Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lessons from history: Govt should tread softly

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Perhaps the most important aspiration for man, both ordinary and honored, is a lasting legacy. Politicians go in office promising change and hoping that when history is written, they will be judged fairly. But most times, they come out with their reputations tainted and in Africa’s case, with nobody willing to associate or be associated with them.

Take colonialism for example. The 19th century expedition into Africa by the western world was premised on the need to bring us Civilization,

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