Browsing the web I've found this article, written by just "one proud African", telling the real story about his continent. The truthful story we don't always really get to see, about how not always Africa was what it is today. It touched me in some way, because though I don't have this kind of issues in my life thankfully, it still hurts me and amazes me how in the 21th century there's still people living in conditions below the minimum.
LIFE IN AFRICA - THE GOOD AND THE BAD
Whether good or bad, Africa is my home and there is no place like home. I love Africa because there is no place like Africa. Even in my second life If God should give me the opportunity to choose where to live, I would choose Africa because I love Africa and there is no doubt Africa loves me. Some people don't understand. Some people think they know but they do not know. Some people think they know all about Africa but the truth is that, none of them knows Africa the way I do. I know Africa and Africa knows me. I was born in Africa, I grew up in Africa and Africa is my home so you must believe me if I tell you there is no place like Africa. If it is true there is a God up there beyond the clouds then I am very sure that God is an African why because Africa is the rhythm of life. Africa is that mighty tree of ancient origin rooted in mountains of gold and silver. Africa is that mighty stream. Africa is that stream of life. Africa is that mighty stream full of untold number of souls. Africa is that bird. Africa is that quiet but mighty bird. Africa is that quiet bird with the voice of thunder. Africa is that mighty bird with the wings of gold and diamond feathers. Anytime Africa spreads her precious wings of different colors, even the beasts below the surface of the earth smile. Africa is my home and there is no place like Africa.
It is very true my great great grandfather did not build an airplane but what people do not understand is that, my great great grandfather did not need an airplane to fly. It is very true my great great grandmother could not write her story in a book but what people do not understand is that, my great great grandmother was able to carve her story on a mountain that does not move. If you see my uncle walking on the Kalahari desert with no shirt and no shoes on, don't just conclude he is dumb because my uncle chases away wild beasts with his bare hands and it takes great courage and wisdom to do that. If you live in New York City, don't just conclude my uncle in the jungle is a fool because no fool survives in the jungle full of wild animals.
Some people think Mama Africa is an illiterate but what Mama Africa knows the world can never know even half. If you steal from Mama Africa's backyard and she doesn't chase you away with a gun, don't just conclude Mama Africa is blind because the eyes of Mama Africa shines like the Sun and it sees all things but she doesn't judge instead she lives everything to He who knows how to judge. Once again, I love Africa because Africa is my home and there is no place like home. One proud African.
I highlighted the parts I think speak for themselves. Below the article in the website (http://cozay.com/AFRICA.php, the source) there are other articles related to Africa and some other issues related to the place. I think it's important for all of us to be informed about the real situation in there, not only the one we think we know. Having said that, thank you for reading if you did and let's all open our eyes. Cheers.