Good article. I also believe that preserving, nurturing and effectively sharing indigenous knowledge, creation and tradition-based innovation which is the essential of African art and culture is eminent. Permit me to share a passage from Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua- Achebe: " It is the story...that saves our progeny from blundering like blind beggars into the spikes of the cactus fence. The story is our escort; without it, we are blind. Does the blind man own his escort? No, neither do we the story; Rather it is the story that owns us and direct us." Let's tell our story. As I always say : Filmmaking (culture) will play a major role to revitalize the people of Africa in years to come.
RE: Unjustified Poverty in Africa: The Case of Zambia
Wow! Wow! What an elucidating article!!! I have not ready anything like this for a very long time. Yes! It is a well-researched and balanced presentation of issues that still make a rich country poor. Mr Mwewa hits the nail on the head. I agree with you. Letís stop talking Mr. President and start doing and walking the talk. The good and fortunate thing is that Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata indeed is capable of changing the face of this country. But he needs the minds of the Zambians to stop playing the slave game where you wait for the master to allow you to cough even when you are dying to cough. Zambians, let us liberate our minds and kill this poverty mentality which we have perpetuated ourselves. Letís change our mindset and start to see the blessedness of our country and take head on the abundant opportunities available everywhere. Otherwise countrymen why do you think the world is focused on this small but very stable country? It has everything anyone requires to be rich. I add to the conclusion and urge Zambians to start appreciating this country, look after it as our haven as surely it is.
Catherine C. Zulu.
RE: Uganda: Anti-Graft Crusade Must be Factual
Morrison, I have been waiting for such a piece, to ask, as you have: what happened to investigative journalism? Thank you!