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Africa from an Asian Perspective

The blog is a compilation from the author's experience residing in rural Africa and traveling to different parts of the continent. It seeks to understand the realities of Africa today based on the author's identity as a Chinese-American with extensive living experiences in Asia and dealing with Asians.

Recent Articles

After COVID-19, Africans Should Consider Career Advancement in Japan and South Korea

Japan and South Korea have come out of the COVID-1…

Jul 25th
A View from Rural Africa: Why the "Difficulties" of Social Distancing is a "First World Problem"

Westerners complaining about social distancing pre…

Apr 18th
The Vulnerability and Complacency of Africa to an Unfolding Coronavirus Pandemic

Africa has so far largely escaped the wrath of the…

Mar 6th
Abiy Ahmed and the the Danger of Domestic Politics Overturning a Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed's Ethiopia bears a striking resemblance…

Oct 12th
Robert Mugabe and African Leaders' Love-Hate Relationship with European Colonial Legacy

The legacy of fighting against colonists give Muga…

Sep 6th
Why More Effective Mobile Money Usage Can be an Economic Game Changer for Rural Africa

Governments in Africa can leverage mobile money to…

Jul 8th
For African Democracies to Flourish, the Common People Need to Think for Themselves

Democracy in many African states has not benefited…

May 13th
The Enterprising Outsider of Rural Tanzania

Foreign businessmen often have little knowledge of…

Mar 2nd
Cultural Attitude toward Food and Health: a Case Study of Rural Tanzania

Rural Tanzanians eat the same thing every day. Eve…

Mar 1st
A New Business Model for Sustainable Profit: the Case for Nairobi Metro

Currently, African governments take on expensive l…

Feb 1st