I don't have any conclusions to draw, or insights to offer. I'll just offer, in no particular order, a short laundry list of some of the horrors visited upon so much of the African Continent.
- The Ethiopian famines
- The slaughters in Sudan
- Idi Amin
- Robert Mugabe
- The Civil War in the Congo
- Charles Taylor and Liberia
I'm sure if I thought about it more, I could double, or even triple this list. My question: Why Africa? Is this the unending legacy of the slave trade or colonialism? Is this buried deep within African culture? Is this a by-product of a continent that is so vulnerable to disease, because of its climate, that life has less meaning for those living there? I'd be very interested in your take on the subject, because I have only questions, and no answers.Email This Post To A Friend
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