This chain will go down to millions of individual Africans benefitting through the deep supply chains. The so called trickle down effect, works fine if well executed. For instance, Toyota has to source for nuts, screws, bolts, chassis, body parts, all made by thousands of small businesses, which in turn support millions of jobs.

Entrepreneurship will unlock the hidden potential of Africa. It will solve our challenges in Education. Healthcare. Transport. Housing. With technologies such as 3D printing, Artificial intelligence, Biotechnology, the African graduate will have plenty of opportunities to start their own little knowledge companies.

A study by the Kauffman foundation showed that the companies founded or co-founded by graduates of the world famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MIT, would be worth a trillion dollars. This would be nearly the wealth of Subsaharan Africa combined. These companies range from software, biotech, material science, business systems and so on. They have greatly impacted the economy of the United States.

The age of life time employment is long gone. In the knowledge economy, the power is shifting back to the skilled worker. The industrial economy had given power to the capitalist, but the power has shifted back to the skilled worker. We shouldn't miss this chance to make great wealth for Africa. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Reliving The Legacy Of Thomas Sankara.

Africa has rulers, not leaders. Africa has caretaker managers of the West and China, not leaders that work for the best interests of Africa. But one man was the exception to this rule. That is none other than Thomas Sankara, the fallen heroe of Burkina Faso who died in 1987.

Thomas Sankara understood that leadership is about service, not self enrichment. He discarded away the Presidential fleet of vehicles, and remained only with a small car, and a bicycle. This in a continent where the Presidential motorcade is a convoy of Mercedes Benz and other high range fuel guzzlers. Isn't it strange that we go to borrow loans from the West when their leaders use public means of transport such as trains?

Equally, Sankara understood that the only way to self determination is being completely financially independent. He said he who feeds you controls you. He proceeded to wean off his country from the dependence on World Bank Loans, which are predatory and neo colonialist tools meant to forever keep Africa in debt chain. He advocated for self reliance as the best means to economic empowerment of black people.

What's more, Sankara understood that women are an essential component of the society. They have to be involved in our most critical decision making processes. When we leave women behind, we leave half of our population behind. What's more, studies show that when you empower a woman, you empower the whole family and community, whereas if you empower a man, he only spends on himself.

Lastly, Sankara had pride in African culture. He understood that our countries were colonial constructs, with no binding bonds. He changed the name of his country from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, the names being derived from the two most populous tribes in the country.

As always, African liberators and Patriots are a threat to the West. Sankara was eventually assasinated by his friend and compatriot, Blaise Compaore, at the behest of France. Blaise Compaore would return Burkina Faso under indirect French rule for the next 27 years. History will bear out the great Thomas Sankara and his outstanding leadership. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here 

Saturday, 30 May 2020

We Need A Black Renewal.

We need a renewal as Africans. Of our spiritual systems. Our political systems. Our economic systems. Our education system. Our history and contribution to human civilisation has been so washed out that we will need a serious reawakening to rekindle and regain our lost glory. We have a deep battle in our hands to profoundly change the future of the black race.

Because we are the most persecuted and despised race, it should behove us to reignite black consciousness. We were a spiritual people, not religious people. For religion enslaves, while spirituality emancipates and empowers. We had our Maat, who emphasised balance of nature and being above everything else. We had Ubuntu, which emphasised our oneness as a people. Our borrowed religions have created individuality. So too our are our education systems.

For instance, in Kenya, how can eighty percent of people be Christians and yet corruption is abated large scale. The country is losing money crazily by leaders who go to church but strike corruption deals at night. All Kenyan leaders profess Christianity, yet they plunder, practice tribalism that you wonder what the dictates of christianity really are.

Africa has great professors, lawyers, doctors, engineers, name them, yet we face daunting challenges as a people. Our education was to give us a career, a job, and a salary, not to look at society as a collective unit, where the success or failure of one affects the others. Where are the reneissance engineers of our times, to link society and technology and give us solutions to our most pressing challenges?

Our chiefs and kings cared for us. We did not have starving people of the scale that runaway capitalism has given us. Our orphans were well taken care of. The child belonged to the community. All that has been washed down, as the extended family has given way to the individualism of the nuclear family. Cousins were same as brothers and sisters. Aunties were our mothers. Uncles were our fathers. Because we have lost the collective, we no longer fight with peasants, it's why we are failing. When there is insecurity, we close ourselves in gated community surbubs, reinforce our fence with alarm systems and electricity wire. We don't question the cause of the crime increase could be rising inequalities. Rising youth unemployment. Rising corruption by our leaders.

No matter what the whites would want us to believe, we had thriving civilisations. Black kemet Egypt was an essentially black civilisation. The Greeks founding fathers came to learn in those schools, their philosopher Socrates, medicine man Hippocrates, mathematician Pythogras never graduated, because it took forty years to graduate. They used our ideas and knowledge to found their civilisation. And now, that very stolen knowledge is what has oppressed us for the last 500 years. It's time to reawaken and fight the Western imperiliasm which has camouflaged as globalisation, which if it succeeds will become the last nail in the coffin of our race. This must not happen. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here 

Let's Keep Money Within The Black Race.

Money changes hands eighteen times within the Jewish race, before it leaves the race. The Jews marry their own. They hire their own. They buy from their own. In the black race, money leaves our race as soon as it lands in our hands. We have a penchany for Western things and sophistication and it's not even funny. As soon as we become successful and have some disposable money, we want to marry white women. Buy expensive wine. Go to holiday in Florida whereas a holiday in the Victoria falls could do.

Our education system taught us how to acquire great skills, then get a job, and finally, a salary. We were not taught about investments, about savings. About owning the corporate ladder rather than merely climbing it. These are taboo subjects within the black race. We thrive in consumerism. In materialism. Our role models are pop stars, footballers, and other celebrities, while  Westerners role models are their nerd superstars  like Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg. We pool resources very easily for funerals but fail to spectacularly unite when it is a time to start a business or investment. We fall for get rich quick schemes because the sweat and tears required to start and sustain a business is just not there with us.

We never mastered the art of money compounding itself. The so called propensity to save and propensty to invest. While savings are good, they get eaten away by inflation, and the interest from savings accounts in banks these days will be wiped out by inflation in due course. Our media sells us rich celebrity lifestyles, yet we survive on Third World salaries. Isn't it why we steal so much when we get a chance? To buy the posh Mercedes Benz. Go to Dubai. Take our kids to the international British or American schools.

Our religion teaches us the virtues of poverty, and how the poverty stricken are pious, and how the rich will not enter the kingdom of heaven, but will be banished in hell. It's why we say that money is the root of evil. Other races don't subscribe to such notions. If you have a prized skill, are innately talented, and or innovative and you get the opportunity, why shouldn't you be rich. Is that a sin?

When we change our education system to make us own our talents and skills and attempt to convert them into wealth, we would be making the initial steps to rebuilding wealth within the black community. And when we discard the notion of consumerism connoting success, we will have higher savings and pull our resources to get to start thriving businesses which will grow in depth and scope. I have never believed that the black businesses ought to be market sellers, kiosk owners, or taxi drivers, while the real drivers of growth, the big multinationals that can solve our toughest challenges are left to whites and Asians. It is a totally flawed logic. We can own, and should own, the wealth produced within the black race, and keep it within the black race. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here 

Paul Kagame Presents A Great Paradox For Africa- Development Versus Democracy.

Paul Kagame has been accused of silencing the opposition in his country. Torturing his victims in police cells. Running the country single handedly. Development wise, Rwanda is ticking in all the right boxes. It has a double digits economic growth. It is now a leading center for conferences in the East and Central Africa region, overtaking the regional giant, Kenya. It takes two days to open a business in Rwanda, as all licences and requirements have been streamlined. Rwanda is the highest ranked African country in the World Bank Ease of doing Business Index. Global universities such as Canergie Mellon and MIT are setting base in Rwanda, and collaborating with local universities on some cutting edge innovation. Kigali is the cleanest city in Africa.

