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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 however, this potential remains largely untapped.  Farming is a...

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    • How Trade Injustice Destroys Poor Countries

      How Trade Injustice Destroys Poor CountriesTrump’s war on trade injustice is quite hypocritical in the sense that, the biggest bully as far as trade injustice is concerned, is America. No continent on earth has suffered from trade injustice more than Africa and no super power has bullied Africa in trade deals more than America. Whenever cheap foreign goods flood local markets, local industries struggle to compete and many local industries go out of business. Once local industries go out of business, local markets become dependent on foreign...

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    • Free Trade Area and One Passport for Africa

      Free Trade Area and One Passport for AfricaThere is strength in numbers and Africa has numbers. The only problem is that, Africa failed to put those numbers to good use. The good news however is that, it is never too late and Africa is awakening faster than we could all imagine. In fact, many Africans are beginning to realize the strength and power in numbers. Africa has begun taking some bold but crucial initial steps and it is all for the better. Imagine Africa with open borders. Imagine Africa whereby people, goods, and services...

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    • The Immigrant Driver: Uber, Lyft and others

      The Immigrant Driver: Uber, Lyft and othersI am an African immigrant living in America and like most of my friends, I heard great things about driving for ridesharing companies like uber and lyft and so I got onboard. I have been driving for both uber and lyft for a couple of months now and I have gathered tons of experience during this time frame which I would love to share. There are so many things I wished I knew before becoming a driver and I will like to share the experience I have gathered in order to help those who find...

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    • Ride-hailing and Ride-sharing: Uber in Africa

      Ride-hailing and Ride-sharing: Uber in AfricaJust like in America and most other western countries, traditional taxi drivers are not happy about the tech-assisted ride-hailing and ride-sharing movement in Africa, as they fear losing their jobs and sources of income. It may surprise you to know that Africa hosts about sixty ride-sharing services across 21 countries. From South Africa’s locally based Africa Ride, which offers a variety of payment options including weekly and monthly payment plans to the Kenyan-based Little Cab, an...

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