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.
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.
A book on the need for financial planning shows that many African nations are placing themselves in economic jeopardy through financial recklessness.
A key ingredient for East Asia's economic success is currently not replicated in the sub-Saharan African context: a strong belief by the general populace that individual sacrifice will be rewarded by future economic progress.
As Africa urbanizes and more people move to informal settlements on the edge of large cities, lack of formal addresses will become much larger in scale and economically problematic.
The most dangerous part of a rich foreigner helping poor locals "develop" is how they inadvertently mention how certain "universal" values and ideologies are the basis for people to get richer and more civilized. This is neocolonialism at its finest.
One has to wonder whether using the malnourished black kid as the poster child of the charitable efforts is wise. Not just because such posters propagate stereotypes of Africa as an exclusively impoverished continent (which of course, is a problem)