Obadias Ndaba is a Columnist at Libre Afrique and African Exponent, and a Huffington Post Contributor. He writes on economic trends in Africa, development and African affairs. His articles and views have appeared in The Standard, AllAfrica, Voice of America, The African Executive, and The Africa Review, among other publications. He has worked in micro-finance and commercial banking in Rwanda, and in nonprofit management and think tank in Kenya and the United States.
Africa’s economic future depends on success in agriculture, which in turn depends on empowering smallholder farmers.
Global poverty has been on the run over the past two decades and a half, declining from 36 percent of world’s population in 1990 to below 10% today. Hard to believe, right?
Nigerians like to use humor to make sense of frequent power outages. They turned the formerly National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), the parastatal that ran the nation’s grid, to “Never Expect Power Always.”