Today we also visited the Slave Market in #Zanzibar.
We should never forget where we come from to the point of hating each other for the legacy of former-slave-owners. Have we lost our identity to the point that we will divide each other because of foreign heritages.
Take a minute to read some stories of unspeakable-horror lived by slaves from #Africa.
After visiting #ElminaCastle (Ghana), Île de Gorée (Sénégal), Bimbia (Cameroon), & now the Slave Market of Zanzibar (Tanzania), I can say that the common history we Africans share, from East to West, North to South should strengthen our PanAfrican solidarity. Just think about the possibility of an economic, social and political United States of Africa ! It will have the population of India : about 1.2 billion; and a huge bargaining power with the world.
That said, I think we should intentionally remember this past, so that we don't fall in the traps of #history repeating itself again, because we didn't learn the first time. We should be able to smell "Divide and conquers" technics, a mile away; we should be able to uplift our own instead of selling them to the highest bidder, we should unite to fight for the general good of our people (not restraint by tribes, clans or arbitrary borders designed on a map in Europe in 1884). We must remember our past, not only for those reasons, but also because we must intentionally remember to never tolerate such levels of decay of the human heart, to the point of treating humans as merchandize. We repeat history because the human heart is predictable : group dynamics, game theory, in.the face of situations we act a certain way. But reading history help us to avoid falling in the same holes as overzealous people in the pass. With hindsight, we learn the lessons.
Sadly, we are repeating similar historical atrocities with #ModernDaySlavery : child slavery, sex trafficking, early and force marriage and so many more crisis in our countries and around the world.😢 Let's learn from history and do better!