Africans during the slave trade Era:
History tells us that Africans from the Continent
taken as “slaves” by the white slave traders resisted capture, died
during the journey across Africa to the Americas and attempted to
“escape” from the “slave master” at their countries of enslavement.
Africans, according to history, endured torture, untold hardship and
died as a result of their resolve to return to Africa their
Africans in voluntary exile:
Whilst African during the slave trade era fought
against their entrapment for slave work purposes, Africans in
the 21st Century go into exile in the white man’s land
voluntarily. Experience is showing that in order to migrate into
foreign lands Africans employ strategies, which are “Legal” and
“Illegal” according to the requirements imposed by the white man’s
governments. The majority of Africans entering Europe, the Americas
and other parts of the world, do so to escape the hardship and
uncertainties of living in present day Africa for good. In order
words, Africans are going into “voluntary exile” every minute of every
It becomes urgent for true Africans to come to terms
with the realities facing Africa and her people if the benefits of
globalisation are to be reaped by Africans like other citizens of the
But what changed?
Why are Africans in the 21st Century
escaping into foreign lands through legitimate means, fraudulent means
that includes forged Passports, other people’s Passports? Seeking
Political protection from their various African countries as more and
more Africans are embarking on never ending political conflicts.
Why are the majority of Africans living in the Diaspora
unwilling to return Africa in order to transfer the knowledge and
skills they have acquired in the Diaspora to the development of their
Africans are home lovers hence a large proportion of
Africans (Nigerians) who die in the Diaspora, wish their remains to be
returned to Nigeria for burial.
Factors contributing to instability in Africa and
possible way out:
Predominantly, some African Governments are
disconnected from the people they say they govern to the extent that
“Politics” is demonised and hence scarring people from challenging the
criminal activities of those who claim to be governing the people.
Corruption is a major
problem for Africans as the people are unable to challenge those in
the positions of power in most African countries.
Those Africans who dare to challenge the these ills
that have become a major source of the poverty that Africans now
experienced are either killed, jailed or driven to seek asylum in
Please see the Report on Africa published by the
Commission for Africa at