Today marks Africa Day, a day dedicated to celebrating Africa and all things African. As always, what I would like to say has already been more eloquently put by someone else, hehehe.
I would like to share with you an excerpt from Thabo Mbeki’s speech “I am an African” as it sums up the love, the loyalty and the pride I have for this continent!
“I am an African.
I am born of the peoples of the continent of Africa.
Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now!
Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace!
However improbable it may sound to the sceptics, Africa will prosper!
Whoever we may be, whatever our immediate interest, however much we carry baggage from our past, however much we have been caught by the fashion of cynicism and loss of faith in the capacity of the people, let us err today and say - nothing can stop us now!”
Today it feels good to be an African!
For the full speech click here