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Africans Should Learn More About Africa-President Lungu

Headlines Africans Should Learn More About Africa-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has said that African people need to know more about Africa than adopting cultures that are way different from theirs.

In a statement released to the media by State House, President Lungu said that currently the trend is that African people know more about non-African cultures than they do about African cultures.

“As Africans, we get influenced by non-Africans and not by fellow Africans. We need to learn more about ourselves. When we were young at school, we were asked by our teachers to read books such as when another one was written called ‘Europe learns about Africa’ I am not sure if it was as popular, so we ‘Africa learns about Europe’ and must tell our success stories as Africans,” the President remarked during a farewell meeting with outgoing Egyptian ambassador to Zambia, His Excellency, Mr Ahmed Mostafa at State House this morning.

The President is happy that relations between Zambia and Egypt continue to grow stronger and said these relations need not end at the nations but the nationals. President Lungu called for big African economies to take the lead in ensuring
increased trade among African countries.

“And we should cooperate not only economically but culturally,” the President said before adding that cooperation between Zambia and Egypt in agriculture is remarkable.

“Egypt has done well in agriculture despite largely depending on the Nile River for water supply. This week I talked about water harvesting, and Egypt is an example of a country that knows how to harvest water,” the President said.

The President wished the ambassador well and sent a message of goodwill to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah A-Sisi and the Egyptian people.

And Mr Mostafa has wished President Lungu and the Zambian people all he success in developing Zambia.

“I am impressed with the development going on in Zambia and I am also grateful for the support given to me by your Government,” Mr Mostara told President Lungu.

Mr Mostafa said he was surprised that there was not much difference between some Egyptian and Zambian cultural norms. He added that the social media trends being witnessed in Zambia, especially among the young people are similar to what is happening in Egypt.

Social media is a double-edged sword, it can be good as well as bad” he said. He is hopeful his successor will continue from where he has left.

22 COMMENTS

  1. I totally agree with this my boss! Very wise words. It more so applicable to those f00ls the upnd diasporans. They have been brain washed into thinking that anything associated with Africa is inferior. They have mastered the English language and even force themselves to pronounce words in a certain way to emulate their masters. Each time they visit Zambia from example the UK, all we hear is init mate init. One even accidentally farted in chicagos due to forcing accents. Be proud of who you are, you kunta kintes.

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  2. You haven’t reported the President properly ba LT. I’m sure he must have explained why we need to learn more about Africa but you haven’t. What is this cacophony of words you have written here:
    When we were young at school, we were asked by our teachers to read books such as when another one was written called ‘Europe learns about Africa’ I am not sure if it was as popular, so we ‘Africa learns about Europe’ and must tell our success stories as Africans,” the President remarked during a farewell meeting with outgoing Egyptian ambassador to Zambia, His Excellency, Mr Ahmed Mostafa at State House this morning.

  3. A good and responsible thought but what choice do Africans have when the curriculum they get is 90% European and 10% African? I never understood, for example, why we had to learn so much about European and North American climates and very little about our own weather patterns in Geography. Our education system is obviously lopsided and needs a complete overhaul.

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  4. Today is my birthday but not even a single birthday wish from the editor of lusaka times. Very disappointing.

    I thank all my supporters and followers for all the lovely birthday messages that have poured in from as far as mexico, monaco, Jersey islands.

    Aluta we pop champaz

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  5. African history and civilisation is very much connected to world history, before Christ and after. The very concept of a God was birthed in Africa. European colonisation is a small part in the history of africa, but the most brutal on the africans. My grandfather outlived european colonisation, born around 1890-93, died 1998. I understand the omissions and gaps in what you can get from school, because our history is too dense to unpack, it will scare a lot of people.

    • We should not be scared of the fact that it will scare a lot of people. Lets just dig it up and tell it ourselves. Right now all our History is told to us by the colonizer. He arrived here and told us to forget our educational systems and we did and replaced them with his. We didn’t know this was so as he could manipulate us. From then on we obeyed his teachigs in Science, Religion, Politics, Nutrition and now we are reaping what he sowed. We didn’t know how terrible this would be on our consciousness but now we can see what will happen to us if we continue on his path.

  6. And Lungu should learn more about a healthier economy,debt management and good governance bcoz he’s failed badly on all three.

  7. Stupid fool. Is his penchant for a foreign religion called Christianity African. It as foreign as the sun will rise today.

    Where is his historian?

    You re indigenous african. Not a hebrew. Sic

  8. Your Excellency our president, this is long overdue and I wish that you were instructing the ministries of higher and lower education and other affected ministries to start rewriting the school, college and university carriculum. When do you think we will start learning more about Africa in Zambia?

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