News Opinions & Features March 29, 2016 at 11:22 am

Terror Attacks: What the World Can Learn from Africa

Charles Ayitey | Contributor

Charles Ayitey March 29, 2016 at 11:22 am

March 29, 2016 at 11:22 am | News, Opinions & Features

From a buoyant fishing economy to a competitive service sector, Africa’s economy remains one of the most diversified and non-centralized (Source: theguardian.com)

Decentralization of the economy. 

In one of his video messages from December 2001, Osama Bin Laden is quoted stating the need to “hit the economy (of the US), which is the base of its military power.” If only the US could have decentralized its polity and economy just like how several African economies have done and continue to do, the West could could have increased its resilience, thus terminating any imminent terrorist attacks. The heartbeat of national economy in any African state is never centralized.

In Ghana, the nation is documented to have between three to four cities bearing the prospects of the economy: Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tema. In Ivory Coast, we can lay claim to Abidjan, Abobo, Bouake, or even Gagnoa. Nigeria have Abuja, Kano, Maiduguri and so on. All these are opposite to the United States, Britain or France, which have centralized their economic hubs with clearly identifiable names.

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