French drive extremists out of Timbuktu and other parts of the Malian Country.
Vive La France!!!!!!!! They are yelling in the street of the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu and in other parts of Mali.
Where are the African forces? Where was ECOWAS? It is an organization of 15 African nations and their mission statement reads:
Its mission is to promote economic integration in “all fields of
economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters …..”
Isn’t the burning and destroying of Timbuktu ancient historical landmarks a cultural matter? Isn’t the implementation Sharia law a social matter?
The heads of ECOWAS in Abuja Nigeria need to get their resources amongst OTHER THINGS together!
If Africa is to be a world leader and possible the United States of Africa, then African nations MUST come to the aid of their own people.
Is great that France came the rescue of Mali. Yet this is a short-term solution.
African leaders must come together and come up with regional military strike forces to intervene with swift action to extremists, terrorists, natural disasters or whatever be the case.
I heard that the slow response from ECOWAS was due to assets being used to fight against Boko Haram in parts of Nigeria and that logistical it would take a number of months to deploy to Mali.
For the ancient African textbooks to be lost in some of the Timbuktu libraries is a huge blow to the historical achievements of the African scholars and people. It is an African tragedy and a loss to the world community.
How will the lyrics of Bob Marley’s Africa Unite ever come to fruition ?
“Unite for the benefit (Africa unite) for the benefit of your people!
Unite for it’s later (Africa unite) than you think!”
God bless the peoples of Africa and it’s vast Diaspora.