Disrespecting African leaders is a syndrome of continental demise. Africa has been haunted by the west colonizers who caused political disrupt in the continent to exploit Africa as whole.
A question that one would ask is, what captivates western countries to Africa? Africa is very rich with mineral resources and fertile soil, hence it became a spotlight in the eyes of western enemies.
Portuguese explorers’ voyages in the likes of King John II in 1483, Batholemeu Dias in 1487 and Vasco da Gama in 1497, revealed secrete treasure beneath African soil for the western countries to feast on.
Attacking of Zulu kingdoms during 1870’s by Britain facilitated colonization in Zululand and South Africa as a whole.
Garnet Wolsey divided the Zulu kingdom to be against king Cetshwayo as he was posing threat to them.
When king Cetshwayo died on the 8th February 1884, land was exploited as well in the Zululand. West countries have proved in many ways that they are capable of doing whatever it takes to get what they want.
They incite wars among the citizen of the country to quarrel while stealing from our coffers. Death of a Libyan leader: Muammar Gaddafi on the 20th October 2011, spoke high volume about how western countries’ evil intentions to scrape bottom of the barrel – of African mineral resources are.
West pays opposition parties and certain individuals to tarnish characters and images of black people at the helms of government high positions to get away with murder.
Vote of no confidence, rape charges, Guptas sagas against South African president – Jacob Zuma, comprise smear campaigns by the western countries to exploit Africa even further.
Togolese president: Faure Gnassingbe, is on exile because citizen of Togo want to oust him and accusing him of dictatorship. Togo is rich on phosphate, cement, and gold but political unrest in the country works in favour of France to exploit such mineral resources.
Africa supposed to have developed economically over the years to manufacture their own vehicles like Japan, German, India, China, Italy, and USA but western countries deprived Africa to become independent through constant colonization.
It is crucial for Africa to unite and realising our own potentials of developing ourselves economically – and make this continent peaceful. An enemy always takes an advantage if a brother is against another fellow brother.
African unity would live out the dreams of our fallen heroes in the likes of Robert Sobukwe and Muammar Gaddafi – of allowing Africa to have one president, in that manner this colossal continent, would be named, ‘United States of Africa.
This dream would be fulfilled if ethnic and political ideologies are discussed with a high calibre of professionalism and African patriotism.
International industrial companies that exploit African mineral resources, would vanish into thin air because our unity would promote local industrial companies to develop Africa.