Burkina Faso and the Arab revolutions why its works for others?
It was just a coup like many in Africa. The difference here is that burkina stood for democracy to change things. from my point of view it was just childish calculation. If the population got raid of Blaise Compaore after 27 years. what was the new military group expecting? It is enough to hold your population in dark for so long. while we are still waiting for the west to create a universal law. No more everlasting leader, no more president from a coup. what we should learn from Burkina is the population have to be part of every process. There will be casualties, in any struggle it is just like the price you pay.
Other african country should get involve to remove any everlasting president. Zimbabwe, Cameroon, equatorial Guinea etc …
We have up coming elections in many african countries. The Burkina example might be useful. Evolution is the key word to lead Africa out of the dark. From DR Congo to cote d’Ivoire the election are held to renew office. some generation know only one president. Born in Cameroon in 1984 you have only had Paul Biya. The same occur in Zimbabwe, Congo, Guinea and more. This is a long-term process that could finalize in 2020. Africa has the youngest population in the world. The population is still in a rise and we could take advantage for the next generation.
The Arab falls with changes was a dynamic start. The black continent could catch up. The growth in economy should be on the mentality. like a general process moving forward the liberation of Africa as a continent. We have the most dynamic continent. Our constitutions and laws are not a century old. Therefore one can expect them to be updated. But some of our leader for the good or bad reason keep them still. If you can change the laws when it suits you for an election. You can definitely to improve the life of your people. In Burkina Compaore who ruled after a coup was involved in all the peace talk!!! Now you join the population to consider him and his friends as villains !!! This how good is the AU. Going where the wind blows just like tree. If you want to a tree at least be a mighty baobab!!!
African revolution sparks Burkina Faso
Africa, revolution take off in Burkina Faso with the protest to force the end of 27 years rule. Will the international community support the black protesters like in the Arab spring? The local population is sick and tired of the ruler who will stay in power for ever. Blaise Compaore
the fellow ruling in Burkina for the past 27 years. He still want to change the constitution to stay in office. 27 years when some of us were not born yet he got to power after a coup. This is the guy going out there for peace talk in Africa. This continent need people who wants his progress. Almighty France, if Burkina get out of control, it will happen elsewhere. Paul Biya
(82 years !!!) has been in office since 1982 in Cameroon. Robert Mugabe (90 years old!! honestly?) in office for the past 27. José Eduardo dos Santos
(72 years old) with 35 in office in Angola. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
, 72 years old from the oil rich Equatorial Guinea with 32 in office. The top three everlasting Africa presidents, Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
Africa is becoming the best place for third age rulers. Because these old men are close to the exit door. They can not think about the population. Life expectancy is around 50 years in Africa. Because of the lack of medical facilities and personal. Cuba a tiny island is exporting doctors and have life expectancy of modern country. In fact Cuba have more doctors than all Africa combine. These old African president have their medical check-up in Europe. The international community should get involve like elsewhere with lighter skin. Joseph Kabila is planning to make the same move. In office since 2001 (13 years) he will be candidate for the next election.
The international community have to give the same backup to African fighting for change. Africa crave for the change his leader. Who dies in office and leave the children to continue!!! Togo, Gabon,.. next Angola? Central African Republic is in a turmoil because the population did not make the choice. Democracy is for majority of people to elect their leader. Make no mistake, democracy is also to removing incompetent and corrupt leaders from office.
Burkina faso showing Africa the way. The Blaise Compaore is stepping down!!! Yes you heard e right, Burkina Faso president stands down and calls for elections. Democracy wins. Paul Biya, Eduardo Dos Santos, Robert Mugabe …. Are you going to leave or will wait until pushed out?