10 of Africa’s Most Affluent Families

From business to the arts, politics to religion, here are 10 of Africa’s most affluent families.

The dos Santos Family – Angola

From Petroleum to mining, banking, real estate, cement, retail, media, and entertainment, there are few areas of trade and investment that the dos Santos Family have not spread their reach to. At the hub is José Eduardo dos Santos, the 75-year-old Angolan president, who has been in power for 37 years. The family also boasts Isabel dos Santos, usually referred to as Africa’s richest woman. She owns banks, telecom companies, a cement factory, a supermarket chain, restaurants, casinos, and also holds stakes in various utility firms. Isabel dos Santos has a vast portfolio of investments in Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, and Cape Verde. Other influential names in the family include banker and investor, José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, media guru, Welwitschia José dos Santos Pego (Tchizé), and famous creative, José Paulino dos Santos, who is popularly known as ‘Coreon Dú.’



The Rupert Family – South Africa

They say, “Do not despise humble beginnings.” What started out as a small cigarette company in 1941, transformed into a huge billion-dollar corporate empire, making the Rupert Family one of the wealthiest and influential families in the world. The Rupert Family owns luxury brands such as the infamous Cartier, Mont Blanc, and Dunhill under the Richemont banner. Apart from the luxury brands and cigarettes, the family also has a lot of control in the beverage industry, controlling nearly a fifth of South Africa’s wine market, as well as up to 80% of all Brandy sales. The Ruperts, through the investment company, Remgro (formerly Rembrandt S.A.), also own Mediclinic, which is one of South Africa’s biggest healthcare brands.



The Oppenheimer Family – South Africa

If diamonds are forever, then the Oppenheimers’ wealth is surely eternal. This South African family previously De Beers and Anglo American, two of the biggest names in the world of diamond, gold and platinum mining. What started as a broker job for German-born Ernest Oppenheimer in Kimberley, South Africa, developed into a mining empire whose wealth and power reigned for years around the world. Even though the family has sold most of the shares in the mining companies, the wealth and influence still remains, and it is looking like it will be forever, just like the diamonds.



The Dangote Family – Nigeria

Aliko Dangote comes from a prominent Nigerian business family. He is the great grand son of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955. Aliko, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano State, was born on 10 April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family. He remains the richest man on the African continent for the seventh consecutive year, and owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities and operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia. He is father to three daugthers and despite their father’s affluence, the daughters remain private and have studied at the best universities.

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

The Ibru Family – Nigeria

The Ibru Family is considered one of the most successful and influential families in the history of Nigeria. Some of the key names the Ibru Family boasts are the late Felix Ibru, Goodie Ibru, who was president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and Alex Ibru, who once served as Minister for Internal Affairs and founded Guardian Newspaper. Perhaps the most influential Ibru was Olorogun Michael Christopher Ibru. Michael was well-known for having founded the first black-owned frozen fish business, as well as vehicle distribution and marketing company, Ruta, which, at one time, was the sole distributor of Mazda, Tata, and Jeep vehicles. Regardless of succession dispute rumors, the family conglomerate, the Ibru Organization, remains one of the largest businesses in Nigeria and holds a huge stake in Aero Contractors Airlines, Sheraton, and Ikeja Hotels Plc, among others.

ibru family

ibru family

The Kenyatta Family – Kenya

The name ‘Kenyatta’ is influential in both business and politics, having produced two Kenyan presidents – first president, President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and fourth president, President Uhuru Kenyatta, The Kenyatta family’s influence is, arguably, the biggest influence in the East African Region. The Kenyatta Family commands a lot of business control in the dairy, hospitality, media, and banking industries both in Kenya and abroad. Some of the family’s notable investments include Brookside Dairy, Heritage Hotels, and Mediamax Group. They also hold about 25% shares of the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA).

Kenyatta family

Kenyatta family

The Bakhresa Family – Tanzania

From Kenya to Malawi, Tanzania to Mozambique, the brands Azam and Bakhresa Group dominate the food, beverage, and plastics industries. What was started by Said Salim Bakhresa as a small restaurant, has now turned into a continental powerhouse. The Bakhresa Group, which has a turnover of almost $1 billion dollars annually, is currently managed by Said’s sons, Mohammed and Abubakar, and includes companies like Azam Media, a confectionery company, among many more. The Azam Group also deals in petroleum and plastics, as well as owns the Azam Football Club, which is one of the biggest football clubs in Tanzania.



The Nguema Family – Equatorial Guinea

The Nguema Family of Equatorial Guinea is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families of West Africa. The family consists of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa’s longest-serving head, as well as his son, Teodorin, who is the country’s vice president, along with other relatives who serve as ministers and government leaders. It is hard to know the actual monetary value of the Nguema Family; however, in 2012, French authorities seized various luxury assets belonging to Teodorin worth close to $300 million, having us conclude that the family is worth more than that.



The Bushiri Family – Malawi

Faith leaders are some of the most influential people on the African continent. One of the most influential names in Malawian history is Malawi-born, South African-based prophet and entrepreneur, Shepherd Bushiri. With an estimated wealth of $200 million, Bushiri and his wife, Mary, have a combined social media reach of more than 2.5 million followers, making them one of the most influential couples on the continent. They also own a mining company, a mobile telecommunications network called PSB, and a TV station that broadcasts across the continent as well as SB University, which has campuses in South Sudan and South Africa. Prophet Bushiri’s brother, Otis, also mans a mega church in the South African city of Cape Town, while Mary’s brother, Duncan, popularly known as ‘Gwamba,’ controls a beverage plant in Malawi.



The Kuti Family – Nigeria

From music and artm to human rights activism, one cannot help but awe at the influence that the Kuti Family of Nigeria has had on Nigeria. Perhaps the foundation of this great family is Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997). Fela Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, and composer who is regarded as a pioneer of the the Afrobeat music genre. A solid pan-Africanist, Fela’s music remains some of the most exported music pieces from the African continent. Fela’s sons, Femi and Seun, continue to carry their father’s musical legacy. Fela’s daughter, Yeni, who is also musically gifted, currently runs The Afrika Shrine, a revamped studio and entertainment place, which was originally founded by Fela. Yeni is also one of the founders of FELAbration, a music festival dedicated to celebrating Fela’s work.



Source:  https://www.africa.com/most-affluent-families

Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) Planted a Prophetic Seed, Laid a New Foundation and Elevated Los Angeles During a Prophetic Conference in Hollywood, California

From April 5th to April 6th, 2018, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries), Founder and President of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the world’s fastest growing church, has prophetically shaken Los Angeles during a conference / revival organized in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, in Los Angeles, the most populous city in California. Originally planned to take place at The Forum in Inglewood, the venue of that conference was upgraded to the Dolby Theatre formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, a world’s premier auditorium for dance shows, entertainment, musicals, opera, prominent television and award events, symphony performances, and top live-performances in Hollywood, the home of the US film industry.


Several world-renowned artists such as Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins), Alicia Keys (Alicia Augello Cook), Andrea Bocelli, Andy (Andranik Madadian), Barry Manilow, Beyoncé (Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter), Celine Dion, Charice (Jake Zyrus), Christina Aguilera, David Jon Gilmour, Dixie Chicks, Elissa (Elissar Zakaria Khoury), Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus), Googoosh (Faegheh Atashin), Ian Scott Anderson, Joe Bonamassa, Leila Forouhar, Mariah Carey, Neil Young, Philipp Kirkorov (Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov), Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), Shadmehr Aghili, Shohreh Solati, Siavash Ghomayshi, The Corrs, The New Power Generation, Vanilla Ice (Robert Matthew Van Winkle), etc. have performed at that Dolby Theatre. Since its opening in 2001, the Dolby Theatre has hosted several top ceremonies including the Academy Awards also known as the Oscars which honor excellent achievers in cinematic under the leadership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. However, none of those events had a significant impact on lives and on the city as the prophetic conference just led by Major One, the first Black to be nominated to receive the prestigious “Honorary US Citizenship” given to only 8 people of exceptional merit since 1776.


Indeed, during the conference, Major 1, the richest minister in the world and one of the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” http://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/ShepherdBushiri, announced that God sent him to lay a new foundation in Los Angeles. He said that God showed him a vision and God said “I am about to change the City of Los Angeles”. The #1 Major Prophet of all time said that the Lord told him that, in the next three years, a revival is going to shake Los Angeles. Therefore, where many have often gathered from all over the world to be entertained by famous Hollywood celebrities, thousands have gathered in the same venue instead to partake into the prophetic movement, worship, honor, and experience life-changing encounters with the God of Major 1, the God of Miracles and Wonders.


During the first day of the event, Major 1, one of the youngest billionaires in the world (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com), preached and prophesied to many people. His message focused on the hand of God and how He stretched it. When God stretches out His hand, He wants to touch and/or bless somebody. In Isaiah 65, God stretched out His hand to a rebellious people who might have not even been aware that God wanted to bless them. Similarly, God still stretches out His hand today over some people deemed unworthy to bless them. However, as Major 1 (https://www.psbministries.international) explained to the crowd, God’s hand is not short that He can’t touch people, but sin and most often the lack of knowledge hinder Him.


One the second day of the conference, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, PhD, prayed for and laid hands on everyone in attendance one by one. Afterwards, miracles rained, people witnessed the touch of God, several people were instantly healed from incurable diseases, and countless people came in front to testify. For instance, a lady who could not walk and was using a wheelchair for 15 years began walking on her own immediately after Major 1 laid hands on her. Overcome with great emotion, that woman could not even talk or explain how she felt; all she could do was to demonstrate the healing power of the God of Major 1. A man to whom Major 1, PhD, prophesied the first night of the conference stepped forward the second night to testify of his overnight miracle. For years, that man had been suffering from extreme insomnia in such a way that he could not sleep at all. Day or night, he could never catch any sleep or peace of mind. But after Dr. Major 1 prayed for him, he was delivered and that same night, he slept like a baby for the first time in years. Countless miracles happened during the two-day Prophetic Conference and some of them were captured in these videos:

Video of Day 1 of the Prophetic Conference with Major 1 on April 5th, 2018


Video of Day 2 of the Prophetic Conference with Major 1 on April 6th, 2018


Some of the members of the African delegation which accompanied Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to the conference were:


On his return to Africa, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the spiritual son of Prophet Uebert Angel (https://www.uebertangel.org), testified that the Los Angeles Prophetic Conference was a huge success. He appreciated the great work that the stewards of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in America (www.ecgministries.org) are doing under the leadership of Mr. Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor of ECG America based in Washington DC (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc).


Los Angeles, the La-la-land, the Entertainment Capital of the World, has hosted major events including the Olympics and other prominent ceremonies indeed, but it probably has never been impacted by a prophetic shift as what just happened. Moreover, several historic religious events can be connected to Los Angeles. For instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was in Los Angeles that the historic Azusa Street Revival (1906-1915) which birthed the Pentecostalism movement took place. Led by Evangelist William J. Seymour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Seymour), an African American preacher, that revival began like a small revival meeting in 1906, but it became the origin of the modern-day Pentecostal movement, and the main “catalyst for the spread of Pentecostalism in the last century”. Let’s not forget that, at the beginning of the Azusa Street Revival, its leader, William J. Seymour, was about 34 years old, which seems not much different from Major1’s physical age. Although many people did not believe in the one-eyed pastor William J. Seymour, a descendant of enslaved Africans, a man of God who endured a lot of problems in his life during a period when the “Jim Crow” racial segregation laws were at their height in the United States, God powerfully anointed and used him in a supernatural way that, even some of his accusers including many racist people who opposed him for the fact that such a global movement could start with a black person, had to confess and follow God. Evangelist William J. Seymour “would tell the audience to sing in the Spirit and then, fire would come up out of the roof, go through the roof, go up about fifty feet in the air and a fire about fifty feet away from it in the sky would come down and mingle with it. While the fire was ablaze, many miracles happened“. People could even see the fire from outside. Not knowing it was the fire of God’s Glory, many people outside called the Los Angeles Fire Department on different occasions to come extinguish the fire.


Many churches originated from the Azusa Street Revival including the Church of God in Christ (led by Black People), the Assemblies of God (led by White people who split from the Blacks of the Church of God in Christ), Church of God, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Pentecostal Assemblies, Pentecostal Church of God, Pentecostal Holiness Church, etc. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azusa_Street_Revival). The Azusa Street Revival held the record of the biggest miracles in the history of America. In 1909, William J. Seymour prophesied that the next greatest revival, even greater than the Azusa Street Revival, will occur in about 100 years! This should shock any alert follower of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), whose ministries started growing at a historic remarkable record after he moved to Pretoria, South Africa, in 2015, which is exactly 100 years after the end of the Azuza Street Revival. Surely, the prophecy of Major 1 about the incoming revival in Los Angeles confirms that announced by William J. Seymour about the same city approximately 100 years ago.

Therefore, recalling this history, the reader of this article must be watchful, thoughtful, and prayerful about what is about to happen in Los Angeles, charismatically nicknamed the “City of Angels”, as a Major Prophet in the caliber of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), the Prophet who Speaks with God Face to Face like Moses, the Prophet Who Works with Angels and Archangels all the Time, the Prophet Who Walks in the Air, the Fearless General who can Kill Any Demon, the Prophet Who Calls Fire from Heaven and it Comes Down Physically right away like Elijah did, the Prophet Who Speaks to Dead Human Beings and Animals and They Instantly Come Back to Life, stand on the same stage that the famous celebrities in the world receive their renowned Oscar Award and declared that, “a prophetic seed has been planted in L.A. and the revival has begun”. Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the United States after New York City will never be the same again as it will surely experience historic angelic activities very soon and be better known for its prophetic name, Angeltown, City of Angels, that the Spanish who founded the city gave to it.


Are you ready for the end time prophetic movement under the leadership of young prophets (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) foretold by Prophet Joel hundreds of years before Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, was physically born?

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) preaching in Los Angeles, California
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) preaching in Los Angeles, California
Prophet Dr Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) praying for people one on one during the Los Angeles conference
Prophet Dr Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) praying for people one on one during the Los Angeles conference
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, arriving at the Los Angeles conference venue in Hollywood
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, arriving at the Los Angeles conference venue in Hollywood
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri after their interview on arrival at the airport in Los Angeles, California, USA
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri after their interview on arrival at the airport in Los Angeles, California, USA
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri welcomed on arrival at Los Angeles airport in 2018
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri welcomed on arrival at Los Angeles airport in 2018
A lady testifying about her miracle at the LA Conference
A lady testifying about her miracle at the LA Conference
Apostle Nick Magola, Pastor Brian Ngambi and other officials during the conference in Los Angeles
Apostle Nick Magola, Pastor Brian Ngambi and other officials during the conference in Los Angeles
Flyer for Los Angeles, CA Conference in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre
Flyer for Los Angeles, CA Conference in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre
Prayer time by Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) during the Los Angeles conference in Hollywood
Prayer time by Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) during the Los Angeles conference in Hollywood



The Pillars of Business Success According to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), The Richest Person in Africa

Part 1 – Prophetic Advice: The pillars of business success (Part 1)

Often times I [Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1]  get asked by young people who wish to enter into business what the pillars of success are. The questions maybe phrased differently, but they seek the same answer at a structural level.

To begin with, one thing we must understand is that business is an extension of character. It is a reflection of character. Character is the foundation by which all things are built.

