What is Noble about Africa?

  • Yusuff Olayode Thursday Jun 30, 2016


Many African countries got independence in the 50's and 60's. Over 50 years after, Africa remains backward. Corruption, poverty, terrorism among other cancers poised more than threats. In the early days on civilization, Africa was at the fore, pioneering and developing.

Africa, a home to about 1.1 billion people, blessed with natural resources like petroleum, diamonds, iron, cobalt, gold, copper, bauxite, uranium, remains poor and stagnant. What do we call our problems, who caused them, and how do we solve them?

“The more the western world was able to invent and innovate in the past 300 years, the more "civilised" it became. And as Africa, in comparison, remained closer to nature and was dominated by natural phenomena, the more "primitive" and backward the continent seemed.” - Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, an African, said this in his book: Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy's 'Last Frontier' Can Prosper and Matter

“I looked at the color of my skin with a heavy heart filled with questions about my black race. Everything about my people seems to be as dark (or black is it?) as the color of our skin. I thought about the location of horrid squalor on earth; it dawned on me that poverty can truly be defined as a black man full of remonstrance without action. The black man would easily blame another for their woes; everyone could be culpable but themselves. The white man is more often a convenient scapegoat any day, and their antecedents make them easily a plausible target anyway.” - Leonard Karshima Shilgba

Don't you feel for Africa, Africans, and the unborn generations?

With a sense of belonging, what is noble about Africa?

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  • Lekan Adele

    Jun 30, 2016 05:28

    Africa is backward sincerely, but let's hope it is gonna be good someday

  • Amuletola

    Jun 30, 2016 06:24

    The day African leaders allowed Gaddafi to be ousted was the day they went a billion years backward. Gaddafi was ready to stand against d modern slavery perpetuated by western powers. He fought and died for Africa

  • Kofi

    Jun 30, 2016 08:12

    Africa my Africa... Why did you sleep while the goods fly away? Why did you relax, while glories fade away?.. Africa oh Africa.... Why did you decide to decide to be backward, when others develop... Oh Africa? ... I am sick of you, I need not your glory again..Africa , gooooo, Africa thin out...

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