A continent endowed with mineral, human, and material resources.
But managed by murderous, misanthropic, and misappropriating leaders.
A continent that sold its own people to strangers in tall ships.
And never wondered where they were being taken.
A continent that has its people dying in the thousands every year in the Mediterranean Sea trying to be enslaved once more by Europeans.
And those not enslaved in Europe and America are enslaved by Europeans and Americans living in Africa. And the Chinese are not far behind!
A continent that built Europe and America.
And yet cannot build itself.
A continent of dictators, duplicity, double standards, and dastardly behavior.
And is the first to sign any International Treaty condemning such actions.
A continent where genocide has forestalled a green revolution.
And mediocrity and incompetence are rewarded by praise singing and tenure elongation.
A continent that has most of its wealth stashed in foreign bank vaults.
While its leaders go cap in hand to the same banks begging for usurious loans.
A continent that prays for development.
While others plan for development.
A continent that chases shadows such as homosexuality.
While others chase substance such as improved standards of living for its people.
A continent that bestraddles the Equator with the greatest exposure to sunlight.
Yet is the darkest continent at night in these days of cheap solar energy.
Isn’t it time that we turned Africa over to a new and improved management to fully exploit its potentials for the betterment of its people.
Time does not wait, even for continents!