Character is a broad term, which needs a separate thread detailing its various aspects. I intend to touch on each and every single one of them in the coming days.

However, today, it is critical that we address it in general terms.



Your general behavioural attributes, values, ethics, attitudes and habits are what make your character.

If you wake up every day, for 365 days, and go for an early morning jog, it is a habit that builds your character and becomes who you are. The days when you are not in the mood, your body will still wake you up, and you will feel funny if you do not do this routine.

If you set your alarm to go off at 05:00hrs every morning, after several weeks you will realise that automatically, even without an alarm your body will wake you up at 05:00hrs.

If you, commit, always seeking to do good, for no return, that is an attitude that defines your character.

What you do everyday, what you think, what you aim for, and what you desire make up your character.


Why character is important?

Character is one of the few constants in life. In an ever changing world, products change daily, profitable realms shift, and even perspectives change.

So, if investments change, it means success can change too. To guarantee the future you must invest in two things that do not change.

Invest in your character, and invest in God.

The bible, in the book Romans says

Romans 5:3-5 – “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

If you invest in a noble, humble, and hard working character and you are faithful to God, then you are guaranteed endless hope.

Success is not quantified by the size of your bank account. In fact, monetary success is only a result and an extension of character success.

It is impossible to be a public success, if you are a private failure.

The ingredients that generate repeat and sustainable success depend entirely on character.

If you work hard, if you are resilient, committed, consistent, righteous, steadfast, faithful then success is the result, in any business you decide to venture into.

Just like life, business brings tests, of varying magnitude. Hence success is not a destination, but a process. If the attributes mentioned above are not within your character, when the test of sustaining success comes, you will falter. You will grow weary and fail.

But if your character is who you are, then you cannot get tired because even when desire and strength is gone, your own self will persist.

That is the importance of character.

I have said before, when i taught about the Tuchia wisdom, that i do not have money because i pray. I have money because i work, labour, and toil using Godly principles.

I pray that you seek a righteous character, and that you invest in your heart. For out of your heart’s character, and faith in God, will come sustainable success.


Part 2 – The metaphor of streams that feed the vast ocean: The pillars of business success (2)

Through scripture we know that God wants us to succeed in life. By growing and using our faith and trust in the Lord we can be strengthened to fulfil his will for our lives- this is true success.

A few days ago, i promised to share business principles, values, ethics, and attitudes that you can adopt and will help you establish what i called sustainable business success.

I took time to mention, that, the pillars of success are broad and many, and i added that i would take time to explore each and every single one of them.

I wrote about Character. I stressed that a noble, humble, and trained character is necessary for you to achieve any success. I also added that it is key for one to be able to maintain any kind of success. I highlighted that the human body may grow weary, that in a changing world vested interests change, and so to do profitable realms. Above all i stated that a righteous character precedes all.

If you missed it, you can read more about it here

Central to the subject at hand, i described success using the allegory of a building; one the requires a foundation and pillars in order for it to be erected firstly, then to remain patched high.

The analogy of a building was also deliberately metaphorical. A building is a place of sanctuary. Buildings protect your body and properties from harsh exposure to the elements. Business success, is a sanctuary. A safe haven which allows a life of ‘no stress’.

But I (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) do not wish to allow you to see success in this rigid manner. This is why today i shifted the metaphor and used the analogy of the sea.

You see, the ocean, is vast. Most of the Earth’s surface is ocean. But marine life accounts for only 15 percent of the world’s species.


The ocean is big and abundant.

The ocean is big. Very big.

With all our modern technology, we still have not been able to assess it in its entirety. It is huge, and it is abundant.

The ocean is not running out anytime soon. It will not run out anytime soon either. Water is an endless commodity in the seas. In fact, the seas are the commodity.

I want you to think of success in this way. As a place of abundance. A place where limitless possibilities exist. Life in ways you are not aware of.

Many a times i speak to young people i am often told of opportunities being hard to find, and hard to get.

I think this is false, or partially correct if you think of success in a rigid manner.

The ocean only accounts for 15% of the world’s species today. So it is clearly not over crowded. The ocean has only been partially exploited so far. So there are clearly several other new places to explore.


The lessons of the water cycle

Understanding that success is like the great big ocean; it is not only a body of vast rich abundant life whose depths can never be fully explored, it is also a process arrived at by channeling several streams, rivers, and rain water towards one grand reservoir.

The ocean does not run dry because water is continually fed to it through the water cycle.

The Water Cycle: Showing how all water ultimately flows in small channels towards the ocean
The Water Cycle: Showing how all water ultimately flows in small channels towards the ocean. (Credit: US Department of Geological Surveys)

The image above here shows aptly how several small processes send water to the ocean. Be it ground water run flow, or surface run off. Basically there are several arrows there, which all feed into the ocean.

For you to be able to achieve the state of the ocean, you need to have several streams, rivers, and attributes that all feed towards your ocean.

A building cannot stand on one pillar. An ocean is fed by various streams and methods.

Now you may be wondering that your streams are.

This is why this series is significant. I wrote about character before. That is one stream. I  (http://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/shepherdbushiri) also mentioned then that it was imperative to also have things like consistency, commitment, courage, wisdom. All those pillars that you need simultaneously. They are the various streams that feed into the abundance of the ocean.

The bible says, in the book of Psalm 1:1-3

1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

I pray that you may meet such abundance. I pray that you realise that you can succeed in conquering parts of the remote ocean which have never been seen, that your success is not just a building but can be the vast ocean. I pray that your leaves do not wither. That you commit to character. Tomorrow, i will touch on the importance of another pillar, another stream. I will write on commitment, and why it is important.

Part 3 – Pillars of business success: The importance of Commitment

The biggest tragedy is not that people fail. The biggest tragedy is that people do not finish what they start. That they give up when they fail. That they give in when they face resistance. That they stop when they can’t go on anymore.

In fact, most of the time, people fail because of themselves, and nothing more.

It is very easy to want something, to want to achieve something. I always tell young people i meet, that desire is easy, and that desire on its own is not enough.

Desire is all too often tied to motivation and inspiration. Desire instructs your dreams. You set your goals based on a desire to achieve them.

Yet, desire is difficult to maintain. Desire disappears over time. Desire succumbs to pressure. Desire crumbles under pressure from resistance.

Previously i wrote that character is important. That the heart precedes the head.

Desire alone is not enough. I [Major 1] know desire can come from both your heart, and your head.

This is why commitment is very important. Commitment. Commitment. Commitment.

If google the word commitment, there are two inherently different definitions. Both are true for this lesson.

1. The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
(dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, bond, adherence, attentiveness)

2. An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
(responsibility, obligation, duty, tie, charge, liability, burden, pressure; undertaking, task, engagement, arrangement)

Commitment goes beyond these things. In theory, dedication sounds easy, devotion appears simple. In practise, you do not just need dedication, you need dedication in spite of…, and despite the…

In Economics, they have a law called the law of diminishing returns. In simple terms, it refers to a point at which the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested.

In simple relative terms to what i am speaking about. When you start of on a venture, the energy you need today is less than the energy you will need tomorrow. It is considerably less than the energy you will need next week, just to achieve the same results.

This is why it is so easy to start a venture, but so difficult to maintain one.

This is why commitment is key.

Commitment is staying true to what you said you would do, achieve and get, long after you have changed your mind.

I always say, aim to complete your actions as opposed to aiming to reap the rewards of your actions.

Commitment comes from the heart. Desire comes from your head.

For you to achieve anything, and maintain that achievement you need to be committed. To never give up or give in, even when it seems senseless to continue.

The bible says, in the book of Galatians 6:9 ESV

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

If you have faith and trust in the lord, and use Godly principles, and remain committed to these, then sustainable success is your portion (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv).

The bible says in the book of Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

It is normal to burn out. The bible says even the young, who ought to be full of strength develop fatigue. But, if you trust and hope in the lord, and remain committed, you will reach the pinnacle.

In the book of James 1:12, the bible says

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him”

Make a decision to learn how to commit today. Start by setting an alarm and waking up at 05:00 to take a jog. Do it and stick by it. Make a commitment to doing good, to improving your character.

Set goals, and aim to achieve them. It will be difficult.

The bible acknowledges this. In the book of Hebrews 12:11, it says,

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

After character, seek to be a person of unwavering commitment. If you can do this, then your success if guaranteed.

I (Prophet Shepherd Bushiri) pray that you may have strength and discipline. That your heart be filled with strength and a commitment to commit.


This article was written by Major 1 and originally published under the title:

Prophetic Advice: The pillars of business success (Part 1)


The metaphor of streams that feed the vast ocean: The pillars of business success (2)


Pillars of business success: The importance of Commitment


Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), First Black to Receive the Prestigious “Honorary US Citizenship” Given to Only 8 People of Exceptional Merit Since 1776

While testifying on February 25, 2018 at the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the biggest church in Africa also ranked as the world’s #1 fastest growing church, Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), informed his millions of followers that, he has been nominated to receive the Honorary US Citizenship Award and very soon, a ceremony will be held for that purpose.

For any well-informed person who is Black or who is a friend of the people of African descent, this historic award deserves celebration. Indeed, the United States of America has 2 main paths to citizenship:

  • birthright citizenship, in which any person born in the USA, or born abroad to a US citizen, is declared a citizen, and
  • naturalization, in which an immigrant is granted citizenship after applying for it and meeting certain requirements (e.g. biometric screenings, interviews, tests, and oaths).


The honorary citizenship of the United States is a highest award granted usually to a “non-United States citizen of exceptional merit, by an Act of Congress or by a proclamation issued by the President of the United States, pursuant to authorization granted by Congress”.

Unlike native citizens and naturalized citizens of the US which have certain rights, duties and benefits, honorary citizenship is not attached to any known unclassified rights, privileges and duties. It does not require an oath. For instance, Honorary US citizens are ineligible for US official or diplomatic passports. However, according to the US Government, “honorary citizenship is and should remain an extraordinary honor not lightly conferred nor frequently granted”.


Since its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4, 1776 until 2017, the United States of America has granted the Honorary US Citizenship to only 8 people. Six of these honorees received the award posthumously, some of them more than 200 years after their death, and two received it during their lifetime:


Each of these honorees has significantly impacted the US and / or the world:

  • Sir Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965), the first person to receive such an honor, was a prime minister of the United Kingdom and a loyal American ally during World War II.


  • Raoul Wallenberg (4 August 1912, death date unknown), a businessman, Swedish diplomat, who rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust during which six million European Jews were systematically murdered during World War II. Raoul Wallenberg himself was arrested and imprisoned by the Soviets in 1945, but until today, what happened to him and how he died is still unknown although the Soviets claimed that he died in 1947.


  • William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) and his second wife Hannah Callowhill Penn (11 February 1671 – 20 December 1726) were respectively the founder and administrator of the Province of Pennsylvania, the state where the United States Declaration of Independence was adopted. The State of Pennsylvania was named after their last name, Penn.


  • Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), an Albanian-Indian, Roman Catholic nun and missionary, was known for her charitable works with the poor in Calcutta (India) and across the globe.


  • Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), was a French general who served as an officer in the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783) also known as the American War of Independence. He significantly caused France to help the US’ colonies against Great Britain. He was a great ally of Thomas Jefferson (2 or 13 April 1743 – July 4, 1826), an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the US from 1801 to 1809.


  • Casimir Pulaski (4 or 6 March 1745 – October 11, 1779) was a notable Polish politician and military officer who fought and died for the US against the British during the American Revolutionary War in a way that he was nicknamed “The Father of the American Cavalry”.


  • Bernardo de Gálvez (25 July 1746 – 30 November 1786), a Spaniard general, governor of Louisiana, who risked his life to free the Americans by providing supplies, intelligence, and military support during the American Revolutionary War to the point that George Washington (22 February, 1732 – December 14, 1799), the first President of the United States (from 1789 to 1797) and one of the Founding Fathers of the US, considered him as “a deciding factor in the outcome of the Revolutionary War,”


Considering the status and impact of the people who were granted the honorary citizenship of the United States, it is obvious that this impressive honor is a proof of the historic impact that Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) is having in the world. Details of the services he provided for the US to deserve this prestigious honor at his young age may be classified and never revealed. However, some public records exist about his success in business and in ministry.


His success in business has been applauded throughout the world. He has invested a lot in the US and many other countries. In February 2018 alone, he invested $450 US million in the US economy. As of 2017, his business, Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI), which employs more than 10,000 people, has several entities (e.g. SB Hotels, SB Mining, SB Telecommunications, SB Beverages and SB Airways), has an asset worth more than $1.2 US billion, and has been strangely surging and growing at a very fast rate that defied projections. In February 2018, he received a Business Excellence Award (Person of the Year 2017) and was inducted in “Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame” by the prestigious African Leadership Magazine.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) - CEO Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) – Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017

His family, The Bushiri Family, has been ranked one of the 10 Africa’s most affluent families (https://www.africa.com/most-affluent-families). He is the only Malawian in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa. Major 1 is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, 27 gold mines, two diamond mines and other treasures that space and time do not allow to detail here. Since he relocated to South Africa three years ago, he is the only person who has been consistently filling up above its capacity the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest stadium, since its opening in 1989. In 2016, he was featured in a book that honored the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leadershttp://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/shepherdbushiri.

Certificate of Honor - Prophet Shepherd Bushiri-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders
Certificate of Honor – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

He authored several books and is a personal council to numerous Presidents and leaders around the world. He is also known for his massive charitable activities.


His impact goes beyond the Christian communities where he is known as the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the number one mega church in Africa. In his third year in South Africa, his church in that country alone has over 2000 home cells and over 400 branches, with more than 5000 branches worldwide. He also has many church branches and home cells in several states in the US (http://www.ecgministries.org). In 2017 alone, his church recorded over 800,000 people that gave their lives to Jesus through his ministries (http://www.psbministries.international). The greatest prophet of all time preaches more than three times per week to hundreds of thousands of people who attend his mega church at Pretoria Showgrounds. His TV channel, Prophetic Channel TV  (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world in English, French and Spanish.

It should not be surprising that he is called:

  • Major 1
  • The Most Influential Contemporary Prophet in the World,
  • The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,
  • The Richest Minister in the Whole World,
  • The Prophet of the Prophets,
  • The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,
  • The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,
  • The Fearless General,
  • The Sharpest Prophet in the World,
  • The Man of God Who Can Kill Any Demon,


Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/prophetess.mary.bushiri) and they have two daughters, Raphaella and Israella.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017

Major One always says that his achievements are “not because he is intelligent or clever, but because of the Grace of God”. As the leader of the contemporary prophetic movement, spoken by prophets thousands of years ago, is receiving one of the highest honors in the world at a very young age and at a time that all well-informed analyses point to an imminent end of the world, it is important that the reader of this article ponders on his stand with God and really ensure he or she is ready to meet the Creator of all things if the world ends now. Are you ready? Do you believe in the God of Major 1? If not, you better get ready for God, Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith, Bread of Life, Chief Cornerstone, Deliverer, Emmanuel, Everlasting Father, Faithful and True, God of Israel, Good Shepherd, Great High Priest, Head of the Church, I Am, King of Kings, King of the Jews, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Lord, Lord of All, Mediator, Messiah, Mighty God, One Who Sets Free, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Resurrection and the Life, Risen Lord, Rock of Ages, Sacrifice for Our Sins, Savior, Son of David, Son of Man, Son of the Most High, Supreme Creator Over All, The Door, The Life, The Truth, The Way, The Word, Victorious One, Wonderful Counselor, …, The God of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, The God of Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, The God of Prophet Uebert Angel, and the God of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1, … is coming back very soon.



