It is better to be an outcast, a stranger in one’s own country, than an outcast from one’s self. It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.
Chris Hedges

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Dark Continent

If there is a Hell on earth it is Africa. Rwanda, Somalia, The Sudan, The Congo, Zimbabwe, and South Africa - to a lesser intent, are diseased, starving, and awash in tribal conflict. When the final story about the United Nations is published, its failure to bring peace and prosperity to a continent rich in culture and mineral wealth will be the context of the story.
Those without a soul might advocate cutting foreign aid completely and letting nature take its course. But the world cannot continue to turn a blind eye to a corner of the world where men and women are trying to keep their families safe. The recent case of a 13 year old girl in Somalia touched my heart. After being raped by three men she was proclaimed an adulterer and stoned to death in a sports stadium.
If there is a moral case for war anywhere in the world it is Africa.

1 comment:

Maya said...

the world is more concerned about reporting the problems of africa rather then suggesting solutions.

the only possible solution is increased economic activities, it not something that the governments can do but the companies by investing capital everything else is already available there