This is the plight of cassava! Serving all masters but receiving pittances in the form of wages. Enough for subsistence but never enough to save for a rainy day. Enough to satisfy current wants but never thought of as a form of long-term investment. But like any other plight, there is a remedy! Cassava can get her rightful place in the world if and only if Africans begin to invest in the transformation of the crop both for longterm domestic consumption and for foreign markets. If foreign markets will not eat eba or drink garri, they will certainly need starch, ethanol, paper. adhesives, corrugated boards, gums, wallpaper, textile, wood furniture, particle board, biofuels, dusting powders, drugs, plastic, packaging, stain remover, and moisture sequester, which are all produced from cassava.
He has been called many names – ranging from the President of Ambazonia to separatist leader. What many seem to forget is that Sisiku Tabe Ayuk was first and foremost, […]
Dear Mr. President! For the past few days, Cameroon has been trending on social media. Unfortunately, it is not because we achieved something wonderful. Rather it is because your request […]
If nothing touches the palm-leaves they do not rustle. African Proverb They have been very silent as civil servants go without pay! They have been called upon to clamp down […]
From 1999, records have it that Nigeria has been a democracy, unfortunately, the reality of most Nigerians say otherwise. The problem has been leadership. Buhari has a huge challenge, will he be the one to finally make Nigerians experience and share in the dividends of a true democracy?
It has been a while since I posted anything on this blog as I have been trying to sort out some personal issues that did not allow me much time […]
To say that Africa is a continent in distress will be an understatement. Ebola is threatening the very fabric of life within the West African region; there are endless wars […]
A hundred days following the abduction of over 270 young girls by the militant terrorist group, Boko Haram, came and passed a few days ago with very little mention by […]
“US Cannot Teach Nigeria How to Fight Rebels” – Retired Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Victor Malu Once Said!
I remember vividly the day the guest on an NTA programme was retired Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Victor Malu. Some of the things he said then have since stuck […]
Yaya Toure, The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has won league titles in four countries – Ivory Coast, Greece, Spain and England – and the Champions League in 2009 […]
It has been a weekend of festivities in South Africa and for many Africans across the globe who share the solidarity. Sunday in particular was glammed by street parades, speeches, prayers, […]
One of the most oft quoted phrases by Karl Marx comes from the passage in which he derides and praises religion at the same time. While the title of this […]
The irony of it all, beats my imagination. I want to assume for a split second that this is all a big joke. There is no doubt that the people […]
I wake up every morning and look at Africa in general and my Country Cameroon in particular and the questions always come up: Africa: Where are you going? What has […]
The New Year seemed to have begun on a good footing, until I was unfortunate to come across Paul Biya’s New Year address to Cameroonians. Naturally, I would have gone […]
Location of Mali (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Could it be that people refuse to see the truth or I am just being paranoid to question the rationale of France holding a […]
As Kenyans head to the polls on Monday 4th March, 2013, it is not unusual for minds to go back to the happenings of 2007. True to his nature Kenneth […]