Africa the Resilient

Resilience is an attribute that describes an individual or object that recovers after sustaining damage. When I think of Africa, I think of resilience. Despite the years of conflict between ethnic groups, colonial and neo-colonial oppression, and poverty in the midst of wealth, African nations have proven resilient. The pejorative image of the Dark Continent is rescinding, and being replaced by discussions of the emerging Africa, a land of possibilities. Our continent's leaders must proceed with caution so as not to find our nations subject to the whims of foreign interests. Regardless, African nations and African people, both within the continent and in the Diaspora, are illustrating our potential and strength. We are proving our resilience.

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