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Time to heal

By unknown | May 14, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THIS time two years ago, the country was already three days into an orgy of senseless violence we'd been plunged into thanks to moments of madness suffered by a handful of bigots.

Their ferocious anger was directed at defenceless foreign nationals, mostly Africans from the continent and the diaspora, whose only crime was the ebony colour of their skins.

Time, we agree, is the greatest healer. Yesterday is another country. The xenophobic attacks belong in the trash bin of history.

Today we look at fellow Africans with a fresh set of welcoming Renaissance eyes.

As we trumpet the vuvuzelas to egg on the Drogbas, Eto'os, Yobos and Essiens in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, let us look those from Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon straight in the eye and see friends, not foes.

This much we owe to those whose blood remains a blot on our collective psyche.


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