How to excite without saying anything new

Published: 06 December 2010

Democracy in Africa: who better than the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, could say something about it? Since the first word, he conquered the audience of the Copper Room, speaking about his people and how they would have to struggle for their rights. “What does democracy” said the Prime Minister, “represent for who doesn’t have anything to eat? People shouldn’t look only for food, but stand up for their rights.” Tsvangirai didn’t say anything new or special, but he just underlined the need of the international community and how at the same time, African population has to develop from the inside the willingness to achieve freedom. Nothing new in his words, but the simplest things are the ones that can be forgotten too easily. To speak about democracy, to affirm its existence, make it possible.

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