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08 November 2006


Davis J. Weddi

Yeah this is exactly what we are asking? Why China and why at this time? Where was China about 15 years ago. Now if it is exactly about economics, what else should the African think about apart from possible destruction of the old systems should Chinese stuff happen to work out for the continent? Yeah, ICT4D indeed are coming to the continent, but watch each step, to avoid the possibility of being tied to China for generations to come, if not be wiped off. Ofcourse African Countries must be aware and cautious and whoever goes there may have already thought about the future, however, I am optimistic about some African leaders who are obviously known to be egocentric and only look to self enrichment, nepotism and other ills instead of the well-being of all their people.

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