The Rwamda President has making the Right Step in Africa.

Is he on the right track?

“I have closed over 6000 churches and mosques in my country and I am now demanding a theology degree for every religious leader.

Stop playing with people’s faith and making it a business. Rwanda is already a blessed country, ”Rwandan President Paul Kagame said.

Oh Ama Ghana

GHANA NEWSI Am Disappointed In The President Of Ghana – Professor Lumumba DeclaresPublished 1 day ago on August 25, 2021By Myster Opoku ( Date Rush )

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The Director of the Kenya Anti-corruption Commission and Director of the Kenya School of Law as well as a Pan-Africanist, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, in a zoom interview with Maxwell Nkansah stated how disappointed he is by the president of Ghana.

According to him, the President of Ghana at the beginning of his tenure of office had the vision to uplift the country in terms of industrialization and development but so far there is nothing to show with growing tales of mismanagement.

He then added that he wishes the President of Ghana could rebuild himself to becoming the enhanced President the country needs. Professor Patrick Lumumba also bemoaned the spectacle of the parliament of Ghana seeking the approval of payment for the presidential spouse.

He further stated that the demonstration by the Ghanaian youth on the street of Accra, the capital city of Ghana evidently shows the frustration of voters and how tough life is becoming under the leadership of the Akufor Addo administration.

He said, the president still has the intellectual fire powers of leadership but things haven’t been the way he rumoured would go for him.

In the course of the interview, Professor Lumumba opinion was asked whether the short term implementation of the ECO currency is sustainable. “I believe the year duration of 3 to 4 years is short for the implementation of the new currency which will be used by the whole African continent.

According to him, a maximum of 10 years should be used to implement the ECO currency due to the difference in economic conditions within various African countries to deal with their micro and macro-economic issues”. He added. He stated that this was the vision of the First President and the founder of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah. He said he held the view that it was far overdue for such steps to be taken and believed it will become one of the strong currencies in the world.

The Pan-Africanist PLO Lumumba also lamented on seeing the Africa he loves with his heart having a continent that will be free from corruption. He further stated that in the course of fighting corruption, deliberate actions must be taken to combat corruption by making an example of those who participate in it.

Loch Otieno Lumumba stressed the need to keep corrupt people out of office and harped on the need to strip public officials of any ill-gotten wealth while in the exercise of their duties.

Source: panafricanvisions.com

Crocodiles Takes Over Homes In Uper East Region Die To Flooding

Crocodiles Take Over Homes In Upper East Region Due To Flooding
BroadcastghanaAug 26, 2021Read original

Reports have emerged that crocodiles are straying into homes from floodwaters that have engulfed several communities in Tempane, a constituency in the Upper East Region.

The predators used to be far away in their natural surroundings. But the floods, running unabated for the past three weeks through the communities from the Tamne Dam in the next-door Garu Constituency, are pushing them closer to homes where some domestic animals are said to have already been devoured by the displaced reptiles prowling overland.

Whilst residents are caught in fear’s grip for their lives because of the wandering crocs, scores of children also have not been to school for weeks because the flooding has turned the roads leading to where they learn into rivers.

A vast piece of land, which is normally dry and where farmers have grown a variety of food crops enough to feed many mouths for a year, is buried under waters that have covered even economic trees almost to their tops. And as the water level rises with recurrent downpours, the floods also expand, swallowing up more land and vegetation.

Some farmers, who now know that their farmlands have no chance as the swelling floodwaters advance in their directions, have stopped feeding their ill-fated crops with fertilizer bought with hard-earned money and have abandoned them altogether to the approaching waters.

“We don’t wait for the crocodiles to begin to eat people before we come to look at it. Because of the rising level of the water, [the flooding] it is affecting the wildlife that is in the dam site. Most of the houses have been infested with crocodiles, snakes and all manner of reptiles that are in the water. We have an instance where a crocodile entered somebody’s house and ate animals. Here, they are peasant farmers. So, if their crops have been affected, what do they have?

