Sunday, December 5, 2010

Can Mbeki do for Côte d'Ivoire What Annan Did for Kenya?

In March 2008 Kofi Annan succeeded in assisting with the resolution of the  2007 Kenyan political conflict (read report here). Two years later, Thabo Mbeki is embarking on the same road, this time far West, Ivory Coast, to calm the waters (read the Beep's report here).

Beats me that after the 1999 and 2001 coups and civil war, nothing has been learned by this West African nation, contributing to stereotypical views that Africa knows nothing other than conflict. It's not even worth analyzing anything anymore; not even worth writing about. And hearts continue to bleed, while once again, avaricious leaders devour the vulnerable.

Waiting to see what Mbeki's visit will produce. *Sigh*