Sub-Title: The Pivotal Role of Self-Development in Africa in Combating the Bias of Human Classification By Skin Color

Learning to Co-exist in Harmony as One Human Family. Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Human Diversity is an intrinsic and inescapable reality of our existence handed to us by forces (Nature) which we cannot control.

On the other side, “Equity” demands our attention, hard work, sacrifice, vigilance, fidelity to the truth and love of neighbors as self.

One of the most unfortunate accepted norms in our society is seeing diversity largely through the lens of skin color.

Journalists, politicians, parents, school teachers, pastors, doctors, lawyers, researchers and university faculty referring to segments of the population as…


Sub-Title: The Indirect Impact of Lack of Basic Necessities in Many African Nations on The Intensity of Racism In The Diaspora

The intent in this article is to highlight the idea that poverty and the scarcity of bare necessities like clean water in many African nations indirectly contribute to the negative perception and stereotype of the populations in the African Diaspora.

Therefore, the toolbox for the fight against Racism in the African Diaspora must include development of Africa by Africans. Why? Because, inter-alia, the African Diaspora is seen through the prism of economic, social, scientific and technological conditions in Africa.


Sub-Title: Why The Resuscitation of African Nations Via Knowledge is Pivotal For Its Descendant’s Basic Human Dignity Globally

“The Last Word” host Lawrence O’Donnell went to Malawi in the summer of 2010 to help a classroom — and raise awareness about an acute problem plaguing children and teachers in the impoverished nation. There is nowhere to sit but the dirt floor. Or cracked cement floors, for the nicer schools. huffpost.com

Knowledge is a vital component and foundation for human fruitfulness, i.e. productivity, imagination, innovation, discovery and authentic awareness of self within the human family.

Knowledge is also a pivotal marker by which we consciously and sub-consciously judge people who “do not look like us”.

In an ideal world, knowledge should not merely be accumulated, it should give us direction for good living.

Racism, the sad seemingly impregnable scourge has its root, at least in part, in the supposition and perception of a…


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…


A “letter” to Africa’s Benefactors, G-7 leaders and CEOs of Global Tech Giants

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.

Chief Justice John Roberts and the eight Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Unted States of America.

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

Hundreds of people gather in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood to celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris, Nov. 7, 2020. Noah Berger/AP

Needed: A Reset of USA-Africa Relationship

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.

Nigerian youths kneel for the national anthem during one of many protests against police brutality this month, (October, 2020). (TobiJamesCandids/CC License 4.0). Protests Test Nigeria’s Democracy and its Leadership in Africa — By: Oge Onubogu

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.

Throughout the ages in the course…


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.

  1. For the nation to get back to “normal way of life”, significant mitigation of the spread of this deadly Coronavirus must occur. …

Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

Neurosurgeon. Founder, Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch-www.pacaw.org. Author of the book: RESCUE THYSELF: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within

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