The Recent Events Occuring in Darfur and My Take On What Has Happened Within the Past Few Years :The Views of the Young Political Mind
Just recently, there was a call to a ceasefire in the war ravaged country in Darfur, a region of Sudan. Before, there was a history of violence and civil war involving two major racial groups in the country, the Africans and the Arabs. In a deal fostered by the United Nations, the rebel group led by the Africans and the Sudanese government agreed to stop firing so that the first steps towards a peaceful resolution can be made.
Before the problem can be solved, the question to ask right now is how this problem happened to come along in the first place. The problem lies deeper than the ethnic conflicts between the Arabs and Africans occupying country and one can go even as far as saying that the problem is a question of human nature. Throughout the history of Sudan, there is a corruptive nature of the government as seen with the British over this region and seen with the Arabs that abuse their power in the government. This is not the only example of this imperialistic system in Africa for many other countries in this continent experience the same kind of problems. People of that country are taught that survival cannot come at a state that ensures compromise and instead there is imbalance everyway the African turns. The success of the British Empire in their imperialistic system promised them wealth while their captors in their colonies suffered. Even after independence, the essence of colonization never left the country for the methods of “survival” are passed on to another minority, the Arabs who have no mercy on the African people. Again, there is imbalance in the distribution of goodwill for the Arabs have taken advantage of the power that just happened to be bestowed upon them in the first days of independence. This happens so that only Arabs are chosen as government officials and the African population continues to suffer at the hands of the oppressor.
The civil war in Sudan, to conclude all this, is nothing more than a revolution in the hands of the African population who are tired of being oppressed. First, they were oppressed by their British captors, and then they were oppressed by their Arab-ran government. Not to say this justifies their actions, but what else can a group of people do after trying to get past this issue the diplomatic way? Are we really past a period of colonization or are the remnants of this time still alive in the societies of nations of the world that are suffering, such as Darfur? The nation of Darfur today is trying to get past these civil wars but one problem at a time needs to be solved so that the vision of a truly diplomatic and post-colonial society can be formed.
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