Blog 2018-12-19T07:55:13+00:00
1012, 2018

Ethiopian Entrepreneur Builds Global Enterprise

One Step at a Time In 2005, young entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu founded the footwear brand, soleRebels.She began her business in the city she grew up in, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To build soleRebels, she focused on integrating the culture of her home and the skills of local artisans into building a footwear brand that is [...]

611, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Twenty: Conclusion

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Nineteen African countries are at an inflection point in their post-independence existence. Prosperity is truly within the reach of the countries of the continent. For predictive cause and effect, there are internal and external indicators. The most important internal indicator is that, slowly [...]

2510, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Nineteen: Rolling up the Sleeves

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eighteen At the end of the day, all the ideas and visionary profundity, devoid of “elbow grease” amounts to nothing and will result in nothing. All the great societies were built on the grit, toil, and ingenuity of individuals from every walk of [...]

810, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eighteen: The Struggle for Economic Emancipation

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Seventeen History informs and cautions. Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, 19th century Spanish-American Philosopher wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In the goal of achieving the economic emancipation of their countries, African nations need [...]

1509, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Seventeen: Nigeria – Transitioning to a Diversified Economy

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Sixteen Nigeria has the potential of fielding a $2 trillion economy in 20 years. There is substantial evidence to support it. With more than 170 million people, most of whom are younger than 30 years old, there is abundant labor resources in the [...]

809, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Sixteen: New Leaders Can Transform Zimbabwe

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Fifteen Almost every commentator on the affairs of Africa and its people agree that there is much to recommend the continent and people. There are naturally occurring resources and fertile land for agriculture. There is abundant natural energy from the sun, rivers, and [...]

3008, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Fifteen: Trying to Serve Two Masters

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Fourteen Let’s start with some “givens.” It is a given that many Africans, like their counterparts in other parts of the world are gifted, talented, and capable of self-help. History has established the factual reality of the statement. One can say from before [...]