My Dream for Africa

When Martin Luther King Jr. made the famous I Have a Dream speech in 1963, he dreamed of the United States of America where people would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Today, one can argue that the United States has achieved many of Luther’s ‘dreams.’ Like him, I too have a dream; but mine is for Africa.

There is a sense of deep annoyance among Africans about how their continent is disrespected and patronized by some around the world. Although to some extent, this annoyance may be justified, however, rather than frown at those who disrespect the African continent, it will be better for us to look within, and try to find solutions that will move Africa forward. Because let’s be honest, we have ourselves to blame for the mess that is the African continent.

What Africa needs to do rather than pay attention to those who disrespect the continent is to embrace and appreciate the principles that foster a prosperous society by protecting individual freedoms and respecting the dignity of everyone…..

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