The African man


An African man was given the opportunity to ask for anything he wants. The condition was that, whatever he gets, his brother would receive double. He thought about asking for a house; but he did not like the thought of his brother having two houses. So he thought about asking for a million dollars to go to his bank account; but again, he was unhappy with the thought of his brother having two million dollars in his account.

The man sat down and thought hard, “What can I have and still be better than my brother when he has double?” so, he thought of having one of his eyes removed so that his brother might have his two eyes gouged.

This sounds like a very unlikely story; however, this is the typical mentality that has set Africans backward for ages and caused witchcraft to thrive in Africa. An African wants to be better than his brother at all costs. The African man is only careful:

To share his beer, not his books;

To spread his diseases, and not the cure;

To transfer his problems, and not the solution

When an African man fails, he wishes his brother the same fate so that he won’t be the only one who had tasted the bitterness of failure. An African man is happy when evil besets his brother. When most African men succeed, they want to enslave their brothers; they try to make the class gap between them and their brothers widen daily.

An African man wants to outperform his brother in every area and most African men do not want to let their brothers have any chances of success because they want to be the only ones succeeding. When an African man gets to sit on a seat of authority, he wants to keep it to himself and refuse to give anyone else a chance to sit. In African schools, students who can afford textbooks do not let other students borrow their textbooks because they want to stay top of the class or they don’t want to give another student the opportunity to perform better than them. When one independently discovers the way to success, an African man who refused to give directions would still do all he can to stand in the way of that success.

An African man is ready to spend money to intimidate his brother and make him look like nothing, rather than spending that money to empower others. Africa will become better; when we begin to share books to pass knowledge, not just our drinks. When we begin to let others also lead without our influence. When we begin to give the same quality of food and clothing to both our children and our maids. When we let our servants eat on the same table with us. When the boss lets his lower staff get paid before him.

Africa can become progressive when we begin to look out for each other rather than stand in the way of another. When we can sincerely say, “let my brother get it too, and if I can’t get it, let me help him get it.

In conclusion, all of these good qualities we can adopt can be resumed in one word-UBUNTU, which is an African philosophy that says “I am because you are , and you are because I am”.



What is the value of our shepherds?

To educate the African child of tomorrow, it is often necessary to teach him/her the value of other peoples.

A British lieutenant general, Sir Fredrick Stanley Maude, was commissioned to conquer Baghdad in 1917. On his arrival in Iraq, he encountered a shepherd and his flock in a field, he asked his translator to offer a shilling to the shepherd and ask him to kill his dog…

It should be noted here that a dog is a very important companion for a shepherd: he warns him of all annoying dangers and protects the sheep from wolves and thieves. It should also be noted that at the time, with a shilling, you could buy half a herd.

… The shepherd accepted the deal, he grabbed his dog and shot him at the feet of the general … General Maude told the shepherd; “I’ll give you an extra shilling to skin the dog!” The shepherd took the shilling and skinned the dog.

Then the general offered the third shilling to cut the dog into pieces, the shepherd took the shilling and cut the dog, now the shepherd told the general, for a fourth shilling he would eat the dog, to which the General replied: “I wanted to know more about your values ​​in this country, and I found out that you have slaughtered, skinned and chopped up your most trusted and loyal friend and companion for three shillings!” You were even ready to eat it for another shilling … that’s all I needed to know about the values ​​of men in your country! “.

Then he addressed his soldiers and said, “As long as this kind of mentality prevails in this country, you can buy anyone, fear nothing and no one! From that time to the present day in this part of the world, officials have sold their country, their people, their friends, their honour and their principles for a house in Europe and a bank account in Switzerland, are you different of this shepherd?

Are our shepherds in this continent different from those in Baghdad, Iraq and other corrupt and selfish parts of the world, let’s change the face of our leadership and all will be well. These shepherds are in Kinshasa, Pretoria, Accra, and Abuja or in many other places in Africa, they manipulate the masses with slogan of change only for their own benefit.

Now it is time to replace them with a true revolutionary continental party (ACUP), in which we have found a new light of great future and success. Please join the ACUP not for material gain, but only for system change.

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