Ghana exports cocoa, buys chocolate. Nigeria exports crude oil, imports petrol. Ethiopia exports hides, buys handbags and more. DR Congo exports cobalt, Africa imports batteries. The concern in all these cases is that African countries pay several times more for the finished goods compared to the raw materials allegedly because value has been added.
Africans are forced to choose between love for country and the self-preservation. They are driven from home to the comforts of already-made nations. They see no hope of a thriving Africa given the depressing chaos in almost every social structure.
According to Ladi Tokosi, "A significant feature of a 'Failed State' is the mass exodus of highly skilled and experienced professionals in key sectors of the economy - particularly those sectors that require the best intellectual capacity and those with (and requiring) a very high level of human compassion
According to the World Bank, small businesses represent 90% of businesses and contribute more than 50% of employment worldwide. In this session, we discussed the key macro factors that affect small businesses in Africa.
We often seek validation from the rest of the world. Our sense of worth is defined by how much we have embraced other cultures, memorized the history of other nations, mastered foreign languages and so forth.
The makeovers matter. They really do. It is true for the two amazing ladies we shall be talking with this Saturday, and it is true for the awesome, well-dressed products they send out to the world
Iwineti Africa is a platform focused on learning more about and sharing widely the awesome things Africans are doing to promote development. These are intended to be very authentic encounters that people can really connect with and learn from so in each session we ask poignant questions about African business, culture and devotion. It’s as simple as ABCD.
Iwineti is the Amharic word for truth. The simple word “truth” indicates that these online interviews must be authentic and really address concerns of the African people. Guests and audiences must be free to express their opinions with respect for others but without the need to be politically correct. The objective of the conversations is to drive positive change and development in Africa.