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We Need Team Work

We Need Team Work

A message to fellow Change-makers Ogechi Linda Iheme You may have heard this story, but there is no doubt that you have not heard the complete version. Several years ago there lived two creatures; a Tortoise and a Hyena, on  Victoria Island. Though they lived in a city, their means of livelihood, a palm nut plantation, was located in Mowe. The distance between the two cities is 200 Kilometers by land and about 50 kilometers by the water-way. One day, the two decided to find out who will be the first to reach the plantation from their city.  I haven’t yet told you that the Tortoise walks slowly but can swim, while the Hyena runs fast but cannot swim! At the appointed time, the two set out on the journey. The Hyena ran so fast but when he reached Ketu, a place about half way to the palm nut plantation, he decided to stop and sleep. It took several hours before the Tortoise caught up with him. But whilst the Hyena slept, the Tortoise continued his journey and finally arrived a

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My Letter to Boko Haram

My Letter to Boko Haram

Bernard Kwofie Sunday 20 July 2014 Boko Haram, REMEMBER OUR MOTHERS AND #BRING BACK OUR GIRLS I do not know what gave birth to you, but as far as I know of life, you are individuals born and bred of a woman. I know you all have that motherhood spot deep within you. One thing I also know for sure is that you all have a heart for women! In any case, there is a saying among my people that, even the ‘deadliest terrorist and man on earth was born of a woman’. In a similar instance, these same people to whom I owe allegiance, often say that even the most powerful men kneel before women - at the least at the ‘prick of dawn when their ‘libido’ takes a high turn’.  To them these are not only to teach a growing generation the relevance and the importance of women and motherhood, but to also teach us to value the existence of women and for that matter, girls, even when we are grown.

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Perspectives on Developing and Sustaining the African Economy

Perspectives on Developing and Sustaining the African Economy

"Poverty Reduction, Employment Creation and Infrastructural Development" Ede Nida Eghafona Benin City, Nigeria On the area of poverty reduction, employment creation and infrastructural development, the African economy is gradually headed for the rocks. Endowed with able bodied youth, fertile soil and genius minds, we are failing to harness the energies of these potentials. I propose that the African economy can develop and sustain itself in this regard. On the aspect of infrastructural development which seems like the hardest nut to crack. Inadequate infrastructure largely frustrates growth and development, resulting in low levels of intra African trade and trade with other regions. The continent accounts for 12% of the world’s population but generates a mere 1% of global GDP and only 2% of the world’s trade. It has been noted that six out of the ten of the World’s most rapidly expanding countries are located in sub Saharan Africa, bringing more reason for quick in

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What will the next chapter in African history be?

What will the next chapter in African history be?

Allan-Lloyd Jr Hamusokwe Zambia Zambian blood rushes through my veins, but Swaziland is where I came into this world and grew up from. I am 21 years old and in university doing computer engineering in T.R.N.C (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). But most importantly I am an African! At my age, I am at the point where I think of my future: I was shocked to see that going back to Africa was not one of the potential paths I had in mind. I found something wrong with that. It’s like when you are sent to the Shop (University) by your parents to get bread (a Degree), but the moment you get your bread you do not see any reason for going home with the bread. This is a serious problem because that same bread could help the people at my home! After I realized this, I decided I should do something to change that, not only for me, but for every person whose soul is a part of Africa. 

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GREED

GREED

Charles Muchori I have been around and I have seen a lot. I have seen a lot and now I know a lot. Sometimes when I am looking around, I see their ignorance being spoken out loud. They are oblivious of the damage they cause the crowd. They cover their insatiability with nice clothes to impress, And when they are questioned about their motives they digress. A tough question fills them with stress. They pretend it's our issues they address, But it’s only their caustic greed they caress. They ignore the poor dying of hunger, And with deliberate ignorance to their blunder, They swallow us up like an anaconda. While we worship the ground they walk on and call them brother, They consume the entire cake without a bother.

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On Internet and Democracy

On Internet and Democracy

Rachael Gichuki The internet has turned out to be quite a dynamic medium of mass communication, thereby having an incredible capacity to enhance the expression of democracy in the world. It enables human rights defenders and individuals advocating for the rights of people living in and beyond their immediate boarders. Further, online newspapers such as The Nation Media , TheGuardian among others play a key role in informing the world on rights violations occurring in a particular part of the world. This then enhances the notion of global democracy, where individuals and news agencies alike can freely talk of and to some extent, address rights violations happening in any part of the world. The internet changes the nature of democratic debates because it diversifies the interactions among individuals. Whereas, the television and the radio media can only support a one-way communication, where the audience is only a consumer of information. The internet creates a platform where

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