In line with the African Union.
The chairman of the African Union Commission, a Mr. Ping, has pretty much purchased a good quality rope, handed it to the International Criminal Court and politely requested it to go hang itself. This after visiting the lavish gold-tiled presidential palace of Sudan; precisely the abode of a most wanted criminal, Omar al-Bashir.
Now, I have never been to Darfur but I hear that our blackest of 'bradas' are being bludgeoned to death by the Janjaweed under the remote controlled supervision of Omar al-Bashir, a man accused of war crimes, genocide and an assortment of crimes against humanity by the ICC. Well of course the situation on the ground is more complex but for our purposes, let us visit the AU's decision to chastise the ICC for issuing a warrant to arrest al-Bashir….even if the backdrop includes Darfuri infants being split in two parts.
Why do we Africans choose to respect (fear) our leaders/older generation so much? Why are we so powerless to address the abuses and excesses heaped upon us by our political leaders? As a whole, we black Africans have succumbed to the lowest level of supreme idiots. We are competing with sheep to see who's more sillier. How can we be so silent and very impotent when it comes to doing what is right in Darfur. So the ICC, with much evidence and fortitude, identifies and then indicts a murderous leader who has killed hungry weather-beaten African boys and girls for sport….and what do we do?.....like a jukebox choir, we cry foul in continental unison. Folks, those who do not condemn violence condone it.
In the case of Kenya, we are also going to bed with the Chinese so we cannot just start shouting curse words at Sudan. But what of other African countries? Yaani these so called leaders are just seated somewhere when a fella is exterminating a substantial portion of his citizens.
Why are we so gallant and courageous in our fight to win the Nobel prize in ineptitude?