Prophet Brave Mkandawire: One of the Young African Prophets Shaking the Nations

For centuries, western missionaries travelled to Africa to share the Word of God with the Africans. However, in recent years, because of the prophetic movement that is shaking Africa under the leadership of God’s Major Generals such as Prophet Shepherd Bushiri also known as Major 1 (from Malawi but based in South Africa), Prophet Uebert Angel (from Zimbabwe but living in the UK), Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin (from Nigeria), etc., countless people across the globe have been traveling to Africa, just to visit and receive prayers from true great prophets. Besides the major prophets mentioned above, several other young prophets are emerging in Africa and are shaking the world like never seen before since the creation of the world. This article presents Prophet Brave Chiswamtawa Mkandawire (https://www.facebook.com/brave.cmkandawire), one of these young African prophets doing wonders.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire
Prophet Brave Mkandawire

Brave Mkandawire was born in Mzuzu, the hometown of Major 1, in Malawi. He did not believe in God until he was 14. Indeed, thirteen years ago (in 2005), while he was smoking coming out of a restaurant in his hometown, he met a certain man of God by the name of Prophet Bernard Silungwe, who told him that he should stop what he was doing because God has called him as a Prophet. He accepted the call, gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ that same day, and started preaching that same year. To help him grow in the Lord, Prophet Bernard Silungwe connected him immediately to Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale (https://www.facebook.com/binala.lusale), who then became his spiritual father / mentor. Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale is the Founder of the “Glory of God International Ministries” in Malawi. According to the testimony of Prophet Brave Mkandawire, “Apostle Lusale is a great man of God whom God has entrusted into raising ministers. In Malawi, a lot of men and women of God have been highly impacted with his teaching ministry”. Apostle Lusale is a friend of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) and one of the first men of God who believed very early in the prophetic ministry of Major 1. Apostle Lusale even ministered many times during live services at Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in Pretoria, where hundreds of thousands of Christians meet every week to listen to the words of Major 1, the richest and sharpest prophet of all time.

Two weeks after being born again, Brave Mkandawire started prophesying. The anointing upon him was so strong that about three years later (in 2008), he founded his own ministry: “Fountain Of Peace Ministries International”. Those days, he was studying at Luwinga Secondary School, where he managed to turn almost the whole school to Jesus. He was the main Christian reader at the campus and was well known by the teachers and students in Mzuzu. While still serving the Lord, he managed to graduate from that high school (Class of 2009). In 2014, he followed the divine instruction to relocate to Windhoek, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.

So far, Prophet Brave has managed to open two branches in Malawi (one in Mzuzu City and another one in Lilongwe City), two ministerial branches in Namibia (in Rundu Town and in Windhoek City), one branch in Cape Town, South Africa. His ministries have impacted lives beyond the borders of Africa and he has preached in several countries including:

  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • etc.

Several signs and wonders have been following his ministries:

  • the lame have walked
  • the eyes have opened for the blind
  • chronic diseases (e.g. HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis, Cancer) were healed
  • miracle money and miracle debt cancellation occur very often
  • people have gotten instant promotions
  • possessed people were delivered from witchcraft, demons and curses
  • bareness has been destroyed and many women have conceived
  • instant marital breakthroughs have taken place many times
  • instant business breakthroughs were received
  • drunks and smokers were delivered and converted into men and women of God
  • prostitutes were delivered and turned into worshippers
  • less privileged (e.g. orphans, widows and the fatherless) received assistance
  • dead people were raised to life
  • etc.

His real concern about the ongoing prophetic movement is that, “some people have turned its gear from setting people free from bondages, revealing Jesus Christ to the Nations of the World, rebuking sin and pointing people to salvation and righteousness to entertainment, which is never the will of God”. He believes that “God has entrusted his ministry and calling to contribute in putting order in the prophetic movement”. He hopes to open branches everywhere across the globe. In 2018, he has scheduled crusades in a lot of African countries like Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. Prophet Brave Mkandawire is happily married to Selma Mkandawire and, so far, they have a daughter, Princess Mkandawire. To contact Prophet Brave Mkandawire, please visit his Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/brave.cmkandawire.

As we are learning more about the contemporary prophetic revolution, let’s not forget that, about 900-800 years before Jesus Christ, Prophet Joel prophesied that: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams…” (Acts 2:17 / Joel 2: 28). For a long time, prophecy has not been the specialty of young men, but of old people. Most of the major prophets in the Bible (e.g. Elijah, Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc.) did not prophecy in their young age, but in their old age. For instance, Moses was 80 years before starting his prophetic journey that delivered the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt. Therefore, the emergence of the prophetic revolution in Africa (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv/videos) under the leadership of young prophets is a warning and confirmation sign that, we are really living in the last days foretold thousands of years ago. Are you ready to meet your Maker / Creator, the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ? Otherwise, you better believe and give your life to Him today before it becomes too late.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG




Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day




Malawi pro-govt news outlet names Prophet Bushiri its ‘Personality of the Year 2017’

A pro-government news site, Maravi Post, gave Bushiri the honour on Friday after recognising that  runs the church which has over 300 000 registered members in South Africa alone and  is followed by 1.7 million followers on Facebook and nearly 2.6 million TV viewers on his Prophetic Channel.

The publication says it honours  “Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (also known as “Major One”) for his tireless, inspiring, comforting and support of people everywhere – locally and globally.”

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – Major 1 praying on his knees

It notes that Bushiri holds crusades, and economic and social gatherings in Malawi, South Africa, the USA, Venezuela and Australia. Recently he was the guest of the South Sudan government, where he signed a MoU that will create a mining investment partnership that will enhance the north eastern African country’s mining sector.

He has been to Malawi, even making donations to the hungry, prisoners and those in hospital.

But he does not just do that in Malawi. He has reached out to prisons in Nigeria, donated to the sick and underprivileged in South Africa, the relief food and paid needy students’ fees in Malawi—just everything.


“Bushiri activities demonstrate love and care for the people. It is not a wonder that some people are debating whether the Man of God can become a next leader for Malawi,” the news site says.

It quotes Nophi Phumisa, a Master of Arts in Political Science student at a university in Australia, saying  Prophet Bushiri’s rise to global stardom is a story that “most Malawians of goodwill admire and those with ill intention greatly despise and burn with envy.”

Senior Editor Janet Karim agreed and said: “The first time I attended a fund raiser in early 2017 that the New York ECG satellite hosted with the Prophet in attendance, I was overwhelmed at grassroots raising of funds. We have this ability in Malawi, we just do not harness it well nor do we account for the use of the funds. Many churches have built houses of prayer, others have also enhanced resources by creating commercial enterprises. Accountability is at the core of these ventures.

Prophet Bushiri ventures out, casting the net widely and the catch is overwhelming and inspiring. People should not critic him; they should emulate him.

“And his charitable ways make great sense of the multiplication of the two fish and five loaves of bread. That Great prophet did say that we would ‘do greater things than these.’ ” Karim said in quotes attributed to her.


The prophet is recognized for numerous achievements he has made that directly or indirectly impact the society including:

  • He runs the world’s fastest growing ministries, currently with over one million people, and, also, with established branches in all the world’s six continents; with 300,000 in South Africa.
  • His Prophetic Channel TV broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world. The TV recently launched its French and Spanish broadcasts.
  • He is the only church leader in South Africa whose Sunday Services pulls more than 60,000 people.
  • He is the only Malawian, outside politics, who receives state protection in every country he travels.
  • With 2.2 million likes on his Facebook page, he is the only Malawian with the largest following on Facebook.
  • He is Malawi’s youngest and largest employer. His Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI) entities employ over 10,000 people, and 70 percent of them are Malawians.
  • Every year, he spends K2 billion on charitable activities in different countries, with Malawi enjoying the lion’s share at 60 percent.
  • He only eats organic food from Malawi.
  • He is the only African church leader to consistently fill up the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest soccer stadium.
  • He is the only man in Africa driving a 2017 Rolls Royce Black Badge, which is worth K1.2 billion.
  • He is the only church leader from Malawi to be featured in the prestigious New African magazine and, again, the only Malawian to be named, by Africa.com, as one of the 10 affluent and influential families in Africa.
  • He is the only Malawian added in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa.
  • He is the only man of God who has met almost all Heads of States and governments in Africa — except Malawi’s Peter Mutharika.
  • He is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, and 27 gold mines.
  • In his mid-thirties, he is Malawi’s most published author with 17 books on religion, finance; and entrepreneurship to his credit.

Source: https://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi-pro-govt-news-outlet-names-prophet-bushiri-personality-year-2017/


300 Next-Generation African Leaders and Entrepreneurs get $6.2m – University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic


University of Abomey-Calavi Under Prof Brice Sinsin Becomes First Francophone West African University to Join Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Cotonou, Benin, November 9, 2017 – The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost today with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.

Prof Sinsin lors du lancement

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.

The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.



About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.

About the University of Abomey-Calavi

Crée en 1970, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est la plus ancienne et la plus grande université publique du Bénin. Avec une population estudiantine estimée à 85.000 inscrits pour l’année universitaire 2016-2017, l’Université est un véritable lieu du savoir ayant formé la majorité des élites de la nation béninoise. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est un établissement d’enseignement et de recherche du supérieur offrant une grande variété de formation couvrant les domaines des sciences de la santé, sciences et technologies, sciences agronomiques, sciences juridiques et politiques, sciences économiques et de gestion, sciences humaines et sociales, lettres, arts et langages, et les sciences de l’éducation. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi entretient des relations de coopération avec une multitude d’institutions d’enseignement supérieur dans le monde afin de renforcer la qualité de ses propres programmes de formation et de recherche. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est également récipiendaire de prix internationaux qui célèbrent la qualité de sa gouvernance académique et administrative. Pour en savoir plus, consulter www.uac.bj.

Source: http://www.mastercardfdn.org/university-of-abomey-calavi-joins-scholars-program




300 Next-Generation African Leaders and Entrepreneurs get $6.2m – University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic

The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost  with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.


The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.

By EABW REPORTER, Thursday, November 09th, 2017

Source: http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=6042&pLv=3&srI=107&spI=6035&cI=10

Prof Sinsin et des laureatsProf Sinsin et groupes d'etudiantsProf Sinsin remet un paquet

Assistant lors du lancement


Podium lors du lancement







Prof Sinsin during launch mastercard

Élections rectorales à l’UAC : le Professeur Maxime da-Cruz élu nouveau recteur de l’UAC avec 65.50% des suffrages

Maxime da Cruz, nouveau recteur de l'UAC

Au terme du second tour des élections rectorales qui a eu lieu ce 8 novembre 2017, la liste “Nouvelle Vision” de Maxime da Cruz est arrivée en tête avec 65.50% des suffrages contre 34.50% pour “Myba Excellence”. Il devient donc le prochain recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Uac).

Les résultats du premier tour des élections donnaient en tête les listes “Nouvelle vision” de Maxime da Cruz et “Myba Excellence” de Delphin Mèhinto. Le nouveau recteur qui succède à Brice Sinsin était son premier vice-recteur.

La nouvelle équipe rectorale que dirigera Maxima da Cruz prend service le 18 décembre prochain pour un mandat de trois ans.



Élections rectorales à l’UAC : le Professeur Maxime da-Cruz élu recteur selon les grandes tendances

La liste NOUVELLE VISION du Professeur Maxime da-Cruz , au vue des chiffres sortis des dépouillements au niveau des bureaux de vote, sort gagnant des élections rectorales. Elle vient donc à bout de la liste MYBA-EXCELLENCE du Professeur Delphin Mehinto, qui n’est pas visiblement arrivé à convaincre les électeurs, ceci malgré son alliance avec la liste EXCELLENCE.

Selon les grandes tendances, la liste NOUVELLE VISION vient en tête avec 617 voix soit un pourcentage de 65,50% suivie de la liste MYBA-EXCELLENCE avec 327 voix soit un pourcentage de 34,50%. Cette fois-ci c’est la meilleure, le Professeur da-Cruz succède au recteur Brice Sinsin , sauf retournement de situation, car il appartient à la commission de supervision de donner les résultats provisoires et définitifs.

Ces résultats montrent qu’au delà de ce qu’on pourrait penser, la participation de da-Cruz à la gestion de l’équipe rectorale sortante n’a véritablement pas pesé dans le choix des électeurs. Il aurait pu être victime d’un vote sanction , si l’on doit se fier aux différentes critiques enregistrées contre cette gestion.

La bataille aura été longue , mais au bout du rouleau une nouvelle ère s’ouvre pour

l’université d’Abomey-Calavi. Le nouveau recteur prend officiellement service le 18 décembre 2017.



Élections rectorales à l’Uac : Maxime da Cruz élu nouveau recteur

Le professeur MAXIME-DA-CRUZ élu recteur de l'Uac

Le professeur MAXIME-DA-CRUZ élu recteur de l’Uac

C’est le professeur Maxime da Cruz qui succède au recteur sortant Brice Sinsin à la tête de l’université d’Abomey-Calavi. Le second tour des élections rectorales qui a opposé ce mercredi 8 novembre 2017 la liste Nouvelle Vision  de Maxime da Cruz à celle de MYBA Excellence dirigée par le professeur Delphin Mehinto a livré son verdict dans la soirée de ce même mercredi. Selon les grandes tendances, la liste Nouvelle Vision  vient en tête avec 617 voix soit un pourcentage de 65,50% suivie de la liste MYBA Excellence avec 327 voix soit un pourcentage de 34,50%. Dans les heures à suivre, le président de la commission de supervision Kossivi Attikleme devra proclamer les résultats provisoires et définitifs. Le nouveau recteur prendra service le 18 décembre prochain. Maxime da Cruz a été vice recteur pour le mandat de Brice Sinsin.

Marcus Koudjènoumè


Prophet Wakisa Chizaso Walking in the Footsteps of His Spiritual Father Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1

In the Bible, we learn about prophets and their sons like Elijah and Elisha. Today, for those who are aware of the prophetic revolution which is shaking Africa, particularly South African countries, the name of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), PhD, no longer needs an introduction. Major 1 has many sons and daughters, but very little is written about some of them. This article is about one of the earliest and closest sons of Major 1: Prophet Wakisa Chizaso (aka Hon 1 Major) (https://www.facebook.com/Hon1Major) who is also doing wonders across the globe.

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso
Prophet Wakisa Chizaso

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is originally from Nkhata Bay District (Malawi), a few kilometers from Mzuzu, the hometown of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso was born in a family of 5. At that time, his parents used to attend the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP Church). Consequently, he grew up in that church. His birth and childhood had severe complications such that his parents lost hope that he would live. For instance, he was born blind and had intestines outside his body and he was bleeding about 125 milliliters daily for 15 years. His parents thought he would die any day. Henceforth, his parents named him Wakisa which in his dialect Karonga means “God have mercy.” Because of the complications Prophet Wakisa Chizaso faced early in life, his parents took him to witchdoctors and medical doctors, but no healing happened. Medical doctors were refusing to operate on him saying he may die any day. Those days, he was a teacher and active leader in the CCAP Church.


