Monthly Archives: September 2014


Europeans Would Develop Africa Faster Than Africans

During the colonial period, when asked why they were going to Africa, the missionaries and colonialists would reply ‘to bring civilization to the Africans and develop the continent to be and look like Europe’.

Nowadays when you ask African leaders and officials what is their mission and purpose, they would reply ‘to develop Africa, read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Impossible Decolonization

Colonization is not possible without physical domination. Physical domination always precedes colonization.

That is the reason why the core competency of the West is Violence: acquiring tools for effective violence against other nations and people to take what is not theirs in the first place, to build their wealth and status.

Therefore, you can not read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

This Is NOT Africa!

Have you already heard of the expression “This is Africa”?

Meaning, the mess you see out there, the corruption, the irresponsibility, the unprofessionalism and the failure of our current institutions and leaders represent the real Africa; and You, outsider or visitor, have to accept it, adapt to it or die!

Let’s me tell you something. read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Everything Reacts

56 days ago, I was with my friend in the main fruit market in Lomé. It’s called Gbadago Market.

It’s a big market where you can find all seasonal tropical fruits displayed with ingenuity by colorful ladies whose only marketing tools is their soft and prolonged gaze when you pass along their fortunate shelf. The sidewalk of that market is really beautiful for me. In fact, I love the peaceful chaos there, like in many markets in Lomé. We bought lot of fruits and my bag was already heavy but we decided to walk a little further to buy some cassava or yam. We prefer yam to cassava, because yam is much tastier and you can keep for much longer. Before we reach the other part of the market where the ladies are selling yams, we have to cross the filthiest bridge ever. You can’t go trough that bridge without becoming haunted for ever. I have all the images in my head, but my mind doesn’t want to recall them now otherwise I’d vomit. The smell, the dirt, the mountains of solid and liquid waste were all over, obviously the symbol of how decadent our society has become. I wondered, why isn’t anyone doing anything? How could such a place exist? We managed to cross the bridge, and reached the first lady selling yams. She has that petillant, sparkling eyes decorated with fine wrinkles, an imperceptible sebum makeup hides well her old age, and her falsely unscripted smile marries the other thousands smiles which illuminate the market everyday. She was by herself a confident invitation to start a conversation. I asked how much is the yam. “Three for 2500F” she replied. “That’s expensive” I responded. I love to bargain on the market. “It’s good yam, and they are big. You can buy small one if you want. I’ll make you a price.” she commented. “I think, We won’t buy today. They will be too heavy to carry. We’d would come back with car”.  I said “Ok” she said, but continued with a soft voice and a smile.  “You look like you just came back from abroad, do you?” “Yeah, I’ve been living abroad for fifteen years, and I moved back recently to see how I can contribute here”. I replied. “My husband was also abroad. We got married when he was still a student. he got a scholarship to study in Russia. He came back some time ago, but with a Russian wife and two kids. He is trying to setup a clinic her, but things are not working well for him. I wish he put in more thought, hard work and organization. I don’t understand how someone could fail a clinic in a country where everyone is sick like that. I don’t understand … I don’t understand … without organization nothing is possible … look my business… I’m doing well … I’m doing quite well … I’ve built my own house selling yams, and I support my kids without the help of anyone.” “How many kids do you have?”, I asked “I have three. My biggest daughter is sitting there. She helps me… When you want something in life you have to believe in yourself, and get organized. Organization is important. The Russian wife of my “husband” is lazy. She doesn’t do anything but stay at home all day long. She wants the man to stay at home all the time with her.  What she doesn’t know is that this guy has 6 wives, and she has to share, but she want exclusivity and she does every stupid things to get attention…Last time she got a lamp broken, and has to call the husband to come home to fix the lamp … I think she is unhappy here, but I think life is much better for her here than in the cold there”. “Does your husband have 6 wives?” I asked again “He is a failure. You know what … Everything reacts… Everything you do triggers something accordingly. Nothing we do is neutral or inconsequential. Nothing. It’s an illusion when people think they are having it their way without expecting or thinking about the consequences, now or later. I have nothing again him, but he has to put order in his life. You can’t threat people without consideration and expect life to give you what you want. Everyone makes mistakes, but … without confession there is no progress…  He has to confess his past, acknowledge his wrongdoings, ask pardon for himself, then life would eventually give him a new blank sheet, a second chance. I’m not talking about religious confession, but something more intimate, a soul searching confession to break from the past, in order to offer oneself an opportunity for the future. Confession is very important….You see I love talking… You haven’t asked me anything … but life has taught me so much … and I always want to share…” She smiled and gazed at me before pausing here eyes and smile. We were there in front that lady amazed by every bit of words she pronounced. “Are you still married to that man?” I asked again She started laughing, and politely replied “That man doesn’t belong to any woman. I have my life, he has his life. I don’t ask him anything, and I don’t expect anything from him. I just want my kids to have a good future, and I’m working on that, and I work hard, really hard”. “Thank you very much for the amazing conversation. We will come back to buy yams from you”. I said and we departed. It has been two months since I’ve met that lady. I went 3 times already to the market  to find that lady, but she was not there. Was she a ghost, a spirit which speaks the truth and disappear. This afternoon, I’m going one more time to the market to look for her.
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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Food for mind

The Mind likes raw data as the body likes raw food.

The more raw food you eat, the healthier your are.
The more raw data you feed the mind, the more self-confident you become.

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

In Asia No Economical Miracle!

Many Africans admire Asia economical development during the last 30 years, but have only scant ideas about how it has been achieved.

They admire China self-reliance, but fail to notice that China has banned all foreign propaganda channels (BBC, CNN, RFI, etc.) in their country, and have restricted access to foreign datamining tools like Google, Facebook, read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Books Recommendation: Cultural DNA Deciphers 

The following 2 books represent the frontier of ideas in psychology, politics and social sciences. I read them more than once, and still consulting them on regular basis.

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1. – “Spiral Dynamics” of Don Beck. This book presents the DNA of human consciencenss and social codes. The ideas and tools in the book could be used read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

The Smart Migration: The green attraction

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All smart people I know are moving out of cities, heading back to small towns or villages.

These are generally people over 40 years old who either have been wore off by the system, or have lost all illusion about the promises of the capitalist system.

Young people don’t have much choice. They have to move to big cities. Capitalism read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Conversation with our people

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During the last two weeks I was eating only in restaurants and bars in Lomé. I’m living like a homeless.

I’m doing some experiments with my life which lead me to live unintentionally without electricity during the last 12 days, and spend most of my time with people on the street, chatting and exchanging with men and women I won’t read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

TickiAir To Ease Ticketing Stress In Africa.

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‘We have toyed around with ideas such as bomb detection app to address Boko Haram’s attacks in Nigeria until we settled on TickiAir.com and TickiBus.’ – Felix Tetteh  (Co-founder of TickiLabs).  

Forthnight ago, Silicon Africa sat down with Felix Tetteh, a former product of Ashesi University College in Ghana read more