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by Henry Ekwuruke, Nigeria Mar 16, 2006
Child & Youth Rights , Globalization , Poverty   Poetry


We live in an era of extremity
Poverty and hunger for our people
People of Africa - it is fact and has been
A truth said at the right time

Everything seems possible for the rich
Mighty selfishness and hate
Me, me, me mentality
At the expense of the poor

Poverty – why poverty and hunger?
Is it a crime to be an African?
Our people are suffering and dying
Looking into the blank future

Oh this world we live in
Promises have been made
Declarations to make poverty history
Signatures of no excuses. 2015.

It has been with us from the beginning
The right hour has come to eradicate poverty in Africa
The true hour of Africa at hand
Solidarity and love needed

A time for keeping the promise
Our voices out against poverty
We are a great generation, with a challenge and great history to make
-To end poverty in its totality-



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Henry Ekwuruke

Henry Ekwuruke is Executive Director of the Development Generation Africa International.
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