African Youth and Capitalism

Supporters of capitalism decorate it as an economic system that triggers innovation, competition, direct foreign investments, hard work, and economic growth.

This explains why the very same victims of the system see it as okay even though reality is in the contrary. The 2013 Human Development Report which presents Human Development Index (HDI) values and ranks for 187 countries and UN-recognised territories, along with the Inequality-adjusted HDI for 132 countries, the Gender Inequality Index for 148 countries, and the Multidimensional Poverty Index for 104 countries shows African countries dragging at the tail while African resources are exploited by multinational capitalist companies from western countries.

That is why very often the words of Steven Bantu Biko echoes in my head,

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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