Towards A Brighter Continent
As Africa must lose its subjectivism, the omnipresence of certain forces of evil, like sorcery, making its population afraid to dare to face up to real social difficulties. Many African societies function based on fear and find it difficult to introduce initiatives that may bring progress. This is the same for its profound religious beliefs, considered to be the opium of the people.
Africa must now promote new values based on its history and its culture. “It is in ‘being’ that Africa will really be able receive credit.
This is the reason behind one of the great problems in Africa, the struggle for equitable cultural exchange. To achieve this, our cultures have to be structured. A culture without a material and logistical basis is just wind passing through” Using culture as a resource for development could make the cultural sector the arena for new issues, i.e. issues linked to preservation of identities and cultural diversity faced with globalisation as a potential factor of uniformity.
They could be economic issues also, with cultural industries which place African creators in a position from which they can conquer the market. Lastly, they could be social issues, based on the new relationships that are formed.
Black Africa is the only region in the world where languages are used only for communication within socio-cultural groups. Its leaders must strive to enable some of these African languages to become the instruments of work and scientific understanding.
This is the price that new generations of political players will have to pay to become better established in their territories. From this standpoint, they will thus be able to act more effectively and propose new, qualitative changes, the true gauge of economic and social progress.