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Genius!

Genius!

You Lazy Intellectual African Scum!

You Lazy Intellectual African Scum!

We the Bwanas (whites) take the cat fish. I am the Bwana and you are the Muntu. I get what I want and you get what you deserve, crumbs. That’s what lazy people get—Zambians, Africans, the entire Third World.” “Every white person on this plane feels superior to a black person. The white guy who picks up garbage, the homeless white trash on drugs, feels superior to you no matter his status or education. I can pick up a nincompoop from the New York streets, clean him up, and take him to Lusaka and you all be crowding around him chanting muzungu, muzungu and yet he’s a riffraff. Tell me why my angry friend.”

Updates from the Mathare Resource Center in Nairobi

Updates from the Mathare Resource Center in Nairobi

Friends, It is with such great pleasure that I’m writing to introduce Wairimu Gitau to you. It’s thanks to her that I got to meet Sammy Gitau and the guys at the Mathare Resource Center. Since that meeting two years ago, Wairimu has graduated from Daystar University – partly thanks to Solving Africa folks helping out!!!(yay!!) […]

I’m in love with Haiti

I’m in love with Haiti

Now that the book is submitted for editing. I can take the blinders off and take in the realities of where I am. Guys, I’m in Haiti. O. M. Gee! It is absolutely beautiful along the southern coast of Haiti. Unbelievably so. The earthquake didn’t affect this part of the country. And all around me […]

Commodities Series – Iron Ore

Commodities Series – Iron Ore

Possibly the least appreciated star of the commodities world, iron ore is an extremely crucial ingredient in the making of steel and hence a staple of the construction industry amongst others. After oil, it is the second most traded commodity, however, there is only one African country in the top ten iron ore producers – […]

Genius!

07 June 2012

Genius!

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You Lazy Intellectual African Scum!

You Lazy Intellectual African Scum!

25 January 2012

We the Bwanas (whites) take the cat fish. I am the Bwana and you are the Muntu. I get what I want and you get what you deserve, crumbs. That’s what lazy people get—Zambians, Africans, the entire Third World.” “Every white person on this plane feels superior to a black person. The white guy who picks up garbage, the homeless white trash on drugs, feels superior to you no matter his status or education. I can pick up a nincompoop from the New York streets, clean him up, and take him to Lusaka and you all be crowding around him chanting muzungu, muzungu and yet he’s a riffraff. Tell me why my angry friend.”

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Updates from the Mathare Resource Center in Nairobi

Updates from the Mathare Resource Center in Nairobi

02 December 2011

Friends, It is with such great pleasure that I’m writing to introduce Wairimu Gitau to you. It’s thanks to her that I got to meet Sammy Gitau and the guys at the Mathare Resource Center. Since that meeting two years ago, Wairimu has graduated from Daystar University – partly thanks to Solving Africa folks helping out!!!(yay!!) […]

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I’m in love with Haiti

I’m in love with Haiti

28 November 2011

Now that the book is submitted for editing. I can take the blinders off and take in the realities of where I am. Guys, I’m in Haiti. O. M. Gee! It is absolutely beautiful along the southern coast of Haiti. Unbelievably so. The earthquake didn’t affect this part of the country. And all around me […]

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Commodities Series – Iron Ore

Commodities Series – Iron Ore

19 October 2011

Possibly the least appreciated star of the commodities world, iron ore is an extremely crucial ingredient in the making of steel and hence a staple of the construction industry amongst others. After oil, it is the second most traded commodity, however, there is only one African country in the top ten iron ore producers – […]

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The Commodities Series – Introduction

The Commodities Series – Introduction

29 September 2011

Firstly, I must apologize to readers for the long hiatus. The travails of a Masters’ program were tough but have been duly conquered… and hopefully with aplomb. Assuredly, the time off has broadened my horizons and added to my bank of knowledge, which should result in a better and more informed read. The headlines still […]

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First draft done!

29 November 2010

It’s not pretty. Needs lots of work. I’m going over and plugging leaks, fixing tenses, trying not to cringe. Almost there.  

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Mobile clinics for Africa

Mobile clinics for Africa

23 November 2010

According to the World Health Organization, the top 5 killer diseases in Nigeria besides HIV/AIDS are: lower respiratory infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis and complications from the flu; malaria; diarrhea, yes, diarrhea; and measles. It’s also kind of obvious that it will take us quite a while before Nigeria will be having uproarious congress discussions […]

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Drywall/Plasterboard/Sheetrock in Africa

Drywall/Plasterboard/Sheetrock in Africa

23 November 2010

I’m not sure why we don’t already do this in the dryer parts of the continent. This would speed up and standardize house construction significantly and could be a cheaper alternative to traditional brick houses and a better alternative to poorly constructed mud houses. Drywall/Plasterboard has been in existence for over 100 years, I think […]

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Another Kind of Revolution

Another Kind of Revolution

29 August 2010

Revolution. That word always conjures images of dead people in France, the U.S., and Haiti. I don’t want anymore wars and bloodshed in Africa, or anywhere else for that matter, all in the name of Revolution. But maybe, I’m seeing a different kind of revolution. A revolution against individual complacency. Against the unchecked acceptance of […]

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