I have grown all my life African. With the struggles, toils, visit to the mountains, streams, rivers and other walks that set our dear continent different from all others. I am a Pan-Africanist with the aim of contributing to the unity of African States before I surrender to the wholesome of existence.
I have witnessed and read what we face as Africans both home and those in the diaspora. Racism, discrimination, segregation, homophobia among others we suffer from locally and internationally.
Dear, our Africa is not what it should be looking at the toil of our firefighters which I can mention names like... Kwame Nkrumah. Patrice Lumumba, Steve Biko, Mandela, Thomas Sankara and our own old man Mugabe despite his long holding unto power. The struggle continues as we put it as Pan-Africanists, is true. We have an Africa which do not have any definition of their heroes in their syllabus, an Africa which the winner takes all, an Africa which the minority is always against the majority.
The few in power have the power in Africa, Africans do not celebrate as much as they celebrate European clubs our local ones. But I stand here today to reaffirm just like Thabo Mbeki said "I owe my being to the hills, glades, mountains" and I will fulfill my promises. Corruption and bribery, embezzlement of funds and it's misappropriation, unskilled personnel in offices due to who you know are killing us as Africans.
I won't be able to say all Comrade but keep in mind that our struggles must be Africa for Africans! My little is not much. Africa must unite!
Submission 1 for Africa Matters Africa Day Writing Competition.