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Africa denied the Power of “AND” by Ice Sculpture Politics

On numerous occasions we have listened to our leaders emphatically state that Africa is not ready for democracy. This protracted feast of political rhetoric has culminated in African nations being governed under the tyranny of the “OR” paradigm while being denied the alternate path of “AND” thinking.  Authoritarian leaders have played this tune to perfection convincing … Continue reading

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Relevant Education the key to Education Reform in Africa

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Education has for long been branded as the key to unlock Africa from the cages of poverty. Significant resources have been invested by the UN, NGOs and African Nations towards solving Category 1 challenges which Dr. Kawuma defines as (1) Lack of access to Education (2) Gender inequality (3) Poor/inadequate facilities and the widening teacher to student ratio. However, “lack of relevant education” which is hurting Africa the most has not been addressed. Resources are being wasted trying to get every child in school but the majority graduate and leave school without getting an education. Many return to their communities as misfits unable to prosper and take advantage of the resources in the community. Dr. Kawuma proposes an education model that focuses on the needs of society and keeping students engaged with their culture and society.

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Re: You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum!

Whenever the term “intellectual” is sandwiched between “Lazy” and “African Scum”, there is a high likelihood of public backlash. However, Field Ruwe skillfully  threads the needle to deliver a candid and thought provoking article  dissecting a conversation he had with Walter a former International Monetary Fund (IMF) agent in Zambia. The gist of the article can be summed up as … Continue reading