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Africa Rising: Shedding Black Africa’s Burden is an introspective insider perspective about the burdens that have thwarted progress in Sub-Saharan Africa. Born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. David Ogula reflects on the images and perceptions that have defined Africa for centuries. Images of war, famine, hunger, pandemic, dilapidated infrastructure; abysmal basic utilities and health services, malnourished children, political and economic instability, capture the imagination of the world. Hunted by these images and the urgent need to lead the way toward a brighter future for African children, Dr. Ogula challenges black Africans to take charge of their own development, solve their problems and take control of their own lives and destiny. This is the challenge that present and future generations of Africans must tackle and overcome.
About the Author:
Dr. David Ogula was born and raised in Nigeria. As a child, he was curious about life beyond his immediate rural surroundings and dreamt of a better future. His pursuit of that dream propelled him to the United States, a world vastly different environment from his homeland, with almost limitless opportunities. The opportunity and experience of life in America proved that a better standard of life is a reality human ingenuity creates. This realization strengthened his resolve to help those he left behind, especially those children who may never have the same opportunities he had. Drawing from his experiences and observations on both sides of the Atlantic, David Ogula provides an introspective insider perspective about Africa’s burdens. His assessment of Africa’s burdens and the solutions proffered are insightful and compelling. Join Dr. Ogula on this journey to chart Africa’s future.
Dr. Ogula is the Director of Human Development and Special Programs at the largest Fire Department in the United States. In 2014, he was awarded the Leon Lowenstein Award for excellence and professionalism in executing human development programs by the Fire Department. He has a doctorate degree in management and served as Professor, Vice President and Dean of the School of Business at Apollos University. David Ogula is also a consultant on emerging economies. His publications cover a range of topics including: Chaos Theory and Strategic Management, Attractors; Strange Attractors and Fractals; Corporate Social Responsibility, and various articles on social and political issues about Nigeria.
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