By Leonard Koni.
Harare, Zimbabwe. (News of The South) – Taking a walk into the world of our imaginations and picturing how our geo-political environment has taken us so far. I have always desired to see a real change in the global political dichotomy and environment. I have been sequencing the events which have been all pointing to the greatest political blunders made by one of the greatest leaders of this world.
African continent the mother of all mankind is all that we can call a ‘Shithole’. The bigotry and racist Donald Trump said.
We relish them and savour their dollars or ” foreign currency “as they come to enjoy the shithole as tourists in Africa.
The “remarks dishonour the
celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity”.
While expressing our shock, dismay and outrage on such crude language used by the US President.
The African Union does not take this kind of incorrigible behaviour so lightly and it strongly believes that there is a huge misunderstanding of
the African continent and its people by the current US Administration.
We have witnessed several shootings on blacks in America and the perpetrators escaping justice with some cases being swept under the carpet. More than 250 unarmed black people were killed in United States of America by police in 2016. Why do US police keep killing unarmed black people than whites? More unarmed black continue to lose their lives.
Such kind of treatment is unacceptable. This world has become a global society where people regardless of their colour, religion, skin pigmentation should embrace and co-habitat without spewing any hatred.
That slur is actually racist and must be condemned with the strongest terms it deserves.
Yes indeed the African continent has its own share of challenges emanating from colonialism. There is need to for African head of states and US Administrators for a serious dialogue where they must forge an alliance to accept Eurocentric and Pan Africanism views.
Migration has been a global issues which need to be adressed amicably than being reactive to his ignorant racist views.
President Donald Trump just showed his shallow comprehension of African history. We need to set up a very vibrant school of Pan Africanism so that we propagate our own true African story, as it has been hugely mirrored and misinterpreted by our colonial masters.
Africans are to blame because no one talks about colonialism and its effects on Africa development. No one talks about the looted timber and rubber in Africa. No one talks about the slave trade. No one talks about the sponsoring of civil wars by these people so that they can sell weapons of mass destruction and make money out of it.
Such utterances are abhorrent and cannit be expected from a leader, a commander in chief who commands the most powerful army on earth. A leader of the most powerful economy. Donald Trump must have a clear cut policy of implementing his plans rather than uttering such racial words which can easily ignite wars amd civil unrest.
The phrase is deragotory from a country which has more cordial relations with many African states. President Donald Trump owes an apology to the African continent.
The reportage on the African continent should also be spruced up and and get the opportunity to tell the true African story.
African continent and its intellectuals are rising and its narrative is evolving rapidly. The days of reporting the continent through a lens of suffering, famine, war and catastrophe are receding or at least, significantly dropping.
Let the people beat the drums in the jungles of Africa. The wonders of Africa will live forever and will not die. Long live Africa, the hub of human kind and the sleeping giant. Proudly African.
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