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This is How I See It …

Africa is a continent with many heritages, cultural values, and also very interesting people with different world- views. It has diverse resources and wonderful weather. It is a God given continent whose name has always taken many great thinkers with wonders. But it is certain that Africa is also one of the most divided realities in the world. It is divided geographically and also culturally. One single state is like another world with many people who, in reality, do not have much in common. The ideas are different, visions are different, and cultures are also uniquely diverse. This blog story is interested in looking at one factor, the cultural values of Africans. What has happened to African traditional practices, customs, laws and morals? What is wrong about them? All blames have been put on the colonists and imperialists. After the independence, many African states adopted laws borrowed and imposed from their colonial masters. The education was also from the colonial masters. The technology is also from the colonial masters. Administrative systems and political ideologies are from the colonial masters. Even corruption is from the colonial masters.
Now here we are. As poor as ever. The same colonial masters are still with us. They lend us money, cars, and wealth. The only thing we do is to kill our brothers struggling for the wealth coming from the colonial masters. Now when the masters present to us an idea, then we say yes, that is correct. They come with ideologies, we accept and entrench into our systems.
What is surprising, we keep on blaming the colonial masters. If there is no bread on table – Oh!!! The whites made us poor. When we become alcoholic – Oh!!! You see, the white man is making us drunk. When we kill our brothers – Oh!!! The white man brought us guns. When we are in any trouble – there we are, it is somebody’s error. When will we manage ourselves and come up with African solution to the African problems? This is a university question. But, simply, how will we learn how to love ourselves and be our brothers’ keeper? Wow!!! A question worth 1 million dollars. Will Africa stop begging from other nations? We need technocrats to put records straight. Where are the African scholars? All are living in the United States of America. Why not in Africa? Nobody needs them here. We are comfortable without thinkers. We are better with those who have stopped thinking and are living as though they died several decades ago. We are better with the zombies who have stopped thinking and colonial masters think for them. It is sad but it is the reality. As a people we must think objectively, conduct our businesses independently and develop a clear vision for the continent.
By the way, this is the way I see it…you also have the way you see it and you are free to share.

About Peter Onyango

Dr. Peter Onyango O. is one of our main contributors. He is a senior law lecturer, a writer, a consultant, peace ambassador, and a researcher. He assists so many professionals, legal minds, and debaters with his skills and scholarly wealth! He supports children and village community as a way of giving back to community. He edits, proof reads, and publishes various articles for our page!

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