Saturday, August 30, 2008

Break down the barricades

I have lots of questions. Lately I have been wondering why it is that post-electoral violence in Kenya and Zimbabwe gets more attention than the continuing violence in Somalia or the Niger Delta.

This is all the more strange if we consider that historically, politically and socio-economically the Niger Delta and Somalia could serve as a metaphor for Africa’s predicament. If we get the Niger Delta or Somalia right, we can get Africa right. Fail them and we fail Africa.

Read more from Mukoma wa Ngugi here.