SubTitle: The Biden Administration’s Approach to Corruption in Central America and Its Relevance to African Policy
Whether it is in Central America or in Sub-Saharan Africa, as the leaders change, the beast fattens, becomes more deceptive and less tamable by human persuasions or wisdom. That beast is corruption.
Vice President Kamala Harris has the unenviable task of trying to at least punch a hole or a crack in this formidable brick wall of corruption in Guatemala and other nations in the Northern Triangle of Central America.
This article is not intended to be a sullen appraisal of the efforts of…
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, two visionary African heads of State are charting a new course for their nations anchored on “Mindset Shift, Transformational Leadership and Honest Governance”.
Africa has vast and varied natural resources. It also has 1.3 billion human brains. Each brain has 86 billion to 100 billion neurons and each neuron connects with about one thousand other neurons. The continent has plenty of sunshine, more than adequate rainfall and significant arable land in many of the nations. Yet, Africa remains the poorest continent in the world.
How can this be? What…
Why Developing Nations Especially African Countries Should Refrain From American Form of “Presidential” Democracy.
Let us give it to them — Hands Down — The Supreme Court of the United States of America, USA. The early 21st century true heroes of this remarkable American 244 — year experiment.
Can any mere mortal even conceive of the catastrophic mayhem that would have enveloped the USA if the Supreme Court had gone opposite to the noble, just and wise direction it went?
God Bless the nine justices and all the justices of the lower courts who maintained their fidelity to THE TRUTH…
Subtitle: America’s Foreign Policy Beginning On January 20, 2021 Must Include a Different Perception of Africa
At noon on January 20, 2021, most of the world will welcome the world’s only superpower, the United States of America — USA — back to genuine brotherhood and sisterhood on the world stage. This welcome will be most notable in language, actions, and hopefully in perception cordiality.
However, it would be naive for African nations to expect changes of policies towards Africa by the new administration in Washington to produce wholesale de facto increase in the development of their nations. Just as it…
Sub-Title: Lessons For Other Poorly Governed Nations In Sub-Saharan Africa and What The USA And Other Developed Countries Should Do.
October 1, 1960 was the birthdate of a new independent nation, Nigeria on the west coast of Africa. It happened a little over seventy five years after the Berlin conference of November 1884 — February 1885, and forty six years and nine months after the consolidation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria on January 1, 1914.
At the Berlin conference, several European powers had sliced Africa and apportioned the pieces to themselves. The inhabitants of these partitioned lands…
Sub-Title: Timely Lessons For Developing Nations, Especially Sub-Saharan African Nations
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the reality of the fragility of natural defences of human beings. We are not as strong as many of us think we are. The venoms (antibodies) our cells spit out in fierce response to foreign invaders against our bodies can be readily overpowered by attacks from invisible microscopic lethal foes, à la novel coronaviruses.
Science by and large, shines beams of light into our otherwise often twilight world and thus has profoundly informed the health and wealth of nations.
The 2020 USA Presidential election is undoubtedly, one of the most consequential elections in the history of the nation. After sifting through the spins different constituencies and commentators are putting on this seminal event to persuade or dissuade voters, seven “Truths” will determine the outcome. Victory will belong to the candidate who demonstrates de facto fidelity to these truths.
Yes, “Truth” actually matters and there are absolute truths.
That Fidelity to Knowledge and Science Trumps Politics, Ideology and Human Power
The Coronavirus pandemic, the greatest public health crisis the world has faced in a century has resulted in over 850,000 deaths worldwide and over 187,000 deaths in the United States of America (USA) — view by country.
Our hearts, prayers and condolences go to the families who have lost loved ones prematurely to the Coronavirus during this pandemic. Very heartwrenching indeed. The human toll and resulting economic consequences in the USA have many observers and analysts all over the world scratching their heads.
How is it that the…
How is it that the USA, the most powerful, most scientifically advanced and greatest economy in the world with 4% of the world’s population has about 25% of the global deaths and about 25% of the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2?
Well, look no further than paucity of truth, wisdom, and scientific knowledge at the very top of the political leadership waging war against the pandemic.
Please don’t take my words for it. Just watch the videos of all the briefings of the “Federal Coronavirus Taskforce” and pay attention to the pronouncements of the top politicians. By and large…
One of the existential dilemma of our time is the biased and abhorrent stratification of human beings based entirely on illogical classification by skin color. This dilemma will unfortunately, continue to produce intermittent catastrophic social eruptions until leaders in various societies address the fundamentals.
What will it take for the members of our species, Homo sapiens — “wise man”
— to value each other beyond the prevailing worldview of skin color? A worldview which is at the core of Racism.
The exemplary life of late Congressman John Lewis, like that of his hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., giving all…