Certain Mails Can Give You Tears Of Joy

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I’m sure every writer, once or many times in his or her life time may receive a mail from someone interested in his work or articles. I have received hundreds of mails of admiration over my writings. One of the mails I received recently touched me after reading. I decided to publish it…

As writer, there are certain things you need to keep in mind. You can’t please everyone. Many will like you and others will hate you, but don’t let those little impediments distract your attention or hurt your feelings.

Many writers or bloggers avoid getting into conflict with readers or try to write articles not to offend others, but at times your article will spark controversy, arguments and hatred, when you aren’t expecting it.

I had a big problem on LinkedIn’s platform when I wrote an article entitled ‘Why many Africans are allergic to reading? The aim of the article is to encourage reading, but it turned out to be an article which nearly caused my crucifixion or lynching by some Africans that find the article unsavory.

When you find yourself in such a situation, don’t lose your temper, remain calm and try to explain the significance of the article. You may receive negative comments, yet still be positive. You may lose some followers, but don’t let that bother you, because those that aren’t ready to learn, aren’t also ready to accept any explanation.

This one of my favorite mails last week.

Hi Joel

Just extending my appreciation of your work.  I have read some articles of yours and your interview with Magda Cristina Butucea.  It was poignant!  To know that we still have those who believe in the truth among the profession is consolatory.  I am what you will call a misdirected man (turning 50 soon).

I spent time chasing something I never believed in but thought it was the means to an end – the empowerment of Africans in Europe.  It was a delusion and spent time in prison through malicious prosecutions.  Like you, I loved writing since I was in my primary school years.  I helped write letters for those who could not read to their families who where faraway from their places of work.

I neglected this part of me.  I have decided to spend time doing it now and set up a publishing company with a focus on selling African literature and the creation of educational projects in the form of publications to help spread the truth about our history.  Once again, I am inspired and honoured to read about you.

Best Regards Chez Winakabs

NB. I give thanks to Chez Winakabs. I wish this article will encourage other bloggers or writers experiencing many obstacles to continue writing without ceasing. 

The Development Of Africa And Asia Through The Lenses Of Technology And Communication

ICT 3Modern technology, through communication and internet have influenced and enhanced Africa’s development, in a way that lives of many throughout the continent have significantly improved. The demand of ICT companies in Africa, have created fast growing mobile and internet markets providing employment to thousands of people.

A country without technology economy can never grow. It is therefore the effort of every government in Africa to invest into ICT facilities to sustain the economy. Technology is therefore essential and important establishing sustainable startup companies and firms in Africa. Today, several major technology trends are shaping the lives of Africans and the economies, with many formidable mobile companies, with communication tools such as the internet and telephone enabling quick access to every part of the world.

Let’s have a glance at the effect of ICT trends in Ghana, choosing MTN as an example. Officially launched in 1994, MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN” Detailed Report Data for 30 September 2010, MTN recorded 134,4 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

MTN MobileMoney,  a service which allows users to perform micro-financing and transfer money from their mobile device, has been adopted across the continent. The basic satisfaction behind this is the answer to customers’ dream of enjoying basic financial services on their mobile phones everywhere they go in Ghana and above all one doesn’t need a bank account to cash his or her money. This service provided by MTN in partnership with banks is also available on the internet. MTN MobileMoney service is recommended to be secure, simple, fast and convenient solution for money transfer and other transactions including reloading of MTN airtime units.

Let’s have a quick glance at India. What is a successful strategic technology? That is an existing technology that has matured, which is the case of India.  The country has become an IT brand among the global countries over the years, with strong policies base in education, well-established telecommunication & infrastructure facilities and favourable market conditions that prevail. Many Indian cities are now holding prominent places in the global IT map. Now India stands out as one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world.

The country’s matured technology offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage, continuing expansion in foreign firms owned establishments in India, with its emergence as favorite sector for local Indian investors and talented entrepreneurs. Yet Indian IT industry is still only in its very early stages of development both internationally and domestically and has strong growth potential.

The industry growing at 40 percent per annum between 1994 and 1999, with software exports alone more than 50 percent, earned revenue growth IT industry from $1 billion in 1990 to $8 billion in 2000, envisioned to reach $100 billion in 2008.

“While predicting the future is hard to do, it’s indubitable that the Internet and mobile technology will improve the lives of many Africans in the years to come,” said tech expert Rudy de Waele, who assists global brands and companies with cutting edge open innovation strategy on how to mobilize their business and products through projects, research, strategy, presentations, workshops and brainstorms.

ICT developed and developing continents, such as Africa and Asia hold its own communications future, as talent shines through and the continent becomes leading innovator, manufacturer and exporter throughout the continents and of the rest of the world.

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.

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Mr. Ben Omoakin Oguntala

The Head And Managing Director 
SecurityinAfrica.com

SecurityinAfrica.com is an initiatve designed to generate interest in the security sector of Africa. Under the Chairmanship of Courtenay Griffiths QC, its aim is to provide an avenue for International Security specialists looking to implement their solutions in Africa and African Governments with interest in improving their security sector to engage and initiate solutions. We also provide a forum for businesses that trade in Africa to source the security solutions to protect their interests in Africa.

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