How to build Wakanda: Lessons for African leaders from ‘Black Panther’
As “Black Panther” nears a billion in box office worldwide, many Africans have flocked to theaters, sporting traditional African attires with pride to watch their brothers and sisters portrayed as superheroes, a narrative that has been lacking in popular culture.
- Empower and elevate women, and ensure you surround yourself with them.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is key.
- Use natural resources to develop your country, and keep them in the people’s hands for today and tomorrow.
- Respect cultures and traditions while modernizing and allow them to coexist with the basic tenets of democracy.
- Embrace the natural habitat of the land while developing and building up.