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WHY AFRICA IS 25 YEARS BEHIND THE DEVELOPED WORLD.....

I got this interesting piece and i just want to share with my online family members.....
AFRICAN LEADERS
Abdulai Wade - 83years
Hosni Mubarak ( Egypt ) - age 82
Robert Mugabe ( Zimbabwe ) - age 86
Hifikepunye Pohamba ( Namibia ) - age 74
Rupiah Banda ( Zambia) - age 73
Mwai Kibaki ( Kenya) - age 71
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ( Liberia ) - age 75
Colonel Gaddafi (Libya) - age 68
Jacob Zuma (South Africa) - age 68
Bingu Wa Mtalika - age 76.

Average Age: - 75.6
Approximately 76 years

THE FIRST WORLD
Barrack Obama (USA) - age 48
David Cameron (UK) - age 43
Dimitri Medvedev (Russia) - age 45
Stephen Harper (Canada) - age 51
Julia Gillard (Australia) - age 49
Nicolas Sarkozy (France) - age 55
Luis Zapatero (Spain) - age 49
Jose Socrates (Portugal) - age 53
Angela Merkel ( Germany ) - age 56
Herman Van Rompuy ( Belgium ) - age 62
Average Age: 51.1 ~
Approximately 51 years
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DIFFERENCE: 25 years

Comments

NyamburaFoley's picture

So true!

I had to read this twice to get it. And then i got it!

I think the problem in Africa is that our traditions are rooted in the fact that: The older a person, the wiser they are. So most of our leaders tend to be well in their late 60's and above.

I'll be the first to admit that i fall under that category more often than not. If an older person says something silly to me, i would much rather keep quiet than speak out from the mere fact that they are older!

It's time we shook off our backward beliefs i think.

Thank you Olutosin for sharing this.

Warm regards,

Nyambura

olutosin's picture

Nyambura, thanks for reading twice!

There are lots of stereotypes holding us down dear adn this is why many children are sexually abused by adults, we are trained to keep shut when adults are talking....
Thanks friend.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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NyamburaFoley's picture

:)

I enjoyed reading it twice. Lets find a way to break out of stereotyping.

Have a good day.

vivian's picture

So funny and interesting, old

So funny and interesting, old in age, old in thinking!!!!!!!! We need a change in Africa and in Nigeria.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

olutosin's picture

I believe so

It is my belief that if given equal chance, Nigerian Youths are equal to teh task, whiel training and modeling them when you will not use them in your life time?
Thanks sis...

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

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