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    • Ethnicity and Tribalism in Africa: The Truth

      Ethnicity and Tribalism in Africa: The TruthAccording to my grandfather, it doesn't make much sense to pray for smooth mountains. Why? Because smooth mountains are quite slippery making them almost impossible to climb. Wisdom flattens mountains while stupidity turns mountains into deeper valleys. The goat is one of the most stubborn creatures on earth yet in the land of wisdom, the sheep often dies faster than the goat even though the sheep is quite a peaceful and obedient creature. It is good to be obedient and respectful especially...

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    • White South Africans: Social and economic issues

      White South Africans: Social and economic issuesWhite people make up about 9% of the South African population. The Afrikaans-speaking Dutch descendants known as the Afrikaners make up about 61% of the White South African population, followed by the Anglophone descendants of predominantly British colonists who make up about 36%. The remaining fraction includes groups such as the Portuguese descendants of 1975 (allowed to enter South Africa when the two former Portuguese colonies, Angola and Mozambique, became independent in 1975), Americans,...

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    • Corruption in Africa: Facts and Stats

      Corruption in Africa: Facts and StatsAn armed robber arrested for raping and killing a pregnant woman and her 2 children, walks free while an innocent man wallows in a cramped jail in Nigeria all because of corruption. In Zimbabwe, a 9 year old girl was raped on her way to school by a man who infected her with HIV. The police initially arrested her attacker but then released him in secret. The reason, he paid a bribe. You cannot go alone and you definitely cannot go fast unless you are ready to bribe the police on the road in...

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    • Life in Africa: The Good and the Bad

      Life in Africa: The Good and the BadWhether good or bad, Africa is my home and there is no place like home. I love Africa because there is no place like Africa. Even in my second life (if I get the opportunity), I will choose Africa because I love Africa and there is no doubt Africa loves me. Some people don't understand. Some people think they know but they do not know. Some people think they know all about Africa but the truth is that, none of them knows Africa the way I do. I know Africa and Africa knows me. I was born in...

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    • Education in Africa: The major Challenges

      Education in Africa: The major ChallengesBurkina Faso, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, etc. all have literacy rates below 50%. In other words, over half of the population in these countries (people above the age 15), can neither read nor write. This is without a doubt the number one problem facing Africa today. Illiteracy and the lack of quality education is the main reason why Africa remains in poverty despite the abundance of both human and natural resources. When people think about illiteracy in Africa, they often think about...

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