Friday, February 15, 2008

Africa’s political future

We’ll be seeing much in the U.S. news media about Africa in the coming days, with George Bush over there.

Below, courtesy of Big Think, is Arthur Mutambara – an opposition leader in Zimbabwe, and an Oxford-educated engineer – discussing the political needs of the continent and the after-effects of colonialism. This is a 3-minute clip.


TH said...

What do you make of this, UBM: Come Back, Colonialism, All is Forgiven.

As far as I know, this is not a rare sentiment in Africa.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thanks for that link, th.

It's a little heartbreaking to hear such a sentiment. But I also know that, 40 to 50 years after the abolition of slavery in the U.S., the question was still being openly asked whether black folks were better off under slavery.

For Africa, I expect that the passage of time will change all that. Not just time, but like Mr. Mutambara says, the rise of a new African leadership class.