Of African leaders and the mismanagement of Africa's resources.

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    Zenaniposted 8 years ago

    Of African leaders and the mismanagement of Africa's resources.

    We have many African intellectuals who have been educated in the highest institutions in the world. Why can we not have them lead and govern the African nations in place of idiots and despots?

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    snow_white88posted 8 years ago

    it depends how you look at it. are leaders born? or are they made? perhaps the educated ones are not politicians by nature. and usually ive noticed that the educated possible leaders don't want to "die a little" (i.e. sacrifice) for their country by serving their nation... rather they feel safer with their degrees being put to good use in businesses or companies, etc. In order for things to move in Africa, we have to be prepared to die a little for the development and better management of resources - otherwise it will always go to waste. A good start would be those of us in the diaspora to sacrifice the luxuries abroad and go back home while we still have the energy (not just for retirement) and get involved to correct the situation there. Africa is where my heart is....where is yours?

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    marcmamboposted 8 years ago

    I do not think that being educated in a western educational institution is a guarantee of good leadership in the political world. I know a lot of politicians in African countries with PhD from western universities whose behavior are worse than those politicians who have never been out of the countries. I think what Africa is missing is leaders with a strong vision for their countries. A vision always take strength of character, long term commitment, dedication, sense of sacrifice. A leader who is not ready to die for his dream is not a real leader. I am thinking of Martin Luther King, Ghandi. How many of those do we we have on our beloved continent today. The temptation is to name Nelson Mandela from south Africa. But who else besides him. I am an Afro-optimistic. I do believe that there is a silent majority of Africans dreaming to change Africa for the better. I am part of those, waiting for the right opportunity to go back home and change things. Africans need inspiration. we need to take our place.


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