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African solutions to African problems

28 May 2014, 21:00

Silence in the mist of injustice is betrayal. Many social challenges are taking their toll in Africa and the sooner we unite and fight their causes and ramifications the better.

It is public knowledge that no country can succeed in isolation. The recent abduction of young girls in Nigeria should teach us a lesson on how to unite and prevent conflicts from taking their toll in our beloved country.

If Africa was united, a worrying issue like this should have been prevented from taking centre stage. Prevention is better than cue and the identification of a problem must be conducted before setting up a remedy. We are sitting with a time bomb and we cry foul when it explodes even though we took no drastic steps to stop it from exploding.

What happened to the call for ‘African solutions to African problems’? We are continuing to sit down and let the West solve our problems while we take the back seat. Social problems like terrorism was supposed to be the thing of the past had we staged the right war against it collectively as a continent.

Relying on the West to solve our problems expose us to neo-colonialism and imperialism that is detrimental to our quest of building a better Africa. There is nothing wrong in climbing the bandwagon of globalisation but a careful consideration in the ramifications of such actions is fundamental. Social cohesion is a necessity if we are ready to dismantle racial stereotypes and creating a society we envisage and long for.

Africa must come together and identify its problems before they explode. No amount of awareness campaigns like #Bring back our girls and others will change the status qou. We knew about Boko Haram and we decided to keep mum about it hoping to act after we see its effects.

A united Africa can prosper and rewrite its history and spare itself from being labelled as the heart of darkness.

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