When will Africa rise! when will we wake up from our slumber! Africa, over the 400 years of fighting against slavery, freedom is an inimical pace to catch up with since our independence. Africa is still under colonial rule with colonial bigotry infiltrating our systems. Today, we are still under colonialism through our leaders in the form of foreign aids and approvals from Colonial masters. Our leadership are still puppets of the colonial master, licking boots for their parochial interest.

Our freedom fighters and gallant men who toiled for Africa were pulled down occasionally, whenever Africa finds a milestone to overthrow the Western powers of neocolonialism and imperialism, so Africa stand united and independent. These were orchestrated by foreign intelligence using Africans as a tool to achieve their task or they mastermind the act themselves.

Some African leaders and pan African activist were murdered for Africa’s seek.

Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso. He was assassinated because he stood for his country and Africa. He changed his own country in four years of reigning with less resources in hand, building his country with his own men, improve Agriculture and encouraged made in Africa fabric. He boycotts imports and cut ties with French government and never paid tax to his Colonia masters. He was brutally assassinated in October 15, 1985.

Activist, pan Africanist, political theorist and revolutionary leaders like Patrice Lumumba of congo was assassinated on January 17, 1961. Malcolm X, an activist for blacks and a freedom fighter was also assassinated for affirming black freedom in February 21, 1965.

After assassinating Malcolm x in 1965, they targeted Martin Luther King Junior on April 4, 1968. After they were done with Thomas Sankara, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. They flee to Ethiopia and pulled Emperor Haile Salassie down on August 27, 1975. From there, they proceeded to South Africa and murdered Steve Biko in January 12, 1977. The roll goes on and on to Muammar Al-Gaddafi on October 20, 2011.

This call to mind the songline of the legendary Bob Marley who suffered assassination for calling on Africans to unite. His redemption song chanted “How long shall we kill our prophets, why we sit aside and look”. Little did he know he was the next prophet to go down! This is a big challenge to Africa .” Our Noblemen were brutally killed and Africa has failed to seek justice for their murder.”When will we rise.” Is time Africa unite and Our Freedom fighters protected for a lasting independence and Economic freedom.

Our uncompromised warriors and selfless leaders like Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah, Kenneth Kauda, Samora Machel, Thomas Sankara, Julius Nyerere.Sekou Toure. Patrice Lumumba and many African progenitors and freedom fighters are assets and cannot be forgotten. Africa needs their re-incarnation and fighting Spirit to cruise Africa to the promised Land. Africa must emulate them for a United and prosperous Africa.

Africa, we must stand firm and shield each other from the western powers. The killing of African revolutionary and freedom fighters must stop.

African politicians should be replaced with revolutionary freedom fighters to facilitate African unity. Is time to stay away from foreign aids and monetary institution like IMF and world bank. Africa must create Her own institutions to cater for African affairs.

Long live the founding Fathers of Africa.
Long live African Freedom fighters.
Long live Africa.

Article by ANTHONY AKUDAGO.

Source: modernghana.com