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    • The African Farmer: Problems facing Agriculture

      The African Farmer: Problems facing AgricultureFertile fields, thriving crops, high quality and plentiful yields, healthy and numerous cattle, financial security, good education for the children, a better home, a better life for all. The African land can provide all these and much more to the hardworking smallholder African farmer, the large scale African farmer, entire countries, Africa as a continent, and even the world at large. The potential is phenomenal. Unfortunately though, this potential remains largely untapped and the majority of...

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    • Free Trade: Let Africa trade with Africa

      Free Trade: Let Africa trade with AfricaThe map of Africa looks like a very big question mark at the end of a very big question still unanswered. We cannot leave this question for the next generation to answer. I think now is the best time to answer that question. Africa is a continent of more than 1 billion people yet Africa has very little to no say at all when it comes to trade agreements especially at the international market. Our colonial masters drew meaningless lines separating us and left us separated forever but as we all...

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    • Japan joins the Big Game: Africa wins

      Japan joins the Big Game: Africa winsThe big game is on. Japan has finally decided to join not just as a spectator but a major player on the field chasing their main opponents (the Chinese investors) from every corner. Japan has finally decided to join the new struggle for Africa. Japan has decided to invest in Africa just like China has been doing for the past 15 years or so. However, Japan has promised to play a very free and fair game. Japan has promised to help better not just their bank accounts but also the lives of the...

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    • Google to Tap the Poor in Africa and Asia

      Google to Tap the Poor in Africa and AsiaJust a few centuries ago, before television and radio sets, horses and "messengers" were the only "broadband" lines available for long distance communication. In some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, drums, gong-gongs and horns were used for similar purposes. Things have changed a lot especially in the past few decades. Now we have radio and television sets. Now we have cars, trains, airplanes and above all, we have phones and more cell phones in addition to the mighty oracle of information, the...

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    • Investors in Africa: The destructive storm

      Investors in Africa: The destructive stormWho thought New York City the world's most vibrant city could be that silent? Who thought New York the capital of the world could be so quiet? Yet New York City turned almost a cemetery Tuesday October 31, 2012 after the unforgiving super-storm Sandy lashed the city from all corners. I felt and still feel bad for those affected. I can feel their pain because they are human beings just like we here in Africa and I believe they feel pains the same way we do feel pains over here in Africa. When I...

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