Kagame's approach to the West is double sided. He loathes their politicians and leaders. He severed ties with France after it accused him of being behind the 1994 genocide. Yet, he loves their intellectuals. In a 2013 interview with the Harvard Business Review, when it got to politics, the interview was very confrontational until the interviewer, Justin Fox, had to change the direction of the interview to 'How Kagame Runs Rwanda Like A Business'. Kagame values Western intellectuals such as the Harvard business strategist, Michael Porter, but loathes their leaders and politicians.

In assessing Kagame, one would need to weigh his decisions vis a vis the happenings in rest of Africa. Instability is rife. Unfortunately, competitive electoral politics in Africa is a source of instability. With competing tribal elites angling for state power, this has been one of the banes in our democracy. We borrowed Western democracy, minus the systems and norms to help democracy flourish.

Asia succeded because they twerked what works in the West and adapted it to suit their own unique systems. For instance, while Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew couldn't permit Western styled freedoms, he economically liberated his country from a back water port city and made it into first world country in just 25 years. It is now a global center for financial services.

In China, the Communist Party rules with an iron fist. Dissent is not tolerated. That's why the Chinese banned Western internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and replaced them with local versions, Weibo and baidu.com respectively. This will aid the Chinese to effectively spy it's 1.5 billion population. There is internal debate within the Communist Party, but there are binding resolutions and common party lines that must be adhered to by all and sundry. This is discipline, not dictatorship. As a result of that discipline, China has lifted 300 million people out of poverty within just 30 years.

Meanwhile, in Africa, with our so called democracy, poverty levels are actually going up, not down. For instance, Nigeria recently surpassed India as the country with the most absolute poor people in the world. This even as military dictatorship long ended and there have been competitive elections for two decades now. As Kagame legacy on Rwanda gets looked at critically, we will need to weigh his successes against the prevailing challenges of democracy in Africa, and I'm sure history will bear him out. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Social Protection For Africa's Poor Should Be A Priority.

Capitalism is no doubt the best means to produce wealth. But it is failing miserably in distributing that wealth equally, or proportionally. At it's best, capitalism rewards the creators, the innovators, the talented, the hard workers with enormous fortune that may even last several lifetimes. For instance, according to predictions by a wealth tracking firm in America, Amazon( an online selling platform) founder Jeff Bezos will be a trillionare by 2026. This wealth is nearly the same as Sub Saharan Africa combined.

At it's worst, capitalism becomes a vampire that sucks from the system more than it can give back. When a company is just starting out, there is great ideation and innovation, then the revenues start rolling in, it soon becomes an established company, and soon, a monopoly. Investment is no longer in the production, research and development areas, but on marketing. That's why we have shitty products and services around the world yet we can do nothing about it. The barriers to entry for new innovations and products are just too great, and that's when the whole system begins to break down. 

Equally, corporations team up with government and capture the state, ensuring only leaders who serve the corporation interest get to be elected. This is the stage that the United States is in, and it will soon creep into the whole world with globalist corporate forces teaming up to control all our elected politicians.

There are rising inequalities in Africa. While the inequality in South Africa- the most unequal country in the world, is well understood, with a history of apartheid and white domination of the economy, the inequality on the rest of Africa must be a serious point of concern. We need effective taxes against the corporations so they won't evade or avoid tax by using offshore accounts. We need provision of free education and healthcare and a functioning public transport system that will ensure upward mobility for all, so that the only determinant to success will be hard work and talent.

Equally, we need a social protection measure for the poor and the vulenerable. For those with disabilities. For our widows. For the unemployed. Social grants is not a dependency syndrome. It helps someone cope with the current situation. The recepients are not lazy people as capitalists like Trump would like us to believe. 

Many recepients do actually get out of it when given the right tools. Job retraining. Capital availability for their business ideas. Availing of farm land and advice for those in rural areas. When we cushion our most vulnerable through social grants, we protect ourselves from huge inequalities and the attendant social ills like crime, human trafficking, prostitution, homicides etc. The narrowing of the gap between the haves and have nots is the only effective cushion against total breakdown of the society occasioned by runaway and unchecked capitalism. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Let's Train For Skills Rather Than Only Academics.

While our graduates have stellar grades, they don't necessarily have the job skills to go with it. What if the high youth unemployment is more of a lack of skills rather than lack of jobs. Why do foreign exptatriates keep coming to Africa, and getting jobs. For instance, experts claim the reason why Africans don't do big infrastructure projects is because of a lack of technical expertise rather than lack of money.

Which direction should our universities and colleges go, should they train for academics or for skills. In the US, some schools such as Princeton, arguably one of the very best colleges in the world, to this day do not have professional schools like Law, Business, or Medical. They train purely for academics. Other schools such as Harvard are making gazillions from their trade schools in business, law, and medicine.

In Africa, we have upgraded thousands of technical colleges and instititutes to Universities. Such skills as plumbing, electrical installation, welding, are the connecting dots between engineering design and actual production. When we eliminate technical schools, we stall our progress towards industrialisation. Such skills are in high demand in countries like Qatar or UAE.

While academics improves our reasoning and mind, we must balance it with skills acquisition. True, a university is not supposed to be a job training factory, otherwise that would defeat it's purpose in the first place, but we need to inculcate job skills since a majority of Africans go to university to get a job after graduation. Writing CVs. Effective interview skills. Basic Math, as well as mentorship by experienced professionals in the field, are a great ways to augment the academic experience in our universities, and ensure our graduates are better placed to shine in the job market. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

No World Power Wants To See Africa Rise.

Do not be deluded, Africans we are on our own. An empowered and great Africa poses a direct threat to Western hegemony, and lately, China. There is no win win scenario when it comes to global geo politics. You either win or are vanquished. All these international summits of US, Russia, China, UK are nothing but PR gimmicks. Africa will never move from the periphery of global affairs, to the center, with such types of PR gimmicks. Where will the world get it's raw materials from? Mineral resources? Almost free cash crops?

The CIA exists for the sole purpose of eliminating any threat to America. There are no two ways about it. African patriots and liberators are terrorists to CIA. Many an African liberation heroe and patriot has been eliminated by CIA and many will continue to die in cold blood, as America does everything within it's power to remain the dominant world force in the 21st century. Patrice Lumumba of DR Congo fell to the bullet of CIA and a stooge and Western puppet, Mobutu Sese Seko, took over, plundering the wealth and storing it in Switzerland, and having his children as day scholars in France. Kwame Nkrumah's young Pro Africa government was overthrown by the CIA, no doubt by an African American spy. Obama, NATO and Sarkozy eliminated Gaddaffi of Libya, who had wanted a gold backed currency for Africa, whereas the US dollar is worthless paper money. The Western media brainwashed Libyans that they were being freed from tyranny of Gaddafi, only for them to turn Libya into Somalia.

China started as a friend of African liberation movements in the 1960s and 70s. In fact, the great Pan Africanist Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown while on a visit to China. But as soon as China started becoming an empire, it transformed into a predatory power. It wants resources for it's huge population. NASA satellite pictures reported clear skies in Beijing as the Corona pandemic ensued, showing just the amount of economic activity that takes place in Beijing that damages the environment. Apart from minerals China also wants markets for it's products. In an Oped in the Financial Times, former Nigeria Central Bank Governor and emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, warned African countries that China needs markets to dump it's goods, and completely obliterate the African manufacturing sector.

For as long as Africa will remain a humanitarian and aid assistance hotspot, the West will be fine with it. But as soon as we start the onward March to economic, political and cultural independence, then it will be guns blazing from the West. That's been the relationship for the last 500 years, and we'll need to reorganise and restrategise against Western imperialist powers that have now regrouped as globalist forces, ready to complete the utter vanquish of Africa for good. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Why Liberal Democracy Has Failed In Africa.

