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Africa must see opportunities in coronavirus outbreak

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Sat, 28 Mar 2020 Source: Kwame Osei Tutu

If all the many past events haven’t changed the thinking of the African, behaving as if we live in an isolated jungle, coronavirus should make us sit up.

It’s time to know we are not in a jungle but in a civilized world where many others have and keep applying their God-given brains.

It is time the African reason beyond food, shelter, and clothing.

It isn’t time to praise and glorify only riches – where sources of many are even questionable.

It is time to seek more knowledge, take our destinies into our own hands and work for our living and survival.

COVID-19; despite its deaths and pains presents a bigger opportunity for Africa to re-engineer everything we do here.

Pardon my language, we haven’t seriously lived like real human beings, time to begin to live like real human beings.

It’s not a secret that our situation on this continent is pathetic.

We must not leave the administration of Africa into the hands of only politicians – leaders who are a reflection of the led.

We all have to come together to build Africa.

We have to make God proud at least from now, for I know you know the old man up there will be disappointed in the African for our inability to use our brains.

My condolences to all those who have lost love ones globally and I encourage all living in fear to be strong.

I still call on Africans to see a great opportunity in the crisis we are facing today.

Columnist: Kwame Osei Tutu