Month: May 2020

PATRONAGE, UNPROFESSIONALISM AND LACK OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: The Woes Of African Public Service Delivery System.

________________________________________________________________________________ PATRONAGE, UNPROFESSIONALISM AND LACK OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: The Woes Of African Public Service Delivery System. ________________________________________________________________________________ Reflections on the conference on governance and service delivery in developing nations.   African leaders’ practice of destructive patronage system and civil servants’ un-professional attitudes towards civil service jobs plus unsatisfactory civic ENGAGEMENT in public service policies formations …

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Developing Changemakers: How to Prepare the Next African Generation for Careers of Impact.

Developing Changemakers: How to Prepare the Next African Generation for Careers of Impact. *My Reflections on Beyond Education conference held at Kampala, Uganda. How can Africa produce young leaders and prepare them to address the continent’s most significant challenges? What role can young changemakers from across Africa play in transforming education, healthcare, climate change, governance, …

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COVID-19: Demand for More Responsive African Leaders.

COVID-19: Demand for More Responsive African Leaders.   The World Health Organization (WHO) ‘s March 11 recognition of COVID-19 as a global pandemic has removed any doubt about the threat that the virus poses to every country in the world. The virus has now been detected in 205 countries or areas, with more than a million …

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SOMALIA’S HEALTH SYSTEM: challenges and opportunities.

SOMALIA’S HEALTH SYSTEM: challenges and opportunities. Introduction: Somalia is seriously off track in reaching the Millennium Development Goals. Over the past three decades, Somalia has become one of the world’s most enduring humanitarian crises causing enormous damage to health and development. After a prolonged civil war, the health of the Somali people has suffered tremendously. …

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COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE: How Sesame Crop Is Transforming Livelihoods In Somalia.

COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE: How Sesame Crop Is Transforming Livelihoods In Somalia. Before the civil war and collapse of the central government, Somalia was renowned for its thriving banana industry. The banana was the largest employer and the country’s leading source of foreign earnings making around $34.5 million a year in 1990, on the eve of the …

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AGRICULTURE AND SOMALIA’S FOOD SECURITY: Time To Invest In The Sector.

AGRICULTURE AND SOMALIA’S FOOD SECURITY: Time To Invest In The Sector. A large percentage of the Somali population are involved in livestock production for local the safe and export of sheep, goats, cattle, sheep, goats and camels. This sector provides the most significant proportion of the country’s foreign exchange earnings. Agriculture-crop production is next in …

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ESSENTIAL SKILLS: How can we improve our reading and writing Competencies?

ESSENTIAL SKILLS: How can we improve our reading and writing Competencies? Reading and writing are two critical skills for students at all levels of education primary, secondary or tertiary.  Any successful student, teacher or intellectual says that both reading and writing will help you improve your mind, grades and learning. According to Wikipedia website Reading …

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Somalia Education System: Urgent need for restructuring.

Somalia Education System: Urgent need for restructuring. The Somali educational vision is gradually growing and flourishing towards development and progress, towards the best on the part (society’s understanding of what education is). Still, the state’s philosophy of education is not sufficient. It is not designed like educational curricula, scientific research centres and training centres. Nevertheless, …

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BOOK REVIEW: IDENTITY: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

  BOOK REVIEW: IDENTITY: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment By Francis Fukuyama. Pages: 240 pages. Identity is a fundamental human desire to belong to a group and be valued for the same. But as argued by Francis Fukuyama, Identity is one of the crises we face today in our world. Identity …

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