I find it interesting that in this day and age, most African nations actually choose to preserve their outdated practices (e.g. witchcraft, female circumcision, etc.). It seems there is a reluctance to move with the times and to progress.
I wonder whether it has something to do with the fear of losing one's identity. However, progress does not mean losing your identity. Even the forefathers created this identity through a gradual process (i.e. progress). So why become stagnant now?