When the Arab Spring swept mostly Arab nations in North Africa, there seemed to be hope that this was a blessing in disguise that a New Democratic spirit was going to prevail on the Continent.

It has not come to pass.

America, thinking that they were behind democratic movements, gave full support to the uprisings and fueled the madness that took place in Libya and Egypt.

Longttime supporter and American puppet, Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt,was abandoned in his hour of need. He lounges is prison, and he has not even been offered assylum in America, in his golden years, a shaddow of his former self. sickly and a sad man.

America demanded democracy in Egypt, and insisted that free and fair elections be held, and they were. Little did they know that the Brotherhood would win. So, it is not all about democracy, but what America deems as democracy, for her own selfish interests. Mohammed Morsi won, hands down, and America did not know what to do with him or his popular people power.

Never before has Washington ever supported a military coup. Never, but when Morsi was overthrown Washington did not object, or cut off the $3 billion we American tax payers give Egypt annualy. Be careful what you ask for, because you might get it, and this time Washington got egg on its face. Today, Egypt titters on the brink of disintegration.

Libya: the NATO assault on Libya was calculated and aimed at regime change. Col. Khadaffy, Libya’s legitimate, maverick and popular president was brutally murdered. No Western power has expressed disgust at his barbaric and public execution. Look at what Libya is going through today: jungle justice and all signs of lawlessness. Al Qaeda has never been more stronger.

The DRC is another failing giant in the midst of Africa. A country richer and bigger than Western Europe has become a case study of a failed State. And who benefits? Western and American mining companies. To cover up their dastardly deeds, Western countries accuse poor little Rwanda of destabilizing the DRC. I am not amused.

I am not, however unmindful of what lies ahead: we begin commemorating Rwanda’s 20th. year of the Genocide against Tutsi. A time to reflect, re-focus, re-commit on the hard road that lies ahead, because our enemies have not tired of their criminal machinations. Our resilience has never been stronger, but our desire for the common good prevails.

About Willis Shalita

I am a writer who is very impassioned about Rwanda and its remarkable journey from the barbaric carnage of Genocide against Tutsi. I am an avid photographer. I believe the African story should be told through African lenses. Our time has come. If not now, when?
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