The perfection in speech and unmatched intention in body language of any African leader while preaching the gospel of Pan-Africanism is one that would move an unarmed battalion against Hitler’s men at their peak. And while you listen to them, you think and believe, the impediment is us, not those leaders, those whom the African black-blood boils in their veins.
From them, we’ve learnt pan-Africanism relates to a doctors and teachers working for peanuts which at times come belated, to youths forsaking their rights and not demanding government accountability.
Pan Africanism is clapping for the corrupt and re-electing them. Pan-Africanism is gullibility, submissiveness towards leaders and worship of rulers who speak of the African black-blood boiling in their veins.
And there comes talks of free cross border trade, these which they speak to and never realize, the demand of the world in regard to respect for African people, application and maintenance of non-interference, yet same rulers, offer worse than colonial masters ever did.
And while the objectives of Pan-Africanism remain pray on the run, they can’t be caught by sheep in leopard’s skin.
Writer: BARYAMUJURA MAHAD is passionate about social justice