Africa cannot afford to yield to protectionist tendencies

The coronavirus plague has had many consequences. One of them has been the realisation by nations that they must have enough in-country capacity to address crises and sustain themselves. The ability to sustain a self-supply of essentials of life is key for the sustainability of nations, as many will possibly agree now, having taken lessons […]

Brain drain is a threat to Africa’s prospect to groom entrepreneurs

Soon after independence, African states were in significant need of skilled resources to run their affairs. To address this need, some students would be trained abroad, especially in the former colonizing countries and the Soviet Union.  Students trained abroad were expected and motivated to return to their home countries to contribute to their human resource […]

Beyond the microbe – what future African generations may inherit out of Covid-19

As of today, anything that threatens the world does so Africa to multiple proportions. This is due to continent’s bottom position on the global economy profile. The red signals flashing before earth are thus most critical for Africa than any other jurisdiction. It is up to us to live our lives as if these threats […]

We are not prioritizing productive use of internet

Majority of Africans who use internet utilize it for social and entertainment purposes. They use it to stay in touch with family and friends. A Spring 2017 Global Attitudes Survey Report put the median Sub-Saharan African population who use internet for this purpose at 85 per cent. The same report highlights the next popular purpose […]

Africa’s patriots are always denigrated to the continent’s loss

Societies derive a lot of value from taking pride in their founding fathers. It is difficult to have patriotic pride that is not anchored in history and it is not possible to have pride evoking history when we think of our forefathers with only disdain.  There is researched link between patriotism of societies and their […]

Africa needs stronger continent-focused media brands to guide her elite mindset

Africans constitute the largest chunk of consumers of content of the BBC, according to a 2016 BBC article. At the same time, CNN reports that it is the biggest international media brand amongst affluent audiences across Africa, from a 2016 survey. That same survey puts the reach of CNN to the elite population of Africa […]

Coronavirus pandemic is a call for Africa’s self-reliance

It is very possible that every nation in the world can get into complete self-preservation mode and cease to consider helping others. The coronavirus experience has given us a chance to look at that scenario from a distance. In any case, even countries with usual capacity to extend assistance to others can be instantly disabled […]

Businesses are lucky coronavirus has hit the world today

Last year, if someone had stated that the world would grind to a near-standstill 12 months later, one would have passed for alarmist. Nearly everyone has been well surprised by the fact that the coronavirus attack on the world has forced us all to literally shut or at best slow down significantly. With airports, world […]

Hospitality businesses have to remodel to tap changing opportunities

Seasons come and they go, as the saying goes. However, some seasons never leave the world the same when they finally go. Coronavirus plague is likely to be one such season, when it is finally done with us. During this time, we have appreciated that we can conduct board meetings with stakeholders spread out across […]

Start saving water now, its supply is not endless

The United Nations World Water Development Report for 2018 indicated that by 2050, about six billion people will suffer from clean water scarcity. Demand for water is rising with increasing global population while water resources are reducing as a result of encroachment and human activity that leads to climate change and destruction of nature. They […]