One night, the God of Mercy sent him an Angel in his dreams. The Angel of the Lord touched his head and healed him from all his diseases. In that dream, he heard a voice telling him: “you are my honorable vessel which l have called and chosen to save lost souls, heal their diseases, see what people are passing through and prophecy to them…” Immediately afterwards, he woke up from the dream, his eyes opened, and he started seeing for the first time, no more bleeding nor intestines outside his body. The words he heard in the dream and the scope of the miracles that are following him today are some of the reasons he is called Hon 1 Major.


Since he was in primary school, he was foretelling and foreseeing things which all came to pass. However, he did not know his calling till he met Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who officially led him to Jesus Christ on August 24, 2007 in Mzuzu City. Immediately, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri became his spiritual father, meaning that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is one of the very early sons of Major 1. In his own words, Prophet Wakisa said: “Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is a man who has built my spiritual life and my prophetic ministry. l am advancing because of his mentorship on me. Without him, l could not go far since no one can make it in life without a coach”. For example, the first mansion that Prophet Wakisa had in Malawi was given to him by Major 1. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso also respects and is grateful to Senior Prophet Justice Hara, one of the best longtime sons of Major 1, for the teaching and help he gave him during the early days of his ministry.


Prophet Wakisa Chizaso was studying at Mzuzu University in Malawi when he finally understood his calling. Because of the burning calling in him to serve God, he withdrew. He later tried to earn a degree in Accountancy at Malawi College of Accountancy, but could not finish because of his busy schedule with his ministries. Because of the enlightenment he received about the Word of God and his calling, he left the Church of Central African Presbyterian, and founded the Honorable Prophet Wakisa Chizaso Ministries (HPWCM) and the Revival International Christian Center (RICC) Church. Today, he is based in Midrand, South Africa and God has been using him mightily in teaching, wisdom, revelations, detailed prophecies, instant healings, and deliverances. Many people testified that he is very sharp, accurate and microscopic in forensic prophecies. His services are filled with shocking miracles. For instance, in his ministries, dead people come back to life, incurable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer have been healed, people very often get miracle money and miracle airtime on their phone. When asked how he healed those diseases, he answered that he is not the healer but God who “fills him of Higher Dimensional Spiritual Energy which heals diseases, delivers people from demons and makes people rich”. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso believes that “the Lord has anointed him to bring lost souls to Him, heal and deliver people, restore whatsoever they have lost, release what they lack, anoint them into different offices, lift their spiritual dimension and connect them to higher spiritual energy of the Holy Spirit”.


One of his favorite quotes is 1 Samuel 9: 6: “But the servant said to him, ‘Look, there is a man of God in this town. He is highly honorable. Everything that he says really happens. Now let’s go there. Perhaps he will tell us where we should go from here’.” Similarly, because of the signs and wonders which are accompanying his ministries, countless people across the globe flock to him all the time via his International Visitor Program so he ministers to them. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso has preached in 37 countries including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, USA, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Congo, Zambia, etc. As of 2017, he has laid hands on and prayed for 7 Presidents and heads of nations one on one.

In addition to his ministries, he is a successful business person. He is a Forex Business Trader. He owns an investment company called Hon Investments and a clothing company, Retro Honorable Clothing Company. He has an Agribusiness specialized in maize (corn) farming. He also has a Supply Business, and is into Real Estates (properties) business. He is working on a channel TV called lmpact TV in Malawi. Additionally, he is the Founder of the “Healing On The Network Channel” (HON TV), an international TV channel on DSTV.


Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is happily married to Prophetess Sarah Chizaso and so far, they have one Son, Asa Shepherd Chizaso named after Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) to thank God for giving him Major 1 as his father. Their wedding was officiated by Major 1 himself in an ECG (Enlightened Christian Gathering) Church. Together with his wife, Prophet Wakisa Chizaso runs a charitable organization called “Save the World”, which supports the less privileged such as widows, orphans, the sick and rescue missions during natural disasters.

To contact Prophet Wakisa, please email prophetwakisa@gmail.com  or visit his social media:

Facebook at : : https://www.facebook.com/Hon1Major

Twitter at https://twitter.com/Hon1Major

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/Hon1Major

Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/116061280046332735152

You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIi0TDZg9M7nJ2tH9MsfNQ


Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife, Prophetess Sarah Chizaso during their wedding officiated by their Spiritual Father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1).

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife, Prophetess Sarah Chizaso, during their wedding officiated by their Spiritual Father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1).


Some of the orphans and needy that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife help through their charitable organization, “Save the World.
Some of the orphans and needy that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife help through their charitable organization, “Save the World.



Prophet Wakisa Chizaso praying
Prophet Wakisa Chizaso praying



Distinction au sein des universités d’Afrique : Brice Sinsin distingué en qualité de meilleur gestionnaire d’université et meilleur scientifique de l’Afrique

A quelques semaines de la fin de son second mandat en qualité de recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Uac), le Professeur Brice Augustin Sinsin est honoré. Il a été distingué en qualité de « meilleur gestionnaire d’université et du meilleur scientifique de l’Afrique ». La proclamation a eu lieu ce jeudi 26 Octobre 2017 à Lilongwe au Malawi devant des ministres du Malawi, du Liberia et de l’Ouganda ainsi que des représentants de la Banque Mondiale, de la fondation Bill et Melinda Gates, de la FAO. En présence de 66 recteurs et présidents d’universités africaines ainsi que plusieurs doyens et directeurs d’écoles/instituts, l’agronome Brice Sinsin, vient rehausser l’image de l’Uac. Des trois tops sur les dizaines de compétiteurs, il s’en sort premier meilleur recteur avec 20.000 dollars. Il est suivi de l’Afrique du Sud qui a occupé la deuxième place avec 15.000 dollars et l’Ethiopie qui est venue comme troisième sur la liste avec 10.000 dollars. En plus de cette somme, le récipiendaire a également reçu un lourd trophée et un certificat cadré. Notons qu’avant cette grande distinction, ce manager de l’enseignement supérieur béninois a déjà porté le flambeau de l’Uac et du Bénin, très haut dans les grandes rencontres académiques. Récemment, il a fait honorer le Bénin à la 14ème conférence générale de l’Association des Universités Africaines (AUA) tenue du 5 au 8 juin 2017 à Accra au Ghana. A cet effet, le Recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, le Professeur Brice Sinsin a été désigné, a l’issue d’un vote au cours de cette conférence, pour siéger au Conseil d’Administration de ladite Association. Pendant qu’il s’apprête à déposer le tablier avec un bilan élogieux, désormais envié par d’autres universités d’Afrique, et reconnu à l’international, le Bénin devra lui aussi se préparer à honorer ce gestionnaire d’université qui laisse des empreints sur son passage à la tête de l’Uac.

L’institution Uac a enregistré 24 prix avec Sinsin
En dépit de ses moyens limités, la première université nationale du Bénin, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, a réussi à battre le record des prix sous l’équipe du recteur Brice Sinsin. Au total, l’Uac en tant qu’institution, a reçu 24 prix à l’international en six (06) ans. Au nombre des prix reçus, on peut citer entre autres, le Prix de la «Meilleure université régionale», remporté avec le titre de «Meilleur Manager de l’année» pour le Recteur de l’Uac, le Professeur Brice Sinsin, en Grande-Bretagne, lors du Sommet des Leaders d’Oxford, conjointement organisé par la Fondation Europe Business Assembly et le Club des Recteurs d’Europe, Prix World Quality Commitment (WQC) de la Fondation Business Initiative Direction, dans les catégories «Or», à New York, et «Platine» à Paris. A cela, s’ajoute le prestigieux Prix International Aristote, « Four Seasons Hotel » d’Istanbul en Turquie au cours du Sommet des Leaders organisé par World Business Assembly. L’Uac a été également distinguée par la World Confederation of Business (WORLDCOB) avec l’un des prix entrepreneuriaux les plus importants au monde : « BIZZ 2016 ». Cette reconnaissance lui a été décernée en 2016 lors d’une cérémonie de gala qui a eu lieu dans l’historique Hôtel Intercontinental The Willard à Washington DC.


Originallement publié sur http://levenementprecis.com/2017/10/27/distinction-au-sein-des-universites-dafrique-brice-sinsin-reconnu-meilleur-gestionnaire/

Interview du Président Daniel Edah sur le Recensement Administratif à Vocation d’Identification de la Population (Ravip) au Bénin

Le Recensement administratif à vocation d’identification de la population (Ravip) initié par le régime du Président Talon suscite la polémique dans l’opinion publique béninoise depuis quelques semaines. Pour en parler, une équipe de « Bénin Web Tv » s’est entretenue avec le Président du Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire (Mps), Daniel Edah. C’est donc à son domicile situé dans l’arrondissement de Pahou (Commune de Ouidah) que cet ancien cadre de l’Organisation international de la francophonie nous a reçu dans la soirée du jeudi 19 octobre 2017. L’accueil était chaleureux, très…


Assis dans un fauteuil bourré brune de type « présidentiel » au milieu d’une vaste pièce sobrement décorée, Daniel Edah a d’abord livré ses appréciations du projet du Ravip avant de porter son regard d’expert international sur les craintes soulevées par les uns et les autres dans la mise en œuvre du projet. Candidat non élu à la présidentielle de mars 2016, Daniel Edah a également exprimé au cours notre entretien, son souhait pour la réussite de l’opération du Ravip et a lancé un vibrant appel au Président Talon. Lisez plutôt.


Quelle est votre appréciation du projet du Ravip au Bénin ?

Merci pour l’opportunité que vous me donnez de me prononcer sur cette initiative gouvernementale. Dans un premier temps, je tiens à saluer l’initiative parce qu’elle n’est une invention du Président Patrice Talon. Il se fait que c’est lui qui la met en œuvre sinon, d’autres acteurs avant les élections de 2016 ont eu à proposer un outil pareil.


Pour ceux qui ont eu l’occasion de parcourir mon projet de société, alors que j’étais candidat à l’élection présidentielle au point 55 de nos 77 engagements pour le Bénin, nous disions : « Reprendre le recensement administratif à vocation d’état civil, attribuer un numéro d’identification à vie à chaque béninois, instituer une nouvelle carte d’identité nationale à prix subventionné et permettre à chaque citoyen béninois de disposer de sa carte nationale d’identité. Ce nouveau système d’identification servira de base à l’amélioration du système électoral ».


Pour ceux qui se souviennent, ce projet de société avait été déjà débattu en juin-juillet 2015, longtemps avant qu’on ne soit au courant que le Président Patrice Talon allait être candidat. Donc aujourd’hui en tant que acteur politique inscrit dans l’opposition au régime dit de la « Rupture », du « Nouveau Départ » ou du « Bénin Révélé », dire que je ne salue pas cette initiative serait me contredire.


Quelle analyse faites-vous des craintes des uns et des autres au sujet du projet du Ravip ?

Oui ! Ce sont des craintes légitimes, c’est une contestation légitime à deux titres. D’abord, nous venons d’éviter de justesse, une révision de notre constitution qui devrait entre autres consacrer le règne du 666 sur le Bénin. Ce que j’appelle 666, c’est le mandat présidentiel de 6 ans, le mandat des députés de 6 ans, le mandat des maires de 6 ans et quand ont aligne, ça fait 666, au-delà de tous les autres aspects que ce projet du Président Patrice Talon comportait. Depuis le rejet de ce projet controversé, le gouvernement a décidé de faire de la politique avec « ruse » et « rage »… ça, c’est ce qui concerne nos réalités internes. Il y a d’autres éléments sur lesquels je préfère passer.


Mais … l’opérateur « Safran », pour ce que nous savons, cet opérateur est au cœur de la crise électorale au Kenya, cet opérateur a été condamné récemment pour des faits de corruption au Nigéria. Il est clair que cet opérateur a des antécédents négatifs qui montrent qu’il est au centre de la mafia, de la manipulation des chiffres, du tripatouillage. Si ce marché avait été attribué par appel d’offres, ça ne poserait aucun problème mais que ça se fasse de gré à gré et que ce soit cet opérateur à problème que l’on a choisi, je me dis, il y a un gros risque…


Peut-être que le gouvernement n’avait pas meilleur choix que « Safran » !

Pourquoi est-ce que dans cette attribution du marché gré à gré, on a préféré aller au-delà des frontières béninoises ? Moi je vous dis qu’il y a au moins un opérateur de nationalité béninoise qui dispose de la technologie sur place ici pour faire ce travail. Cet opérateur avait été déjà floué dans le cadre de la Lépi (Liste électorale permanente informatisée – ndlr) puisque associé à l’élaboration du cahier de charges et après on l’a abandonné pour aller choisir d’autres. (…)


Moi je n’ai aucun problème avec les étrangers qui font affaires au Bénin ! Je suis pour l’ouverture du Bénin aux investisseurs étrangers, à tous ceux qui peuvent apporter une plus-value à notre économie. Mais quand on a la solution chez soi, on l’abandonne pour aller ailleurs et que la solution qu’on va chercher ailleurs a déjà fait ses preuves en termes de fraudes ailleurs, eh bien, je me demande ce que nous prépare le régime du Président Patrice Talon en fonçant parce que ce régime fonce. Dans sa politique de « ruse » et de « rage », il ne s’arrête devant rien du tout, rien ne les effraie, ils foncent…


On parle de recensement administratif… il y a-t-il alors matière à craindre que le Ravip devienne un instrument électoral ?

Je souhaite que les organisations de la société civile qui, pour moi, craignent à juste titre le pire, n’aient pas raison, je souhaite que les syndicats n’aient pas raison, qu’en dehors du MPS (Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire), les autres partis politiques de l’opposition, enfin !… ceux qui ont le courage de s’afficher opposition, je souhaite qu’ils n’aient pas raison. Mais avec le régime du Président Patrice Talon, nous devons apprendre à être sur nos gardes.


Voilà un Président, qui avait promis en tant que candidat ne faire qu’un seul mandat. Et je puis vous assurer que ça fait partie des raisons pour lesquelles, entre les deux tours, le candidat Daniel Edah l’avait soutenu ! Après, ce qu’il a voulu faire passer coûte que coûte n’a pas marché, il dit j’aviserai. Si on nous fabrique un Ravip tripatouillé et qu’après on avise pour dire que « les élections coûtent chères, nous avons déjà un outil, qu’on aille puiser dans cela pour actualiser la Lépi », nous avons déjà dit « Oui », l’outil Ravip existe, les données existent, donc à priori ce sont les données de tous les béninois, qu’est-ce que nous allons dire ? On va dire « Non » ? On ne refusera pas ! C’est une question de logique !


Ils ne l’ont pas encore dit. Mais si ça se disait ? Nous devons anticiper… Si on conduit cet outil stratégique dans un climat non consensuel, ça veut dire qu’on n’aime pas le Bénin. Cet outil, s’il est bien conduit, va assoir les bases d’une bonne planification du développement de notre pays à tous les niveaux : au niveau sécuritaire, au niveau financier, au niveau économique, au niveau social… Franchement ! C’est un outil que moi j’avais proposé en tant que candidat pour le Bénin, aujourd’hui, le Président Patrice Talon veut le mettre en œuvre, je ne peux souhaiter que cela se réalise mais il ne faut pas que cela se réalise dans un climat de non consensus, il ne faut pas que cela se fasse à pas forcé…


Pensez-vous donc que le moment est mal choisi pour lancer le Ravip ?

