Reports on the second meeting of the African Partnership Forum which was held from 16-17 April 2011 to discuss issues such as peace and security, HIV/AIDS, food security, education and poverty alleviation. Reflects on some of the issues Zimbabwe has been struggling with two decades after independence. Looks at how poor communications strategies undermine the credibility of African governments. Reflects on the imperatives of the struggle of liberation which impose a certain kind of forced discipline