xenophobia SASouth Africa is burning but not so many people seem to know where the fire is coming from. In Africa, the rich and powerful often make the most stupid comments and it gets even worse when the poor and the weak forget to think. Anywhere you see “South Africa” in the news today, you see “xenophobia”. Yes South Africa is Xenophobia and Xenophobia is South Africa. Xenophobic attacks are not something new in South Africa. It has only gotten worse. The recent widespread xenophobic attacks unfortunately was sparked by a comment by the rich and powerful King of the Zulus, King Goodwill Zwelithini.

The “not so wise” comment from our Zulu king gave the tension a spark and started the fire that is burning in South Africa today.

Ugandan man 69 Ministers, 327 Members of Parliament, 278 political appointees who include 80 resident District Commissioners and assistants, 75 presidential advisors and 43 private presidential secretaries and their deputies. This is just a picture of Uganda's over-the-top public administration. Pearl of Africa as commonly known is argued that not only is it a sleeping giant but also an over-governed and unproductive country.

It has many administrative units; 45,000 local councils, 5500 parishes, 1026 sub-counties, 151 counties, 18 municipalities and 80 districts. All these structures have executive 10 man executive officials. So, the total number of officials is 10 times the number of every administrative unit.

Poor African_farmerThe World Bank and the IMF (the International Monetary Fund) were set up during the end of the Second World War to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they (the world bank and the IMF) began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains.

That was the beginning of much of the problems we face today in Africa. Now we are in a vicious cycle of poverty and there seems to be no way out.

African-MinerNot long ago, some of us (Africans back home) only saw Chinese people in their very famous "Kung fu" martial arts movies but it may surprise you to know that over a million Chinese investors have permanently settled in Africa today with their families. Not because they love Africa as a home but because they know there is money and more money to be sucked from the sweats of some poor innocent Africans. They have no plans of going back why because in Africa, they reign as supreme beings and are worshiped all day and night.

Even the "nobodys" in China want to be worshiped just because they came with some little money to a land where several people continue to toil all day and night just for their daily bread.

General BuhariSeveral millions of registered voters came out in their numbers, lined up and waited hours upon hours under the hot sun and in the pouring rain sometimes with bullets flying over their heads all in an effort to vote for change and not just change but positive change. They waited and voted for the man they feel can bring the change Nigeria needs.

They waited patiently and watched while every vote was counted. They voted and voted for Buhari whom many have come to see as the “Messiah” and the “Junior Prophet” Nigeria needs. Nigerians needed "change" and so voted for nothing but change. 

The question now becomes; Can Buhari fix Nigeria? Can General Buhari bring the positive change Nigeria needs?

Ph-seized-IvoryAn Elephant is killed every 15 minutes in Africa. China is slaughtering all of Africa's elephants. Yes China is killing all of Africa's elephants not for food and not for clothing but just for their tusks/ivory. In the last 3 years alone, Tanzania has lost more than 40% of its elephants and the simple reason is that, China has taken over Africa's wildlife. The international ban on ivory trade about 2 decades ago means absolutely nothing to China. 

China needs more and more ivories to satisfy its "ivory-crazed" population and they are more than ready to kill any elephant they come into contact with in Africa. China never accepted the ban on ivory trade. In fact, there is nothing like illegal ivory trade in China today and the sad truth is that, most of the Chinese