“We want to plead with the government, NADMO (the National Disaster Management Organisation), civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations to come to their aid. Most of the farmers, their crops have been submerged in the water. If we don’t solve the issue now, there would be hunger in this part of the constituency,” the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tempane, Lydia Lamisi Akanvariba, remarked when she toured the affected communities on Wednesday.

Left Behind
Tempane is not alone in grief. Same stories are being told about flooded communities in two surrounding constituencies― Garu and Pusiga.

But the predictions heard from informed natives on Wednesday at Tempane did not sound good. With heavier downpours highly expected now and in September, the natives say they can only anticipate more mess. What is ahead might invoke memories of a 2016 flooding disaster that saw a record number of red-earth residential structures particularly in the rural areas of the region dissolve in floodwaters completely from the foundation level like cubes of sugar dropped in a steaming cup of tea.

The affected houses in need of intervention today, according to the MP, were not considered to be at risk of being flooded before the construction of the Tamne Dam began in 2016 to irrigate 3,250 acres of land. The handlers of the irrigation dam project reportedly resettled only some houses they thought would be affected in future flooding events. In other words, the situation the affected households now find themselves in would have been prevented had “the government and the engineers” not left them behind.

“We are appealing to the government and the engineers of this project to look at it again. They have resettled other people. But there are some people that still need resettlement. We are crying now because this is the rainy season and the peak of it has not started yet. From now until September ends, it’s going to be serious― very, very serious. The water level is going to rise more than this. We are pleading with the government to resettle those houses that have not been resettled,” stressed the lawmaker, surrounded by a crowd of affected constituents.

An elderly woman, Fauzia Issaka, told newsmen about her goats and sheep being attacked and consumed by crocodiles. She expressed fears the reptiles would do same to any child they stumbled across. Some children, interacting with Starr News, voiced their worries alike, urging the government to initiate a resettlement action, get them back in school in time and provide them with food “because the floods have buried our parents’ farmlands as you can see”.

“We are happy with the dam but there are so many things also affecting us. The water has taken over the [roads]. We can’t cross again. Initially, motor king (a motorized tricycle) used to charge us Gh¢2 from Gagbiri to Garu through that short path. And now that the water has taken over that road, we have to go and pass through Tempane to Garu, which now costs us Gh¢8. We spend more time indoors with our children because of the crocodiles outdoors.

“It has been very difficult for our children’s education now. Our children have not been going to school. Animals like snakes are biting us and we don’t have a health center here. Our farmlands where we have farmed onions, rice, maize and millet have been submerged. Look at our deprived area. They relocated only eleven houses and a church. The government needs to relocate more houses,” the Assemblyman for Gagbiri-Natinga, Akuka Halidu Iddrisu, told journalists.

10 Weakest Currencies in Africa

Top 10 Weakest Currencies In Africa & Their Exchange Rates 2021
By Journalist Albert- August 10, 20210

You may be asking yourself which country or countries have the weakest currencies in Africa? Well, for the start, the Dobra used by São Tomé and Príncipe is the weakest currency in Africa.

While the, Tunisian Dinar and the Ghanaian Cedi are amongst the top three strongest currencies in Africa, the story of some countries on the continent as far as their currencies are concerned is appalling.

Some of these countries are in what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) considers as hyperinflation. These currencies continue to lose relevance and value at a fast pace and high rate.

These currencies are compared to the United States of America Dollar [USD] on the exchange market.

Now, the top 10 weakest currencies in Africa:
1, São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra 

With 1 USD equivalent to 21050.60 STD, the São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra is Africa’s weakest currency in 2021. It is known for being Africa’s smallest country. Based on its exchange rate to the US dollar and purchasing power, it is classified as the weakest currency.

2, Sierra Leone Leon

With 1 USD equivalent to 9, 740 SLL, the Sierra Leone Leon is the second weakest currency in Africa in 2021. The Leone was first introduced on August 4, 1964. It replaced the British West African pound at a rate of one pound equaling two leones (i.e., one leone equalled ten shillings).

