On June 14, President Barak Obama unveiled a 4-pillar development strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa. They are:
1. Strengthen Democratic Institutions
2. Spur Economic Growth, Trade, and Investment
3. Advance Peace and Security
4. Promote Opportunity and Development
Each of the broad categories has five sub-objectives, except the fourth, which has six, making a total of twenty-one. However, before we assess whether this strategy will work or not, a little history would be useful. But first, a principle which is relevant in these matters. Continue reading “How To Help, Save or Develop Africa (Part 1): The Background”
As a citizen journalist, this observation is not only intriguing but a must share. Do read through this before watching tonight’s news and scale this against Kenyan media and the content that makes the headlines on a daily. (Article by Silicon Valley Watcher: The Continuing Rise of Activist Media And The Demise Of The Fourth Estate.)
“This struggle between establishment media and corporate interests has been going on for a long time. The media used to be referred to as the Fourth Estate, one of the four pillars of society.
What’s changed is that the Fourth Estate is shrinking rapidly because it’s business model is under attack. This means that its ability to act as a check and balance against the agendas of rich and powerful special interests is also under attack.