Africa is burning ! unchain Africa the heart of culture, land of Beauty , nature and richness.
Africa is so rich and at the same time so poor !. Why ? ,This question is hunting us Africans .
This Boy in chain speaks and depicts a Nation in chain , in agony , Frustration and helpless , this is the face most Africans wear about today !
I was priviledged to speak at an African week in Augsburg in November 2015, on reasons why Africa has remained poor and underdeveloped, despite its vasely richly natural Mineral resources .
The Problem with Africa is old and contagious , Africa takes top position in corruption and rank highest with stories of leaders that love to stay in Office for life .
Otherwise why would most countries like Zimbabwe , Burundi , still be experiencing dictatorship ? and why should Niger , Ethiopia /Somalia be experiencing hunger and what of the giant of Africa Nigeria. A land with oil but no regular power supply .
why this diversity, hunger, inequality ! and why are the citizens so corrupt , to the extent of competing with the leaders ? .
Nigeria with its blessings 280 Billion worth of oil since 70s , Angola with oil and Diamonds , Congo with different types of Minerals is still in war , now Burundi . Bajumbura capital of Burundi is littered with dead bodies , and People are killed and shut at sight , why ? .
Kenya, Mali, Bukina Faso , Nigeria, North Africa are experiencing a new wave of Terror . These are youths that have no vision no perspectives and no hopes . Yet the existing leaders want to hang on there in power delivering ” a serve yourself first government ” .
Engage these youths, give them hopes and let them know the way to education. This is the only key to opening their fanatic hearts .
The book of Meredith the british Journalist , historian and author of Nelson mandelas and Robert Mugabe `s books described Africa from the hopes of freedoom to the heart of decay. This calls for leaders to re-think, and re-plan .
A continent with 53 countries , with history of confusion, a case of too much wealth, bad leaders series of Coups and wars that have kept the Country from moving Forward. What a sad record ! .
Most nations that did not have half of what most african nations have , for example, South Korea, Germany, and many more have transformed their countries into economic powers , yet most African countries are still struggling with corruption, and sinking into deeper poverty . Isnt this sad ?.
History has it that Africans in the colonial times lived miserably and still in misery till today . Africans are in chain , and it is only great leaders with conscience that can unchain Africans from this decay .
Many Congolese were reportedly killed by the then Leopald the colonial master , Portugese fought then to keep Angola, Mosambique, Guinea-Bissau .
Britain was then busy in the west and in some East Africa . Europeans , America and even Asians , abound in the land of Africa as they took all what they were able to lay their hands on , and left us empty with the mentality of ” take what you can and dont rebuild what you have ” ! wow ! what a thing to inherit .
Some countries are struggling to riggle out of this inheritance . For examples , Botswana with its Diamond , Namibia and perhaps South Africa and now Ghana are some of the countries with positive examples , to Show that “yes we can do it ” ! .
Come to think of it Africa is not poor, rather the big Problem Africa has is the question of good government and honest people . What i see as poverty in africa is corruption , and greed this is holding Africa very backward, and sinking Africa as a Nation down the abyss .
Leaders clinging to Office , not wanting to relinguish power, hanging on forever, this is not your private property , leave Office when it is time to leave and work for the People when you are in there .
Africans are in chain and in bondage , but this time not directly from the White man, rather Africa is experiencing another time of indirect rule , this is from the” White man through the black man “.
Africans are experiencing another colonial era through their black leaders that were supposed to be ” messiah “. Our politicians, leaders and some priviledged will continue to seek first their riches , while the leave the fate of the citizens to follow later .
Nkrumah , idi Amin and many more leaders in the past and present have had their wastes and some present ones are still very wasteful . When are all These going to stop and when can we break this wave of corruption like Jerry Rawlings did in 1990 ?, i dont mean killing , i mean calling corrupt men and women to justice . Getting the looted Money and getting it circulate back into the System . Stop wasting the resources of Africa , there are a lot to do to unchain the common man in the street and stop them from dying in the high sea .
Otherwise why would the president of Burundi be another Instrument to fuelling another war in a country that have suffered several years of set back because of war !.
Africans are refusing to identify with poverty . When i hear Things like concerts that were organised by likes of Geldof in the past to forgive africans of their debts , ofcourse, this is a good gesture , but my dear People who are These poor People ! and whose debt is being forgiven ? , ” Africa as a Nation is rich , but the Africans are poor ” , why , why and why ?.
Who said that Africa is poor ! No , Africa is not poor they countries in Africa are just very very unfortunate , because even with well educated leaders, when they come back , the sink into a decayed System that has no room for positive Change , except that which they know and have come to imbibe as a System, that is corruption, a religeon of most african leaders and some priviledged .
When you attempt to build good roads , no chance, get a functioning way of disposing wastes and keeping the Environment clean ,no Chance , organised System , just Forget it , As crazy as it sounds , there are many out there benefitting from the chaos in Africa hard to believe , but this is true .
When you cant help effecting Change , you succumb to the pressure of corruption. The old dirty System that is so bad and is willing to kill any new Innovation.
Change the old System , it is becoming too cold for comfort , because the unborn are inheriting it as the old ones have it in their System, it is hereditary and transmissible , it is a disease that needs to be cured .
Unchain Africa, my beloved leaders ! Everyone can be a great leader, but you have to make yourself credible .
Try to understand what went wrong in the past, then you can begin to mend and stop this poverty in africa . You can begin to put heads together to stop this reckless business that is not moving us forward. Begin to see the need of communicating truthfully to your citizens , welcome good plans , develop good listening attitude, stop being egoistic and be the leader with good soul and good spirit .
Call all to order, stop this division, stop bribes , allow equality a chance , make education at all level free, consider infrastructure , because they are the key to rebuilding a Nation .
The average african is either sick, dead, or is on the run to escape war, hunger and Terror . They all did not make it to Europe, many have died in the high see , is that a way of ruling ?.
Bad roads are considered normal , Police road-blocks , no proper traffic lights , Men with guns are in power because you could be shut at a sight , aid can not solve our Problems but we ourselves .
It is never too late to start rebuilding the broken Nation africa . Africa is our pride , our heritage and our home , please unchain us, unchain Africa and make a Africa a place to dwell . Reduce our pains of hunger , terror, war, sickness and bad Govt, Stop killing our People .Have a look at this Boy in chain, so was Africa during our colonial masters and so is most of us till today , God had a different plans for us , please unchain Africa.
So !African leaders change and make room for change . Improve agriculture, build hospitals , give People good water , good roads, education , infrastructure, improve waste disposal , encourage recycling , stop stealing from the poor , and prevent situations that will call for war .No more war , Africans are tired to be on the run .
No more life in chain, unchain the life of Africans and unchain truth, freedom , Fairness transparency and tolerance. Give peace a Chance and let there be a better tomorrow and no more Terror and immigrations of this Kind that the world is experiencing now . Unchain Africa !
Africans are tired and Need good government, stability , peace , tolerance and freedom. Unchain Africa! .
I trust that this will set us all thinking !.