What I have learned since last Friday’s (13/11/15) atrocities in Paris, France, is that I have actually been underestimating the depth of influence of the social media to people’s lives.
Political change in Zimbabwe will only occur when minds are freed from the debilitating ZANU PF philosophies that have divided people for the past 30 years. The perfected art of creating enemies of convenience (in the minds of people) has kept people apart and maintained ZANU PF’s rule.
The legacy of colonialism has been the manifestation of a cultural inferiority complex in which modern African states look to the West for solutions to Africa’s problems. While it is true that some local problems are a result of both historical and current external events, the majority of Africa’s current problems have their source in Africa’s front door.
Black skin colour is not simply black among black people. Blackness is differentiated not only for descriptive purposes but rather unfortunately for some kind of aesthetic value, if not status. But when did black people start to categorise their blackness?