Oui ! Le moment est très mal choisi ! Malheureusement, le régime dit de la « Rupture », du « Nouveau Départ », de « Bénin Révélé » … force une campagne précoce pour les élections législative de 2019 ! (…) De toute façon, moi je suis pour la paix dans mon pays. Je sais que le Bénin est prédestiné à une prospérité solidaire, c’est pourquoi notre parti, le Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire, se refuse de faire la politique de la « ruse » et de la « rage ».


Nous souhaitons que le Président Patrice Talon pour une fois, entende le peuple, entende la société civile, entende les syndicats, entende tous ceux qui ne chantent pas, ne dansent pas « Rupture », entende tous ceux qui ne sont pas dans le « Bénin Révélé », tous ceux qui attendent encore le « Nouveau Départ » parce qu’on nous a promis le « Nouveau Départ », mais on attend encore… Nous avons serré les ceintures en attendant que le bonheur promis n’arrive.


Quelle est alors votre proposition pour la réussite du Ravip ?

Le Climat de méfiance est très grand maintenant pour qu’on puisse lancer cet outil stratégique là. Il ne faut pas forcer, il ne faut pas forcer, il ne faut pas forcer… Je ne suis pas contre le Ravip, mais je souhaite qu’on puisse différer sa mise en œuvre. On laisse passer les élections législatives de 2019 et au lendemain des élections législatives de 2019 on enclenche le processus, là, on serait dans un climat plus ou moins serein.


Votre mot de fin…

Le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la discorde. Le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la « ruse » et dans la « rage ». La « ruse » et la « rage » ne rassemblent pas, elles divisent et le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la division. Un outil comme le Ravip n’a pas besoin de « ruse » et de « rage ». J’en appelle à la conscience et à la foi de tous ceux-là qui croient en Dieu parce que je sais que le peuple béninois est éminemment croyant dans la diversité de nos croyances religieuses et pour l’amour de Dieu, je demande que la balle soit ramenée à terre et que nous puissions aller au dialogue, choisir un moment où il y a le consensus pour réaliser cet outil.


La non-réalisation du Ravip n’empêchera pas le Président Patrice Talon de mener une politique qui donne à manger au peuple béninois, ne l’empêchera pas de faire en sorte qu’il y ait une politique qui permet l’émancipation économique de notre pays. Je sais qu’il peut, sinon il ne serait pas là. Je prie pour qu’il réussisse parce que s’il échoue, c’est nous tous qui aurons échoué et tous ceux qui disent aimer Dieu, pour tous ceux qui disent croire à Dieu puissent savoir que conduire le Ravip à pas forcé avec « ruse » et « rage », c’est démontrer le désamour pour notre pays. Je sais qu’ils aiment le Bénin et je sais qu’ils vont m’entendre. Dieu bénisse le Bénin, je vous remercie.

Cet article est originalement publié par Ignace SOSSOU le 23 Oct 2017 sur  https://beninwebtv.com/2017/10/benin-ravip-regime-talon-devons-etre-nos-gardes-dixit-daniel-edah/  sous le titre: Bénin – Ravip : « avec le régime Talon, nous devons être sur nos gardes » dixit Daniel Edah.


Daniel Edah
Mr. Daniel Edah

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) Shook Washington DC during the Launch of ECG America

On August 29 and 30, 2017, countless people came from all corners all the globe to attend the launch of ECG America in Washington DC under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), PhD (www.psbministries.international). The two-day conference was filled with prophecies, healings, deliverance, impartation, preaching, testimonies, praise, and worship of the God of Major 1.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.

The prophet spent most of the first day of the conference prophesying, while on the second day, he delivered people, prayed for them, and laid hands on everyone in the attendance one by one. Prophecies were popping up like popcorn as the crowd was hungry to hear what the God of Major 1 had to tell them. As an example, in the crowd was a lady who never believed in the prophet, but who was brought to the conference by her cousin. The prophet located that lady and prophesied over her. He also mentioned to her cousin things that she had kept secret in her heart including the man she wrongly thought was going to be her husband after she saw him on TV, downloaded his picture and kept believing that the man will marry her one day. The lady was shocked and confessed that she now believes that Major 1 is a true man of God (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries). Two delegations which traveled from Pakistan and India, just to attend the conference, were also accurately located by Major 1 who prophesied over them. Several people were shocked by the accuracy of the prophecies of Dr. Major 1. During the deliverance service, demons manifested in some attendees and many people were shocked that, regardless of their race, people came together to be delivered by the God of Major 1.

Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.
Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

During the conference, several people were given the opportunity to publicly testify about what the God of Major 1 has done for them. Someone testified about how he came to the conference using a ride by a friend, but surprisingly received a miracle car while he was at the conference. People were miraculously healed including a lame person in wheel chair which started walking, etc. Space and time did not permit to detail what took place in the international ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Washington DC where the conference was hosted. In addition to what they have received from the God of Major 1, the attendees were filled with joy and satisfaction when Major 1 revealed that he will be coming back to the US very soon to launch ECG New York, then ECG California, and later ECG Atlanta, etc. Meanwhile, ECG is already operational in many states in the USA and during the conference, the leaders of these ECG groups and cells were introduced.

Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC
Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC.

Husband of Priscilla Ngambi,  Pastor Brian Ngambi is the National Pastor and Coordinator of  ECG Ministries in America (www.ecgministries.com). Under his leadership during the conference, about one hundred sons and daughters on Major 1 received an intensive stewardship training during which they learned about prophetic prayer, how to take care of God’s goods with accountability, faithfulness, ownership to receive the reward from the God of Major 1. These ECG stewards also learned about the domains and forms of anointing. Under the leadership of Mr. Laston Geoffrey Mkhalipi, the Director of Branding and the International Events Coordinator at ECG, the stewards learned about the organigramme of ECG and some stewardship principles. The next step in the training of these stewards before their ordination by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, is to spend time with him in prayer at a mountain or in church or wherever God will choose. Before ending the conference, the ECG Anthem was executed after Major 1 cut the ribbon to prophetically launch ECG Washington DC (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc).


Surely, the God of Major 1 is going to shake America like never before as He is already manifesting himself mightily through Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, who, born as a Muslim but brought to God by Jesus himself, had his first revelation of Jesus Christ at the age of 3, started preaching and prophesying by the age of 4. Right now, ECG Church is the most prolific church in the world and one of the biggest with more than 350,000 members in Pretoria, South Africa, alone. Glory and praise be to God for what He is doing in our generation (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) through His Servant, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1:

The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,

The Richest Minister in the Whole World,

The PROPHET of the Prophets,

The World’s Youngest $$$ Billionaire & Philanthropist,

The Husband of Prophetess Mary Bushiri,

The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,

The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,

The Fearless GENERAL Who Can Kill Demons,

The #1 Son of the Emeritus, the Black Elijah, Prophet Uebert Angel !!!

Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC
Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America in Washington D.C.

The renowned South Africa based minister Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D.  (www.psbministries.international) commonly known as Major 1, will be visiting the USA to inaugurate the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Ministries in America during a conference at the Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20009, on Aug 29 – Aug 30, 2017 (3 pm -12 midnight each day).


ECG Church is known as the world’s #1 arena where crazy prophecies (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv), prophetic deliverance, healings, miracles, wonders, teachings, happen every day in a way that thousands of visitors travel across the world just to visit the church headquarter in Pretoria, South Africa, to be prayed for by Major 1, the sharpest prophet of all time. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) has affected and continues to affect lives worldwide. Several people from all corners of the globe have been testifying about how God, today known as the God of Major 1, has been changing their lives through the man of God.


As of 2017, ECG Church is the fastest growing church in the world and one of the world’s largest churches by membership. Indeed, since its foundation about five years ago in Malawi, the home country of the prophet, ECG Church has branches in all the continents. In South Africa alone, the church membership grew from about a dozen people at its beginning in 2015 to over 350,000 members in less than 3 years. Major 1 has thousands of followers in America (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc) and even before the official launch of ECG in the United States, branches and cells are already operational in many states such as:


  • California (e.g. Los Angeles)
  • Connecticut
  • Florida (soon)
  • Georgia (e.g. Atlanta)
  • Illinois (e.g. Chicago)
  • Indiana (e.g. Indianapolis) soon
  • Maine (Portland)
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Islands,
  • Texas (e.g. Dallas)
  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C., etc.


Prior to the official launch of ECG America (www.ecgministries.com), headquartered in Washington DC, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri already held services in the US including the historic New York Prophetic Night (17 August 2016), the Prophetic Dinner in Dallas TX (4 July 2017), etc.


Concomitantly to his prophetic ministry, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is also a very successful businessman that received many awards across the globe including “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” (http://africandiasporaleaders.com/ShepherdBushiri). He is the world’s youngest multi-billionaire (US dollars of course), the world’s richest minister, and the most acclaimed and sought-after man of God in the world today. As of 2017, this philanthropist is the richest person in Africa, owning businesses in all continents and venturing in many industries (www.shepherdbushiriinvestments.com) such as:


  • Travel and Aviation for VIP’s and Presidents
  • Agriculture, Minerals and Oil
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational and Research Services
  • Real Estate
  • Mobile Telecommunications Services
  • etc.


With the presence of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries in America, this continent is surely going to be positively impacted like never seen before. Praise be to God who has remembered our generation with a great prophet like Major 1, PhD. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri.


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – praying on his knees at ECG Church Pretoria, South Africa.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Spiritual Son Storms Windhoek, Namibia, with Mind Blowing Miracles and Prophecies

From 27-30 July 2017, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D. (Major 1) (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) sent his spiritual son Apostle Felixosis to lead a powerful revival in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Held at ECG Namibia – Windhoek (which is led by Apostle Jimmy), the revival was attended by thousands of people.

Apostle Felixosis blessing the congregation in Namibia
Apostle Felixosis blessing the congregation in Namibia

During the Revival, people experienced heaven on earth. The God of Major 1 touched many people and many crazy miracles happened as Apostle Felixosis ministered under the anointing of Major 1 . For instance, people got miracle money, deaf ears were opened, people got job promotions right in the service, a brain tumor was healed, debts were canceled, miracle weight loss happened, etc. According to the posts on the ECG Windhoek’s Facebook page, below are some of the miracles that happened and caused people to be in a suspense.

As Apostle Felixosis, the Last Born of Major 1, prayed for people to receive miracle money, some attendees of the revival received text messages from their bank and money was deposited into their account immediately. As an example, one gentleman was puzzled to see 3000 Namibian dollars appearing in his account as he had only 175 dollars and he did not know where the money was coming from.

A gentleman testifying about the miracle money he received during the revival


Because the main building was full to its capacity, some congregants had to stay in the overflow. Among those in the overflow was a man whose child was very sick and under treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital. As Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira was praying for people in the overflow, he located that man and prophesied to him about the sick child. The Apostle prayed for a picture of the child that the man had in his phone. The man was later instructed to call his wife at the hospital for an update. It occurred that, not long after the apostle had prayed, the swelling of the brain disappeared and the doctors released the baby out of the ICU. The congregants were in awe as the testimony was given.

The child with a brain tumor in ICU before prayer by Apostle Felixosis.

The child with a brain tumor in ICU before prayer by Apostle Felixosis.


The child whose brain tumor was instantly healed after prayer by Apostle Felixosis, the son of Major 1.

The child whose brain tumor was instantly healed after prayer by Apostle Felixosis, the son of Major 1.


Furthermore, after Apostle Felixosis (https://www.facebook.com/huios.felixosis) prayed for those who wanted to lose weight, some people lost about 20 kg immediately. He also prayed for the deaf people. Among the several deaf people who were healed instantly, some could not hear with both ears, others were born deaf, and one could not hear for 34 years. Some people were healed just by connecting from their homes. The Apostle prophesied to several people, accurately mentioning their situations, names, house numbers, declaring things over their lives, praying for all the congregants by laying hands on everybody, etc.

Partial view of the crowd at the revival in Namibia

Partial view of the crowd at the revival in Namibia.


A woman testifying after her ears opened

A woman testifying after her ears opened.


People queuing to weigh themselves before receiving a prayer for miracle weight loss
People queuing to weigh themselves before receiving a prayer for miracle weight loss.


Apostle Felixosis prophesying in Namibia

Apostle Felixosis prophesying in Namibia


Flyer of the Prophetic Revival in Windhoek, Namibia

Flyer of the Prophetic Revival in Windhoek, Namibia


Apostle Felixosis, a Malawian born minister, is the leader of ECG Portland, Maine (USA) and the revival he just led in Namibia is one of the services he officiated during his stay in Africa by the side of his Father Major 1 who is the youngest billionaire in the world and the richest minister in the world (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com).


Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that on 25 June 2017, we learned that while Apostle Felixosis was in Malawi, he appeared at ECG Portland, Maine, and according to the eye witnesses, he was physically seen by the congregants. Immediately, people began falling and shouting for joy to the glory of the God of Major 1 (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) who sent them the angel of the Apostle while they were waiting for him to come back to America soon. What a son that is doing his best to walk in the shoes of his father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, PhD (Major1), the sharpest and most accurate prophet of all time?

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Son Walking in the Shoes of his Father at a Prophetic Conference in Utah (USA)

Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, the leader of ECG Church in America.
Apostle Felixosis, the leader of ECG Church in America.

For several decades, Africa was the continent that received European and American missionaries. However, it is just recently that Africa started sending missionaries abroad. In a rare prophetic move, the renowned Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, sent his son, the Malawian Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, to lead ECG Church in America. Although based in Portland, Maine, this Apostle has been reaching out to other states in the US to share the Gospel. On March 31st and April 1st, 2017, Apostle Felixosis Huios (https://www.facebook.com/huios.felixosis) held a powerful prophetic conference in Utah (USA).


During this two day conference, the crowd was astounded by the prophecies and the miracles that the God of Major 1 did through the Apostle. For instance, after a prayer by this minister, some people who were deaf began to hear immediately. Other people attending the conference received miracle money right after prayer during the live service. One lady received $1,000 and another $520 as a sign of what is to come. Two women had one leg shorter than the other, but after the prayer of the man of God, their legs became even. Attending the event was a nine year old boy who was born normal, but who lost his vision and became blind at the age of three. Right after Apostle Felixosis Huios prayed for this boy, he recovered his sight as his eyes opened instantly. Several attendees of the conference were astonished by the miracles because they had never seen anything like that before.


Those who have been following the prophetic revolutionary revival that is shaking South Africa under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D., know that the God of Major One is showcasing His power and is speaking today in an unusual way as never seen before (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv). It is a well-established fact and truth that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1, PhD) is being mightily used by God in the prophetic, miracles, healings, business, and many other types of wonders. Dr. Major 1 has several sons and daughters across the globe. So far, the last born son of Major 1 (Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira) has been growing the ECG Church in Portland, Maine, and its members at a high speed that is testifying that he is really a son of the undeniable Major Prophet who has been breaking records including his performances in business (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com), teaching, prophecy, philanthropy, networking, mentoring, prosperity, wealth production and accumulation across the globe, etc. For instance, in less than three years, ECG Pretoria, South Africa, which was founded by Major 1, Ph.D., in 2015, grew from just a few members to more than 100 thousand members without counting the millions of followers who watch his services on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries), YouTube, phone application (e.g. Bushiri Buzz https://www.facebook.com/bushiribuzz) and his TV (Prophetic Channel TV), etc. Major1, the world’s richest minister, is also one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He was honored as one of the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” (http://africandiasporaleaders.com/shepherdbushiri). Seeing the miracles and the steps that Apostle Felixosis is taking, under the anointing and mentoring of his father Major1, it will not be surprising that very soon, ECG America will make the national news.


