this childish behaviour is embarrassing

At this point I don’t even know why African leaders bother to hold elections. In the recent past, Nigeria, Kenya and now Zimbabwe have had rather dubious elections. These three countries have again proven to the world that we Africans cannot manage our own affairs – even a matter as simple as tallying figures and announcing results.

You know, it is very hard to walk with your chin up – as an African – when day after day you have buffoons all over the continent who are too eager to prove to the world how incompetent and myopic Africans can be. Don’t these people have a sense of personal honor? Where is your pride Mugabe? Don’t you realise that every time you pull one of your dirty tricks you continue to reinforce a stereotype about our continent that not only tarnishes our image but also lays the groundwork for future generations of Africans to live in poverty and inferior circumstances to the rest of the world?

It is almost childish what goes on in places like Zimbabwe. Have we completely lost our minds? HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO RUN A COUNTRY? WHY IS THE MADNESS ONLY CONCENTRATED ON THIS ONE CONTINENT? DO THESE GUYS EVER READ THE NEWS ABOUT HOW PROSPEROUS OTHER REGIONS ARE? DOES IT BOTHER THEM THAT MAJORITY OF AFRICANS WALLOW IN PRE-MODERN EXISTENCE?

I just felt like I needed to let that out. It is really sad what we Africans are allowing ourselves to be put through by the Mugabe’s of our world. It is really sad that this is the kind of legacy we are going to leave for our descendants in the decades and centuries to come.