The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes A Global Powerhouse

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The Next Africa will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world’s margins to the global mainstream.

In the coming decades the magnitude of Africa’s markets and rising influence of its people will intersect with other key trends to shape a new era, one in which Africa’s progress finally overshadows its challenges, transforming an emerging continent into a global powerhouse. The Next Africa captures this story.

Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

Bright and Hruby detail the cross-cutting trends prompting Silicon Valley venture capital funds and firms like GE, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble to make major investments in African economies, while describing how Africans are stimulating Milan runways, Hollywood studios, and London pop charts.

The Next Africa introduces readers to the continent’s burgeoning technology movement, rising entrepreneurs, groundbreaking philanthropists, and cultural innovators making an impact in music, fashion, and film. Bright and Hruby also connect Africa’s transformation to its contemporary immigrant diaspora, illustrating how this increasingly affluent group will serve as the thread that pulls the continent’s success together.

Finally, The Next Africa suggests a fresh framework for global citizens, public policy-makers, and CEOs to approach Africa. It will no longer be “The Hopeless Continent”, nor will it become an overnight utopia. Bright and Hruby offer a more nuanced, net-sum, and data-rich approach to analyzing an increasingly complex continent, reconciling its continued challenges with rapid progress.

The Next Africa describes a future of a more globally-connected Africa where its leaders and citizens wield significant economic, cultural, and political power–a future in which Americans will be more likely to own African stocks, work for companies doing business in Africa, buy African hits from iTunes, see Nigerian actors win Oscars, and learn new African names connected to tech moguls and billionaires.

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Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

http://www.amazon.com/Jake-Bright/e/B00QL084RY

Inspirational Soul Food For Your Happy Weekend

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Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain, just pray to God for a better umbrella. – That is the attitude!  Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It’s not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.

Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them; a Wall or a Bridge? – Remember you are the architect of your life. Search for a good heart, but don’t search for a beautiful face, because beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.

It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.  Often when we lose all hope and think this is the end, remember God and pray, it’s just a bend, not the end.’ – Have faith and have a successful life. One of the basic differences between God and humans is, God gives, gives and forgives.

But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets. Be thankful in life..If you think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of God that woke you up. If you are grateful to God, forward this to all your friends to inform them that it is JUST BY THE GRACE OF God that we are alive…

Aids Is A Fire Set To Destroy Africa But The Whole World In Flames

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By Johan Van Dongen and Joel Savage

When Johan van Dongen started as CEO at the Micro-surgical Educational Institute, as well as co-founder and secretary of the Micro-surgical Development Foundation MD, he was placed under many responsibilities. It was his engagement to working with artificial devices ‘MD PVC Rat and anastomosis simulator,’ he knew wouldn’t be long in the medical and pharmacological establishments, because he considered many activities there as crime.

Fraud, plagiarism, theft of intellectual property, intimidation, threats and dismissal, are some of the challenges one couldn’t avoid in the medical and pharmaceutical business. It’s possible to survive if one pretends whatever crime he commits is normal. Even in a well respected country like the Netherlands, to choose between integrity and crime had been no problem, thus; he chose integrity even though he knew it would be an uphill battle in his career.

Micro-Surgeon Johan Van Dongen, was probably the first whistle blower in the Netherlands at the age of 32. At 43, he works inside the pharmacological and medical establishments and at 48, he was dismissed at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, because he wouldn’t like to take part in crime other laboratory technicians believe was right. Johan obviously was a man with a clear mission.

Due to his experience in immunology, surgery, pharmacology, anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, pathology, physiology and animal science, he did research on the origin and spread of Aids and Ebola, and discovered that the diseases were caused by man. These crimes remain secret to common people but not to scientists. Either you support them or shut your mouth, but Johan wasn’t ready to shut his mouth.

All experiments he carried on animals, seemed unnecessary and served only as cloak for tests on people in Third World Countries, especially in Africa. Of course; there are white people who are paid to carry out testing of drugs and vaccines by the pharmaceutical industry, but in Africa it is easy to buy the military and government officials to do the job, because it is a large continent, corrupt, with diverse people, where unrest and civil war continue without any possible control.

Within this autobiography and with the help of writer and investigative journalist Joel Savage, Johan tries to give the readers an overview of his books: ‘Pleading For The Monkey. The truth behind HIV/Aids and other infections (1997),’ Dutch title: ‘Pleidooi voor de aap. De waarheid achter aids en andere virusinfecties’ and ‘Aids The Greatest Crime In Medical History (2003), Dutch title: ‘Aids de grootste misdaad in de medische geschiedenis.’

In Johan’s opinion the aids establishment and media want you to believe otherwise but there are several scientists like him who doubt the HIV/Aids-theory. As far as the Netherlands is concerned, yes, Johan is the only one, who wouldn’t like to remain silent but the reality is a different story.

There is a list of notable people in Africa who have doubts over the origin and spread of aids, and also famous writers and Nobel Prize winners who believe the two tied diseases were man-made. Aids, like Ebola is a fire intentionally set on African soil to destroy and depopulate the continent of Africa, unfortunately or fortunately, it has spread globally for those responsible to have a taste of the evil they planted.

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Medical-History-Against-Mankind-ebook/dp/B016W89W1G

Failure Is A Lesson That Encourages And Improves The Quality Of Life

 

Life is precious than silver and gold

Having faith in God builds one strong to avoid depression, loneliness and the tendencies of suicidal

I have heard many times that ‘Failure is not an option.’ Does it mean that we have to be perfect and successful in whatever we want to achieve in life? How can that be possible? Because since we are human beings and imperfect, we shall continue to experience many setbacks, including failure and disappointment in daily in our lives.

In relationships, careers and businesses, we are all bound to suffer certain problems. The question is, how do we handle or take it personally when we encounter such painful defeats and failures? I have seen it sports, tournaments and in certain fields of activities, participants emotionally and psychologically break down in distress, because they failed to achieve what they aimed at.

Life isn’t an easy journey if you want to achieve something genuinely. Many like to avoid life pitfalls or turmoil, by choosing a wrong path or shortcut. You can see them driving expensive cars and dwelling in beautiful mansions, but you don’t know what they do for the living.

When you see them like that, many wish they are one of them, but be careful to wish you are someone until you read the front page of newspapers that the person you wished to be, has been arrested at one of the international airports, in possession of heroin or cocaine. Would you like your life to end up in this way, because you wanted to avoid life’s failures and disappointments?

The world is full of great people; sometimes your eyes will be filled with tears, when you read their autobiographies to know what they went through before achieving success. In life, failure or disappointment teaches one to be perfect. It worth therefore to see failure as one of the life’s tools which educate and shapes life in a positive way.

My passion to be a writer was easier in Africa than Europe, yet when I was in Africa, I thought Europe will be the right place for me to achieve my aims and objectives. Once in Antwerp, Belgium, I tried to raise a fund to enhance the publication of one of my books. It turns out to be one of the biggest failures in my life.

I couldn’t raise a cent, but this embarrassment wasn’t only what happened. I became a laughing puppet at the school where I’m working. It became a talk of the town with gossips and laughter. Instead of being sad or depressed, I embraced and accepted it as one of the life’s challenges to continue writing without looking back.

People do things you may find it hard to believe. I don’t even think children will do what they did. The failure of the fundraising also taught me to be careful those I contact to demand bread. If one fails to accept failures and disappointments as instruments destined to educate and propel your career to the highest peak, you may end up at the psychiatry with depression or mental problems.