Liberal democracy has shaped the politics of the Western world for the past 400 years. In it, the oppression of the European monarchs, where you only ruled if you were born into the royal family, came to a stop. The French overthrew their monarchy in 1776, a monarchy that had gotten so out of touch that when the French King was asked that his people could not afford bread, the king asked the people to eat cakes instead. It is unfortunate that the French who overthrew their monarchy for their overlord and aloofness would carry out the same injustices to their former colonies in Africa.

Liberal democracy has it's perils. It starts out as a revolution, where those with the very best of ideas get to rule, but will time, it becomes an establishment, then an oligarchy, and finally a monarchy. It's why a revolution in democracy needs to be renewed every so often, say 70 years.

In Africa, we have never had a liberal democracy ever since the ancient days of the black kemetic Egyptian civilisation. If we had a liberal democracy, none of our present leaders would fit the bill. Our leaders are so empty in ideology, there governance is more of knee jerk reaction, putting out fires of hunger, unemployment, insecurity, secession instead of planning well in advance. Which African leader is a conservative, espousing limited government involvement in people's lives, and individual effort as the route to economic empowerment. Absolutely None.

Which African leader is a liberal, with great ideas on a healthy dose of government intervention and regulation as the ultimate route to economic empowerment? Again none. May be we should have just stayed with our kings and chiefs, they were way more useful to their people than our present leaders that have no clue on how to govern their people, exactly what the West wants.

When we debate issues, we will raise the caliber of our leaders. It isn't too boring to debate issues and address our challenges based on ideology rather than narrow ethno religious sentiments. Yes, we are colonial constructs, with dysfunctional states that are not unified nations to begin with, but we can rise above that and use our African identity as a building block to our engagements. Once we demand ideological leaders, our fights will be about who has the best ideas for healthcare, education, economy, infrastructure, culture, rather than narrow ethno religious sentiments. It's something we need to think about. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

The Dream of African Liberation Heroes Has Been Betrayed.

Many Africans concur that slavery was an inhumane act. However, if a slave ship came along and wanted to take them to Europe or America, those very same Africans would be the first to climb those slave ships. It's how low we have sank as a people. Africans want to be everywhere else except Africa.

If our freedom fighters woke up today, they would be terrified of how low we have turned out to be. The leaders we have have sold us out, and in collaboration with their Western masters, they have plundered our lands dry.

There are thousands of Africans who die yearly in the Mediterranean Sea, yet this is not even a deterrent to our African brothers amd sisters who trek through the Sahara, to Libya detention camps, and finally hoard boats into Europe, for a life they believe will be one of prosperity, but which in true sense will be a life of servitude in European farms and low wage jobs.

Our educated brothers and sisters are no better. They also wish to leave Africa, but legally. Even as America has tightened it's screws on immigration, countries such as Canada and Britain still want professionals in huge numbers. In such countries, they use a points based immigration system, where the higher your academic and professional qualifications, the higher your chances of immigration. In 2019, 20,000 Nigerians migrated to Canada through this system. But where will educated Africans run to, as populism sweeps across the Western world, and where anti immigration leaders such as Donald Trump keep getting elected?

We must put out house in order. Yes, we are the most oppressed people on the planet. But that doesn't mean that we should be completely helpless. We need an economic Marshall plan that will create millions of jobs for our people. If we had focused economic planners at independence, there wouldn't be such high unemployment numbers in Africa. We need local owned enterprises, both big and small. The minerals in Africa should benefit us. We need to value add our agricultural products. Coffee from Ethiopia and Kenya is bought cheaply by Strabucks, branded, and then sold in it's coffee chains, making huge profits for Americans. Cocoa from Ivory Coast makes billions for Switzerland, which doesn't have a single cocoa plantation. When we refine our cotton and make clothes in home soil, we create 13 times more jobs than when we export raw cotton.

With value addition and wealth creation strategies, we will create the needed jobs that will make our young have hope in Africa, and stay and make a meaningful impact in their motherland. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Friday, 29 May 2020

Black Anarchy Pales In Comparison To Western Imperiliasm.

Sure, there are those who argue that the atrocities committed by Africans against their fellow Africans constitute much graver crimes than what thew whites did to Africans, and native populations around the world. That is a baseless claim so to speak. It is the Africans, and not the Jews, that are the most persecuted race on the planet. It is just that the Jewish controlled media has amplified there sufferings more.

King Leopold alone killed ten million Congolese, and took DR Congo as personal property. The vast country, with a mineral potential of $30 trillion, continues to pay for his sins. He chopped off the limbs of millions more Congolese, and the white controlled media has never brought him to book. He took Congolese girls to Belgium zoos, where they became tourist attractions for a people that did not view Africans as whole human beings.

The Germans in Namibia, killed millions of the native Hottentots, and went to test them in German museums to see if they were humans. To this day, the remains of the Hottentots have never been returned to the Namibian government.

We haven't even talked about the death in the slave ships, that led hundreds of thousands of slaves to jump into the atlantic ocean and drown. The death in the slave plantations, the public beatings and lynchings of African Americans in the 1940s and 50s, and so on.

Sure, we have massacres by Africa's big men, which are crimes no less, such as the death of 20,000 Ndembeles by Robert Mugabe, an acclaimed Pan Africanist no doubt. Or the Rwandan genocide in which a million Tustsis and moderate Hutus were killed in just a hundred days. But the Rwandan genocide was helped by France, and figures like Felistus Kabuga are just figure heads, no wonder Rwandan President Paul Kagame has had frosty relations with France, and even switched the official language from French to English. In hindsight, the black anarchy crimes would fill half a page in a thousand page book of Western Imperialism. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Our Geniuses Must Be Helped To Succeed.

Africa has no shortage of smart people, even geniuses. But the system rots them away. For example, in our educational systems, we havent categorised classes according to ability, so fast learners get to move quicker. That's why you will find in the Western world, there is a professor even in his early twenties, whereas in Africa, a professor has to be thirty something and above.

Our geniuses cannot all be absorbed by Harvard, or Yale, or Massachusetts Institute Of Tchnology. Only a few lucky get to be admitted there. Even though these universities claim to be international, only less than ten percent of their students are international, 90 percent are Americans. They have to educate their own first. We just can't depend on the West to educate our geniuses. We need continental universities that can compete for the best African talent, and then give them full scholarships.

Our faculty get low salaries, they don't have research funds, it's why they have to cater to Western do gooders like Bill Gates and the Rockefeller foundation who have their own interests. For example, the spread of so called LGBTQ rights is hot on the heels of US foreign policy on Africa, and foundations such as Rockefeller are advancing that agenda through funding students and researchers that advance the LGBTQ agenda.

We need inspiring engineering and scientific marvels to inspire our geniuses. The US has the space agency NASA which serves to inspire the next generation of American scientists. They have thousands of research institutes and academy of sciences for their best brains to work in. For those in the Arts, there are various think tanks funded by non partisan interests. Here, our geniuses  and PhDs can only work in the universities, nowhere else.

When will we put our own satellites into space, have hundreds of research institutes into malaria, cancer, and other communicable diseases? We had a radio telescope project that was supposed to mimic the early conditions of when the earth was formed. It was known as the Square Kilometer Array Project. What happened to the project? Hundreds of the radio telescopes were to be assembled in the Kalahari desert. This would have given the nascent space research industry in Africa a huge boost.

African governments have to always trade off the immediate provision of essential services to it's people, and the ivory tower ideals of research. However, even though investment into research does not pay in the immediate, it pays in the long term. Think about all the benefits we enjoy of the internet. It was initially a military research project of the US government. Sir Tim Bernes Lee, a British, who gave us the World Wide Web through his hyper text mark up language, was a scientist at the European Center for Particle Physics. Incidentally, his invention has made hundreds of internet billionares and millionaires, while he himself remains a lecturer at Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.

When we create conditions conducive for our geniuses to flourish, they will create marvellous inventions and innovations, and help in solving Africa's most pressing challenges. Our geniuses, by themselves or with collaboration with funders, will create great wealth and jobs that will shake up Africa. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

We Don't Defend Our Prophets and Fighters.

