No matter if it is local politics, if it international or trade, the most important backbone to policies in the next year will be polarization. That is not Polar Bears dancing on the dwindling ice, if so the U.S. TV station would have better ratings. No, this is the importance of local and national industries, while stressing ignorance towards immigration and imports to add more GDP value and also stop inflation. A balance that is hard to carry as the trust in local currency and local production doesn’t change overnight. That has to happen with steady policies and ability to trade products and create market for the ones that we’re in the past produced far away.
“Definition of polarization
1: the action of polarizing or state of being or becoming polarized: as
a (1) : the action or process of affecting radiation and especially light so that the vibrations of the wave assume a definite form (2) : the state of radiation affected by this process
b : an increase in the resistance of an electrolytic cell often caused by the deposition of gas on one or both electrodes” (…) “2 a : division into two opposites b : concentration about opposing extremes of groups or interests formerly ranged on a continuum” (Merriam-Webster – Polarization, link: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polarization).
We are dividing ourselves while the world is into more conflicts that need assistance and securities to secure peace. There internal conflicts in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria. Where the conflict is bloody, where people are detained for the political affiliation, where innocent dies in the streets and where guns are imported to silence the ones who is not succumbing to the regimes who hold power.
We are living in a time where opposition victors doesn’t get into power, because the leaders of old are not allowing and keeping power by the gun, are using the police force and army to monitor the opposition and even rigs the election to secure the “validation” of their rule. This has happen in many Republics and Nations this year and proves that progress of governance and accountability is dying, like innocence and justice is impartial and only for the elites. The rest of us just have to be lucky to see just systems and laws for the common folk.
Like Adama Barrow is the President-Elect in Gambia, Jean Ping should have become the President in Gabon, Dr. Kizza Besigye in Uganda and Moise Katumbi should have risen to power in DRC if there we’re any justice and transition of Power in the Republic. But the big-man and long ruling Presidents of these nations doesn’t give-in or leave office. They continue to stay without any fear or without any mercy as the monarchs they acts of. Instead keep polarising the political elites and societies with paying the elites and silencing the ones who stand in their path. Also, by forging alliances with nations to make sure justice doesn’t prevail in their path.
While these tragedies are appearing in front of our eyes in our times, the borders and the helping hands are not appearing, the funds and allocations of necessary funds to the refugee camps, the direct food aid and agents of humanitarian actions are not sufficient. The reality of these missing steps should boggle our mind and should freeze our hearts out, as the news of burning convoys into Aleppo, lack of food into refugee camps in Adjumani in Uganda and the lacking rations of food in refugee camps in Tanzania. These should all be a reminder of the fate we have put our world in. The steps of lost grace and mercy on the weakest of humanity, where hospitals and humanitarians are put in the lines of bullets and grenades in between the battlefield as the soldiers fight for keeping merciless tyrants to stay in power.
While the superpowers are claiming the fight for justice, the innocent dies, the towns are battlefields and turns into dust, the graves are not cleared and the lives are lost in vain. This while UN cannot impose arms-embargoes or create a possible cease-fire to get civilians into safety, this while Italian and Greece authorities are working and trying to find ways to impose fleeing civilians on Turkey, because the rich European states fears that fleeing civilians could be terrorists. The humanity and just behaviour is dying while the states are flogging their responsibility to the ones in need.
We can question ourselves if this is right, if we can sleep knowing the indebtedness we have in riches. In the time of peace in our states, where we have possible houses and shelter for the ones fleeing possible genocides and acts against humanity; Europe impose stricter rules on immigration and Brexit proves the fear of Polish and other ethnic groups as they want to secure their borders as key argument to stop being an EU Member State.
We can wonder why the world has come to this that polarization of between ourselves the ones who see the innocent die and the ones who want to keep their own by any means. That the own nationals are going against each other and seeing it as only fit, instead of thinking for instance for a hot minute, what if the war came to our shores and to our homes, wouldn’t we flee? Wouldn’t we do what we could to leave our wealth, our riches to save our own?
Why shouldn’t the Syrians and all other who are in conflicts leave grenades, tanks and bombs, would we live on the streets with daily shooting and killing if we had an option to flee? Would we stay and risk everyday our lives to get a loaf of bread? I doubt that. We would travel to safety and to places where we could resettle and rehash the future of ourselves and our kids. If not we would be risking ourselves and the future of our kin. That is because it’s natural.
Still, the Europeans and citizens of fellow states don’t see it this way with fear-mongering politics and internal polarization of demagoguery, which is out of proportion. This will continue as these conflicts leads to more hurt and damage of lives, where more shelter and more merciless killings to stay in power, where more rigging of elections and more police-states are controlling the civil society. Where the states are more totalitarian and the power controlled by a little elite, while the average citizens are struggling, they will seek fortunes other places instead of in their birth-nations. Just as we would do if our destiny we’re in the limbo, if our homes were shacks and our sockets could electrocute us.
So the world of 2017, will be inflicted with the unfinished business of past, like all years has been, with as much uncertainty as the start of 2016, but with new issues and new struggles, with new people behind bars because of political affiliation, more families lost loved ones because of demonstrations, more people fleeing as the machetes and burning villages for land-grabbing, foreign investors taking land while locals cannot get deeds, as the central government are getting needed funds to supply the army with equipment and salaries, civil servants are left behind with reunification and it is happening so many places. Nobody confess nobody impose on it or even sanction this. We should question the economic challenges and the way they allocate funds, especially when many of these states get based government loans from the IMF and World Bank to basically could function; together with the reasonable taxation they can be able get from their citizens.
