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Why has the mute button was pressed on Africa?

Feb 16,2020 2:39 am

The recent raids in several African countries has been met with a muted response of The International community. The West should do for the protection of democracy on The Continent ?

Congolese protesters talked about the death of democracy after the election result also For the slightly superstitious souls, it's a disturbing moment: the newly sworn-in President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the deployment of his first speech, was not was, if he was able to go further.

"I'm not OK", " Felix Tshisekedi declared.

helpers moved in to help, and he was finally able to continue. A consultant later reported that the new President of the flak-jacket was too tight, and he had a fit of weakness.

President Tshisekedi in the village of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila , who many fear is a powerful control over the Government , and unfold to a suffocating influence, some have suggested, after accusations that were denied of a secret deal between the two.

saw The World in the DR Congo, who are suspected of a big election fix, but decided to look in The Other direction.

There was no appetite for confrontation on the part of the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), the European Union or the United States .

President Tshisekedi (R) was accused of doing a deal with his predecessor, Joseph Kabila (L) AU hastily convened and as hastily abandoned a mission in the DR Congo capital of Kinshasa that provided for the promotion of a negotiated solution to the dispute over the election was a fraud.

the requirements on The delay in The Announcement of the official results of which were ignored.

US contradictionThe AU was nothing to negotiate. For a regional body that promotes the "African solutions for African problems," it was a humiliation.

The US Ambassador in Kinshasa, Mike Hammer , hailed as a "first peaceful and democratic change of power" in The Process of the administration over The State Department view, your own publicly expressed concerns about the electoral process.

There was no easy answer to The Dilemma presented by the voice. From the beginning it was clear that it is not to large demonstrations against the Government , no great manifestation of the public anger to pressure The International community into action.

This part had to do with the fragmented nature of the political opposition, the fear of the security forces and the decision by the Catholic Church and civil society, to forgo, for now, of the large-scale mobilization.

Western powers opted for a promotion of stability in the DR Congo to Look for, the regional and The International actors decided on what to call the diplomats "stability". In the DRC, this means a continuation of the existing mess while in the hope that it will not All collapse into the disaster.

For the millions of Congolese from their homes by conflict, living with abject poverty and The Threat of disease, is denied a share in the immense wealth of the soil of The Nation , bullied and preyed estimate by armed groups - do not expect an improvement in their situation in the foreseeable future.

In All of these, it is also worth considering, what I the politics of employment would call.

It is not only in terms of the DR Congo, but also in Zimbabwe, with its crackdown on dissent and the Sudan in The Throes of a popular uprising against The Regime of President Omar al-Bashir.

in recent weeks, the deepening of repression have seen. Soldiers in Zimbabwe terrorizing their fellow citizens and their colleagues in the Sudan fire with live ammunition into crowds of people. But The International response was muted, to put it mildly.

Young People have been at the forefront of the protests in Sudan, the British foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt , the Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged not to "turn back The Clock ".

This statement is based on the assumption that The Clock is not moved to the front in Zimbabwe since the ousting of Robert Mugabe by the end of 2017, a dubious proposition right now.

Rather than condemn the brutality in Zimbabwe, The Most powerful country in the region, South Africa , called for the lifting of economic sanctions.

South African President .

It is The Fight against corruption and for his political base within the ruling African National Congress (ANC), where the allies of his predecessor, Jacob Zuma , still lurking.

Winning a majority in the coming elections, Mr Ramaphosa will strengthen the hand. Do not expect the emphatic foreign Policy , until he feels safer.

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The Other great continental power, Nigeria, is facing the elections in two weeks, in which President Muhammadu Buhari is running for a second term.

Mr Buhari has just caused uproar by its chief justice, who could result is an important role in a disputed election.

The US, EU and UK All sounded their displeasure. But, according to the example of the DR Congo, there is an appetite for Something More than words, should the elections go wrong?

'Ethical interventions' In the UK-is foreign Policy , consumed with the Brexit debate. In the rest of the EU, Leakage and a host of domestic political crises led to a turning inward.

African political problems are not a priority.

How faraway now was the time of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair , the "ethical foreign Policy " and the sight of British troops to Sierra Leone to patrol. The disastrous consequences of the war in Iraq ended this short Phase of the ambitious interventionism.

maintained by The French, a strong military and economic ties in several African countries. However, their limited and purely rhetorical response to the DR of the Congo, the results of the elections are the priority of domestic issues such as the ongoing "gilets jaunes" protests.

In America , the White house and the legislature deals with the Müller-examination, the continuation of boundary wall saga and the 2020 elections.

A month ago, the US National Security Adviser, and, to a lesser extent also Russian influence.

But with the cuts in The State Department under the Trump administration, it is difficult to like a somewhat more active Policy on Africa - regardless of their ideological or political Focus Can be implemented.

With the Sudan, The Americans have other reasons to, easy on the criticism: the Bashir regime was useful in The Fight against violent Islamist extremism.

The Western powers expressed "deep concern", while the AU to pursue the "Sudanese Policy on their joint responsibility, constructive, peaceful avenues for addressing the country's pressing challenges". The Words were lost in the screaming and bullets on The Streets . to reflect

But are constantly on the search for what the rest of The Continent or of The International community is doing or not doing, failing, the deeper dynamics of change on The Continent .

It Can 't be said often enough: Africa is not a single social, political, economic or cultural unit. As the popular saying, Africa is not a country.

DR Congo, Sudan and Zimbabwe, are each shaped by different stories, albeit with a common heritage of colonial rule.

But these days, there is another crucial thing in common. It is what you might see, such as the top of the current period of upheaval.

the Arc of intoleranceIn each country a well-organized, youth-driven and tech-savvy civil society has learned that changes must not be sponsored from the mainstream politicians or foreign governments.

the history has taught her that politicians Can promise change and deliver more of the same, or worse.

The Young activist from Bulawayo, Goma and Omdurman, not by Outsiders .

Young activists in Uganda has contributed to The Rise of the musician-turned-MP-Bobi Wine of The post-colonial era saw to many foreign interventions were cynical and selfish, or insufficient, volatile and ill-conceived. The recognition of this has contributed to a strong spirit of self-determination among today's protesters.

These are the people who adds patient data set of the terrorist by the Zimbabwean security forces, the flyers Khartoum circulate to organize demonstrations, and their activism forced to keep the then President Kabila, an election, however flawed.

Nothing was more important in African Politics in The Last two decades, as The Rise of The Activist generation. Therefore, the Council of despair should be avoided, if the crises that have played in The Last few weeks.

A swath of The Continent suffers from either regressive authoritarianism, flawed elections, entrenched corruption, or combinations of each. You could call it an arc of intolerance.

In Cameroon, the leader of the opposition had been arrested in The Wake of a heavily rigged election.

The Authorities in Uganda are accused of the persecution of charismatic politicians, Bobi Wine , while in Tanzania, President John Magufuli is expressed is constantly The Life of the democratic opposition.

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Source of news: bbc.com

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