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Clinging to power not only make you look like a clown, but a total disgrace to the society.

By Panoum Kor,

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir gestures during a news conference in Juba, Dec. 18, 2013. (photo: Reuters)
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir gestures during a news conference in Juba, Dec. 18, 2013. (photo: Reuters)

July 4, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Refraining, avoiding, choosing alternatives, or considering other means to peacefully resolving crisis in Africa especially countries like (RoSS) South Sudan, (CAR) Central Africa Republic, (DRC) Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia among other African countries sliding toward total collapse seem to be impossible resorting to the use of force in order to attain leadership in their perspective countries.

At times I sit down, brainstorm all things happening in Africa nevertheless I always find myself stranded in the middle of negativities, culture clashes, corruptions, nepotism among other bad things that not only destroys a country, but isolates its existence on the global-scale. This may not come as a surprise to those who found themselves in the midst of the above mentioned attributions but to others is a total disgrace.

Africa is known as a continent that is fertile, spontaneously showing some unique qualities that are nowhere to be found in the global system hence other negative factors like wars, and colonialism was a practice brought to Africa by white people who actually contributed to many issues taking place like scarring people/group forehead for identification purpose however this is not where my point will direct its finding and conclusion but rather, it leads to many questions as to why are our leaders seem to be selfish, greed driven yet they are the most educated qualified leaders around the world?

When we look back in times of global wars (world war I & II), anyone can respond as yes lives were lost, friends became enemies and at the end, unity and cooperation was imminent in order to move forward, reconcile, rebuild and make friends again. In the case of recents conflicts affecting African countries perfect example South Sudan, World War I-II is much lesser painful because it was a conflict of mixed interests compare to the shocking scenarios taking place in the midst of peace negotiation in Addis Ababa. Despite international responses via peace means to put an end to the current crisis, little has changed because those in power are the one fuelling the conflict and secondly, the international community sees it as not a regional threat that can harm their allies.

The current conflict in South Sudan leave little or no room for swift political or military solution which could be rendered by the international community because the conflict itself only involves the government dishonouring the transitional constitution and subsequently imposing acts that saw one group to be eliminated or force to live as a slave in their own country leaving no choice to the other minority ethnic group but to join hands and fight against dictatorship and removal of Juba government.

The author is a concern citizen of South Sudan, he can be reached via panoumkor@yahoo.com

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