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Working together for peace in Africa

May 6, 2013, 10:28 AM

The future of Africa is entirely in the hands of its leaders and peoples who have a big say, if rapid development is to take place on the continent.

The ultimate objective of coming up with the OAU and now the African Union is to unite African states, and bring about peace and stability on the continent.

However, to the surprise of many, Africa is today facing a lot of conflicts which are purely internal among countries, while some are as a result of western interference.

While the West is developing, Africans are busy fighting and killing each other, coupled with hunger and malnutrition. For how long will Africans continue to live under such pathetic situation?

Indeed, it is high time for Africans to start rethinking of how best to develop their countries, and forget about unnecessary civil wars.

At times, the AU and ECOWAS find themselves in a very difficult situation to mediate among member states in terms of conflicts.

We have to avoid all this political instability on the African continent, and try to address the challenges confronting our various countries.

We have to always remember that politicians will come and go, but the country will always remain.

United we stand, divided we fall. So let us not allow outsiders to disunite us for their interest.