Pakistan, though in Asia, has had it rough as Nigeria in West Africa. It has had to survive years of instability from military rule, unruly political class and war. Similar story with Nigeria which calls for an examination of that country, perhaps there are some lessons to learn.
The challenge with leadership in today’s Africa, and for years to come, will always be how to restore the lost strength to the mainframe. There are a couple of brilliant ideas available in the public space on how to achieve this. However, we should continually challenge three things:
1. Any discussion of Africa’s development that fails to acknowledge the retrogressive impact of Europeans arrival on our shores;
2. Thoughts and expressions that argue that the Europeans have left and Africa is now in the hands of Africans and they have not achieved development for Africans. Have they really left?
3. Complacency – Dropping our guard and allowing the physical, cyber and other means of colonization from other fronts. The Chinese are currently making in-roads into Africa, this will leave us worse-off than the Europeans did.