The biggest impediment to Africa's growth and prosperity are not even whites, it's the educated African elite and their love for the West. Best reggae singer of all time, Bob Marley, told us that there is no greater slavery than the mental one. It's why we are not progressing.

If we were patriotic to the African cause, we would defend our patriots and prophets. Our liberators are terrorists to Westerners. Their white controlled media will demonise Africa's true fighters. And elevate stooges and Western puppets. It's what they have always done. Libyans are secretly regretting the Western lie that they were liberated from the tyranny of Muammar Gaddafi. There country is now dysfunctional, with war lords all over, much like Somalia became after the ouster of Siad Barre in 1991. Libya had reserves of $200 billion, all of which cannot be accounted for now. When Gaddafi tried to help African American businesses, because he felt they were genuinely oppressed, the Bill Clinton administration cut off the funds claiming Gaddafi was funding terrorism.

The worse thing is that our elites join the White oppressors in bringing down our true prophets. Look at how the African leaders are silent as the Nigerian head of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Adesina, is being tossed around, just for helping African farmers against the wishes of the West. America, with 6.5 percent ownership in the bank, wants a stooge who will steer AfDB towards the predatory and neo coloniast policies of the IMF and World Bank.

If we stand up for our prophets, they will be bold in their actions of safeguarding Africa against the Western imperialist powers. They will know the revolution is not just fed by the leader alone but through a million inflection points from the ground up. Our best, Steve Biko, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Chris Hani, Samora Machel died in horrendous ways defending our right to a better life. Their deaths, and that of many other countless African revolutionaries, must not be in vain. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

The Education System Is Just Too Whitened.

When our kids go to school all they learn is about Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, Boyle and so many other reneissance European intellectual figures. If success begets success, then this is it. Europeans are certainly not smarter than blacks. Africans even go to Harvard and top classes there graduating with the very best of distinctions. But why is it that we are almost nowhere in the award of the Nobel Prizes, save for Peace? Why do we have low patent numbers globally? Why aren't we in scholarly journals? Why aren't we producing multi billion dollar companies, leaving only white superstar nerds such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg with that role?

The below average American student has way more self confidence than a genius in Africa. They have read of the great triumphs of their predecessors. They have watched companies start from the garage and eventually listing on the New York Stock Exchange, making enormous fortunes for their founders. Their leaders have watched Abraham Lincoln praised for his decisive role in ending slavery- a false heroic worship if you ask me for Lincoln wanted a white America. Confronted with a white controlled education and media, it is easy to see the superiority complex of many Westerners. Just like jews erraneosly are referred to as God's chosen people, and you find a brainwashed African actually believing this dead narrative, the whites have whitened education and history. Black contributions to civilisation have been completely wiped out until there is absolutely no way our next generation of thinkers can be inspired. We have our own Amenhotep, Euclid and others but they are buried so deep in history that no modern African could identify that there were black geniuses who Greek scholars came to learn from.

Our education needs to be localised. Abstract concepts have to be presented with a localised touch. With an education system that is local oriented, our children will be the next Nobel recepients, next patent owners, next billion dollar start up founders. It is the only way to reclaim our lost glory. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

African Democracy Needs To Be Reborn Every 60 Years.

Do we really have control of our own affairs? Why do African leaders always act contrary to their people's wishes and expectations? Why does Buhari travel all the way to England to get medical care, when he could get the same care in Nigeria? Why do our leaders loot all the mineral reaources, in complicit with Westerners? The sorry state of leadership in Africa today has made some white supremacists to claim that Africans are incapable of self governance, and a new wave of neo colonialism needs to creep back to civilise Africa.

What kind of deals do our leaders sign in the backroom with Western powers? Are Western powers too powerful and predatory that they will blackmail, sideline or even kill an African leader that stands his ground with pro people policies?

If that were the case, of Westerners conveniently pulling the strings from the back, then we never achieved any independence. We need to go back to the trenches that will create not just new leaders, but new systems that will work for Africa. A good democracy needs to clean itself up every 70 years or so, even a snake shades it's skin to renew life. We are at that stage in Africa. The enthusiasm that our founding fathers had is no longer there. Our leaders are Western puppets. Our educated elites have surrended to fate, as they choose career and job progression over meaningful governance reforms thinking that a great career will shield them from effects of bad governance.

We all rise and sink together. In fact, it is the middle class African who has the most to lose. The rich will just fly out and partake of the loot they have stored in tax havens in the West. The poor African peasant has nothing to lose, he has known suffering all his life. That leaves the African middle class as the vision bearer for Africa. This is the class that needs to take down the rotten political system. Unfortunately, the fear of losing all they have is keeping our politicians go completely scot free, which is so unfortunate. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Where Will African Graduates Get The So Called Work Experience.

Experience, rather than academic qualifications, is the new hiring criteria for companies across Africa. College and university students work so hard to get the requisite grades and academic qualifications, only to be turned away because they don't have the necessary experience. Where do they get the experience from?

One, we never really had focused economic planners at independence. If we had, we wouldn't be having the high youth unemployment we have at present. In South Africa, the most diversified economy in Africa, one in three unuversity graduates is unemployed. What of other less well endowed economies in Africa?

We should prioritise small and medium business growth in Africa. They act as the training ground for employees straight from college before they are snapped up by the bigger multinationals. Thus, why not extend tax rebates to small businesses that promise to hire fresh graduates?

Big companies like the big four auditing firms, PWC, Deloitte, KPMG, and Ernst&Young do not consider your degree when hiring fresh graduates. This is because they realise that good grades connote that you are a hard worker, and can thus be trained in any field. They value common and transferrable skills like communication and quantitative skills, and then train for expertise in auditing and business advisory.

Anywhere in the world, the biggest employer is the government. That's why, our governments should offer as many internships as possible to our fresh graduates, and then pay them a stipend to cushion them from the harshest economic realities. In Muammar Gaddafi Libya, you were offered internship plus the salary that you would have gotten had you had that job. While many African governments do not have the kind of money that Gaddafi had, they could afford some small stipend to our struggling graduates.

Once we equip our graduates with the relevant work experience, they will be the future business executives. Doctors. Engineers. Lawyers, who will contribute meaningfully to the economy of African countries. What's more, studies show that it's easier to get a job when you are already in the system than when you are out. In this way, our graduates will not job seek for endless years before they give up and head overseas where there are plenty of jobs for qualified and capable graduates. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Socialist Governments Are The Way To Liberate Africa.

While capitalism generates untold amounts of wealth, it's weakness is in how to distribute that wealth. This is why there are rising inequalities within countries. There are many ways to even out the negative effects of capitalism, and offer buffers. One is to ensure there is effective taxation, so big corporates don't avoid paying taxes. Remember, what is illegal is tax evasion, not tax avoidance.

It is why many companies instead of strenghthening the production and Research and Development department, choose to invest in lawyers and accountants who will identify tax law loopholes that the company can exploit to pay as little tax as possible. It's why countries like America are becoming cooporate wastelands, because the companies just won't pay their fair share of the taxes to be used by the government for provision of public services( hopefully).

We need socialist goverenments across Africa to regulate the excesses of capitalism. Capitalism is not alien to Africa. In the olden days, those who had the most well built physic and had the most children cultivated the biggest piece of land, and therefore had the biggest harvest. However, there were chiefs and kings who ensured that no one starved. This is the same level of regulation we need in present Africa.

Countries with socialist governments have the highest human development index, a better measure of prosperity than the inherently problematic Gross Domestic Product-GDP. They are also the happiest people. Finland, a socialist country, just recently ranked as the country with the happiest people.

Socialist countries have the highest social mobility, meaning you could be born a poor person but end up middle class or rich because of the immense opportunities offered. Meanwhile, a capitalist country like the United States, with it's so called American dream, is ever getting harder to attain for a majority of Americans, making capitalism dysfunctional. There are now 60 million poor Americans, even as the country has the highest number of billionaires.

