Occasionally I stop and join dots. It doesn't make me happy most of the times.
In Tanzania the doctors were striking all the way back in February. That almost killed Dr. Ulimboka, who is now being kept in a secret place. It also killed any further motivation to stand up for what should be a right, demanding decent work conditions for a service the nation is in badly need of.
In Hanang District, Manyara Region, local farmers have pleaded with the government to give them abandoned wheat farms which a private investor has failed to develop since privatisation over five years ago.
In South Africa miners have been shot by police, again demanding pay rises . 'The company said it had missed six days of production as a result of the unrest, and estimated it would lose around 2% of its normal yearly output of saleable platinum.'
Africa in just one week.
What's wrong here?
We talk growth, explosive growth in Tanzania in particular, but how do we handle it?
Growth must also benefit the mine workers, the oppressed, the landless, local farmers and the doctors.
Or - there is no development.