Thursday, 25 May 2017

Africa: Without Boundaries!

Africa is more than 54 countries; there are more to it. Africa is more than those years of cruel colonization; dehumanization, slavery, apartheid and other ugly events before our freedom. 

Africa is more: 
We were home of first richest man in the world, Mansa Musa I of Mali.  Everyday; we enrich this world with our gifts: Europe, Americas, and Asia alike; will never forget the stolen resources of our land. We love to give without expecting anything in return. We are the beauty of this world.
And remember, the world is awaiting another new richest man that would prophetically be produced by our continent.

Africa is great: 
Despite of our hard past; it worked in our favour. We have produced and still producing indomitable leaders: 

Late Nelson Mandela. (Father of South African freedom).
Late Moshood Kasimawo Abiola. (Father of Nigerian democracy).
President Robert Mugabe. (Zimbabwean liberator).
Late Muammar Gaddafi.(Libyan Warlord and leader).

The names are endless and so is the achievements of our great continent.

Africa is of age(Wikipedia):
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of its total land area.[2] With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population.

[1] The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.

[3] Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents;[4][5] the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4.[6] Algeria is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria by population. Africa, particularly central Eastern Africa, is widely accepted as the place of origin of humans and the Hominidae clade (great apes), as evidenced by the discovery of the earliest hominids and their ancestors, as well as later ones that have been dated to around seven million years ago, including Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Australopithecus africanus, A. afarensis, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens (modern human) found in Ethiopia being dated to circa 200,000 years ago.

[7] Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.[8] Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages. In the late 19th century European countries colonized most of Africa. Africa also varies greatly with regard to environments, economics, historical ties and government systems. However, most present states in Africa originate from a process of decolonization in the 20th century. African nations have attempted to cooperate through the establishment of the African Union, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa.

Africa is blessed:
Our blessing is ourselves. The day we see so much in ourselves as Africans; and we realize that those other continents of this world depend more on us than we depend on them; that’s the day we lead this world. 

The day we see discover that most of what they have are what was taken away from us then we will start to value what we have because there are more they don’t have while we have everything.

Africa Unite:
The day we embrace one another regardless of where we come from, language, culture and other parameters; that’s the day we remain indomitable.

Africa’s day celebration is more than 25th May of every year. It is to be celebrated everyday. I am awaiting that day when we can all leave visa behind and travel, mix and prosper without boundaries.

I foresee an African continent without boundaries!

By Olagunju, Success Taiwo.

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