African governments must provide free education. Free healthcare. Great infrastructure. Great public transport system. Great social welfare program. Affordable Housing. All these will mitigate against the negative effects of capitalism, which is rising inequalities, slums, crimes, and other social evils. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Whites Are United, But Blacks Are Disunited.

France and Britain do not see eye to eye on most things. But when it comes to the core issues, they remain as one. They fight for each other, protect each other, in a bid to enhance white hegemony around the world. When they wanted to partition and colonise Africa in 1884, German chancellor Otto Von Bismark sat the 13 European powers, plus the United States, down. They proceeded an a conquest mission around Africa, because they knew the prize of the loot.

And yet Africa, 60 years down the line, we are still a work in progress, still developing. We don't even have a functioning continental body, the African Union is one of the whitest elephants ever. Why don't we have one currency backed by gold and commodities, what is there to fear? Do we fear the so called white ruling families so much that we will never be able to chart our own destiny? Have the white ruling families attained god like status that they will oppress for millennia upon millennia, until we cease to exist as a race?

Why don't we have a single union government to take on the West, and pull our people together to realise political, economic, and cultural emancipation for our people? We even don't have one market, the regulations for setting up a business differ so much from one country to another. We prefer the so called magical Chinese or Western investor, when we could pull resources to get and make wealth stay right here in Africa.

Why don't we have our own universities and research institutions that can solve our common diseases, come up with marvelous engineering innovations, and academy of Arts to document our history that it didn't start with slavery nor the setting foot of the white man in Africa? Instead, we have leaders so brainwashed to think that talking their children to British and American international schools will make them become Caucasian. The Chinese are funding a so called Africa Center Disease Control-CDC, and yet we have a full African Union letting that happen when it could just take small contributions from member countries to pull the project off.

Why don't we have our own media telling our own narratives, instead we rely on CNN, BBC, AlJazeera, CCTV to tell our narratives, where they will be twisted to suit their tastes and preferences. Whoever controls the narrative decides the winners, and our media practioners are just too lazy regurgitating Western viewpoints on Africans.

We could safely unite and shut off the world. The world has treated us like shit for the last 500 years, starting with the whites, Arabs, and now the Chinese. We are only good when we are making wealth for these other races, never when we are working to progress our own. Since the world does not take us seriously, and since we are the most depised race on the planet, we have to unite together and fight for survival, growth, and then triumph. The very existance of the black race is at stake with the onslaught of slavery and neo colonialism conveniently masked as globalisation. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here 

African Universities Must Equip Learners With 21st Century Skills.

Education is now the new inheritance that parents will bestow their kids, its not land or even money. A doctor can earn several times more than the five acre land that his father will leave him. Now more than ever, there has never been a better time to fine tune the skills that we equip our college and university graduates with.

With the changing face of technology, the real education will take place in the workplace. Our schools and colleges will only give us the foundational skills. There will be huge technology disruptions. Artificial intelligence is a big thing. Robotics. Computational Biology and Biostatistics. All these emerging fields will spawn new ideas and innovatoions, and our colleges, universities and workplaces must be at the cutting edge of this.

How are African companies and universities prepared for the disruptive change? Rather than fight technology, we will need to be retrained. Millions of farming jobs were lost when agrarian revolution gave way to the industrial revolution. Millions more jobs will be lost as the knowledge revolution takes over from the industrial revolution.

Coding and programming should now be basic skills taught in our high schools, not even universities. Laptops must be availed to our learners in primary schools, so they can become acquianted with technology. With the internet, a primary(grade school) kid in underdeveloped Northern Nigeria has the same access to knowledge as a high flying Harvard professor. Such a kid can learn how to code online, create a website or even start a micro company by the touch of a button.

As we revolutionalise teaching in our schools, we'll need to make technology accessible. Internet speeds are pretty low in Africa. Rural Africa is out of the global economy because it's not connected to the internet. These are the big infrastructure projects that our governments should be concentrating on, not endless looting. With technologies such as The Internet of Things(IoT), where machines will be communicating with each other rather than people, we'll need super fast internet speeds. It's a reason we need our own satellites in space. Only South Africa, Nigeria, and Rwanda have viable space agencies that can put African satellites in space.

Once we link technology, quality education, and access to seed funding and capital allocation for start ups, we will begin to create knowledge companies in biotechnology. Computer Science. Informatics. 3D Printing. Materials Science. These are fields which will allow us to convert the immense natural resources of Africa to real wealth that will lift millions of our people out of poverty. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

The West Will Not Give Up It's Control Of Africa Without A Fight.

The Western hegemony must maintain its hegemony at all costs. And anything that comes in it's wake must be eliminated. Before the white media labelled Nelson Mandela a saint, and elevated him to superstar status, he was labelled a terrorist by the twin ideological allies of Ronald Reagan of US and Margaret Thatcher of Britain.

It's always that one man's liberator is another man's terrorist, and that's the way the West has always approached African liberators. Our best such as Kwame Nkrumah was toppled by the CIA. Patrice Lumumba was assasinated by the CIA. Thomas Sankara was murdered by the French intelligence officials, helped by a fellow Burkinabe, Blaise Compaore.

Our heroes have no army of loyal followers. That's why the African revolution has not taken off. The very first people who will resist change are the educated African elites, who have taken to Western culture like fish to water, and completely cut off any African ties. True revolution will happen from the ground up, when we imbibe our own education that emphasises the spirit of Ubuntu and the collective, rather than the endless material worship of the present education system. This system brought us the haves and have nots, slums, crime, broken black families, its been a complete disaster. It's why things like the church are on the rise, because they sell hope, they provide structure, they provide support, in the midst of the failing Western induced African governments.

The West will not give up it's hegemony without a fight. It is up to Africans to reorganise as a collective, champion common causes, develop strong and unified markets, create effective monetary systems and finally a collective political unit. The African Union is just too neo colonialist and sold out, the AU headquarters was constructed by China. It's budget comes from the European Union. How can it be effective in projecting Africas power to the world against those very same Western and Chinese benefactors? It is time for a rethink. We have been outsmarted for 500 years. Played against each other like children. It is time for that to stop. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

We Must Manage Our Talent Well For Africa To Grow.

Africa is not short of talent, the problem is how that talent is managed. Talent is now up for grabs globally, your competition isn't only your countryman, its the whole world. Because the world has become a global village. We produce great talent, but the value addition occurs elsewhere, and the profits and wealth are made elsewhere.

France won the 2018 football World Cup with an all black squad, until a French politician lamented that it was not representative of the French society. Meanwhile, even though an all black squad won the world cup for France, an African country has never won the world cup, meaning we just don't manage talent well. While we do well in marathons, because it's more of individual brilliance rather than collective effort, we trail in football because of logistics, sponsorship, stadiums, all which require great attention to detail and management.

Countries are going to great lengths to attract the best talent. The US has the Ivy League Universities which skim the best talent from across the globe, give them full scholarships, and even a return ticket, which the students from Africa are not so keen to use. In a Harvard Business Review article, the writer, Bill Taylor, said that one Shakespeare is better than a thousand average writers. It is why companies such as Facebook are acquiring whole companies, just to get that one employee in the acquired company to sign up, in what's known as acquihiring.

When we realise talent is global, we will hire the best in terms of merit, not tribe or connections. Our best work in the space agency NASA, in Microsoft, in Google, in Facebook, yet, they would be job searching for endless years in Africa. Many times, I ask African intellectuals to return and build wealth in Africa, but I know it's a double edged sword. The conditions in Africa are just too forbiding for truly great brains and talent. There is just resentment. Envy. Connections needed.

Until we learn to manage our best talent, we will continually be producers, while the value addition, wealth and job creation takes place elsewhere. Our talents is what will enable us to convert the immense natural and mineral resources we have to wealth and job creation and eventual prosperity. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

We Need A Whole 360 Degrees Revolution In Africa.

