Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cry Our Beloved Guinea!

I am beginning to feel a bit embarassed about the situation in Guinea: I don't quite understand what's going on there. Is Camara going to stand in the election -- or is he not?

If he does, then he is contradicting all that he has said about restoring the country to constitutional rule. Then there is the recent shootings of unarmed people in the country. Power is certainly sweet--especially for military juntas--but I felt given the bloodless nature of the coup, Camara was going to be a different kettle of fish.

Looks like I was wrong...

I have tremendous faith in ECOWAS, but I cannot quite understand what it can do now. Already, Guinea has been suspended, so what next--beyond a flying in of a diplomats to speak with the interim government.

More than anything the irony of what is happening in Guinea is that it is happening in the centenary of Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah who sought to create close ties with the francophone country to push forward African Unity.


Selorm Dake said...

I wonder what credibility and authority ECOWAS and the AU are left with in the eyes of African citizens when they sit unconcerned and watch such dispicable acts perpetrated upon the defenceless people.

And what has happened to the UN Responsibility to Protect dogma?

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