To the country I’ve known right from my Social Studies subject, growing up with its nationals-even without knowing to more understanding not how different we are from them.
Just boundaries separating us, the cultures and ye
t even as its bleeds, it would and has been the same for us before-which we aren’t proud of and shouldn’t.
Been pondering on what role I have so far played in ending the insurgency in Burundi and not much-thats me. Looking around me-friends, media, the East African Community; Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, the entire Africa-not enough.
Thanks Gatete-for you too sparked up whats within me-the cry for Burundi. This country-just like the rest has leaders(recently ‘elected’ its president), but not much-except the worst is more coming of his reign.
Which song will we sing?-That I a leader led my own country, rode my own boat towards peace, my neighbor bled!. That we the media watched, yet we turned away as they bled!, that we were in power yet peace wasn’t our focus then!, that we had arms-but that wasn’t our grazing land-that wasn’t our duty-they weren’t our people-we opted to mind our own businesses-we didn’t have to meddle in their affairs!
Burundi bleeds!, yes it has ‘leaders’ but it bleeds more, it has neighbors but it bleeds, isn’t it among or part of the East African Community?-many wonder yet it bleeds, The organization of African Union exists yet it bleeds, African Union and the International Union all exist but Burundi bleeds, Is it because it has no minerals?,or because East African leaders are so busy running their systems!,
The world looked on while Rwanda bled- Iam afraid it is the same now as Burundi bleeds.
Not enough has been done, not one has stood up among all the many we elected and entrusted with power to lead us to physically save the bleeding Burundi- there is more to be done-since Burundi bleeds more.
Lets all stand with Bleeding Burundi- what will we be remembered for?-not looking on in neglect-as they bled, but ushering in peace.
Andrew Israel Kazibwe is an African Rwandan-based freelance Journalist , a learner, Arts enthusiast and advocate. Passionate about what goes on within lives, he shares whats within, around and closer to you. Its an Insight!!!