The Problem of Africa is Africans

Agbor Charles Nda


Of the six continents of the world, the African continent, second largest after Asia has been a school boy to the rest of the other five. Europeans, Asians and many other members of the white race are all claiming to have lessons to teach Africans. Considering Africans barbaric and uncivilized, the civilized and superior race as per say has decided to do and undo with the Africans as it pleases them. Africans are treated as objects or better still as second class citizens from whom nothing fruitful can ever come out. To that effect, this continent has been relegated to the background and forced to shoulder all global burdens and ills. But reading through the history of slave trade and slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism today, we can affirm with conviction that Africans are responsible for the mischiefs that befalls this continent. This is as a result of the complicity of Africans with the west, the inability of Africans to stand up against western injustice and the egocentric and the inhuman nature of most African leaders. Therefore, it is as a matter of fact for us in this write-up to elucidate on some of the cases where Africans failed to embrace their destiny, but gave their concern to dubious acts of western powers.

Keywords; African challenges, African leaders, slave trade, colonialism, neo-colonialism, corruption.

DOI: 10.7176/JAAS/67-05

Publication date:August 31st 2020

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