By: Jede Umulisa, Rwanda
The Beat of new Africa, An Africa of hope,
Africa on the move
Africa of a new Generation, hit by sorrow, sword but stood
Firm, a generation whose dreams almost sunk in the sea
of discouragement, but Saved by a sailor,
who sang a song of courage and bravura
Said I can hear shouts of joy,
No more wars, no more sorrow, no more tears
Only tambourines of festivities….
I can hear the beat of a new Africa
Where children smile and have a hope for the future
And youth’s dreams come true
I can hear the beat of a new Africa …
A rise of a generation on the move
A generation that lived in complexity but smiles with simplicity
I can hear the beat of a new Africa…..
An Africa not called third world, an Africa of Hope
Africa, Arise and Shine.