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Oh! Africa

Oh! Africa, how many sins
Have been committed in your name
For the sake of keeping our tyrants
Unaccountable for their evil deeds?

Africa
cameroon.setac.eu

(UGANDA) - Now that we ceased to give recognition

To ICC that only targets “our statesmen”

Why shan’t we also do away?

With our own kangaroo courts

Notorious for their selective justice

By only targeting small time crooks

While turning a blind eye

To big time corrupts

In addition to being instruments

Of witch-hunting of dissidents

By framing them on trumped up charges?


Oh! Africa, how many sins

Have been committed in your name

For the sake of keeping our tyrants

Unaccountable for their evil deeds?


An Ethiopia Social & Political Commentator

Email;kiflukam@yahoo.com

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Kiflu Hussain is an attorney based in Uganda. He says his passion for writing came from reading, and that it’s inevitable that the more one reads, the more one develops the urge to write. Kiflu has published articles in Ethiopia on the English Reporter, then a weekly newspaper along with a few Amharic articles on the defunct Addis Zena. It was after he and his family found refuge in Uganda, that he began contributing writings to the local papers and various websites such as Daily Monitor, Uganda Record, The New Vision, Ethioquestnews, Garowe Online, WardheerNews etc.

The reason for this is clear. Ethiopia, despite being a seat of the African Union had never produced a regime that allows even the minimum space for dialogue that other people in Africa enjoy so naturally. So Kiflu's ending up as a refugee in Uganda is a blessing in disguise for it accorded him with the opportunity to write. He says at the same time he learned, unfortunately, that his refugee status would be what showed how deep the hypocrisy of the “international community” goes. We at Salem-News.com are honored to carry this gentleman's work and we hope that in the process, western people may come to appreciate the struggle of refugees throughout the world.

You can write to Kiflu at this address: E-mail;kiflukam@yahoo.com




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