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.

3 thoughts on “this childish behaviour is embarrassing

  1. I completely feel you on this. It is beyond me why our African leaders once elected act like the positions are theirs to keep for as long as they wish…and yet it is the people who ELECTED them to those positions!! Not to put down my own race, but lately I’ve been asking myself what is wrong with us Africans?? How can we stand tall out here and proudly profess our origin with these kind of embarassing figures as leaders?

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  2. Very timely, this post is. Enjoying the utter stupidity that’s currently playing out over Kenya’s cabinet? It’s hard not to laugh when you hear the likes of Salim Lone, in all seriousness, using “steak and bones” analogies when talking about “portfolio balance”.

    Africa is a farce.

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  3. How sad is it that in these times, 21st century we still have these issues in Africa. All Africans want a better life and to have their say, but there are a greedy few that take this away from them.

    Go get a free blog at http://www.bundublog.com and support Africa.

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