The Mozambique government is up against a monster of its own creation | Y! Africa’s Weekend Best Reads

The fight for natural gas in the northern part of Mozambique rages on between it’s government and the Islamist insurgent group occupying the area.

This fight is neck and neck only because the military arm of the insurgent group can rival that of the government. Thanks to the fact that they can take advantage of a lot of young men, who would choose to terrorise the nation than starve. This brings to light the fact that if the Mozambique government had paid more attention to the poverty stricken region, they would not have to deal with this level of insurgency.

Kenyan’s unhygienic economic relief

The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted the economy of the entire world, and as a result has forced governments to look for solutions. In this regard, Kenya is no different with a record of 1.7 million job losses in the first three months of the pandemic, the Kenyan government had to find an immediate solution. One of the ideas they came up with was a mass employment of sewers workers. With a minimum wage of $4.14, Kenyans have been asked to sanitize congested sewer areas.

Nigeria needs to explore the opportunities of renewable energy

With a huge problem in the power sector, the government must find a way to light up the country. It’s a shame that green energy has been an option that has been terribly ignored in these parts, especially since it is faster, cheaper and less harmful to an environment that threatens to deteriorate. With the failure of fossil fuels, the country needs to look into solar options.

The authoritarian nature of African politics

There is no greater irony than that found in most African government, where an aspiring political candidate gets into office, by playing on the frustrations of its people, only to become a leader and cause even more problems that the ousted regime.

What’s worse is the fact that these leaders who do a terrible job in liberating their people often refuse to step down, and decide to reign way past their dedicated term. This suffocation of democracy is reason why Africa is in the position it is in currently.

Dangers of irregular migration

The then 25-year-old Gambian back in 2017 decided to risk life and limp for a chance at getting a better life in Europe, instead he found himself in a detention camp in Libya, living in a small room with little ventilation and no toilets filled with other captives. He managed to survive that ordeal and now he wants his Gambian brothers and sisters to know what they would likely face if they decide to migrate illegally.


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