Africans must reinvent the wheel


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Africa is in a deep sleep while others are awake! We pretend that we see while we are in a deep dark, we pretend that we know but we are ignorant people. Who knows, what he knows to show the others? No one knows! Where is the blackman who can show the way to others like kim in Korea, Like Pin in China, Khomen in Iran! These people have transformed their countries to catch up the bus.They have reinvented their consioussness, they have reinvented themselves, their countrie stystem and technology as a whole.They have reinvented the wheel!They are in modern civilization but Africa pretend.I call upon you blackman, let us reinvent the wheel, stop thinking like white man who believe the philosophy of '' No need to reinvent the wheel".Stop struggling discovering new light while you can not see the existing light! light can shine to the people who can see it with an open eye!
 
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oh my god !!!
English Issa problem to me I need to translating please
 
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Africa needs recolonization to move Ahead otherwise it will remain in poverty to infinite
 
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painful thread ever
 
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Africa needs recolonization to move Ahead otherwise it will remain in poverty to infinite
I dont agree with you. China did not need to be colonilized again to become super power. What was needed is strong leadeship and vision, Those two things made china transformed in less than thirty years
 
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I believe your writing shows that you believe that Africans have not yet achieved a greatness that other peoples of the world have. I think the main difference between Africans and others is that Africans still believe that there is any ultimate greatness to be achieved. This is coming from an American! Our president says "Make America Great Again", but the more this slogan is used, the farther into the future the greatness is propelled. You are saying something similar: "Make Africa Great". Accept that Africa is great now, and so it becomes great.
 
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I dont agree with you. China did not need to be colonilized again to become super power. What was needed is strong leadeship and vision, Those two things made china transformed in less than thirty years
My friend !!! Are serious !??? Do you want to compare Africa na China!!???Do you know what Chinese gvt do to the public money squanders like chenge and the like!??
 
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My friend !!! Are serious !??? Do you want to compare Africa na China!!???Do you know what Chinese gvt do to the public money squanders like chenge and the like!??
Did you get my point? Read again!
 
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Did you get my point? Read again!
Mbwewe my friend Africans we have lost because poor politicians and lack of mission and vision !!! Just draw example from us!!! We have all resources but poverty is at highest!!,
Just think again and again !! Why By Election now!???a member of Parliament drop the post and ask for re elected in the same post!!!!even our ancestors wouldn't accept such rubbish thing!!! Imaging how much money perish!?? My friend recolonization is unavoidable if we need to move foward ,!!!! We have failed
 
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Mbwewe my friend Africans we have lost because poor politicians and lack of mission and vision !!! Just draw example from us!!! We have all resources but poverty is at highest!!,
Just think again and again !! Why By Election now!???a member of Parliament drop the post and ask for re elected in the same post!!!!even our ancestors wouldn't accept such rubbish thing!!! Imaging how much money perish!?? My friend recolonization is unavoidable if we need to move foward ,!!!! We have failed
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d what i had say about recolonise of africa, my concern was about your statement which u say we need to be recolonized again so we can prosper. ...despite of that i agree with u that we need strong leadership and vision for us to prosper as continent
 
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I think God tests Africa because God loves the people of Africa. I think heaven will be filled with people from Africa because many people from Africa love God and are pious.
 
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We need a continental resurgence in African pride and spirit. The black race is one of the weakest and looked down upon right now.

Assess your own life, and consider what you are personally doing to further the prosperity of our people.

Inspire and innovate brothers and sisters!

On another note, I came across this article. It was an insightful read, I recommend people check it out:

"What’s needed to take Africa from Third to First World in 25 years?
One of the most hotly debated topics in development economics is: what does it take to steer a poor country from Third World to First World status?

It is a debate of particular relevance in Africa, which is home to a large number of countries in the Third World category.

It also has some of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

In recent years, economists have used the terms “developed countries” to denote First World and “emerging markets” to refer to Third World countries. We believe that the use of these terms camouflages the extent of underdevelopment and challenges faced by the poorest. The terms are also viewed as a means of excusing First World responsibility to provide material support and solidarity.

Third World countries are characterised by a big agrarian sector and a huge proportion of the population living in rural areas. They are also marked by low productivity, disease, high infant mortality, lack of potable water and poor infrastructure.

First World countries are highly urbanised, and citizens enjoy universal access to health, education and housing. They also exhibit high productivity, strong service sectors and freedom of movement because of infrastructure.

