The struggle for power which hurts

War is a state of Armed conflict between states, governments, societies and informal paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias.

Africa being the 2nd largest continent on the planet, have had it’s on share of the armed conflicts currently rocking the world. For as long as we can remember, African countries have been involved in armed conflicts with the most renowned being those in: Ethiopia, Somalia, sudan, Nigeria and the most recent Central Africa Republic.

Africa have been a victim of wars that didn’t concern her like the first and second world war.

Even in the 21st century, Africans still tend to pick up arms in order to bring changes…

Most of the conflicts that arises from one country to another killing Africa starts with bad Governance with presidents of some African countries ruling for decades as the case of the most recent Armed conflict called “AMBAZONIAN STRUGGLE” in Southwest and Nothwestern part of Cameroon(2016-present). List of conflicts in Africa

Ongoing conflicts in Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Western Sahara, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Cameroon.

Africa currently have more internal armed conflicts than every other Continent and this is as a result of Corrupt government, and manipulation from the Western world.

Studies show that about 5Million children have been killed in the last 20years. War have hampered Africa’s development and Africa lost about $18 Billion Every year to war,

Summing up to about $522 billion from 1990 till 2019.

Road and Bridges are destroyed in Gorila wars, schools, hospitals, markets and government offices are brought down which might take decades to rebuild after the war.

From the numerous effects of war on Africa, here are a few:

  • Lost of lifes.
  • Sexual violation
  • Recruitments of Child soldiers
  • Poor Health and sanitation
  • Violation of Human rights
  • Migration
  • Rise in illitracy 
  • Fall of Economy
  • No development

War is never a Solution to a Problem.

Before picking up arms, think of the African teenagers.

what type of life do you want for them??

Why inflict ourselves with so much pain of when we can talk it out???

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Published by Nash

Nash reads Electronic Engineering, a Bassist who loves writing, an introvert and overall an overthinker.

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