Today, I would like to share an article by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs “a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.
His article gives glimpses into what could be in the story of African development. It shows us that when we pull or resources together, stand united and put our continent first, there is nothing we as peoples of Africa cannot accomplish. This article is by no means a surprise to me. Many times, the great people of Africa have shown promise in governing themselves and making a better future for themselves but sadly, the oldest African country is only 50 something years old and still beset with mental and physical constraints from its colonial history. We must break free of these shackles and forge ahead to provide a better future for our peoples. The article you are about to read has the following reference.
Please access the article by clicking the following link: “How Malawi Fed Its Own People,” The New York Times, 19 April 2012.