At some point, Africa ruled the world. We have great schools where Westeners came to learn. We exported democracy to Athens, Greece. Greece leading intellectual lights, such as philosopher Socrates and medicine man Hippocrates never graduated from Egyptian schools, because education was lifelong, and took more than 40 years, not like in the present day where it only takes four years to graduate from University. Nevertheless, Socrates, Hippocrates, Pythogras, even though non graduates, had acquired enough knowledge from black kemet so as to form the foundation for Western civilisation.

But then, black kemet declined. Intermarriage with Romans, Persians, and Greeks watered down the empire. Cleopatra, then Alexander the great proceeded on conquest missions of ancient black kemet Egypt.

The later day pharaohs became rich and did not pay heed to knowledge and advancement. If we must reclaim our former glory, we must emphasise knowledge and ideas, rather than changing our political systems. Our political system is rotten, and a direct confrontation will result in death of the revolutionary. Our very best such as Steve Biko, with his ideals of renewed black consciousness, was met with brute force by the white apartheid regime. I think the South Africa apartheid government only spared you if it deemed fit that you will be used at a later date. With Mandela preaching reconciliation, how can you preach reconciliation with people who have taken your land, your resources, your culture? If the black race were to retaliate against all the ills that have been meted out to us, there would be bloodshed in this world.

Our best such as Kwame Nkrumah never saw their vision of a United Africa coming to fruition. He was rapidly overthrown by the notorious CIA, making a mockery of America's so called ideals of democracy when it removes governments that are against its global hegemony. The same US sustains a Saudi dictatorship that curtails women rights, and murders its journalists such as Jamal Kashoggi.

We need a revoultion that is holistic, the whole 360 degrees of it. Of our spirituality, our education systems, our economic systems, our political systems. All these systems were displaced. We should find our true north. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

The Knowledge Revolution Must Not Bypass Africa.

To outcompete the world, and make Africa grow it's economy by double digits, we need quality over quantity. We don't lack in the number of experts in law, medicine, engineering or business. What we lack is quality for them to compete globally.

We are no longer in the industrial age where raw physical resources were the determinants to economic growth. We are in the knowledge economy where intangible ideas are the new markers of economic excellence. We must make the transition from raw materials based economy to a knowledge one. Currently, information merchants are the richest people in the world. Bill Gates with Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg with his Facebook, or Jeff Bezos with his Amazon, predicted to be the worlds first trillionaire.

The current education system was optimised for the industrial economy with life long careers and then a hefty retirement package. However, technology is disrupting millions of jobs, and creating new ones too. So, there will always be a need to always relearn. Robots will soon be our domestic servants, they will weld our cars, they will cook our foods. This will displace many workers.

A technology such as 3D printing will roll back the essence of mass production, and customise our manufacturing. Highly skilled engineers will be required. We will be able to order a car part drawing from a manufacturer and then print it ourselves. Engineers will no longer hoard their skills to greedy capitalists but will have their own little operations in the street corner producing various things. Manufacturing jobs will shift once again from low wage labour countries such as China to highly skilled labour countries.

How is Africa positioned for the post industrial knowledge economy. One, our engineers and scientists will have to be highly computer literate. As a matter of fact, Computer Science should be mandatory to all engineering and Science graduates. Some fields, such as Mechatronics, and Computational Biology, are already gaining credence around the world.

The agrarian revolution bypassed Africa. So too did industrial revolution. The knowledge revolution must not bypass Africa. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Africa Needs It's Own Health Body Separate From WHO.

Africa needs its own health body, completely separate from the World Health Organization-WHO. Madagascar just came up with Covid Organics, to help in the treatment of Covid 19, but it was met with a dismissive attitude. Big pharma won't agree to approve a drug from a backwater Third World Country, when they have their own cures that can generate big bucks for the big pharma and wealthy donors like Bill Gates.

True, critics say the Madagascar Covid Organics has to undergo the necessary clinical trials, but who will conduct the trials? Is it the same Westeners who will patronise our solutions for their cures? Medical and Science colonialism is real. As African countries, we must have our own health body that will approve our own cures. We have capable scientists and innovators who could come up with medicinal drug, and then get approved. Equally, we must protect scientists like Dr. Munyagi of Covid Organics, for they have been known to disappear.

We had a rich herbal medicine knowledge. Our forefathers spent years mastering the craft of herbal medicine. They eventually became experts and would administer treatment to various diseaeses. We must not discard that knowledge. We must pump billions into it's research, and make working drugs that can be sold in the African market. Our hospitals must recommend herbal alongside Western medicine. It is a pity that we associate herbal with witchcraft, which is not true at all. China did not discard its herbal knowledge. It pumped research money onto it, and is now a pharmaceutical giant of the world, exporting even to the West.

What's more, herbal medicine has less side effects than Western medicine. As big pharma races for billion dollar profits for it's shareholders, they are now just producing drugs to manage the condition, never to eliminate the condition as this will turn their business model upside down. It's a point to ponder. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

African Studies Has to Be Made Compulsory In Our Schools.

There has been much emphasis on STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as the building blocks to the 21st century economy. However, we are missing a great deal when we solely focus on STEM and ignore the Arts and humanities. As a first, let African Studies be made compulsory in our schools and universities. We know so little about mother Africa, and yet it's all we have. An African could name all the 50 US states, all past US Presidents but know so little about the next door neighbor African country.

Americans educate their future leaders in the Liberal Arts, not in the Sciences. It's why they know so much about their history, tracing all the way up to ancient Greece. It gives them a sense of inspiration and pride, if for nothing else. Even if their leading universities such Harvard and Yale have faced pressure to go wholly into the Sciences, and abandon the ivory tower knowledge of the liberal Arts, these univerisities have resisted. For instance, whereas the former Harvard President Larry Summers was removed because of sexist comments that women were innately inferior in Math and Science, the real reason was that he wanted to shift Harvard from the liberal arts to the Sciences. The sexist comments were just the last nail on the coffin. He was replaced by Drew Faust, a professor in American History.

If Westeners with all their advancement and technology still value the liberal arts why do we discard it. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has lamented that History has been removed from the curriculum in the lower levels of education in Nigeria. When we ignore our history, we ignore our past triumphs and challenges. African history didn't start with slavery and the coming of the white man to Africa. When we do that, we give whites too much power, because that brief 500 years of Western subjugation cannot sum up the millennia of African triumph and civilisation. Our past science, culture, technology, spirituality all deserve a place in the young minds of our future leaders and thinkers. It will be the foundation to overcome the present dire state that we face as a race and as a people. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Floyd Murder Shows That US Will Never Be a Black Man's Country.

Even when George Floyd was pleading with a white police officer that he couldn't breathe, the white police officer kept on snuffing the life out of him by his knees, until Floyd died. Minneapolis erupted in protests as was the rest of America. As usual, the protests will subside, no action will be taken against the police officer, until another black murder will rekindle the cycle again.

Police brutality against black Americans is supported and encouraged by the white supremacy system. If a black man gets wealthy, he's a thief and a criminal, if a white man gets rich, then it's by his hardwork. It's why we think of Bill Gates as rich and a hard worker, while we think Jay Z only made it because of the Illuminati.

The US claims to be the leader of the Free world, yet it has never renegotiated the original sin of America. Slavery. African Americans built America brick by brick, hecatre by hectare, until America accumulated enough wealth to get into the industrial economy. One of Yale University houses, Calhoun, was financed by a slave merchant. Georgetown University sold nearly 200 slaves when it was going through financial turmoil, it has only recently apologized for that act.

The so called bill of rights charter signed by founding President George Washington was a big fallacy, for the founding President himself kept many slaves, just like many American Presidents after him. Even after having a black President, the United States is still essentially a European statellite state, with White America controlling every sector, from Hollywood, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and every other sector. Immigrants are welcome to America, but they have to know their place, especially if they are non white. White America, especially poor ones, are up in flames because how could a black man dare sneak into the White House. It's conveniently masked as Making America Great Again to the America of 1940s and 50s, where the public black lynchings and segregation, until a formidable woman, Rosa Parks, refused to give up a bus seat for a white person, igniting a revolution that would usher in the civil Rights, with leading lights such as Martin Luther King Junior emerging from this.

