Unlike the deadly HIV/AIDS, Not so many people seem to know about the Ebola virus disease EVD (also known as the Ebola Hemorrhagic disease), how it is spread and how to prevent it. Most people outside of Africa have never even heard of this deadly disease. Ebola virus is deadlier than even HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is a 'silent killer' and kills slowly although painfully. Ebola virus on the other hand, is like raging fire and consumes everything on its way within the shortest possible time. So far, there is no vaccine to treat Ebola virus and the death rate stands anywhere from 50% to 90%. In the villages and small towns in Africa where there are no hospitals and health centers, survival rate is very low and most people who unfortunately come into contact with this deadly virus die within a month and that includes the "about" 3 weeks incubation period
Is Africa the poorest continent on earth? The answer is NO. Africa is not the poorest continent on earth. In fact, Asia is far poorer than Africa. The Indian subcontinent alone contains nearly 50 percent of the total population of poor people in the world today. Africa and the rest of Asia contain about 40 percent of the world's poor population. Latin America and the rest of the world contain the remaining 10 percent. So as you can see, Africa contains just about 20% of the world's poor population. Asia contains at least 60-65% of the world's poor population. It depends on how you view poverty. If you are judging continents based on the number of advanced countries, then you may put Asia ahead of Africa because of countries like Japan and China. However, if you are judging continents based on
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.
Africa is the land of many sounds. Africa is the rhythm of life. We dance not to the beat of the sounds but to the rhythm of the drums. We dance not just to the rhythms we hear but also to the rhythms we do not hear. Some people think they know but they do not know. Some people think they understand but they do not understand. There are several things we Africans do not know and there are several things we do not understand.There are several sounds we do not hear and there are several rhythms we cannot interpret.
There are several things we Africans do not know but there is one thing almost all reasonable Africans know for sure. There are several things we Africans do not see but there is one thing almost all reasonable Africans can see
An innocent pregnant woman is about to be sentenced to death in Sudan just for marrying a Christian while a monster by name Omar Al Bashir remains the president of Sudan. Just think about it for a minute. Omar Al Bashir is responsible for the deaths of not less than 600,000 innocent people. He was the mastermind behind the Darfur Genocide and the brutal face of the Sudanese civil war. He has been declared a wanted man by both the United Nations and the International Court of Justice. The sad truth however is that, this monster Omar Al Bashir remains the president of Sudan and sits over the same constitution which is about to sentence an innocent pregnant woman and her unborn baby to death (just for marrying a Christian). This is how monsters survive while the innocent perish in Africa every single day.
Greater parts of the foreign aid Africa receives, end up in private bank accounts in foreign lands. In Africa, foreign Aid fuels corruption, starts conflicts, and pays to kill innocent people especially the poor and the weak. This is how foreign Aid destroys Africa. Foreign aid turns African governments into monsters and causes them to destroy the very own people they were supposed to be protecting. Many African leaders stay in power for decades why because they receive free aid money to pay the military and private killing machines to enable them remain in power forever. Besides turning governments into monsters, foreign aid brings in a lot of other negative incentives. External people see Africa as even poorer why because they "feed" Africa in the form of aid.