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.
Democracy in many African states has not benefited the majority of their people. The reason is a lack of willingness among the common people to think critically about what ails their societies and what can be done to improve them.
Foreign businessmen often have little knowledge of Africa. The resulting conflicts and misunderstandings color mutual perceptions of locals and foreign residents. The experience of a Chinese trader shows the importance of greater communication.
Rural Tanzanians eat the same thing every day. Even compared to people in other countries that have similar income levels, their lack of demand for variety in food is fascinating and affects the status of the local population's health profiles.
Currently, African governments take on expensive loans to finance public transport development, threatening financial stability for the future. A better way is to develop a profitable business model that draws private investment in infrastructure.
A black-and-white discussion of the poaching problem completes masks the real problem: that there is so little alternative economic opportunities that people who are just trying to survive are forced into poaching just to feed their families.
African healthcare has been able to provide affordable, widespread basic treatments for millions of low-income farmers across geographically widespread area
It is just amazing to see how easy it is to fire people in California. The result of the massive employee turnovers attract more companies to be based here, drawn by ability to efficiently use capital and find qualified staff.
For Africa's problems to be studied globally and mitigated, Africa's residential expats must play a bigger role to detect and analyze the problems objectively.
African people/governments treat owing money/things with such flippancy while treating being owed money/things with such moral righteousness.
Ivory is a luxury product where the smaller the supply and the higher the price, the more rich people will want these rare specimen to show off how rich they are.