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Mugabe is the story of Africa

By Abubakar N. Kasim

The story of  Robert Mugabe is the story of Africa. It is the manifestation of  the crisis the entire continent has to deal with where  corrupt leaders clings to power as a leach whose  very existence and survival depends on the  blood it sucks. Without it, the bloodsucker dies.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) is helped by his wife Grace (L) and son Chatunga (C) to cut a cake to celebrate his 92nd birthday at State House in Harare, February 22, 2016. Mugabe turned 92 on Sunday. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Africa is heaven on earth. No African with sane mind would choose to abandon his or her country and flee to east and west or struggle in the brutal cold of the Arctic.

It is as if the continent is solely habituated for human species. Human body and mind prosper in the African climate. It is healthy for the body and soul.

Unfortunately corrupt leaders are ruining the continent. Even those who hold power with good intentions at first as Mr. Mugabe himself changed and get corrupted.

The story of Africa doesn’t end up there. Western powers who have ruined it first with their colonial involvement are still continuing their dirty work of exploitation by supporting the dictators.

I really hope honest people in Africa will rise to take leadership and take care of their countries and its people.

Mugabe is not an isolated incident. It is the painful story of Africa that never ends .

Africa is a precious gift which has been bestowed to its people. I hope Africans will start to appreciate it and to take care of it. As I also hope western countries will stop intermingling in its affairs.

Abubakar N. Kasim
Toronto, Ontario

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