As one of the “Christian nations” on earth, the US is blessed to finally have an Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church branch. The time has come for Africa to send more missionaries like Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira to the western nations, where Christianity is sometimes attacked and threatened because of the growing number of worldly philosophies that tend to raise human knowledge and theories above the Word of God, which will never disappear although heaven and earth will pass away very soon. As ECG America grows and is better known by more people in US, more Americans will certainly partake in the grace that is working for the Major Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri. Seeing how ECG is shaking Africa, its continent of birth, there is no doubt that, under the leadership of Major1, ECG America is going to positively shake the US very soon and bring forth the revival that many ministers have been praying for. As the Americans are awaiting this prophetic revival and financial revolution in their land, where great men of God like Evangelist Billy Graham, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Pastor John Kilpatrick, Evangelist Morris Nathan, etc., have faithfully preached the Good News, it is worth thanking God and noticing that Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira and the partners of ECG America are off to a great start. ECG Church in Portland Maine, is located at: 1844 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 04103 (USA).


Can Trump Save Africa and the African Diaspora After the Mixed Legacy of Obama?

It is hard to address the perspectives on Africa at the beginning of 2017 without mentioning the Chinese influence in Africa and the impact of the election of President Donald Trump on the legacy of President Barack Obama, the first African American to be elected as President of the USA. When President Obama was elected in 2008, several people thought he would be the savior of Africa and its Diaspora. However, the feelings towards his legacy are diverse.


President Obama might have done what he could to strengthen democracy and boost economic growth in Africa for instance by extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) while investing in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). By organizing the very first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, he helped the US to revisit its strategy for Africa. Soon after Obama leaves office, some of his legacies in the USA (e.g. Obamacare, “immigration reform”, Medicaid expansion, minimum wage increase, overtime benefits, paid pregnancy and sick leave, civil rights enforcement, criminal justice reforms, progressive tax reforms, tax credits for low-income people, climate change initiatives, etc.), may be brought down or replaced by something else.


Although several people of African descent including some top civil rights movement leaders are disappointed by the legacy of Mr. Obama, it is worth noticing that he was sandwiched not only between some spiritual and racial strongholds, but also between the strategic forces that brought him to power and the tactical opposition he had to deal with once he managed to enter the White House, which was built by enslaved Africans whose descendants are still struggling in the Americas. The Africans and their stakeholders must reflect on Mr. Obama’s “inability” to do the things that they once thought he could. Unfortunately, many people cannot or do not want to understand that, to some extent, the power of an American President like Mr. Obama is not as strong as that of some Presidents who can even choose to stay in power even if the result of the presidential vote says otherwise. The timing of the presidency of Obama might have also affected his performance as he inherited the worst economic crisis in the USA since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Yet, as he was preparing to leave office, the statistics showed that the US economy is stronger than when he took office. We need to acknowledge Obama for his efforts regardless of his weaknesses, and also thank God for having allowed an African descent to lead the “world’s #1 nation” for 8 years.


Many Africans would have loved that Mrs. Hillary Clinton was elected as the President of the USA in 2016. However, although she won the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots, the Electoral College favored Mr. Trump. Several people of African descent did not come out to vote for Hillary as they did for Obama, therefore playing a role in the election of Trump who, during his “thank you tour”, acknowledged the African Americans for staying home during the election! The appointment of Mr. Trump could also be a divine set up that fits the end time as it was prophesied by the renowned Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), one of the most successful businessmen and ministers in the world.


Unlike Mr. Obama whose election brought hope to Africa and its Diaspora before they realized 8 years later that, one man at the White House cannot save them, the election of Mr. Trump seems to bring fear on some people as if Trump can sink Africa while trying to “Make America Great Again” as emphasized during his revolutionary campaign. Analyzing Mr. Trump’s campaign and the people he is choosing to fill his cabinet positions, it may sound at first glimpse that his policies may not favor the people of African descent. For instance, some people think that Mr. Trump may reduce or redesign the US aids toward Africa. However, this should not scare anyone. For example, although not a descendant of Africa, President George W. Bush has done a lot of great things for Africa and some well-known African leaders still believe that he has helped Africa more than Mr. Obama whose father is from Kenya. Moreover, although foreign aids benefit some Africans, Africa is not supposed to be living on certain foreign “aids” which usually are strategic loans with high interest that are typically undetectable by the profane. Instead of counting on these “aids”, Africa should be seeking better opportunities that can allow it to put its own people to work and better manage its priceless human and natural resources that some people are still poaching for free. Therefore, let’s hope that, as a businessman who can negotiate deals, Mr. Trump ends up crafting some great agreements that can contribute to the ongoing efforts to advance Africa and its Diaspora.


Remember to Love God and His People
Remember to Love God and His People!

Despite these controversial realities, there is hope for Africa and the African Diaspora if they can understand that their “salvation” will not come from any government in the East or West, but from themselves with the help of God Almighty, who did not predestinate Africa to be the headquarter of poverty despite its rich lands and smart intellectuals. That is why I still believe that the Africans must better partner with each other without forgetting the huge untapped potential of the African Diaspora that some leaders unfortunately refuse to realistically incorporate into their strategic agendas. Instead of putting their hope on people who usually disillusion them, the Africans need to keep up all good fights while counting on God to develop themselves and the motherland. As for the unspoken racial discrimination and the other forms of injustice, let’s not forget that, there is a God who will judge very soon!


Dr. Roland Holou is a scientist, a businessman, an international consultant and expert in agribusiness, agriculture, agronomy, biotechnology, Diaspora engagement, Africa’s development, international trade and development. To learn more about his work or contact him, please visit www.DiasporaEngager.com, www.AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com and www.RolandHolou.com.


Next President of Benin Republic prophesied and anointed by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (aka Major1) on 6 Nov 2016

Two days before the Americans elected their new President, Mr. Donald Trump, the next president of Benin Republic (West Africa) was prophesied on Sunday November 6, 2016, during a live service in Pretoria, South Africa, by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (aka Major1), the spiritual son a Prophet Uebert Angel, the one who accurately prophesied the election of Mr. Trump many months before it came to pass! Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1) and his son Apostle Felix Huios Nabi Navira also prophesied the election of Mr. Trump many months before it happened.

God told me to anoint this man,” said Major1 as he pointed out the man from the crowd.  The prophet said that the man has contested in elections before, but the elections did not go in his favor. He revealed that his failure had been because it was the wrong timing. Major 1 said that God wants the man to serve Him this year and next year first, then he will be President of Benin. Finally, he pronounced a blessing and indicated that all the battles will be turned to victory.

They will not succeed because your calling is not from man but from God. I am going to anoint you so that even if they steal votes from you, God will give you miracle votes,” said the man of God, adding that, “I am seeing this man as President. He will change Benin and in his reign, his country will be as established as Dubai”, concluded Major 1.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and Prophet Uebert Angel are two of “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” recently featured in a book written by Dr. Roland Holou. I am posting this prophecy and the pictures of the future president of Benin, 5 years before it happens, as a witness so that when it happens, people may believe! Major1 said that if that prophecy about Benin does not come to pass, he is a fake prophet. Let’s wait and see the outcome in 2021 when the election will be done! I believe 100% this will come to pass and Benin will be the Dubai of Africa just as Major1 prophesied! Those who know Major1 know that this prophecy is not a joke, but will surely come to pass! By the way, Major1 already prophesied many presidents and they all came to pass. This one about Benin Republic is the first that he publicly made. I am so interested in this prophecy because, among many things, I, Dr. Roland Holou,  was born and raised in Benin Republic before I moved to the USA many years ago. I have been a passionate follower of Major1 and I even managed to travel from the USA to South Africa in 2015, just to meet him one on one! If there was a day of Elijah, today, we are  living in the days of Major1 (Prophet Shepherd Bushiri).

To learn more about Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, please visit http://africandiasporaleaders.com/shepherdbushiri/

To learn about other astounding and crazy prophecies by Major1, please visit his YouTube link.

Major 1's prophecy
You are watching the President that Benin will elect 5 years from now! Major 1’s prophecy
Next President of Benin Republic being anointed by Major1 4 years before the election ! Prophecy!!!
Next President of Benin Republic being anointed by Major1 5 years before the election ! Prophecy!!!


President of Benin prophecy from Prophet Shepherd Bushiri 2016-11-6
Major 1 anointing the next President of Benin Republic after he prophesied him on 6 Nov 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa during a live service! Wait and see!

Deux jours avant que les Américains n’élisent leur nouveau président, Mr. Donald Trump, le prochain président de la République du Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest) a été prophétisé le Dimanche 6 Novembre, 2016, lors d’un service en direct à Pretoria, Afrique du Sud, par le Prophète Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), le fils spirituel de Prophète Uebert Angel, celui qui a prophétisé avec précision l’élection de Mr. Trump plusieurs mois avant que cela n’accomplisse! Je poste aujourd’hui cette prophétie et l’image du futur président en tant que témoin pour que quand cela va s’accomplir, les gens puissent croire! Major1 a dit que si cette prophétie sur le Bénin ne se réalise pas, il est un faux prophète. Attendons le résultat en 2021 quand l’élection sera faite! Je crois 100% que cela arrivera et le Bénin deviendra le Dubaï de l’Afrique comme prophétisé par Major1! Pour en savoir plus sur le Prophète Shepherd Bushiri, s’il vous plaît visitez http://africandiasporaleaders.com/shepherdbushiri/

The Global Volunteering Platform That Involves The International Diaspora

Volunteering has become an interesting part of people’s lives. While some volunteering  jobs may be for humanitarian purposes, others have a business potential. It is delightful for someone to volunteer at a place of his or her interest. When people volunteer, not only do they bless themselves, but they also solve other’s problems that may stay unsolved otherwise.

Unfortunately, countless people would like to volunteer but don’t know where they can find an opening in a town or country of their interest. At the same time, many organizations have volunteer openings, but they don’t know how and who to contact to get those jobs done. Particularly, many people travel for diverse reasons (missions, vacation, etc.) to other countries and would like to volunteer for a specific need, but they don’t know who to contact or how to provide that service. There is a gap of information and collaboration between people willing to volunteer and the persons or institutions that will receive those services.

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In addition to advocating for their country, the global diaspora can play a crucial role in solving this problem. The diasporas have the chance to live and experience life abroad. They know a lot of new things that the people in their home country do not know. Consequently, the potential of the diaspora needs to be harvested to empower the development of their nations. In other words, volunteering should play a big part in diaspora engagement efforts. Up to today, a very few platforms openly provide that kind of service worldwide in a win-win framework. Consequently, many opportunities of volunteering are missed because they are hidden from the public or they are tagged with complex financial strategies or interests. This situation is contributing to the poverty of many people and nations. A solution was needed!

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  • Medical or Hospital volunteering
  • Mission Trip
  • Corporate volunteering
  • Student volunteering
  • Animal volunteering
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14 Secrets That You May Not Fully Know or Understand About The Global Diaspora! – Part 1

Greetings from DiasporaEngager, www.DiasporaEngager.com, the world’s #1 and largest international diaspora engagement network platform!

Today, we would like to share with you some of the secrets that many individuals and nations do not know or understand about the global diaspora that they dearly want to give back to their home country! Before we start diving into strategies and ways to finally engage the international diaspora with the development of their nations, we feel like it is very important that we  shed light on some of top secrets regarding this issue! The french people will say “secret de  polichinelle”. Here it is:

Based on a massive data collection and painful diagnostics, here are the dilemmas that most diasporas, their home countries, and their country of residence find themselves in:

  1. For many reasons, most people leave their country of origin to go into adventure hoping for a better life that, unfortunately, they don’t usually find as originally planned.


  1. For most people living in the diaspora, getting better opportunities to solve their problems and achieve their adventure dream is their main priority.


  1. People and organizations in the country of origin of the diasporas (particularly developing countries) address most of their needs for assistance to their relatives in the diaspora, thinking that all of those relatives are really having a better life abroad.


  1. Some people in the country of origin of the diaspora are mostly interested in receiving free gifts back from the international diaspora regardless of their success or not.


  1. At the same time, nothing is that free for the diaspora in the foreign countries they find themselves in. Most of the free things the diasporas get abroad are not enough to really help them find a sustainable way of success. Therefore, to really succeed abroad, most diasporas have to pay a high price.


  1. Usually, at their turn, most people living in the diaspora (at least the newcomers/migrants and those who are struggling to succeed) tend to ask the people in their host country to help them.


  1. Not only are native individuals, organizations, and businesses in the diaspora country of residence overloaded with requests for free help, but also, they would prefer the diaspora members (who are living by them) to buy their professional services and products rather than just ask for free help.


  1. Usually, most diasporas are not well understood for instance because of the language and cultural barriers, but also because of a lack of integration into their new environment where sometimes, the autochthonous are barely making it in this global economy in decadence!


  1. As the diasporas have their problems that they cannot solve, so the people and organizations in the diasporas’ host country have their own that they cannot or they do not want to solve free of charge those of the diaspora.


  1. Meanwhile, certain organizations and governmental institutions strategically take advantage of this situation that many people and nations do not and/or can not fully understand or share.


  1. Because of the problems mentioned above, it generally takes too long for most diaspora members to achieve their goals and succeed. Nevertheless, many diaspora members behave like if  life abroad is a paradise or the “Eldorado”. Therefore, instead of telling the truth to their people so brain drain and immigration can be slightly reduced at the profit of many nations which are sinking, many people lie and/or prefer to believe in lies!


  1. The diaspora members who succeed, or who we think succeed, do not usually reach their full potential, and if they do, it takes too long to get there.


  1. By the time they succeed, most diaspora members incur a lot of debt, frustrations, and other problems that cause them to focus on themselves rather than really thinking about helping those in their country of origin as the latter wish in their claim of “diaspora give back”.


  1. Some of those who succeed and who want to give back do not know where the real needs are and how they can engage themselves and others. Unfortunately, when some give back, many corruptible systems poison their good will! And a whole lot more!!!


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Stay tuned! We have a lot more to say. It is very important we understand the complexity of the problem related with immigration, diaspora international problems/opportunities, etc., before we start talking about ways to engage with the global diaspora!

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In our previous article, we tried to explain the unemployment problems of the diaspora and immigrants. We also explored what DiasporaEngager (the International Diaspora Engagement Platform) is doing to help solve those problems. Today, we will give more insights into other strategies the unemployed people and their countries can use to alleviate unemployment and put more people to work!

After someone gets a job, it is also important to keep it and perform it without much labor issues. Sometimes, diaspora members encounter discrimination problems related to age, race, gender, disability, religion, politics, … , for which they need professional assistance (e.g. legal services or counseling). DiasporaEngager connects people with legal professionals that can provide labor services.

Helping some qualified immigrants who want to return to their country of origin can help solve the unemployment problem. Unfortunately, it is difficult for the migrants or the diaspora to go back to their home countries which, usually, at their turn, are not taping into the huge potential of their own professionals living abroad!


