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Only Band-aids

The opening line in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens goes like this, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

This is how it is in life, more often than not, one of these times seems to have more control over the other. Sometimes things, events, and people bring about the good and bad in life, which brings me to the reason why I am writing this.

The more I read and listened to news about Africa, the more I am convince that the problem with that continent are its leaders.

There are two types of people, perhaps three if there is a mixture of qualities from trait A and trait B.

Trait A is a Cyndi Lauper song. “But I see your true colors shining through, I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you.” from the song True Colors

Trait B is a Phil Collins song. “I’ve seen your face before my friend, But I don’t know if you know who I am, Well I was there and saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes, So you can wipe off that grin, Know where you’ve been, It’s all been a pack of lies.” from the song In The Air Tonight

Africa’s been cut and bleeding for years, and no amount of band-aids are going to solve their wounds. Am I asking for a panacea? Gosh no, but something gatta give.

But some may say, “Sovereignty, Sovereignty.” Is there really an absolute sovereign nation?