- 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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