To some, foreign infiltrations, interests and manipulations explain all the leadership, governance, social, security and development crises in Africa. To some, Africa is still acutely underdeveloped because of these manipulations and exploitations, even till now. To some, corrupt and directionless African leaders were or are just reacting to these foreign exploitations and manipulations. This, they … Continue reading Counter Narrative: How the West Engendered Africa’s Apocalyptic Development Crisis
Despite over five decades of self-rule, Africa’s desires and hopes remain largely unattained. On poverty, the new figures confirm that sub-Saharan Africa has been the least successful region of the world in reducing poverty ($1.25 per day). According to the United Nations’ Human Development Report of 2015, the bottom 17 ranked nations (151st to 175th) … Continue reading Africa’s Economic Development Crisis: Towards a Truly RISING Africa
Lee Kuan Yew, at 35, became the Prime Minister of a newly, independent nation of Singapore with a population of 2 million. The double-starred First Class in Law from University of Cambridge, would end up as one of the political miracles of the 20th Century. Lee was a grandmaster of nation building, policy making and … Continue reading Review of Lee Kuan Yew’s “From Third World To First” by Chambers Umezulike
I’m writing this with a heavy heart, being a young Nigerian who fully knows what young Nigerians pass through in Nigeria. The statistics are sobering. 60% of Nigeria’s population is young Nigerians and youth unemployment in Nigeria is at 60%. This gives one an insight into the terrible circumstances in which young Nigerians found themselves. … Continue reading The Brutal Challenges of Nigerian Youths
There is a significant correlation between leadership and economic development of countries. This correlation cannot be undermined. The world has seen how visionary leaderships from different countries have been able to transform the stories of their countries especially since after the WWII. Leadership is key as it provides direction for a country through sound and … Continue reading How African Leaders Underdeveloped Africa
Interview with Chambers Umezulike on: Malcolm; Africa’s Leadership-Development Crisis; Writing; and Youth Challenges In an interview with Chike Ifedobi (a presenter and journalist) of Lion FM, University of Nigeria; Chambers Umezulike talks about: Malcolm; Africa’s Leadership and Development Crisis; Nigerian Politics; Writing; and Youth Challenges and Advocacy. . . . . . . . . … Continue reading Interview with Chambers Umezulike on: Malcolm; Africa’s Leadership-Development Crisis; Writing; and Youth Challenges
In this fictional political page-turner Chambers Umezulike makes a depiction of the political undercurrents of the African world, revealing the savage depths of the overbearing control of ‘godfathers’ and political heavyweights who run (down) the continent. And this is parallel to the prevalent reality consequential to most African Nations’ political crunch in the now. Its … Continue reading Chambers Umezulike’s novel “Malcolm” – Book Review by John Ned Korie
IT TOOK me time to decide finally to write this. Courage was needed to embark on this self-imposed assignment. This is because, while I thought very deeply inside of me that this should be written, I was also considering that I should not make some people feel really bad. But, then, this has to be … Continue reading My Father’s Generation Failed My Generation
Saint Francis Island, Argentina Date: 2018 Cassandro Monti was a drug dealer and an opportunist. His grand-parents, loyalists to the Mussolini government, had migrated to Argentina in the middle of the twentieth century after World War II in an attempt to escape the post-war hardship which ravaged Europe. His education stopped at the secondary … Continue reading An excerpt of “Malcolm” by Chambers Umezulike
THIS MORNING, The Chief of Africa was walking around the terrace of his plush penthouse at his villa. He was thinking about so many issues with his brain in gear five. Looking at him, he was looking like the wrath of God. The sun was coming up fast and leisurely; probably it did not know … Continue reading Excerpt from a novel: Malcolm – 2
I WAS elated when I learned that: “Transforming Education Through Partnerships for Global Competitiveness,” was the theme of the 20th Nigerian Economic Summit, organized by The Nigerian Economic Summit Group, held at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja from 18th – 20th March, 2014. As someone who was, and is, profoundly concerned and worried about the backwardness of … Continue reading The Heartbreaking State Of Nigerian Education Sector And The Need For A Governmental Intervention
It was neither Chief’s business nor the business of other humans that the daytime finally and bitterly gave up, after a complex and everyday battle with the invasion of the nightfall. The Chief of Africa naturally ignoring this daytime’s trouble finished telephoning; and started back to his table, placed at the end of the VIP … Continue reading Excerpt from a Novel “Malcolm.”
Although I am not happy saying this as an African, but I think very deeply inside of me and very convincingly that 80% of all the African countries have failed woefully; economically, politically and socially since their various independence dates. I think that most African countries and leaders are not serious. I am bitter about … Continue reading African Capitalism: Economic growth without Human Development
54 years of independence, with all our enormous wealth from oil and we cannot boast of steady electricity; while the story is different here, in even Kenya. I know why I chose the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya for my Master of Arts in International Studies. I have to start … Continue reading Happy Independence Nigeria?
Review of the Book: ‘Foot-Prints of 50 Great Nigerians’ by Tafa Osisiye. Title: Footprints of 50 Great Nigerians. A motivational and documentary book on the lives of 50 Great Nigerians. Authors: Chambers Umezulike and Tochukwu Nwoye. Publisher: Joromi Museum (Revelation Tourist Palazzo) ‘Sir Victor Uwaifo’s museum,’ Benin City, Nigeria. Foreword: Prof Sir Victor Uwaifo. Pagination: … Continue reading Review: ‘Foot-Prints of 50 Great Nigerians’ by Tafa Osisiye.