Originally Posted by Drusus Nero
Who cares how they appear to the protagonists.
It is the welfare of the people that get cought in the middle that matters.
consistently listening to power brokers with all the weapons is nothing more than making excuses.
Burundi needs help, not platatudes and promises.
If the UN won't, the the Union should. Who wants another Uganda/Rwanda/biafra/Congo....the list always gets bigger.
Ethiopia seems to be having a go at doing something to modernise, and no excuses from them. The nub of their problem is lack of willing investors, who will give all the educated Ethipians a chance. The Chinese are going to economically control Africa due to this mass indifference from Africans themselves.
Australia is already asking questions about Chinese investment. Africa should be vigilant as well.
You should if they the host nastion. No peacekeeping mission succeds with out there support.
Sure but peacekeepers wont solve this. Either diplomacy must convince Burundi to acceptanc them or it will need to be a full on military invasion.
Listing and talking is our south africa did not collapse in to civil war. It is our we prevent a Burundi genocide stoped a Lesotho civil war. Talking is better than shooting.
Neither the AU or UN can force a nation to accept peace keepers. Even sudan whos president is want by the ICC for war crimes agreeded to the UN mission.
Ethiopia needs FDI. China provids it. By the way South Africa is the third largest source of FDI in Africa.
China wants resources from Africa. We know that we know what they want they know what we want. They building up a lot of transportation infustructer, mining and security all to secure these resources. This is not a bad thing. All so they dont ask questions or have rules. They far easier to work with than the west. They need resources they will provide cash or development. We know they have no love for us we dont love them either.