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Childrens of mother land!
Citizens of mother land!
I call upon you my fellow neighbours!
Hear my concern my fellow neighbours!
We heard reports about your Africans around the globe
Citizens of the world yell like monkeys when they see them
They are likened to mandrill and shown bananas
Africa you portrayed yourself as beggars and inept
Africa! Your children are scatted all over
In pursuit of greener pastures
My brothers let us turn Guns into plowshares
Africa unite to fight against ailments and poverty
Poverty is claiming lives of your people
AIDS is robbing lives of our brothers and sisters
Crime is stealing our dignity and our pride
Citizens of the world have a distorted view of us
Why unite only when there is a feast
Mother land is bigger than world cup
Mother land is bigger than Africa Day
Africa is a home to all who dwell in Africa
How long shall we blaze with anger against each other
How long it will take us to unite as one nation
How long before we combat prejudice
How long before we combat xenophobia
Who are we fighting people?
Who is our enemy?
Blood is not an ink to paint our mother land's portrait
Africa Unite! We are bigger than civil wars