African Children Exposed to Violence, Brutality and Victimization

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What a shame? A defenseless African child being beaten by ‘law enforcement’ agents

There are problems brewing in Africa against children, that need attention. Africa is not only known for its rich mineral resources but one of the brutal continents in the world. Lack of education and corruption have weakened the continent’s economic infrastructure without remedy. The result is often ethnic conflicts, political unrest, crime, and brutality against children.

If children are not forced into child labour and soldier, they become victims of political unrest and abuse.  It is estimated that tens of millions of children worldwide are street children, according to UNICEF. For example, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, over 100,000 homeless children can be found living on the streets.

Neglected, unwanted, abused and many as orphans, children get entangled in African conflicts they didn’t call for. They are beaten mercilessly by adults, while the so-called head of states, sit without any efforts to save or help the children, all because Africa’s politics is not for the people but for greed and corruption.

It’s normal for every country to have a leader, that’s the reason we have world leaders, but if one sees the problems children pass through in certain countries, including African countries, you may wonder if that country has a leader. Without proper care, many street children turn to glue sniffing, affecting their health badly, while many become juvenile criminals.

Years after independence, despite all the abundant resources, many African countries still wallow in poverty, feeding on a bread of sorrow. State funds are secretly deposited at Swiss banks, while the common Africans, including children, continue to suffer, due to poor educational and health facilities.

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Deng Xiaoping, the ex-Chinese leader, once said “We should give Africa technological know-how, so that African governments can transform their resources on the spot and create jobs and markets for their people locally, regionally, at the continental level and internationally.

Africa must cease to be forever the provider of raw materials to other people. Africans must never sell their land. They should say no to land grabbing by big agro-business multinational companies that displace African natives.”

This great statement towards Africa’s development was made years back when China was crawling like a baby learning how to walk. Today China is rubbing shoulders with great countries including America and Japan, leaving Africa far behind.

If Africa can’t do it today, they can never do it tomorrow, because, for ages, we are like fools, living in abundance of water, yet we are still thirsty.

Could Poor Drainage System Leads To Flood And Fire Disaster In Ghana?

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Gas explosion in the city of Accra: Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Ghana is mourning once again, after the Melcom shopping mall disaster in 2012. Without warning tragedy has struck. “This loss of life is catastrophic and almost unprecedented. A lot of people have lost their lives and I am lost for word.” These are the comments of Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, while visiting the scene of the blast, following a heavy torrential rainfall in the city of Accra.

During a heavy rainfall, people taking shelter from the rain at a gas station, unexpectedly find themselves engulfed by fire, following an explosion. According to eyewitness, the the strong blazing fire burnt everyone across its path. The Red Cross and emergency services retrieved dozens of bodies from the gas station in central Accra, where the fire occurred on Wednesday night, at about 10 pm.

Waste disposal, recycling and poor drainage systems, remain a key challenge facing many African countries, including Ghana. It’s not arguably that many cities in Africa are extremely dirty with garbage-choked drains, gutters and blockage of sewage pipes. Indiscriminately disposal of wastes such as plastic and polythene plastic and uncollected waste blocked holes and gutters brewing bad odour that engulfs the environment.

Apart from malaria and other tropical diseases, poor drainage system often leads to common floods, leading to death and destruction of properties. In the past, Ghana’s capital and its surroundings have experienced heavy rain and flooding, often causing mass destruction and taking lives. The question: How can the Ghanaian government prevent such tragedies?

It is always easier said than done, but there wouldn’t be any success or failure if one doesn’t try to do something. The Ghanaian government should consider embarking on a good waste disposal and underground drainage facilities. Ghana deserves it as a great nation, years after independence.

Discovering African Opportunities Through Africa Secretariat

Africa is a continent rich in mineral resources. To motivate Africans and Africans in the Diaspora to make good use of the resources as entrepreneurs, create employment and enhance in the development of Africa, economically and technologically.

“The Africa Secretariat” was established in England, couple of years ago, to assist aspiring entrepreneurs, and other established businessmen to discover more African opportunities and to help international suppliers interested in Africa’s business.

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Thanks to the amazing discovery of technology which has made it possible to reach and communicate with millions of people from all walks of life interested in Africa’s business, as a continent with ready available resources to take off every business and serve the needs of entrepreneur.

The Africa Secretariat is on a business journey to find individuals across Europe and America to share the need for empowerment of Africa’s business and the need of Africans representing the raw materials from their home countries.

Our aim is to plan a launch in Europe including Belgium, with the European Commission, showcasing African raw materials provided by Africans in the Diaspora, directly to the international markets in Europe. This would force the interest and inspire them to trade in Africans business. Are you interested to be successful as entrepreneur? For ample information over Africa Secretariat,  Website: http://www.africasecretariat.com/Index.aspx. You can also register at

http://www.africasecretariat.com/Login.aspx

DevelopingAfrica.net is a web-based intelligence and data aggregation service. The service uses data in order to match expertise, products, projects and services to the ongoing development opportunities in Africa. As part of the service African Diaspora professionals, export promotion agencies, international companies and local African businesses, non-government organisations and charities are able to showcase and promote their products with regards to Africa’s continual development opportunities and needs.

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The service has also been designed to encourage groups, individuals, businesses and organisations to work together to combat Africa’s development challenges. Companies can promote their products and services via a subscription to DevelopingAfrica.net. With African Government Agencies also being encouraged to subscribe, new and existing business objectives and plans are constantly showcased, allowing business professionals to identify and implement solutions.

African-in-Chief

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Mr. Ben Omoakin Oguntala

The Head And Managing Director 
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