Miracle of a ‘New African Civilization’

Worldwide, economic globalization shreds the fabrics of societies. It divides and weakens the majority in nations across the globe. Confronted with civil discontent, its leading proponents are now in hasty retreat – America to “America First” and the UK to “A Global Britain” as it grapples with the Battle of Brexit. For Africa, the moment to “take the current when it serves” is now, set out on an expedition, a visionary enterprise that focuses not on the present global civilization that is in decline, but seeks instead to create a…

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Shaikh: African banks must ‘adapt or die’

Chief Executive Officer of Anthemis – an investment and advisory firm focused on digital financial services, Nadeem Shaikh, has said banks have to get comfortable with the fact that they are good at some things and bad at others. Shaikh stated this during a panel discussion at the Mastercard Foundation’s 2017 symposium on financial inclusion in Accra last weekend.   Africa remains home to the largest proportion of unbanked people (estimated to be over 60per cent in sub-Saharan Africa at last count). As a result, the region has seen the…

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African youths ought to be young, black, successful

Book Title: Young, Black and Beautiful Author: Temitope  Adeyemo Publisher: Makehaven Ltd Year of Publication: 2015 Number of Pages: 267 Reviewer: Oladipo Kehinde Literature for a better future. It is a veritable tool to liberate the mind. There are no more chains in the hands and legs of a black man. Those chains are now in the brain causing mental pain. We are not slaves. Yet we are still finding our place in history. We need to deconstruct and decolonized our mind from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism. Africa…

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