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Tuesday, 08 February 2005

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Ace

All nonsense. Most, if not all of these guys are greedy.

Kelvin Kumbringu Kaba

Mr. Ace,
The point is not to shy away from the issue, but to face it and propose whatever you think may be a way forward, rather than be so sarcastic in your views. Which guys are you talking of? Can you be more elaborate in you participation on educative fora like this.
Others and i will appreciate you humble opinion.
KKK

Ndingi

Mr. Ace,

I believe some of us are just exhibiting our ignorance to understand a piece of academic work like this. How on earth can you relate this work to greediness? I'll rather refer the bullet to you for your lack of appreciation. If you don't have anything to say concerning a subject, you better stay quiet rather than try to discredit a prolific and renowned writer and analyst of most African problems. For your information, I have seen the author on several occasions analysing international political issues on CNN. Had he not been good, he would not have gained international recognition.

Fotso Didi

Africa's Solution to African Problems:A Slogan Whose Time Has Passed.
The above aphorism underpinning Fomunyoh's presentation should be understood and interpreted in the right context. It seems to me that he bases his interpretations on faulty hypothesis. Africa's Solution to Africa's Problems does not and should not be construed to mean that Africans and their leaders have insulated themselves from the outside world as Fomunyoh seems to imply. It's common knowledge that the supercommunication highway has built bridges and encouraged cultural diffusion. I suspect that Fomunyoh's interpretation has been inspired by the post-war nationalists call: Africa for Africans.In recent times it does not imply that African problems should be solved only by Africans or by outsiders without African perspectives and engineering.
African leaders learning from the crises Fomunyoh cited have become more conscious of their international and continental responsibilities which I agree. The end of the Cold War and the present democratisation process in most African nation-states does not mean the end of imperialism and neo-colonialism in the continent. Though having a weak economic and political position internationally, Africa should and must have a voice not only in world affairs but in particular, in African geo-politics.
When Fomunyoh mentions the Asian Tsunami relief effort,he should recognise one fact. If there was international solidarity, it was not because the Great Powers "loved" the affected nations and communities "greatly". The US used it as a public relations outfit to prove to the world how human they are. Secondly and most importantly, the role played by the mass media especially the CNN, TV5, CFI, BBC, etc conscientised humanity of its responsibility to the affected areas.
What we need is the neccessary resources to make things work by using what Noreena Hertz calls the Middle Path, that is, by negotiating between our perspectives and that from abroad by Africans for Africans in order to establish a platform of common interests. But above all, African vision and pragmatism is, should be, and must be very relevant. To Dr. Fomunyoh, I say the "time has not passed". It is now and forever.

Fotso Didi

Africa's Solution to African Problems:A Slogan Whose Time Has Passed.
The above aphorism underpinning Fomunyoh's presentation should be understood and interpreted in the right context. It seems to me that he bases his interpretations on faulty hypothesis. Africa's Solution to Africa's Problems does not and should not be construed to mean that Africans and their leaders have insulated themselves from the outside world as Fomunyoh seems to imply. It's common knowledge that the supercommunication highway has built bridges and encouraged cultural diffusion. I suspect that Fomunyoh's interpretation has been inspired by the post-war nationalists call: Africa for Africans.In recent times it does not imply that African problems should be solved only by Africans or by outsiders without African perspectives and engineering.
African leaders learning from the crises Fomunyoh cited have become more conscious of their international and continental responsibilities which I agree. The end of the Cold War and the present democratisation process in most African nation-states does not mean the end of imperialism and neo-colonialism in the continent. Though having a weak economic and political position internationally, Africa should and must have a voice not only in world affairs but in particular, in African geo-politics.
When Fomunyoh mentions the Asian Tsunami relief effort,he should recognise one fact. If there was international solidarity, it was not because the Great Powers "loved" the affected nations and communities "greatly". The US used it as a public relations outfit to prove to the world how humane they are. Secondly and most importantly, the role played by the mass media especially the CNN, TV5, CFI, BBC, etc conscientised humanity of its responsibility to the affected areas.
What we need is the neccessary resources to make things work by using what Noreena Hertz calls the Middle Path, that is, by negotiating between our perspectives and that from abroad by Africans and for Africans in order to establish a platform of common interests. But above all, African vision and pragmatism is, should be, and must be very relevant. To Dr. Fomunyoh, I say the "time has not passed". It is now and forever.

Pascal

After all the said, nothing will change in Togo and those very people fighting against Faure's taking over will be the first to invite him or visit him.It is an issue of using action and not words.I think if the AU wants to make itself felt, it must start from this and see that Faure is out by all means even by force or else it will continue in other parts of Africa like Gabon,Cameroon,Congo-Braza,Equitorial Guine etc.
We Africans do not lack the ability to solve our own problems but it is an issue that also involves greed like some one said and others were bitter on him.Why is it an issue of greed,When you look across all the names of the heads of states insisting on the departure of Faure,you will not see the names of all those who have been there for say 10years or more simply because they have the same plans in their minds and can not stand to say NO to it today and also because they know the way they got in was not right or again their being maintained in power is as a result of alot of odds.
Let all the other 52 states stand up and act against this and send an AU force in Togo to send Faure out.Where is small Togo to be above the AU?If this can not be solve today let them desolve the AU because when that will happen in Cameroon in the near future no one will be able to change it.I no be gambe man but I di see far.Pascal

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