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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Repost - Improvements needed in Urban Planning

Very interesting article about a future predicament we're all facing, a population increase. I strongly believe that African countries are very well positioned to get ahead of this crisis with great planning. We have the information, what we chose to do with it will determine our future outlook.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum!

This is a post of an article I read from one of the people I follow on Google Plus. I'm very interested to find out how others feel about the description of African intellectuals and the attitude of the diaspora. Can the name of Zambia be replaced with any African country and still have the story ring true? I highly encourage all to read the article and share your thoughts. Be warned, it is very harsh!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Djibloho – Equatorial Guinea’s Future Capital City / IDF – Ideias do Futuro

This is a re-post of an article I found on Arch Daily. It talks about a new planned capital city for Equatorial Guinea under the leadership of the current president, and has amazing images of the renderings by the design firm. Click on the link to read more about this great project.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Rwanda 2020

Rwanda 2020 is a great example of an African country taking the initiative to develop itself and become self-sustaining without depending on foreign aid to survive. What I really like about the Rwandan model is the fact that its not based in political talk but rather market research to find out what the country needs, and a transparent master plan to show where funds will be used to make their goals a reality.

Another fact to appreciate is the date 2020. That means the current Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, will not be in office when this goal is realized. That is a politician attempting to leave a legacy for his successors to follow, and that is a quality not found in many African leaders.

This is a truly remarkable undertaking and I encourage everyone to read about Rwanda 2020 and track its progress, and if anyone has recently visited Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, I would appreciate some pictures of the progress being made.