Everything being relative, Africa of the last 30 years is not much different from the one of 50 previous years. The general population has stayed poor in its majority, while a tiny fraction has emerged to become very wealthy, most of the times at the expense of the rest.
Starting with the new Millennium, Africa in general has been advancing towards its destiny geared by a positive spirit more than before. That’s has been the spirit of resilience.
All African sons and daughters and in all places across the world are gradually waking up to work and change the negative outlook the West has assigned to Africa from immemorial times.
Africans are counting on their new found determination to make a significant transformation in their lives primarily building on the strength within, becoming self-reliant, finding solutions in themselves before seeking help from outside.
Through this new journey started with the 21st century, there are challenges they have to face and overcome in order to progress. This blog is about some of those hurdles preventing their harmonious pace in moving forward.
But it is also about the victories, small or big, worth celebrating. Such moments give space to reflect on where we’ve come from and how far we have to go. It is refreshing and encouraging.
I’ve been involved with these issues for many years, talking on radios and televisions, writing articles, intervening at conferences, and highlighting the challenges faced by Africans trying to look positively towards their future.
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