Comments on: Drugs fuel turmoil in West Africa Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Philippe Mandangi Tue, 03 Mar 2009 13:47:12 +0000 The first signs are encouraging as military forces have not attempted to take over. It is now up to the International Community to support what seems as a start of national conscience to democracy.

By: Francis Ngale Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:30:33 +0000 I dare not dampen HOPE for Guinea Bisau, but this murder can not good for any country looking for a way out of poverty. Africa is being decimated by petty rivalry borne out of ethnic diversity and greed.

Why should Africans turn to the International community when there is turmoil at home? The continent struggle stems from a neocolonial system, which has pride itself over the years in crashing anything and anyone who threatens or may threaten their power. Hence, in a century when words, speeches are the greatest power in awakening dreams and vision for the good of all, Africa is being failed by a political class blinded by greed, mistrust, self glorification.

There would surely be another president in Guinea-Bissau soon and trust me, like the previous one, this president and his government would continue the neocolonial system of governance which has distinguished itself in its lack of respect for and responsibility toward its people while, worshipping the Western world and enriching the themselves and cronies.

It is time, the continent and Africans learn something from the struggle of Afroamericans for Freedom and equality in the USA if we are to forge a common dream and vision necessary for a substenable drive toward prosperity for all and a culture of respect for civil liberty, freedom of expression and a renewed African consciousness