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#MondayMotivation – The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt


Another start to the week with quotes that inspire, motivate and challenge!

“In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development.” – Paul kagame; president of Rwanda, October 1957 – present

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison;  America novelist, 1931 – present

“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw; Irish Playwright, 1856 – 1950

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“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” – Will Rogers; American cowboy and newspaper columnist 1879 – 1935

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou; American author and poet; 1928–2014

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath; American poet, 1932 – 1963

“Life is like riding a bicycle. Your keep your balance, you must keep moving” – Albert Einstein

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African development – inside out, upside down


Last month, postgraduate students at The School of Oriental and African Studies London (SOAS) organised their 2nd African Development Forum. A free event, I had never been to before, so I went along to see what it was all about. Rushing from work, I turned up late and missed the first half. The panel in the second half consisted of Marieme Jamme (voted one of Africa’s top women), Edward Watkins (Farm Africa Charity Head of Operations) and Rahma Ahmed (Manager of Somali Relief & Development Forum). I was actually able to speak with Marieme Jamme after the event and I must say her zeal is inspiring! All panellists have experience of working in different parts of the continent with local people to raise socio-economic standards. You can Google them to find out about their work.

The flyer given at the event
The flyer given at the event

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