Thabo Mbeki, the South African president, says that while Africa is determined to solve its own problems, the continent cannot allow wrong things to be done in the name of national sovereignty.
Briefing an international panel at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, President Mbeki said it was clear that Africa could not do it all on its own and the critical matter to be addressed was poverty and underdevelopment.
Outside the conference hall the South African presence was certainly eye catching – but it was inside that President Mbeki really pulled the crowds. His message was clear: while Africa is determined to deal with security issues and conflict on the continent, it is vital that the underlying problems of poverty and underdevelopment are tackled.
So Thabo Mbeki didn’t really say the African Digerati will solve its porblems but it did encourage you to click and read this post, didn’t it? 🙂
Emeka Okafor thinks that the biggest challenge for African technology development is…
that repositioning technology in the eyes of policy makers as being absolutely critical to the continents survival and its continued relevance.
The Biggest challenge facing Africa according to Neville Newey…
Bandwidth again. Sorry to harp on this but it really is the single most important missing ingredient at the moment. Governments can also play a role in the provision of bandwidth by not being too restrictive.
& M (the third African Digerati) considers the following as one of Africa’s biggest challenges…
The biggest is the prohibitive cost of high speed bandwidth, where it is available .
President Thabo Mbeki, when you read this… if what the African Digerati see as one of Africa’s biggest challenges can be solved by yourself, one of the most powerful people on the African continent. Please help them out in order for them to solve some of the problems and create solutions to problems that have not hit your radar yet or are still being passed around/slowed by internal politics Your Web AddiCT has witnessed within these offices.
If ZUMA was an acronym could it be defined as “Zero Understanding of Morals & Aids”?