Posté le 10/12/2014 | Auteur: Gilles DAGBA
Following recent events in Burkina Faso, Gilles DAGBA invite us to reflect on the question of responsibility in Africa.
How long before the Africans stop sabotaging themselves?
Should we rejoice that the entire population rose up to oppose an umpteenth reign of his monarch? - Certainly.
However, the visual impact is once again more devastating for the continent as a whole and more again for the Black Man.This is a recurring situation in which the rise to power just as departure is operated under the seal of force with the immutable intervention of the Army. Generals thirsty for power, who see after a glimpse through the sight of their guns personal enrichment rather than the people’s salvation. Opposition. Pride. Freedom. Maybe Democracy.
But what is the real value of this reawakening after 27 years of rule? One can actually wonder.
It’s attempting the impossible to think that this uprising will bring a new political cycle.
Another power addict will come promising the people the moon, before he gets drunk on geopolitical parades which gives him a sense of omnipotence.
Feeling even more important that his relatives will hang up until they have siphoned off the slightest resource and a new riot breakout...
Thus, we’ve come full circle.
This will be the case until things change structurally, that mentalities evolve permanently.
As long as we call on to the International community to the west before turning to our neighbours in the African Union.
As long as we wait for a gesture, a condemnation of France to legitimate or not a protest.
As long as we do not arrange an actual economic independence, rather than giving our resources in exchange for a so called single contribution.
As long as we give up the mastery and management of the key flows to just any foreigner. As long as we will educate our children in the idea that no future is taking shape on their land rather than teaching them that they are the future.
It is up to each of us to take responsibility, act according to our respective means, our beliefs so that the rule will one day become the exception.
That’s my wish!