Archives for August2013

Let’s put the blame for contemporary issues of Africa in the right place: Africans themselves

China-in-AfricaAbdalla Al-Baalawy – Africa has seen its fair share of foreign people or nations coming and changing the dynamics of the continent. Some of these people or nations that came left a positive impact on the continent, while others had excruciating negative impacts that can be felt until today. One would presume that Africa’s current issues are mostly the result of the major foreign interventions and partnerships ┬áthat have occurred. I would like to challenge that line of thinking and suggest that Africa’s contemporary issues are the sole responsibility of Africans themselves. Read More