Published on 17/06/2013 | Author: Eric ESSONO TSIMI
Bankrupt states, permanent coup d'état, the islands of hope and positive growth does not change the situation nor the perception of Africa in the world.
We do not, it is often stated, we do not make an omelet without breaking eggs. In Africa, in general, we broke many eggs without ever having omelets, there is the war for war, like other formerly art for art. And there are few known examples of wars that have resulted in progress, wars which were the conquests of anything.
The brought up hatered in Africa has not developed any art of pain, no literature of sufferings, no hope engineering, war helped to destroy but then never to create: Westerners yet so sensitive to collective dramas have made Africans the image they filmed, they know that which they have written, Africans themselves could not sell anything of slavery and colonization that perpetuate in their own words in their countries.
The special case of Cameroon questions. It is that the central African country seems so much to the merci of luck, of a spark, that indifferently, after Biya, peace and war are each half surprises. Although the Yaoundé regime has a significant supply of ready weapons that it can use against its people if it urged Cameroonians to question the love that Mr. Biya commanded them ad vitam aeternam. But when peace of one is imposed, it is exposed to a war of all. With "strong men" it's always the same story; we accept them as long as they are there and we slander them as soon as they are near the exit door or take the path.
Peace, in the sense of absence of war does not happen by itself, it is not obvious. Cameroonians know that it is they who make peace. War, however, has springs which are completely beyond them, especially the implication of France or the mercenaries stationed at its most dubious neighbors... As to what concerns the leaders of the opposition in Cameroon, they do not so much fear war, than they avoid the responsibility. They dream of a war that would fall from the sky and that would welcome their bail.
When you see the disorders caused by the Arab Spring (Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Egypt, etc.), we welcome the fact it remained Arabic. And we conclude that these revolutions for 50 years have revolutionized nothing but that we could do without wars, more openly supported by the West, less by fear of combat but by will to catch up with the rest of the world. The current peace in Cameroon is well worth its ultimate costs sacrifices and unfulfilled ambitions to rival Biya. The index of foreign policy puts in the same rank Syrian in a state of world war and Cameroon “haven of peace”.... What if the spark finally caught fire?