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On Covid-19 Vaccines by West Indamakin

Author’s opinion, editted by oiroegbu.com

Today Africa is slapped with Covid-19 vaccine testing because of her over dependence on the West for solutions to every challenge faced by the continent. African leaders deny their countries modern medical infrastructure like hospitals and adequate resources to support professionals to attain desired results and match what health practitioners are doing in other countries. In times of ill health, African leaders travel outside for treatment. This shows that they don’t trust their health practitioners and facilities. What do we then expect from corrupt leaders? Our nurses and doctors who are underpaid and owed salaries practice with inadequate facilities. The next option for them will be to leave the country in search for greener pastures. Irony is that some of them still treat these corrupt leaders in hospitals abroad. Covid-19 has proved to our leaders that the toad does not run in noon in vain. Something must be pursuing it.

Our leaders had shamed us and we make it clear that Africans are not lab rats for testing vaccines. The Covid-19 vaccine should be tested where the virus is at large and/or the origin. We Africans are ready to comply after the vaccine test is successful elsewhere.

West Indamakin
Activist/Artist
Ghana

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Self Reflection 19: Get Knowledge

Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse. African proverb.

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African Proverbs 15

A tree is straightened while it is still young.

Proverb from Burundi

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African Proverbs 7

The bush in which one hides has eyes

– Gusii Proverb.

Explanation: There’s actually no hiding place for anyone.

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African Proverbs 4

Here’s an Igbo proverb made popular by Chinua Achebe: When Elephants fight the grass suffers.

There’s a Swahili version of it: When two Elephants fight the grass gets hurt.

Explanation: For instance, when a child’s parents fight or separate, the child suffers most. Also when there’s war or strife in a country the poor masses suffer the most.

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African Proverbs 3


Consider this proverb for the day: What has horns must not be hid in a sack.

– Zulu (South African) Proverb

Explanation: Something’s are not meant to said or done in the public. This is an African version of the English saying “Don’t wash dirty linen outside”.

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African Proverbs 2

Here’s a Guinean Proverb: Knowledge of leadership is not plucked from the air, one is born with it.

Explanation: Selflessness, honesty, compassion and every other qualities of Leadership are groomed from good home training, personal decisions to live upright and treat others right.

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African Proverbs

Look at this proverb, what do you make of it?

Not everyone who chased the Zebra caught it, but he who caught it chased it.

– South African Proverb

Explanation: Sometimes what we want may not come the way we want it or we may not even achieve that! But then, to attempt to achieve something one must try.