We shouldn’t silent on the merciless acts of men, we shouldn’t be ignorant of the world of oppression and fear, as the grand masters of our times are destroying and depleting lands for fortunes, as the multi-national companies see only profits and not see the populations they are forcing into unjust working conditions to trade resources into high profits abroad. These acts shouldn’t be forgotten, as industries and the trade are made for the international companies to gain and not all locals, therefore the polarization are created in these, create more havoc and even more injustice, as the unfair world we live in doesn’t give hands to ones in need. The rich can get it all, while the poor is lucky if they have enough for a jerry-can to buy water. That isn’t justice, that isn’t right when others are only drinking imported expensive French Water.
We should questions the systems and revise them for more balanced between the rich and poor, for more functioning United Nations, for more diplomatic efforts and for stronger laws that cannot make Presidents into Emperors! The reality is that 2017 will start where 2016 and that is not in positive looks into the future, because the powers we have, the armies and police are targeting fellow citizens who deserves better. We all deserve better and we all should know better. Peace.
The situation in the nation that got the third term President Pierre Nkurunziza, the leader of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) who has been in power since 2005. Have since a special election in 2015 been in tangled with his own population; even had struggle with most of the opposition. Opposition leaders have either been abducted, killed, assassinated or fled the republic.
Certainly the violence has escalated as much as even central government and such has even been said to flee the war-torn country. That had potential of years of conflict that ushered in Pierre Nkurunziza, now he makes sure to tighten the grip by circulating his Imbonerakure together with the National Police to follow and monitor the opposition.
The killings and the round-ups of people are rampant and the numbers of victims is hard to know as the government want the numbers not to be known. The indication of the violations against humanity comes with small leaks like proposed new constitution that the Parliament has to have over 60% Tutsi and under 40 % Hutu (Proposed Article 143). Also that minister has to be over 60 % Hutu and Vice Ministers not over 40 % (Proposed Article 129).
When also seeing this is happening together with the wish from the government to of get rid of the peace negotiator from East African Community (EAC) former Tanzanian President William Mpaka. As well as monitoring his movement in the country as he is supposed to assemble the opposition talks, while the Opposition is dwindling together with the refugees who have been fleeing to Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Their stories have not been hopeful of the rounding-up and machetes of the Imbonerakure against those who might be hostile to the regime.
Typical Story nowadays:
“A man brutally abducted by SNR agents in downtown Bujumbura” (RPA, 14.12.2016).
Another ordinary story:
Alerted by the noise, the capita general returned to the passing mansion. He seizes the Kalashnikov and launches in pursuit of the assassin Nimubona “the Captain General Reussia to beat his fellow prisoner assassin” indicates Pierre Nkurikiye.
“One of the accused in the assassination of General Adolphe Nshinirimana has been killed in unclear circumstances”. That after the leaving the bar the accused and another one we’re also killed has the military confirmed today. That proves the levels of extra-judicial killings.
Another abducted fellow:
“Colonel Tito Serudugo (retired exFAB) was arrested this morning at his home in Kinanira II by SNR. His whereabouts unknown” (IBurundi, 14.12.2016). This is typical stories where Ex-Fab either is assassinated or disappeared as the government are looking for them to make sure they doesn’t work against the government. Therefore the situation in Burundi isn’t about talks; it’s about surviving and wondering who is the next to be gone. The Security Forces and Imbonerakure could be looking for the next victim or family to take away some suspicious elements in the district.
As well as government propaganda has hit staggering levels:
The students of Stella Matotina School in Bujumbura destroy the notebooks granted by UNICEF. The Reason is because they are Satanic!
We can just be worried when people get abducted, vanish and never get heard of again, some numbers of dead or assassinated since 2015 is estimated to be a 1,000, but I would think more as the SNR are piling up stories of lost people! You can also consider that the estimation of refugees are now up to 330,000 who has left the country during this year.
This all has happen because one man wanted to counter the newly written constitution and also put the fragile Arusha Peace and Reconsiliation Agreement for Burundi from 28th August 2000 in limbo. Just so he could rule and take all controll of the Republic. All of this doesn’t seem to matter for President Pierre Nkurunziza, that his policies creates bloodshed and tears. While his country goes into panic, into a deeper crisis and where the regime tries to silence the ones who isn’t in favour of the President or his party. The Inclusive Inter-Burundian Dialogue is only legitimizing the regime at the moment. Still, some in international community thinks the talks going to stop the SNR from abducting citizens as they see fit.
Because of the fear of foreign interference the regime has recalled ambassadors as well:
“Alain Aime Nyamitwe said on Saturday that Burundi’s embassy in Brussels remains open despite the recalling of Ambassador Jeremie Banigwaninzigo” (…) “Nyamitwe says relations with former coloniser Belgium “are not really good. We have called our ambassador to assess relations between the two countries.” (News24.com, 12.12.2016).
So with this in mind the Burundian Authorities are now caving themselves into own cocoon and trying to avoid criticism while abducting and assassinating oppositions. This just now happening in silence and without any concern even if they recall and cut all contacts, because they connect be able to get guns, ammunition and all the needed supplies to obtain the power. The power in the hands of Nkurunziza is now paved with blood, with tears and with no mercy for the citizens or justice! Peace.