nt by saying I still feel the scramble and partition of Africa was injustice, but I risk it.
Jomo Kenyatta the First Kenyan president and Pan Africanist sums its up diligently in his book ‘Facing Mount Kenya’. When the white man came, we had the land and he had the Bible. We closed our eyes to pray and when we opened our eyes, he had the land and we had the Bible.
The story of the use of religion to colonize is well too common. And am not only talking of the British occupied land back then as was Kenyatta’s situation. The French in West Africa, The Portuguese in South Africa, The Belgians in Congo, The Germans and every other power used quite the same trick. Send Christians first before occupation. But why would one do that? While will the bible be used to commit wrong? I dont know.
But greed can be quite bad . Millions of Africans were rendered homeless while a handful of settlers guaranteed security by their evil governments held all productive land. If you were unlucky to be in Portuguese Africa, and had the guts to be against it, you were decapitated and your head displayed for the public. So tell me. Was Frelimo the terrorists or were the Portuguese?
Formal apologies shall be made, compensations done and perpetrators put to book even in their death. Then shall we forgive. Then shall we forget.
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