through the new mantra of regime change engineered by westerners using local fronts, a political analyst has said.
Speaking at a public lecture at Chinhoyi University of Technology yesterday, Professor Jonathan Moyo said there was need for Africa to pull its collective conscience together to come up with strong nations capable of challenging Western hegemony.
“The original goal of the African Union has been achieved with all countries liberated but looming on the horizon is recolonisation which has taken a new dimension. The same problems that got us thinking Pan-Africanism are coming on the horizon 48 years later,” he said.
He said colonialism and regime change in qualitative terms were the same.
“Until and unless we can create a country which can compete with their countries, the same way we compete with their individuals in different spheres like science we are doomed,” he said.
At the microcosmic level, he said Africa had managed to develop individuals but had failed to develop nations that could match Western countries.
He said the situation was dire for the continent now than it was when the fight for independence swept across the continent in the 50s and 60s as Western countries were engaged in the Cold War.
“Currently the Westerners are getting away with murder unlike then when they were engaged in the Cold War era.
“Look at what is happening in Libya, what happened in Tunisia and Egypt. The national projects in individual African countries are under fire or do not exist,” he said.
Prof Moyo said the forces of resistance were at their weakest when there were no strong institutions to halt the aggression of the West.
He said independence had not brought about independent countries that could chart their own destinies through legislation and other established cultural means saying any attempt of raising peoples’ consciousness – especially by leaders are deemed as being dictatorial.
Turning to youths, he said they should use their skill to aid the indigenisation drive.
Also speaking at the same lecture, Professor Claude Mararike said people without their land and control of other sources of production lose their autonomy and identity.
“The most important asset to any society is land.
“It is the source of society’s survival. a society which has no land loses its rallying point. That society drifts towards poverty and destitution,” he said.

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