3, Guinean Franc

With 1 USD equivalent to 9437 GNF, the Guinean Franc is Africa’s third weakest currency in 2021. In 1959, the first Guinean franc was introduced to replace the CFA franc.

On March 1, 2019, the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea issued a revised banknote for 10,000 francs and a new banknote for 2,000 francs to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the introduction of its national currency.

Due to declining purchasing power, the smallest denomination currently in circulation is the 500 franc note.

4, Ugandan Shilling

With 1 USD equivalent to 3,694, UGS, the Ugandan Shilling is the fourth weakest currency in Africa in 2021.  The Ugandan Shilling is the currency used by Uganda

5, Malagasy Ariary

With 1 USD equivalent to 3,750 MGA, the Malagasy Ariary is the fifth weakest currency in Africa in 2021. It is divided into 5 iraimbilanja and is one of only two non-decimal currencies in use today (the other is the Mauritanian ouguiya). The Malagasy Ariary is the currency used by Madagascar. 

6, Tanzania Shilling

With 1 USD equivalent to 2,313 TZS, the Tanzania Shilling is Africa’s sixth weakest currency in Africa in 2021. It is divided into 100 sentences (cents in English). On June 14, 1966, the Tanzanian shilling replaced the East African shilling at par.

7, Burundian Franc 

With 1 USD equivalent to 1,901 BFF, THE Burundian Franc is the seventh weakest currency in Africa in 2021. It is nominally divided into 100 centimes, but since Burundi began issuing its own currency, coins have never been issued in centimes.

8, Congolese Franc

With 1 USD equivalent to 1,711 CDF, the Congolese Franc is the eighth weakest currency in Africa in 2021. This could be attributed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s economic decline since the 1980s.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was Africa’s second most industrialized country after South Africa at the time of its independence in 1960.

Since then, corruption, war, and political instability have hampered further growth, leaving the DRC with a GDP per capita and an HDI rating that rank among the world’s lowest, making the DRC one of the world’s least developed countries.

9, Rwandan Franc

With 1 USD equivalent to 937 RWF, the Rwandan Franc is the 9th weakest currency in Africa in 2021.

This could be due to the economic decline of Rwanda’s fragile economic base which was destroyed by the 1994 genocide. This severely impoverished the population, particularly women, and harmed the country’s ability to attract private and external investment.

Rwanda, on the other hand, has made significant strides in stabilizing and rehabilitating its economy.

10, Malawian Kwacha

With 1 USD equivalent to 813 MWK, the Malawian Kwacha is the 10th weakest currency in Africa in 2021.

The kwacha replaced other types of currency that had previously circulated in the Malawian economy, namely the British pound sterling, the South African rand, and the Rhodesian dollar.

𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝟏𝟖𝟖𝟒; 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚

The colonizers sat in Berlin in Germany 🇩🇪 to divide Africa among themselves as their personal and private properties. This was done at their free will without the presence of any African.

They freely took away Africa’s valuable resources such as Gold, Diamond, Bauxite to build their countries and economy without paying a penny to any African. After all, Africa was their property so whom were they to make payments to?

They took away from the African society, the most intelligent, the strongest, the most skilled, and the most healthy human capital and made them slaves to force them to give them all the inventions of our society.

They kept the remaining human capital on the African soil under the control they termed as colonization in order that this people can work on the mines and farms they have on the African Continent.

To ensure that, there is animosity between the African he kept at home and the African he took away across the Atlantic, and to ensure that the African never come together in unity to seek for their ultimate liberation, he has conjured a story that the African at home sold to him the African he took away; and when he come to the African at home, he tells him that the African he took away is lazy and for that matter he is jealous about the African at home when he travels to this new world he has built.

By this, the African at home sees the African he took away as his competitor, while the African he took away sees the African at home as a betrayed brother who is worse than the worse enemy. The African has once again become a victim of their common enemy and they are suffering from the burden of their own failure to see.

Oh, why can’t the African see the mind playing game here, and he has fell a victim for the oppressor’s lies. There is nothing on the African soil which these colonizers ever paid for, not even the least valuable object.

Credit: Dr. Ruh’allah