Africans Solving African Problems; Bringing Peace to Sudan
Mareeg.com-The recent peace deal being implemented in Sudan was brokered by
African leaders without any interference or even input by non African
players ie the UN or western countries. As a matter of fact the deal
was made in Asmara, Eritrea where the head of the Sudanese military
that had overthrown the long time despot Omar Al Bashir sat down for
two days with Eritrean mediators, agreed to the deal, flew back to
Khartoum and announced the deal a few hours later.
No western “input”, no UN involvement, actually no African Union
involvement to speak of, though the AU spokesperson was allowed to
make the public announcement of the peace deal.
Just like the last, hopefully, South Sudan peace deal, the only one
that has been pretty much successful, the road to peace in the Horn of
Africa once again ran through Asmara. And not one so called “expert”
in matters African has pointed out the obvious, that it was only a few
hours after returning from Eritrea that the deal was announced.
Say something positive about a “socialist country”, Eritrea? They all
seem to know how NOT to bite the hand that feeds them. Nothing
positive can be said about Eritrea, no ways no how. Never mind that
peace has descended on Sudan, or at least the capital Khartoum, and it
arrived on the wings of a jet direct from Asmara.
So once again, as in the case of Ethiopia’s “Peaceful Revolution”,
peace has broken out in the Horn of Africa, or at least a major step
in that direction, and credit must be given to those who deserve it,
the leadership of Eritrea. It’s a matter of Africans solving African
problems, the only way real, durable peace anywhere on the continent
will be obtained.
Thomas C. Mountain is an historian and educator living and reporting
from Eritrea since 2006. See thomascmountain on Facebook,
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