I have never read an article that clearly outlines corruption as a contribution of the entire society. When we think about these mammoth Cancer we are often deluded to think about Government and it's operatives. The writer in Mandela: Can his Thoughts Boost Anti- Corruption in Uganda? beats it down to show how everyone is liable. It is time to stop talking and start changing our own spheres of life. Maybe we shall get to the government Someday.
RE: African Humanity under Siege: A Long History
Indeed, this is what Africans should know about the ideological construction of their racial image in the western world. To know more about this, read the book, The Dynamics of Afri-raciogenesis and the Dialectics of Afrizealotism, by Emeka George Ekwuru.
Emeka George Ekwuru
RE: Kenya Elections: The Diaspora Factor
This is the way forward for the diaspora. However it is now clearly evident that the commission staff went on tours abroad to mislead the diaspora. The funds spent should have been sufficient to facilitate diaspora voting.
RE: Intra-COMESA Trade through Micro, SME Development
Sindizo, this article has rekindled memories of a related initiative known as Zambia-Mozambique Malawi-Growth Triangle (ZMM-GT) which I know you know too well. My perspective is that it has unnecessarily stalled for reasons I think it lacks permanency of secretariat and also not-so clear the roles of the concerned three governments namely, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia as facilitators of the scheme. Would you throw more light as to what ought to be done in order that the wheels start rolling? I believe the three countries and other COMESA/SADDC countries stand to benefit immensely under this Growth Triangle.
RE: Why Africa Fails:The Case of Growth Before Democracy
I agree with this article on many grounds. The point of poverty is optional poverty os one i concur with but largely this statement holds many factors constant. Among other factors and a proven fact is that legislation has not necessarily driven reform in Africa. Most of which just like our resources they remain on paper.... I can understand linking the paradox of plenty to democracy or least politics because bad politics (like vesting powers in a minister for licensing) has far reaching consequences of ultimate split of cake. We fail due to bad politics like expansive parliaments and lack of independent institutions, among other factors.