RUSSIA-UKRAINE AND THEIR ALLIES, WHERE IS AFRICA IN THIS POSSIBLE WAR.

Every war is best won not by results from the battlefields but the effects thereafter, and whereas wars immensely affect those directly in participation including allies, those who take sides in support hardly escape the effects of their choices.

Often, Africa has been dragged into wars it never was part of, why would the first and second world wars be called so when they were just wars amongst the Western Nations! Their choice of spilling blood and wanting to spread the blame is wonder that maybe African Nations should have learnt about but not yet.

And now, it’s been reduced to military might and assembling of military warfare where Africa honestly has no place at the table, but then, Africa has a thing or two that none of the western countries could ever have. Not for their history that’s tainted with battles and wars, betrayal and selfishness, not to mention using each other and often times dragging African Nations in their misdeeds like was in the world wars.

Africa is that brother of the family who hasn’t engaged in activities to bring down his own brothers, that one who talks to all and takes no side. And while they fight, he looks praying he doesn’t get hurt in the process. That brother is best positioned to speak to either of the fighting brothers and while he may not be a warrior as they are, they know his innocence and honesty, they acknowledge that.

And Africa, as the Western world prepares for war, has a duty to call for peace, a moral duty no international body has, for most have wronged, trespassed, and sinned.

And now that there’s need, rise Africa, call for peace, for that is best that’s known of you.

Writer: BARYAMUJURA MAHAD, a passionate about social justice.

 

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Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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