Africa can handle its own issues


THE matter of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is depressing.
Disheartening not just because the court is an instrument out to destroy, control and deal with ‘problematic’ leaders, considered so by the West.
Some of us a long time ago expressed displeasure at the way the court conducts its business.
We do not condone crimes or justify them and we would sooner rather than later deal with them, but that is another issue.
I am writing not about the operations of the ICC, but the response of fellow Africans to the way the organisation conducts its business. 
The response to the matter by some of our fellow Africans is not just shocking, it is disheartening.
It is not strange or surprising, but maddening that in this day and age there are still Africans that regard themselves lowly.
Speaking in support of an ICC, whose actions show blatant racism, high regard for white criminals and none at all for black ‘criminals’, does not prove high evolvement, it is evidence of massive inferiority complex. 
Instead of going to the African Union (AU) Special Summit to speak with one unequivocal voice what do we do?
Unbelievably, we argue against each other, arguing for continued belonging to a group that threatens the stability of the continent.
It is not strange, but maddening that among us there are people that feel there is merit in belonging to an organisation that has over the years proved to be a bastion pushing the White agenda.
The Americans have said they will not belong to the organisation and I believe and do not doubt that they will use their military ‘might’ to retrieve one of theirs if ever they are dragged before that court.   
The Americans argue that they can and will deal with their people using their own institutions.
Why cannot we do the same?
Because we are black and African?
And sadly there are Africans that agree.
How can whole countries come to the conclusion that Africa cannot deal with its own issues.
A conclusion that agrees that the continent cannot set up its own institutions to deal with whatever issue or case that needs to be dealt with.
This lack of confidence which borders on agreeing that as a continent we are barbarians incapable of taking care of ourselves and solving our problems is disconcerting.
When men and women of the continent and leaders stutter and fail to spell out the simple truth that the ICC is racist and biased then where are we going as a continent?
When some African men and women, supposed leaders, eloquently speak in support of the ICC then we are doomed.
When we deliberately choose not to see an injustice and choose to be fine with it because it is being perpetrated by whites against blacks then we are done for, totally.
What legacy are we leaving our children when we display so strong colonial hangovers?
What are our children supposed to learn from us when they see us continue to blindly follow our former colonial masters, when they prescribe and we silently partake without questioning or even refusing?
What kind of an African are we producing when he or she sees us failing to make decisive decisions, when we act in a manner that shows we are not our own people?    
What picture are we showing our children when we display the fact that the AU cannot speak with one voice, when a whole continent debates and some argue that there is merit in taking poison?
We must cease, all of us, not just some of us, apologising for being African.


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