Every country needs to start involving their diaspora in key sectors such as education, research, development. Those who have an education in science and technology can also use their knowledge to find and engage with opportunities in their current countries and also in their country of origin where those skills are oftentimes more needed. At the same time, volunteering must to be encouraged so, that even without pay, people can utilize their strength and talents to help others. For instance, the diaspora can volunteer their potential to advance their countries which they can also represent at strategic places abroad.

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The joblessness problem can be alleviated if the diaspora can also provide their skills to their home countries in consulting and partnership. The sad observation is that many countries are not investing in their diaspora and worse, they are not taking advantage of the huge consulting potential of their international professionals living abroad!  Similarly, the international pundits and their home countries must design ways so that the diaspora can be strategically used to advocate for the development of their native nation. By doing so, the unemployment rate among the native and the immigrants can be significantly reduced, while knowledge more valued.


Last but not least, those who are living abroad need to be honest with their relatives who are still in their home country. Sometimes, many people move abroad seeking a better life that they never find because a relative or a friend abroad has given them false advice or information about career opportunities overseas. It is dangerous for the global diaspora to keep their own people in the darkness of the reality abroad. At the same time, it is very important for the diaspora and the immigrants to help each other in a way that those who have succeeded assist the new arrivals!

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Those who have succeeded can share their stories and strategies they used so that others who are trying to follow their path can reach their dreams without many struggles. These are some of the strategies DiasporaEngager is using to help people and their nations to find and engage in a way that can develop them.

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Why does Africa Weep and Deteriorate? Real Causes and Solutions to African Impoverishment

After decades of independence, economic development in African countries continues to lag behind. However, several models and ideologies of development have been applied. Are these ideologies and models inadequate in Africa’s specific case or are the real causes of Africa’s failures due to different factors? Considering the complex process of development, the answer to this question is not simple. In trying to find the real solution to the problem, the importance of identifying the source of poverty in Africa is very relevant.


In one of my books (A continent in tears: The origin of Africa’s collapse and how to reverse it), Dr Roland Holou thoroughly analyzed the real evils that undermine development in African countries. After reviewing the literature on Africa’s development and the misconduct of African officials, the importance of human resource and knowledge in the process of Africa’s development has been revealed. The in-depth analysis focused on the failures of the education systems, lack of thought, problems with intelligence and creativity, scientific research, negativity, rote learning(mechanically memorizing information without truly learning how to apply it), corruption, the mismanagement of Africa’s natural resources, reproduction, witchcraft, politics, trade unionism, ignorance, the African mentality, accountability, the awareness of Africans, corruption of foreign powers, the brain drain, and so on. Examples of elites that Africa needs are included as well.


Why does Africa Weep and Deteriorate?

Why does Africa Weep and Deteriorate?

Indeed, Africa suffers from an intellectual, demographic, and spiritual crisis. The decline of Africa is due not only to its poor management and governance, but also to the acts of evil inflicted upon the continent. From households to the very top of the state, Africans are faced with major challenges. Many Africans are afraid to think or do not want to think; many are afraid to speak, do not want to speak, or cannot speak; many are afraid to act or do not want to act; many leaders are corrupt and/or do not want to learn; many have knowledge but do not want to or cannot apply their knowledge; many religious figures are so attached to narrow visions that they have disregarded the management of cities and politics. Above all else, intellectuals are often spurned by those in charge. When certain individuals want to contribute to society or become something, they are suppressed and rejected. Many skills are scorned; great minds are rarely encouraged or heard. Though several politicians do have some skilled knowledge, recognized experts and skilled workers generally do not want to get involved in politics.

When dictators come to power, they do as they please; when politicians have power, they hardly listen to skilled workers; when skilled workers take power, they act as if everything is technical. Moreover, radical trade unionism and political opposition are destroying Africa. Many do not want to contribute to successful initiatives, preferring instead to advance their own interests. What’s worse is the erroneous African mentality that makes development and progress impossible. While skilled, able workers who could make a difference are out of work, lazy and unqualified individuals are promoted to important positions by their relatives in power. Meanwhile, the expenses of the “great” have robbed Africa of the little that is available, all to the detriment of the poor, “innocent” farmers who are dying under the afternoon sun. With the help of foreign powers and politicians, African officials have effectively beaten Africa down.


Moreover, in many education systems, diplomas are not always symbols of knowledge that will lead to positive action toward development. Indeed, Africans distribute and collect many useless degrees. Many graduates claim to be educated when in reality their credentials are a sham. Africa trains too many scholars—parrots whose heads are filled with useless theories and words—who are unproductive and ultimately do not contribute anything of value to society. There are very few exceptions to this rule. Meanwhile, uncontrolled reproduction is enhancing poverty and other problems pertaining to underdevelopment at a faster rate than preexisting problems can be solved. Indeed, polygamy and certain sexual perversions not only contribute to underdevelopment in Africa, but also to the culture of African destitution.


Additionally, African intellectuals are under the influence of spiritual factions that often impede efforts toward development. Unfortunately, the classic debates surrounding underdevelopment in Africa have always ignored the spiritual dimension of the problem. Undoubtedly, developed countries had advantages and other assets that aided them in their growth. These countries have had their Enlightenment period; great minds have worked to put these nations on the right path. Today, Africa’s best minds are afraid to even remain on the continent. Due to this massive brain drain, there are real problems pertaining to coordination, awareness, accountability, and intelligent, rational application of development strategies in African nations.


Real Causes and Solutions to African Impoverishment

Real Causes and Solutions to African Impoverishment

In an attempt to find a lasting solution to the impoverishment of Africa and to put the continent on the path to prosperity, Dr. Roland Holou (www.RolandHolou.com) has suggested pertinent and practical reforms in his book that should be initiated. This book provides anyone who is concerned with development in Africa valuable information and instruction on how to take action. The ideas proposed in this book could be applied to other continents as well, as these same issues occur outside of Africa.


Dual citizen of the USA and Benin Republic, Dr. Roland Holou has a doctorate in plant sciences, entomology, and microbiology. He is an agricultural engineer and a specialist in environmental development and management. He also holds a diploma in Rural Development and is the Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com), the world’s #1 diaspora engagement platform. To learn more about Dr Roland Holou and his books, or to contact him, please write to: rholou@yahoo.com and rholou@diasporaengager.com

How to Engage the Global Diaspora in Consulting Opportunities with their Country of Origin and Country of Residence

With the development of technologies and business opportunities, the increase of service to customers, the amount of information to analyze, and the increasing need to make the right decisions based on a variety of data, consulting is becoming a very important component in the workplace. Unfortunately, access to affordable and trustworthy consultants at the right time is not always easy. Similarly, many talented people would like to offer consulting services, but they don’t know where, how, and whom to contact.

Although in the case of countries affected by brain drain the need of native consultants is more appealing, it is very hard for people living in the diaspora to offer such a service to their home countries. At the same time, many organizations have consulting openings, but they don’t know how or who to contact to get those jobs done. Sometimes, because of a lack of the right fit, many consultations are done by less qualified people.

While the experts living in the diaspora are rarely used by their home countries for consulting, several foreign consultants are hired for the cause of those very countries. Unfortunately, those foreign consultants often lack the local knowledge which is required to appropriately elaborate certain policies, and they are often less qualified and more expensive than the diasporas. If the global diasporas can be better organized, they can be a very powerful instrument for consulting and development of the government, schools, businesses, and organizations in their home country as well as in their host country.


To fill the gap of information and collaboration between people willing to be consulted and the persons or institutions that will receive such services, DiasporaEngager aims at creating a free global consulting platform by using social media to bring together consulting customers and clients for collaboration, networking, business, entrepreneurship, and much more,  to develop people and nations.

With this platform, the world’s diasporas can be easily reached and used for consulting needs. This international platform significantly annuls the consulting fee and allows nations to find and use people that they can trust. If anyone needs a consultant for anything, he or she will just go online and search worldwide.

The global consulting platform (http://bit.ly/1rAX9cN) brings together consultants and clients for collaboration, networking, business, and entrepreneurship to develop people and nations. On this diaspora engagement site, people, businesses, organizations, institutions, and nations can create their profile and put online their expertise, profession, years of experience, location, and the cost of their service. If anyone needs a consultant for anything, he or she will just go to this platform online and search locally or internationally. The consultants can be contacted for specific needs pertaining to their region, expertise, and availability.


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How to Help Immigrants and Diaspora to Return Back Home

In our previous article (Why Immigrants and Diasporas Cannot Easily Return Back Home), we discussed how difficult it is for immigrants and diaspora members to return back home. Today, we will explore some of the strategies DiasporaEngager is taking to help the diaspora and their people to return back home if needed.


DiasporaEngager aims at facilitating dialog and negotiations between the international diasporas and their countries. DiasporaEngager encourages governments affected by brain drain to create new programs to assist their diaspora to return home. Because the diaspora studied in a higher and more advanced system, a kind of positive discrimination (giving them special favors and benefits) needs to be created to distinguish them from their peers who stayed home. DiasporaEngager encourages the creation of a new type of non-profit (Non-Governmental Organization) to facilitate that type of investment. Expatriating immigrants,  closing borders, or granting work permits to the so called illegal immigrants cannot solve this migratory grand challenge.


DiasporaEngager provides an avenue to locate the parties interested in such opportunities and helps them to start the communication or partnership required to define the conditions and context of the return of qualified Diaspora members to their original country. People interested in returning back to their home country as well as the nations and organizations that would like to encourage that move should register an account on www.DiasporaEngager.com. The institutions or organizations in the home country should define the opportunities that they can provide so that the Diaspora can search and match their expectations with what is available in their home country. DiasporaEngager provides the environment to facilitate that dialog and works together with local and international agencies involved in migration, traveling, or development to harness any opportunities that can assist anyone in this transition.

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DiasporaEngager:  The world’s #1 platform that really helps immigrants and diasporas to find opportunities to stay abroad or to return back home.

DiasporaEngager works with local business to hire diaspora members and to help them return to their home country to work for them. Companies in the diaspora’s host country can hire diaspora members and send them to work for them in their home country. After knowing the diaspora member’s work ethic, businesses in the host country of the diaspora can better trust not just the qualifications they hold, but also the confidence that can be put in them for the best interest of the business. Sometimes, many multinational companies would like to hire or subcontract with other international businesses, but because of a lack of knowing the culture and competency of other organizations abroad, it is more difficult. If the diasporas returning back home can be involved in this kind of international transaction they can be the bridge between the gap.


In the context of DiasporaEngager, the word Diaspora refers to anyone who, for any reasons, is living in a country or town that is not his or her place of origin or ancestry or the place s/he calls home. Some people may call them an immigrant, a stranger, or an alien. Some may argue that, most individuals can be remotely linked to a country of origin different from their current country of residence, and therefore, most of us are an alien, immigrant, or a Diaspora of somewhere. In the US for instance, except the native Indians, everyone else can be considered an alien or immigrant. Even in that case, the Indians themselves have had to migrate from somewhere before reaching the US.


The longer the duration of the stay of someone in a foreign land, the higher the likelihood that his or her descendants think that they (the descendants) are native of that place that their ancestry moved to long ago. That’s why, because they are not first, second, or third generation immigrants, many people easily forget that they are a stranger of what they call “our land”, and unfortunately treat the new immigrants like the “bad people” or like “those who are taking our lands or our country”, or like “those who don’t even speak our language well”, or like “those who don’t behave like us”. In reality, those new immigrants (new arrivals) are usually just trying to go through the obligatory survival and integration steps that the ancestors of those who are calling them “strangers” and who think they are native, did long ago.


DiasporaEngager is not a political organization which is trying to advocate for any particular immigration agenda. To make a long story short, regardless of where we are from and where we are living, let’s try to help each other to succeed in this life on this earth. We never know what bad weather will come tomorrow or what may cause us to move in the future. We don’t know what is awaiting our descendants which may choose to move out from where we are today to another place. We don’t even fully understand where we are coming from and what brought our ancestors to where we are today. If you want to join us in our efforts to help diaspora members globally, please register an account on www.DiasporaEngager.com


Why Immigrants and Diasporas Cannot Easily Return Back Home

Human migration is a universal problem that is here to stay. Human beings, and even wild animals, move because they are usually trying to solve a problem. For instance, when the weather is getting bad, many animal species know how to migrate to avoid exposing themselves to environmental conditions that can threaten their existence. Certain animals that cannot migrate, hibernate to avoid the bad weather like winter! Wild animals which are unable to migrate nor fully hibernate, usually suffer during the rough season, and some even die!


When human beings move, they also have in mind the notion of finding a better life. I do not think many people move to a new place just to willingly expose themselves to detrimental conditions that will hurt or kill them, unless they are terrorists, which is a bad thing. However, because of political limitations, human beings do not have the freedom to migrate to wherever they would like. In most cases, people are restrained to their native countries and unable to move abroad because they lack finances, government approval, connections, vision, and support from family or friends. Usually, when human beings manage to leave their home country for another country, they do not easily return back, unless something threatens their dream abroad, or some better opportunities open up in their home country, or they are repatriated from their residence country back to their native country. Even so, those who are repatriated want to return back to the country they just came from!


When it comes to the diaspora of the developing countries, if stinginess, unforgiveness, and selfishness can be added to the already-complicated equations among the diaspora and those residing in the same country, most of the immigrants allow pride to get in their way and would prefer dying abroad than returning back to their native country. It is in this critical condition that most countries are begging their diasporas to give back or to invest in their development.

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Nevertheless, a handful of educated people living in the Diaspora would like to return to their country of origin or country of residence, but in most cases, a very few organized structures exist to facilitate that type of movement. Some people don’t even know who to talk to or where to start in order to return to their home country. This is because many developed countries do not have a clear plan to integrate or incorporate their diaspora and returning immigrants into the development of their own country. Many immigrants have returned or have been returned to their home country, but have failed due to a lack of programs to help them integrate into their new environment. Numerous traveling agencies and businesses assist people in planning their travels, but very few specialize in helping diaspora members return to their home country even if it is for a short stay to contribute to their nation’s development. After arriving to a new country and being surprised by the many hurdles they have to overcome, once realizing all the obstacles, certain immigrants oftentimes want to return home but lack the funding to do so.


The problem is more complex for the educated people living abroad. Indeed, some diaspora members studied at a very high cost; some may have even acquired debts (e.g. student loan, cost of living abroad), and after graduation, they would like to return back to their home country, but unfortunately, they can’t afford it, because the salary they will make in their home country cannot allow them to pay their debt and have a decent life. Furthermore, if they return, they will likely not find the tools and resources to practice what they have learned. However, if someone (e.g. government, nonprofit) can assist them in paying off that debt and having a decent job, some diaspora members would love to return home. A solution must be found for this global problem.

In our next post, we will discuss what DiasporaEngager is doing to solve this complex problem. Please stay tuned! Meanwhile, you can join our efforts by registering a free account at: https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister

Why and How the Global Diaspora Should Advocate for the Development of their Nations

To advocate for something is to plead or argue in favor of that thing. People and organizations usually advocate for causes they care for. For instance, to push their agendas forward, several nations, institutions, and organizations hire professionals that advocate on their behalf for things critical to their well-being (e.g. security, economy, politics, and development). Why does diaspora advocacy  for development matter?


