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PEOPLE OF AFRICA:

FORGIVE, BUT ENSURE TO HAVE LEARNED FROM THE TRAGEDIES AND JUSTICE WAS DONE.

NEVER FORGET AND BLAME IT ON OTHERS.

ACT NOW, TO NOT LET THESE TRAGEDIES HAPPEN ANYWHERE

IN A DECENT HUMAN ENVIRONMENT, AGAIN.

 

 

A CALL TO RENAISSANCE, INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Despite strong wisdom and sociality claimed by African philosophies, yet exist widespread suffering (because of unjustified wars, genocides, leadership quarrels, ethnics and religious conflicts..) and poverty (due to nepotism, corruption, countries public resources mismanagement..). No doubts that wisdom and sociality are rooted in African cultures which should allow peaceful resolution of conflicts, respect of human life, solidarity and shared resources. Then:

how do we explain the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent women, men and children for no other reason than that they belonged to the wrong ethnic groups/tribe, wrong political culture, for expressing different religious beliefs or simply voicing their concerns?

How do we explain the lack of primary medical needs in hospitals, widespread of preventive diseases and famine, while national and foreign banking accounts of some "Africans" could alleviate the suffering of the continent?

Above statement/questions and followings should have raised strong concerns among Africans and African leaders to not let such discrepancies and atrocities happen again within living and decent human environment. Exploitation and political manipulation of the masses should be fought and will be fought by efficiently educating and informing them of their leader’s integrity/ability to govern and on their countries development resources and rights. Duties and rights of international organizations to prevent such behavior of some evil leaders and atrocities will be called on.

INAEDAD-RIEASDA presents its deepest sympathy to all those who lost loves ones, families, relatives and friends in these human tragedies. May your heart be still filled with love, forgiveness, compassion and faith in Africas' renaissance and development for the true wealth of all Africans and human dignity.

May the genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Angola, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Algeria, conflicts in Somalia, Eritrea, DR Congo, Nigeria, Liberia and Ivory Coast, and their aftermath remind African leaders and people, of the importance to reflect on the inherited traditional African wisdom and so claimed sociality as well as our commitment to a greater humanity.

 

WHO TO BLAME IT ON?

Viewer’s discretion is advised. Following images and links could shock one’s feeling (click on images for details).

DRAME, Harouna, Ph.D

Founder

INAEDAD-RIEASDA

 

"Let the strivings of us all, prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war.
Let the efforts of us all, prove that he was not a mere dreamer when he spoke of the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.
Let a new age dawn!"

Nelson Mandela

 

RWANDA

"Africa and the world did not

prevent/quench the slaughter in Rwanda"


 

Some 800,000 people died during

the 1994 genocide in Rwanda



It is not known exactly how many

people died in the genocide

frontline: the triumph of evil
A report on the Rwanda genocide and how the United Nations and the West ignored warnings of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and turned its back on the victims of the genocide. The program looks at Rwanda ...
www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/evil


Bystanders to Genocide

Why the United States Let the Rwandan Tragedy Happen

The author's exclusive interviews with scores of the participants in the decision-making, together with her analysis of newly declassified documents, yield a chilling narrative of self-serving caution and flaccid will—and countless missed opportunities to mitigate a colossal crime

by Samantha Power
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2001/09/power.htm

or

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/power.htm


REBUILDING A NATION

Rwanda votes on constitution

The government promises elections later this year
Rwandans voted on a draft constitution that the government says would prevent a repeat of the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda moves to top women MP list


Some hope the women MPs will add something different
Rwanda now has the world's highest proportion of female members of parliament, a study shows.

 

SIERRA LEONE

Civilians said the rebels had attacked them with machetes

Mutilation of civilians was common practice


Child soldier in Sierra Leone
Credit: IRIN

IVORY COAST

"Oser le faire, oser voir"

Yopougon mass killings in Abidjan's suburb

Le 27 octobre 2000, un charnier de cinquante-sept personnes est découvert à Yopougon, un quartier populaire du nord-ouest d’Abidjan, la capitale économique de la Côte d’Ivoire.


Enquête sur le charnier de Yopougon - (26 octobre 2000)

Mission conjointe Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme - Reporters sans frontières


22 décembre 2000

Introduction

Le 27 octobre 2000, un charnier de cinquante-sept personnes est découvert à Yopougon, un quartier populaire du nord-ouest d’Abidjan, la capitale économique de la Côte d’Ivoire.

Cette découverte intervient dans un contexte politique insurrectionnel...More.


 


Some 120 people were killed, villagers say

We saw two mass graves here in the village of Monoko-Zohi in western Ivory Coast. They are almost joined together and are probably 30 metres by about 10 metres in size and not very deep - unfortunately. The earth has been heaped up over bodies, but there are still body parts visible.

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/ivorycoast/


TOWARDS PEACE

Ivory Coast peace plan

The following are excerpts from the Ivory Coast peace plan agreed by rebel and government negotiators in Paris.
A government of national reconciliation will be established after the closing of the Paris Conference to assure the return to peace and stability.

