After more than half a century of independence, we are still largely dependant on the west. We do not have proper and established democratic institutions which will guard and protect our democracy. We are still struggling with poverty, want, disease and war. Africa has become a pariah continent. I call it the surrogate continent.
AFRICA: THE SURROGATE CONTINENT
We are satisfied with being a proxy
Always doing d bidding of the other
Fulfilling their each and every order
Leaving them to demarcate every border
Shouldn’t we try to ourselves extricate
Or are we satisfied being the surrogate?
Some want them to us compensate
Others want to their greed satiate
This notion we are ready to repudiate
Now, we should let no one us intimidate
It’s not that we intend to retaliate
We just need to do something, immediate
We’ll no longer be someone’s surrogate
We need to stand up and open the gate
For this, we need no one placate
We shouldn’t allow them to us suffocate!
By this time we should have been integrated and working together in such a way that we would form a formidable force in the world. Africa is the foundation of civilization. Africa has more natural resources than any other continent in the world.
The biggest problem of Africa is misleaders who are only concerned about how long they will stay in power and how fat is their bank account; which ironically would be in the west. Thus they gather the little resources of their countries and keep it in the west. The west will in turn use it to work and increase their economy. When we need something again, we go there to beg.
When will Africa gain true independence?
Ask me again?