By Gershom Ndhlovu
“African solutions for African problems.”
This is one refrain that has surely lost meaning in as much as it has been sung repeatedly by the likes of former South African president Thabo Mbeki who was given the task of mediating the
Mbeki, one of the architects of the New Economic Partnership for
He has the support of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and by extension, the African Union.
From his recent letter to the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), he was always for resolving the crisis in favour of Mugabe and the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU-PF). Today
Not at all strange, the Zimbabwe crisis has also exposed serious chasms between members such as Botswana which has out-rightly labelled the Mugabe regime illegitimate while others have closed ranks with the octogenarian ruler who led the violent struggle for independence and took over the reins of power three decades ago.
A cholera epidemic spreading along the length and breadth of
No solution is in sight to this problem and today, Sudanese president Omar Bashir stands wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for crimes against humanity. This move by the international tribunal has not gone down well with the rest of
Problems in the eastern
The world is yet to see if the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region’s recent mediation effort in
As much as
It is in fact strange that Mbeki and other African leaders do not see anything wrong with those who loot their countries’ treasuries and exhibit bad governance tendencies.
Last week, someone signing himself as Nigerian Entrepreneur responded to my column as follows:
Every country has her own black sheep. While it is true that scammers who are Nigerian by citizenship are notorious in the international business world, it should be noted that there are many SINCERE, HONEST and INDUSTRIOUS Nigerians who earn their living by doing legitimate business.
If such decides to invest in
By the way, I do receive a lot of SCAM letters too because of my activities online. Here is a sample SCAM LETTER (reproduced below). However, many of them are from outside
Nice post. You may wish to educate your readers to investigate would-be Nigerian investors by reading this article How To Protect Yourself From Fraudsters (I will reproduce it next week). It gives hints of what steps could be taken by an entrepreneur to prevent being defrauded.
I got here from Afrigator. Nice job you are doing here. Proudly African. Cheers.
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