An empowered and glorified Africa could lift the spirit and psyche of the black American in profound ways. It will make them respected, and they will be able to renegotiate with white America on equal terms. Otherwise, African Americans will continue to face injustices from white America because their origin, Africa, has never been respected by the white man. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

France Stranglehold on Africa Must Be Eradicated.

When the earthquake in Haiti struck in 2010, killing 200,000 people, a Frenchman said it was payback for sins the Haitians did to their French ancestors. In 1804, Haiti was the first black nation to gain independence in the Western hemisphere. The black slaves revolted against their French slave masters, and ushered in an era of black emancipation across the world. It is a pity that a French society that revolted against the overlord of the monarchs and eventually overthrew them in 1776, would be the same society that would subjugate blacks to political and economic oppression for hundreds of years.

The French practiced a form of assimilation in which elite Africans were assimilated into French culture. Senegal's founding father Leopold Senghor had a seat in the French parliament. It is this assimilation that made the elites see themselves as fellow Frenchmen, and joined French whites in oppressing their fellow black countrymen. The French did not leave behind any infrastructure as the Birtish did in their former colonies. When Guinea was about to get independence, the French burnt schools and hospitals in order to punish the country.

French subjugation of Africa did not end there. The French intelligence forces are as ruthless as America's CIA. Whereas CIA assasinated Patrice Lumumba of DR Congo, and overthrew Kwame Nkrumah young government, helped by an African American spy no doubt, the French have assasinated a total of 22 African Presidents. If you don't obey the dictates from Paris, then you are gone. The most famous President that fell by the bullet of France is Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso. He had weaned his country from the predatory and neo coloniast loans from the World Bank, had changed the name of his country from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, and had prioritised local companies over French businesses. He was no doubt assassinated by a fellow African, Blaise Compaore, but at the behest of France. Compaore went on to return Burkina Faso under indirect French rule for the next 27 years. Because of the enourmous loot from Africa, the French President Jacques Chirac said that France would be a Third World Country without Africa.

Even as France has stopped the practice of requiring it's 14 former African colonies to deposit 50 percent of their Treasury reserves in the French Central Bank, we would do well to take caution. An all black team won the World Cup for France. The French have had it too good in Africa for the last 500 years that I don't think they will surrender the keys to the loot just yet. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Let's Honor Our Entrepreneurs The Way We Honour Our Politicians And Celebrities.

African education systems have made us great experts in our various fields. We produce great doctors, engineers, accountants, lawyers, business executives etc. It's why our graduates are one of the our leading exports. For instance, Nigerian Americans are the most educated immigrants in the United States. In 2019, 20,000 Nigerians emigrated to Canada, because Canada prioritises academic and professional qualifications as a key tool in vetting immigrants.

Whereas our education system made us experts, and taught us how to climb the ladder, it did not teach us how to own the ladder. So we work so hard in school, get the straight A's, then hoard our skills to the highest bidder, in most cases a white owned multinational. The good salary prevents us from asking what was our true worth, and we are afraid to step out and begin our own enterprises. In fact, we have a very dismissive view of entrepreneurship, associating it with those who were not educated. 

There is no right age to begin a business, and the myth of the billionaire twenty something who dropped put of college to begin their own emterprise just does not add up. Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard yes, but he had a great education at Philips Exeter Academy, a school richer than any university in Africa. Bill Gates went to Lakeside School, where he was introduced to computing, so, education is important to entrepreneurship. The micro chip company, Intel, was started by former employees, so it isn't always late to step out and start a company. 

We need to honour our entrepreneurs the same way we honour our politicians and celebrities. They are the real engines of our economies, especially with a failing and rotten political system such as Africa. Our entrepreneurs solve our most pressing challenges, they create wealth and jobs. They bear the real grind. 

We shoould have open work spaces in each of our towns and cities. Where there is free office space. Where there is internet, and where there is free business registration services. It is only Rwanda that is making strides in this sector, as it takes only two days to open a business in Rwanda. It is the highest ranked African country in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business index. 

When we own the corporations, rather than be mere climbers, we will own the profits, and there will be more taxes for our governments to roll out high quality public services (hopefully). Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

The African Neo Colonialist State Has Failed to Work.

In 1884, 13 European powers and the United States set to demarcate Africa within themselves. No African was invited to this Berlin conference in Germany. The European powers went on to inpose their colonial political and economic systems on us, and made the best of us to be their servants.

In the 1960s, there was a wave of revolution across Africa. Africans took to the bushes and attempted to reclaim their lands back. My hunch is that the Europeans did not leave Africa because of their benevolence. Or our fight. The correct theory is that it just got too difficult and expensive to run the colonies. The Europeans thus ensured that they left power to people who would only continue the neo colonial subjugation of Africa. In Kenya for instance, it is the collaborators, so called home guards, who were handed over power, against the children of the freedom fighters. To this day, the power structure in the country hasn't changed. The collaborators hold the political and economic power, while the children of the freedom fighters languish in poverty.

We have artificial boundaries. We did not ethno culturally evolve to be homogenous uniform nation states as it were, in the mould of China, Japan, Germany, or Britain. Had we ethnoculturally evolved, the different African kingdoms such as Ashanti, kush, Benin, Mwene Mutapa, Congo would have finally merged to form an African superstate. We are thus states without being nations and it's why our individual countries are not pulling in the same direction. The spirit of the African nations is just not there.

We can still remove the colonial boundaries. It's not too late. We share unique attributes as Africans. It's why we all cheer one African nation in the world cup, whereas an English fan would never cheer a German team even if it was the only European team left in the world cup. In hindsight, it is much easier to be an Igbo-African, rather than Nigerian African. It is much easier to be a Zulu-African, rather than a South African-African.

When we identify our connecting dots, we'll create unique political systems that suit our culture and way of life. Unique economic systems that will usher in prosperity, but guard against undue effects of capitalism. We will have a religion that aligns with our spirituality. We will have an education system that solves our most pressing challenges, and enhance the collective rather than the individual. Once we do this, we will have made the steps needed to make Africa a great global power. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

What Indians Could Teach Africa.

Indians are almost everywhere on this planet. With a population of one billion people, it is the world's second most populous country. Indian diaspora are wielding immense clout across the globe. In Africa, they give the White owned multinationals a run for their money. In this recognition, the Indian government set up a bank specifically targeted at Indians in the disapora.

Indians have penetrated the US economy to a great detail. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella was born and educated in India. The CEO of computer networking firm, CISCO, is an Indian. The Dean of Harvard Business School, Nortin Noria, is an Indian. The head of Google, Sundar Pichai, is an Indian.
A leading newspaper in India quoted that India's real export were CEOs. In 2004, a leading US Democratic Presidential candidate urged the US to issue free visas to Indians from their world famous Indian Institute Of Technology-IITs.

Africans go to India for advanced treatment of cancer. Yet, our taxpayers give out enough money to our governments to build these hospital facilities. India is now a center of medical tourism because of the heavy investment in the medical field. We need our priorities right. Our leaders do not use our public hospitals hence see no need of developing those hospitals. This must change.

Indians come to Africa with barely nothing, are helped by their fellow Indians with seed capital, they start selling sweets in the street corner and before you know it, they have a manufacturing behemoth. Meanwhile, as Africans, we are only good in helping out in funerals, never business seed capital.

What's more, the inter generational transfer of wealth among Indians is at an extremely high rate. They teach their kids the practical aspects of their business from their teenage years, so that by the time the kid is all grown up and graduated from university, they are able to take over the baton in running the family business. Meanwhile, in Africa, our businesses collapse with the passing on of the founder, representing a great wealth loss for Africa.

Indians were colonised by Britain for hundreds of years. They didn't take their culture. Nor their names. Nor their religion. They stuck with Hinduism. Meanwhile, we are stuck with the white man's religion, culture, language and names. It's why things are not moving. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Equatorial Guinea Proves The Resource Curse of Africa.

