"This defence of remaining in the US. or abroad is mindbuggling. Most Africans living in the developed world will never go back home. I am going back home in a short while. The first consideration is that I think I have enough money to live back in my home. The second issue is that I do not expect to treated as a returned hero and a lord on my return. With a positive attitude towards returning home, many of these same arguments advanced here will find analyses more supportive of returning. I am definite that whatever the situation, I can make some contribution to the "advancement" of my own country. Whether the sophisticated research agenda can be sustained back home, whether I will be satisfied with the government and bureaucrats, these issues do not come to the fore. I am positive, I know enough now to help more properly educate the next generation of young people in my country."

Magbaily Fyle, professor of History