Within decades, many Asian countries made the transition from Third World status to First World status.

Some countries in Africa are well placed to make this transition. These include Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire Gabon, Mozambique, Angola and South Africa.

We believe that these countries can emulate the “Asian miracle”, but only if governments take decisive steps to achieve certain outcomes. East Asia has a remarkable record of high and sustained economic growth. From 1965 to 1990 the 23 economies of East Asia grew faster than those of all other regions of the world. Most of this achievement is attributable to seemingly miraculous growth in the eight economies studied.

First, gross domestic product (GDP) per capita or the average household income must be improved. It is impossible to sustain important aspects of human development without this.

Second, state intervention and robust national leadership are crucial. The economic strategies of successful countries were influenced by leaders who were committed to rapid development. They had a focus on growing human capital. This in turn led to increased productivity, increased household incomes and an improvement in the general standard of living.

The Asian example

Lee Kwan Yew, the first premier of Singapore and largely considered the founding father of that nation, is arguably the one Asian leader who popularised the idea of moving from Third World to First World in one generation.

Time frames matter when attempting to understand how long it takes to make the transition. Examining the economic trajectory of some countries between 1960 and 2016 suggests that it can take about 25 years to turn a nation from Third World to First World.

Japan was the outright leader, but in time other Asian nations started leading in certain industries. Examples include Taiwan and South Korea. They had no mineral wealth. What they had, instead, were national systems of innovation and, critically, they invested in human capital. They copied technologies from First World economies until they were on par and even overtook the First World countries. In many cases they started off equal or lower in GDP per capita when compared with a number of African countries.

For example, in 1957 Ghana and South Korea had about the same per capita GDP. South Korea had a national leadership focused on the development of state institutions that were focused on rapid, technology-intensive economic development. Ghana has no programmes of similar nature on record.

Taiwan’s economy underperformed under Japanese colonial rule between 1895 and 1945. In the 1950s the country was an agrarian economy with the same living standard as Congo. But by 2010 it had overtaken its former colonial master to become the number one producer of semi-conductors in the world.

The point is that a colonial past is no excuse for Africa’s failure so far to catch up, emulate and leapfrog.

Income growth

Success stories of the kind envisioned here have been controversially called miracles. Yet there is no magic.

Studies have shown that nations that made serious economic progress focused on growing the average income of their citizens. For example, Japan focused on this between 1950 and 1972 and doubled its GDP per capita.

Nineteen out of 23 of the poorest nations in the world are in Africa. Of the 54 African countries, about 19 are represented on the world’s poorest list.

Yet no African leader has pursued with single-minded determination the improvement of household incomes. Instead their focus has generally been on economic growth with trickle down being viewed as a panacea for higher GDP per capita.

Even in South Africa there is no set period for the poor in the black majority (90% of the population) to move into the middle class proper, with access to tertiary education, white goods and shelter, and annual household expenditure close to US$36,500.

Household incomes improve when the largest number of people get involved in technology-based productivity work. Even agriculture needs to be high-tech and include agro-processing. This is a path currently being followed by Ethiopia.

The role of the state

In Asia and Europe state intervention was seen as a key strategic tool to stimulate and guide development without impeding the private sector. States crowded in private capital in support of investment in infrastructure and human capital formation.

This represented an approach that can be described as state pragmatism rather than simply leaving matters to the markets, as neoliberals argue, or by imposing state control, as ideologues on the left have argued.

The Asian Tigers have been criticised for the lack of democracy, favouritism in allocation of resources, cronyism and protectionism. But there is unanimity that they have succeeded in taking the masses of their populations out of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Another key area of focus among the Asian Tigers has been investment in their youth. But the youth need education to be academically and technically ready to explore the boundaries of knowledge and technology for their own benefit and that of their countries. Africa should exploit the youth dividend, its most important natural resource.

The Asian Tigers also all have a national innovation system that links government, well-funded research and development institutions such as the universities and industry. Taiwan boasts 21 research institutes, some covering the most advanced technologies like nano-technologies. Again, African nations do not have such institutions.

There are signs that some of these lessons have been taken to heart. Rwanda, for example, is doing very well by investing in information, technology and communication, and in its own people.

Ethiopia has invested in agrarian reform to subsidise industries through economic processing zones.

These efforts arguably will bear fruit in the transition to First World status.

Very few nations prosper without well-organised and strategically focused hard work and sacrifice. Africans need to learn to direct effort and resources with a long-term goal. Leadership is key. "
 

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