Africa: dazed and confused!
(I’ll be ok with who sees this opinion differently from me. Well balanced people analyze information and sometimes disagree with each other.)
Coup in Mali, slavery in Mauritania, Kony the nightmare, Ngoy Mulunda the corrupted… What’s wrong with Africa being comfortable with living in the past?
Is Africa, through its leaders and intellectuals, not capable of delivering solutions to its own problems and of catching up to current level of development reached or being reached by other continents?
Call to African elites
If you cannot anticipate troubles in your houses, or cannot take initiatives to translate rhetoric into palpable and organized actions, please refrain yourself from casting stones to opportunities taken by Westerners with means and hands-on qualifications to do so. On top of painting papers and walls with great words, please demonstrate not only sentimental but also logical and practical sense in proposing, crafting and delivering alternative fixes, and picking up requirement pieces and finalizing the puzzle.
To me, it looks like some people (many of our African intellectuals, activists, morality leaders, authorities) get over-irritated and/or embarrassed when Africa gets intervened.
- Over-irritated to bark at the intervention caravan as it passes and settles next door with sound, light and effect.
- Embarrassed to not be able or not be willing to do what’s being done or has been done by those who bring down or expose with success the likes of Gbagbo, Kadaffi, Kony, etc., all famous for having taken advantage of the minority culture (social compassion, let-it-go, tribal sentiment, ignorance) to hold back the evolution of a new generation of people and the integration of Africa into a World driven by the globalization of everything, anything.
2012.03.23 Kipela Rashidi (KIPRA) | New York, USA