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It is good for older children to earn money

It is good for older children to earn money

A friend told me of her friend who finished school, got a job and left home to stay on her own. Stacy was suddenly under pressure because she could not understand money especially the spending and saving part of it. Stacy exclaimed, “Toilet tissue is expensive!” If Stacy had earned pocket money while in school, she would not be surprised at the cost of toilet tissue. Her bewilderment implied that her parents must have catered for all her...

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Leaders and followers

Leaders and followers

I was in a forum where it was being debated who should be blamed for the decadence found in some countries. Some insisted leaders should be blamed while some argued it should be the followers. I believe bad followership stems from bad leadership. A mark of a good leader is loyal followers’ (The Message) So if there are bad followers then their leader should examine himself. The kidnapping escapades of the Niger Delta in Nigeria were...

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The Serekunda Market

The Serekunda Market

As we drove towards Serekunda Market in The Gambia, I was not sure what to expect as it was my first time in the market. There was the challenge of where to park the car; so my friend and I had to get down for the driver to find a place to park. While we trekked towards the market, I saw some traders by the roadside. One spread his second hand clothes on top of a car parked by the road. The car was very dirty and did not appear to have...

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Five Reasons to Visit Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

It would be catastrophic to be in South Africa and not go to Cape Town which has been voted by the annual poll of travel and leisure magazine as the 6th best tourist city. It would even be more catastrophic not to visit Table Mountain! Table Mountain which was initially known as sea mountain is a level plateau mountain that is over 1000 metres high fringed by devils peak on the east and lion’s head on the west. It is believed to be a...

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