While almost every country has an interest in others, millions of people are moving every year to new countries or places without being really engaged in the development of their home country as it should. At the same time, the potential of the diaspora is usually ignored even in their new country of residence. With the globalization of the world’s economy and the increasing human migration, the potential of the global diaspora is needed more than ever.


Usually, because they know more about their country of residence than their fellow citizens living in their home country, the global Diaspora can better advocate for their people at key institutions or places in their country of residence. By doing so, advocacy service providers will have a channel to reach the customers that were unknown to them, whereas the Diasporas and their people will finally know who to talk to and how to solve their advocacy problems based on their respective realities.


Each country should have advocacy centers where they should be training and educating their diaspora in helping them carry their developmental agendas. Governmental agencies (e.g. consulates and embassies) should be highly involved in this kind of advocacy initiatives. Unfortunately, the consulates and embassies of many developing countries are mostly known for delivering visas and passports or for negotiating deals that can be better won if their diaspora can be tactically more involved! Several intellectuals living in the diaspora have complained that they never receive a letter or a newsletter from the embassy or the consulate of their country trying to engage them in development conversations. Therefore, the potential of these diaspora pundits is ignored by their own nations that nominate unqualified diplomats to negotiate very complex issues that they (the diplomats) were not trained for. At the same time, the international diaspora neglect to make the first move by approaching their country to start discussions that can develop them.


Normally, in every country, there should be advocacy institutes at least at university levels to help harvest the potential of the professionals in the diaspora as a positive force that can enlighten people and unleash development. By doing so, more advocacy for development jobs can be created in each country and also among the diaspora. The educated people living in the diaspora must be motivated to know that their country of origin needs them no less than their current country of residence where they are sometimes strategically forced to pay a lot for their education and integration before starting to pay a high interest for their loans without forgetting their taxes!


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This is part of the noble mission DiasporaEngager is carrying: brings together the advocacy industry and the Diasporas as well as their home country to cooperate and resolve their problems. In addition, DiasporaEngager can assist you if you are interested in opportunities related to:

  • Advocacy campaign
  • Advocacy law or lawyer
  • Advocacy mediation
  • Advocacy networking
  • Advocacy organization
  • Advocacy program and services
  • Advocacy support and training
  • Consumer advocacy
  • Diaspora advocacy
  • Educational advocacy
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Immigrant advocacy
  • Etc.

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Do you want to plea the cause of your country?

Do you know that your Diaspora can do the same thing for you?

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ABCs of a Realistic African Diaspora Engagement

Almost every African country is trying to engage with its diaspora. However, in general, when it comes to how to convince the African diaspora to work with their country of origin, most of the methods used are not working. One of the first things that comes to the mind of most Africans living in Africa is to ask the diaspora to help them, forgetting that no one is helping the diaspora for free. In contrast, the first thing that enters the mind of most diasporas is not how to help Africa, but whether Africa knows why they have left the continent and what they are doing/facing abroad!


Do I need to underline that many African immigrants have left the Black Continent because they were chased away by some leaders and sorcerers who, today, are begging them to invest back home? What can’t I say about the massive and forced migration of Africans to America during one of the darkest and wicked ages of human history a few centuries ago? I even wonder how many people realize that the largest African diaspora population is in Brazil! Most Africans leaders are not trying to better know and understand their diaspora before asking them to come invest their money in Africa. Sometimes, I even wonder how many African Professionals in the Diaspora are richer than the African leaders who are begging them for money. Worst, some African leaders act as if their diaspora have forgotten the wounds they have suffered in Africa before finding a way to flee the continent of Kwame Nkrumah. Undoubtedly, a lot of basic first steps needs to be addressed in order to start aligning the mentality of Africa with that of its diaspora. Otherwise, the synergistic coalition needed for African Diaspora Engagement  (www.DiasporaEngager.com/Africa) will continue lacking!


The migration of the diasporas from their home country to their new country of residence is a kind of “divorce or break up” with their roots. Some Africans have had some bad experiences with their own people that they do not even want to reverse their “divorce” with the continent of Nelson Mandela and of Prof Brice Sinsin. Other immigrants have been highly afflicted by the people in their home country that they do not want to hear any request coming from them. No intelligible man dates a woman by starting to ask about anything that is supposed to be last. Moreover, no reasonable man can win back his ex-wife or ex-girlfriend, and vice versa, by starting the conversation with a list of requests or a list of things that the ex must do. Sadly, certain political leaders who orchestrated the migration of their own people cling to power and then, ask their diaspora that they and their ancestors have hunted to come and invest in their country. These types of diaspora engagement cannot work, particularly in the African context where people seem to pull each other toward the bottom of the misery pit. At the same time, many foreign countries are taking advantage of the divergences among the Africans!

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African Diaspora Engagement Must be like a Love Story. Why? Check out www.DiasporaEngager.com/Africa


The involvement of the diaspora in the development of their home country must follow certain basic rules of courtesy. I believe that Africa and its diaspora need to start “dating” each other in a format similar to that of a man trying to win back his ex-wife or ex-girlfriend, and vice versa. However, while some people that have broken up can easily find new loves, it is not easy for most diaspora to quickly forget their roots and embrace the culture of their new country. This implies that many opportunities still exist to start engaging the African Diasporas in a dialogue with their homeland which dearly needs them. For this dialog to succeed, it must not begin with begging the diaspora to come back to Africa or to invest in Africa. Similarly, the diaspora should not inaugurate this dialog by requesting that the African political leaders change overnight. The African Diasporas need to know that, though their new life abroad has changed the way they used to think, many of their brothers and sisters in Africa still act as if they have no brain or if they cannot get rid of the legacy of the colonial ignorance and slavery. Therefore, the African Diaspora must be tolerant with their own people who need to be willing to realign and renew their mentality so that synergistic coalitions can be fostered in a win-win framework for the advancement of our dear Africa rather than allowing the so-called super powers to continue poaching their rich lands and mines like the cake of their grandmother or like their heritage or like the field of their slaves that they are still trying to enslave with diverse model of modern technology, negotiation, aids, partnership, and legislation!!!


Please, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that every African diaspora engagement effort has failed. Indeed, several people and organizations have successfully engaged with Africa and its diaspora in a positive way. Many Africans living in Africa and in the diaspora have also contributed to the development of their homeland. We take advantage of this opportunity to thank those Africans, African diasporas, their friends, partners and stakeholders who have made a positive difference in Africa.

However, after spending years working on the African problems and writing books on African Development, I can conclude that, when it comes to engaging the African diaspora in the development of Africa, ten questions need to be asked first:

  1. Who are the African Diaspora?
  2. Who is who among the African Diaspora?
  3. Where are they living?
  4. What are they doing?
  5. What problems are they facing?
  6. Why did they leave Africa?
  7. How can Africa help them to heal some of their wounds?
  8. What can we do to forgive each other and embrace a new journey of partnership?
  9. How can we partner rather than how can they help us?
  10. How can we initiate this partnership without bringing up money as the first issue?


And these questions must be answered without forgetting the millions of African-Americans, (descendants of the slaves or African Descent individuals of descendants of former slaves), whom some stupid and/or naive Leaders think are not worthy to be called African Diaspora! It is after these questions are sincerely addressed that Africa and its Diaspora can start talking about who can do what for who? Without following these simple strategic steps, the African diaspora will just keep creating thousands of African Diaspora Associations, while the African Political Leaders will keep creating more Political Parties in Africa, yet, sinking Africa, remaining at odds and, therefore, unable to work together to create positive change. If you like this article, you will be also interested in joining the Global Diaspora Engagement Platform and the African Diaspora Platform at http://DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. Anyway, I, Dr Roland Holou www.RolandHolou.com would like to hear from you.

God bless Africa and its People!!!


How to Engage the African Diaspora in the Development of Africa?

How to Engage the African Diaspora in the Development of Africa?

Involving the International Diaspora in Education, Research, and the Development of their Countries

Nations develop themselves because of the research, innovation, invention, and creativity of their people. Consequently, the poverty of certain nations can be linked to the education of their citizens. For instance, the gap of knowledge and development between universities in developed countries and those in developing countries is very huge because of the quality of their research, the environment, and the lack of resources. Even within any country, significant differences are found between the services provided at different educational institutions.


If the developing countries must invest in their research institutions to reach the level of the research being done in certain developed countries, they must allocate a significant amount of their national budget. Unfortunately, due to their economy, most developing countries cannot afford that kind of spending. To resolve some of the challenging problems affecting education today, collaborative efforts must be strategically made. For instance, many governmental and private institutions are increasingly requiring universities to collaborate regionally or worldwide before winning certain grants and fellowships. While the under-developed educational institutions have several collaboration opportunities, they lack the information to find the right collaborators. Similarly, numerous institutions in developed countries can provide their expertise to others, but the connection is missing. When brain drain is added to the equation, the solution is more difficult for the countries that are negatively affected.


Involving students, staff, and faculty in diaspora engagement.

Helping students, staff, and faculty to easily find peers and schools that have opportunities for them.

Because they better know the context of their home countries than the foreigners, the global diaspora must play a key role in helping their country of origin to alleviate some of their educational problems.Without a doubt, the potential of many educated people of most developing countries is not being well used abroad, while their native countries are neither crafting strategies to harvest that potential for their benefit. As an example, someone who obtained a doctorate in the USA or in the UK, is likely to have some advanced technological knowledge and tools than someone who got the same degree in Africa or in other third world countries. Usually, most of the top scientists from the developing countries that are trained abroad do not want to return back to their native countries to use their skills and knowledge to advance their people and their nations. While many developing countries are begging their brains to return home to build their nations, several developed countries where those brains live are also forging much more powerful strategies to encourage brain drain. Knowing that it is very difficult, even sometimes impossible, to force people to move to a new place, including going abroad or returning back home, a new type of strategy is very much needed to solve the educational problems of the global diaspora in a sustainable way. Many institutions are trying to tackle this issue, but most of them appear to be advancing agendas that conflict with the real solution! Global and unselfish efforts that are not solely based on monetary transactions are much needed to fully help the international immigrants to properly develop themselves and in return help their country of origin to improve their scholastic services.


DiasporaEngager is addressing this complex challenge related to the international diaspora engagement in education, research, development and much more. To overcome this international challenge, DiasporaEngager does not focus only of higher education, but on many levels of education (post graduate, graduate, undergraduate, high school, place of apprenticeship, vocational education, etc.) where knowledge is dispensed. DiasporaEngager is a global network platform that links educational and research institutions to educational needs and opportunities related to: collaboration, consultation or consulting, economic development, employment, endowment, extension, grant, library services, outreach, philanthropy, research partnership, pen pal, study abroad, student exchange, teaching, tourism, and partnership, etc.


DiasporaEngager helps establish and strengthen collaboration between laboratories and research centers in developing and developed countries in order to solve professional needs. DiasporaEngager facilitates networking between universities across the globe so that they use advanced technologies to innovate, create, and invent while addressing the crucial research and development problems. This global platform allows students, staff, and faculty to easily find peers and schools that have opportunities matching their educational interests or needs and vice versa. DiasporaEngager is a global channel through which people and resources can be transferred between educational institutions according to the institutions developmental gap.


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The international diaspora and the people and organizations in their country of origin and in their country of residence can use this platform to quickly inform each other about the path and means to get a better education to improve lives and develop nations. By doing so, DiasporaEngager acts as a liaison between the global diaspora and their home countries to transfer resources required to develop or reform their educational system and a whole lot more.


All it takes so start using that global platform is to create a free account at www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. The registration and the use of the platform are free. If you are already a user of DiasporaEngager, please log into your account today and post your needs/offers related to education or anything else so that others can find and respond to them. As of today, people and organizations from more than 80 countries are already using that platform. Why not register today and see what is awaiting you!  Together with their diasporas, each country can better handle their educational and developmental problems while fully engaging with the complex problems of their international diaspora associations and people.

Diaspora Engagement in Science and Technology

Scientists and researchers are needed everywhere to innovate and create new things that can help solve the world’s growing problems. In most developing countries, several top intellectuals tend to migrate to developed countries, seeking better professional opportunities.

With the massive migration of the educated people from their home country to other countries (brain drain), diaspora engagement in science, technology, and research is needed more than ever.  Unfortunately, it is not easy for the professionals living in the diaspora to network with their home country and with their country of residence to offer their professional skills to address scientific and technological problems. Sometimes, the diaspora members are less paid in their country of residence, whereas their home country does not know how to tap into the potential of their educated expatriates?

Diaspora engagement in science and technology should not be only about granting work visas to the best international scientists so that they stay abroad after their graduation. Diaspora implication in science and engineering should not be only about asking the diaspora to return to their country of ancestry! Engaging the international diaspora in the development of their countries should be more than the partisan political debates regarding the migration of the intellectuals from developing countries to America or Europe.

To sustainably involve the world’s diasporas in the advancement of their nations, efforts must be made so that the diasporas serve as a bridge between their country of origin and their current country of residence in a win-win framework. For instance, the diasporas should be informing their home country about scientific opportunities in their country of residence and vice versa. Meanwhile, scientific institutions (e.g. schools, universities, ministers/departments of education) in each country need to keep their diasporas up to date about scientific and educational news, needs, and opportunities. As the professional diaspora members living in developed countries are likely to be more alerted about scientific advancements in their areas of expertise, it would be more advantageous for every country to create a national pipeline between their intellectuals and their diaspora accordingly. Although certain countries are trying to create a department specialized in diaspora affairs, their local efforts cannot have a significant impact if each diaspora keeps working alone.

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  • Are you trying to find good scientific collaborators?
  • Are you looking for diaspora members with whom you can collaborate?
  • Are you looking for grants,fellowships, or scholarship opportunities?
  • Are you a businessman or businesswoman trying to invest in science and research?
  • Are you a science or research policy maker?
  • Are you a trying to learn more about science?
  • Do you have any scientific problems or needs?
  • Do you have anything to offer to scientists or researchers?
  • Do you have any scientific ideas or information to share with others?
  • Do you have any concerns or suggestions about how science is done today in any country or in any field?

If you said yes to any of the questions above, DiasporaEngager (the global diaspora engagement platform – www.DiasporaEngager.com can help you. DiasporaEngager is the premier global diaspora network platform where scientists/intellectuals and their diasporas can list their expertise and skills so that they can find and work with each other on issues related to science, technology, research, education, and much more. Indeed, DiasporaEngager is committed to helping the scientists, researchers, innovators, companies, businesses, nonprofit organizations,international institutions, and nations to work together to find a solution to local and international problems that can be addressed by science and research.

To reach that goal, DiasporaEngager helps the global diaspora and their countries to find each other and engage in conversations related to:

  • Research collaboration
  • Scientific breakthrough/revolution
  • Research companies
  • Research fellowships
  • Scientific conferences/meetings
  • Scientific business
  • Scientific discovery/news
  • Funding opportunities
  • Scientific instruments/equipment
  • Scientific literature
  • Teaching and mentoring
  • Scientific methodology
  • Research jobs/positions
  • Scientific publication
  • Scientific supplies
  • Research markets/marketing
  • Research scholarships
  • Scientific technology

These conversations do not have to be formal or systematic, but they provide a great avenue that can lead to a more sustainable diaspora engagement in science and technology and much more: http://DiasporaEngager.com/extPage/aboutUs.

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