There are so many concepts that I believe are intrinsically African but which have been introduced as global terms and concepts. For instance this concept of networks and social networking in particular. The other one is this notion of building or reaching consensus. For us all of these were practiced as part of African life. I guess part of our challenge as Africans is that there are so many things which to us where obvious patterns of behaviour and action and thus we did not feel a need to dissect it and explain what was "normal". Its the same thing which plagues our system of healing, African medicine.