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Africa my beginning, Africa my ending

Africa my Beginning

They came from the west

Sailing to the east

With hatred and disease flowing

From their flesh

And a burden to harden our lives

They claimed to be friends

When they found us friendly

And when foreigner met foreigner

They fought for the reign

Exploiters of Africa

 

Africa my beginning

And Africa my ending

They asked Mugabe

Unataka nini hapa

Wewe mwenyewe

He said binadamu zote

Ni ndugu zake za Africa

Nimefika nirudishie

Nchi zazimbabwe

Mimi ni mwenyewe

 

In Africa my beginning

And Africa my ending

Suckers of my country

They laid their sponges

Flat on its soil and absorbed its resources

To fill their coffers

Agostinho had spoken in the language of poets

That they went away in multitudes

 

And forgot their hearts behind

But late is never a bad start in

Africa my beginning

And Africa my ending

 

No easy way to freedom

Ten lonely years black hopeful men

Food being their wish

Courage their pay

Until Africa was respected

For a leader had emerged

From the bush to Maputo

Viva Frelimo

Africa my beginning

And Africa my ending

I remember Ja toivo

Namibia is not lost

Nujoma is not idle he'd be coward if he was

You might as well know Germany

In no more in

Africa my beginning

And Africa my ending

 

Azania here I come from apartheid in tatters

in the land of sorrow from that marathon bondage

the Sharpeville Massacre the flames of Soweto

I was there I will die there

In Africa my beginning

And Africa my ending

Let's do something

Mbopha

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