On paper, the per capita income of Equatorial Guinea is $34,000. This would in theory make it have the same living standards as Britain. However, the reality is far from this. The only Spanish speaking African country, Equatorial Guinea has great numbers of poor people. The life long dictator, Theodora Nguema, has siphoned off most of the oil revenues to his family and close cronies, and only left a little for his people. Even though he has engaged in some PR such as hosting the African Cup of Nations-Afcon, the conditions remain dire for millions of his citizens. His son has palatial homes in France and a yatcht.

The surprising thing is that the bank that helps him conduct the illicit oil flows is located just across the US Congress, the supposed baston of good governance and accountability for the free world. Contrast the state of underdevelopment in Equatorial Guinea with that of United Arab Emirates. The ruling UAE elite, having realised that oil will run out in 2030, quickly repositioned their leading city- Dubai, as a global business and tourist destination. It is a free port that sees tonnes of cargo being loaded and off loaded daily. Now, Dubai can safely exit from an oil economy to a business services one.

In Norway, every citizen has a $200,000 fund from their oil sovereign fund. This has helped Norway to roll out great social services such as free healthcare and education.

Sometimes I think that our immense natural resources are the reason for our underdevelopment. If we didn't have mineral resources, there would be less corruption and the capture of the state by the oligarchy. We would have developed a great service economy based solely on our human resources just as Singapore, South Korea, and Malaysia did. We wouldn't be under so much watch from oil barons in the West who would want to install puppets to see a continuous flow of oil illicit flows to their financial system. It's something to think about. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Engineering Education in Africa Must Be Practical And Innovative.

There are those who argue that the real reason Africa doesn't produce anything is more of a technical issue than a financial one. That we just don't have the technical skills to produce finished and sophisticated manufactured products. The Westerners are good in design, and in their classrooms, they learn lots of theory. This is the model that African education systems have adopted.

However, what we forget is that Westerners have very advanced facilities and are exposed to technology earlier, and they can thus blend theory and practicals very well. In Africa, the abstract concepts we are taught in engineering school do not have any practical implications. We are taught rocket design whereas you have to go to NASA to experience the real practicals. We are taught Micro Chip design yet it's Intel that makes micro chips, not African companies.

Isn't it the reason why many engineering graduates in Africa are disillusioned and switch careers. Auditing and Financial advisory Companies such as PWC and Deloitte hire engineers because they make very good auditors, with their attention to detail. The march for engineers to the financial sector is a worrying trend in Africa. We need engineers to design our roads. Our factory production systems. Our cars. We don't need to import labour for these things.

Engineers attract good salary, but not as great as lawyers and doctors because whilst lawyers can open their own law firms, and doctors their own clinics, engineers have to hoard their skills to greedy capitalists who pay a pittance, and prefer trade skills rather than an engineering degree. It would take years before an engineer has the experience or the money to open their own firm.

While the curriculum in our engineering schools is more theoretical, we could also adopt the practical model of the Chinese and Japanese, who reverse engineer Western ideas and create their own unique porducts. While Ford Motor corporation started earlier than Toyota, it is Toyota that has higher global sales. The Chinese Huawei used Western technology initially, but have twerked it and now they are number two telecoms company in the world. So, our engineering schools will need a balance between the theory and design of the West, and the practicality and reverse engineering of the Asian countries. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

Africa Must Rapidly Deglobalise And Look To Itself.

Globalisation offers plenty of opportunities. But Africa will not just benefit yet. We just don't have the means to benefit from globalisation. The present governments were designed for the industrial state, not for the information age. A company like Facebook, with more than two billion users, has more power than a great power such as Germany. Apple has a cash reserve of $200 billion, more than any African country could hope to have.

With such glaring inadequacies, we will not benefit from globalisation. We do not have global universities that can out compete the world for talent- both students and faculty. Our best, University of Cape Town, admits mostly South African students, not even African students.

We do not have global companies. Our businesspeople can only engage in small scale businesses such as kiosk sellers, taxi drivers, market stalls. The so called foreign investors are allowed to set up companies in Africa, pay a pittance in taxes, and slave wages and yet take away all the profits. It's why even though we are the richest continent in terms of potential minerals resources and arable land, we are the poorest. Because real value addition, job and wealth creation occurs in Western countries. Our gold, coffee, tea, diamonds, uranium, land, Cobalt are just there to enrich the Western world.

We are not important in Geo political strategic matters. We are only good as humanitarian and aid assistance, not as real decision makers that could shape the future of the world. We do not have a seat at the UN security council, and our decisions are overlooked. We couldn't even protest or stop Obama and NATO from killing Muammar Gaddafi for his ideas of an immediate union government of Africa and for wanting a gold backed currency when the US dollar is just useless paper money. It doesn't matter that we've had Koffi Annan as UN Secretary General, the fact is that we don't have a binding say in international matters.

Thus, we should withdraw from the world and deglobalise. We need to build real economies, have great incomes for our people. Once we have great economic power, we can take on the globalist forces. Right now, our opinions do not matter to the movers and shakers of this world. Our Ramaphosas and Buharis are mere simpletons in the global scheme of things. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here

We Must Reclaim Our Once Great History.

If ancient black kemet Egypt was an essentially African civilisation, how comes it did not spread it's tenctacles to the rest of Africa, and 'civilise' Africa so to speak? Why is it inhabited by Arabs at present, who came there in 700 AD.

How come Mali had the great Sankore University, where science, astronomy, culture were taught to academic pilgrims from all around the world? How comes Mali is in a sorry state today, when it was supposed to be the intellectual base of Africa and the globe, the new Massachusetts so to speak?

How come Greek scholars such as Socrates and Hippocrates twerked ideas from the black kemetic schools, and went on to be the pillars of Western civilisation, even as blacks regressed so much that it is now the most despised race on the planet?

History is cyclic. There are conquests and counter conquests. And one has to rejuvinate or be completely wiped out. Thankfully, Africa is not at the stage where native Americans are. Or Aborigines of Australia. Or Maori of New Zealand. These people face extinction. But at most, we are poor, hence, we can revive our once thriving civilisation.

We have to teach history in our schools. In many African countries, history is no longer offered at the lower levels of education. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has complained about this in Nigeria. Then, once our students know their history, they'll be inspired to become great ambassadors of Africa. The current sorry state of Africa will not act as a stumbling block to their dreams.

Europeans used Greece as a source of inspiration. Then Roman empire. Then Reinassance Europe. Then Great Britain. And now the United States. For Africa, we have to look deep into the annals of history. Of our great ruler Mansa Musa. Great genius Amenhotep. Great Pharaohs. Once we identify the present challenges of Africa- the failing neo colonialist state, and then link to past success stories, the sky will be the limit. Follow us on Twitter.  Click Here

African Media Must Be Home To Liberal And Conservative Ideas.

Our media is not progressive enough. We are not setting the agenda for the African people. It's why everything is on a slow down. The media holds great power to shape Africa's political and economic discourse. Our media wants to appear to be free and fair, but no media in the world is ever non biased. It is not a bad thing for the media to take a stand on the most pressing issues.

For instance, the Economist magazine is a baston of conservative ideas, and promotes these causes. That doesn't stop liberals from reading it. In the United States, Fox News is a well known station for conservatives and Republicans, and it is bare knuckles on it's talk shows. CNBC and CNN on the other hand are liberal stations, and support Democratic Party ideas. Trump is a constant rubbing point here, and that's why Trump chose to bypass them and communicate to his audience directly through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

When African media adopt strong view points on important issues, they will shape our discourse in profound ways. Our media has chosen sensationalization over real issues, which they say is what the audience wants. However, a media could elevate it's audiences to it's level, it doesn't always have to dumb down to get newsbytes and click baits.

We have many challenges as Africans. Our media should be able to take a firm stand on key issues, and pull audiences along these lines. It shouldn't be the audiences setting the agenda, especially as the educated African elite has totally lost it. On this, we could learn from Western media. Follow us on Twitter. Click Here