 

May the genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Angola, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Algeria, conflicts in Somalia, Eritrea, DR Congo, Nigeria, Liberia and Ivory Coast, and their aftermath remind African leaders and people, of the importance to reflect on the inherited traditional African wisdom and so claimed sociality as well as our commitment to a greater humanity.

INAEDAD-RIEASDA

Your voice could certainly make the difference. Sharing of your know-how or information could save lives in Africa and to be beneficial at a community. It is the condition of survival of our communities in needs.

Let us fight guilty silence

Let us not be witnesses in silence

Together it is possible

We meet with individual and group for information/conference/seminar

contact us for details


 

DR CONGO

Democratic Republic of Congo

A chronology of key events:


DR Congo's ethnic flashpoint

Why are the Hemas and the Lendus such bitter enemies?

The Lendus are farmers, while the Hemas are both farmers and livestock-rearers. As in many parts of Africa, farmers and pastoralists clash over land use in Ituri. But observers say their disputes were worsened by foreign intervention, from colonial times and especially since the Ugandans and Rwandans arrived.

The Lendus are the majority in Ituri but some accuse former colonial power Belgium of favouring the Hemas. Many Lendus are employed by the more affluent Hemas. As far back as 2001, a researcher for the lobby group Human Rights Watch said: "The two groups are now identifying with the Hutu-Tutsi categories that figured in the Rwandan genocide. "The Lendu are now thinking of themselves as kin to the Hutu, while the Hema are identifying with the Tutsi." ...MORE



Look Around And See
If Any Suffering Is Like My Suffering
My Children Are Afflicted
Maimed, Scattered, And Destitute
I Am In Torment Within
And In My Heart I Am Very Disturbed
That Is Why I Weep
And My Eyes Overflow With Tears

http://free.freespeech.org/isierra-leone/civilwar/index.html


War Rape and Sexual Assault
We, the women of Sierra Leone, need an apology.
- Local social worker

http://www.rnw.nl/humanrights/html/rape.html


Sierra Leone
Sowing Terror
Atrocities against Civilians in Sierra Leone

http://www.hrw.org/reports98/sierra/index.htm

 

LIBERIA

Thousands have fled the latest fighting

Refugees remain scared of the fighting

Ordinary people in Liberia are once again being made to pay in blood and tears as the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (Lurd) rebel forces carry on their campaign against President Charles Taylor.


Liberia torn by long civil war

http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9604/30/liberia

/background.html


LIBERIAN REFUGEE ESCAPES DEATH BY A MIRACLE
The civil war in Liberia has produced many stories of tragedy and suffering. Why do men treat each other this way? What is the source of all this hate?


SOMALIA

Somalia Civil War

The Somali Crisis:
Time for an African Solution
by George B. N. Ayittey

Executive Summary

Somalia's societal breakdown and the famine that accompanied it were results of political and economic problems common to most sub-Saharan African countries.


Somalia
LINEAGE SEGMENTATION AND THE SOMALI CIVIL WAR
From the early 1980s to the early 1990s, Somali society underwent a profound crisis--of identity, purpose, and direction- -that threatened its very existence.

 

 



SUDAN

A Sudanese man shows the stump of his

leg which was blown off during a bombing raid


Sudanese refugee women wait near a

sick woman at a hospital

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/

photoalbum/1075376530.htm

 

SOUTH AFRICA

"Until 1994 South Africa was ruled by a white minority which considered itself superior, and which was so determined to hang onto power that it took activists most of last century before they succeeded in their fight to get rid of apartheid and extend democracy to the rest of the population.

The white governments had grand social engineering schemes which separated the races and involved the forced resettlement of hundreds of thousands of people. They poisoned and bombed opponents and encouraged trouble in neighbouring countries to help prove their contention that black rule meant chaos.

The apartheid government eventually negotiated itself out of power, and the new leadership encouraged reconciliation. But the cost of the years of conflict will be paid for a long time yet, not least in terms of lawlessness, social disruption and lost education.

South Africa faces major problems, but having held two successful national elections as well as local polls since the end of white rule, a democratic culture appears to be taking hold, allowing people at least some say in the search for solutions"... More


 

Nelson Mandela – Nobel Lecture
Acceptance and Nobel Lecture

"Let the strivings of us all, prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war.
Let the efforts of us all, prove that he was not a mere dreamer when he spoke of the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.
Let a new age dawn!

 

 

ANGOLA

Q&A: Angola's war

Angolans celebrate peace deal

The signing was described as a "historic moment"

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Angolan capital Luanda to celebrate peace deal aimed at ending nearly 30 years of civil war.

 

ALGERIA

Hundreds of thousands have died since 1992

The conflict between militants and the police has lasted 10 years

Algeria has been ravaged by violence since 1992, when the authorities cancelled a parliamentary election which Islamists were poised to win.. More

 

UGANDA

Uganda's atrocious war

(Click on link)


"The Lord's Resistance Army, which has been fighting the Ugandan Government for nearly 18 years, has become know for its brutality, but the reasons for their rebellion are less well known"...MORE

 

 


 

 

ERITREA / ETHIOPIA

Conflicts in Africa

http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/Africa/EthiopiaEritrea.asp

 




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