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Loved, loved, loved Waal’s piece about Somalia in the February 24th NYTimes issues. I lived in Somaliland for a year and came to understand (or rather NOT understand) a lot of the approaches that the West thinks will “fix” the Somalia problem. I’m recommending the article to every friend and family member so they can have a digestible, honest look at what needs to be done in the Somali region.
I have over 40 years of knowledge about World Peace. I am given a vision to see what is actually taking place on this earth. It is a natural understanding of how this planet operates and how it impacts living beings. Why we divided into many countries and how nature controls us. How our behavior is impacted by planetary activity. Why wars? Why disease? Why drought? Why disasters? Is there a connection between all of living beings? I have the privilege of viewing a movie like vision how the planet operates and impact us. How we are wasting our time and not understanding of what is really going on. Why do we do what we do and happy with some decisions and unhappy with others as an individual or as a nation. If there is interest in hearing my visionary view point I am willing to share it. Thank you.
Jak Bicaci, Architect/Builder
I have experience in working with Justice Africa -Sudan Programme for 3 years. I felt very good when peace came. i am a Kenyan but really wanted my Neighboring country to be peaceful. Since most of them had taken refuge here in Kenya. I used to ask myself if in Kenya we had post election violence not for a long period and I really was scared of what was happening what of Sudan where children and women were torchered to death. I feel happy to see Sudan peaceful. I feel good about my country even if I have been jobless since Justice Africa moved to Sudan, I feel bad to have lost contact with you people, mainly my immediate boss Yoanes Ajawin.
Aneline Musungu Kulundu
I believe in peace.
I appreciated the WPF .
I am a South Sudan and I am so worried that this ethnic wars might only end when my generation has been incapacitated beyond repair by the ability of this primitive violence. I have so much like any other South Sudanese to give back to my society before aging my ability but, time is almost gone if this conflict is not ended today. I do not need any money, job, or favor from the government. I only need enabling environment so that I can go about with my own life freely and peacefully period. This is what every single South Sudan thinks, says, praying for at night and during day times but this straightforwardness is been well denied by the well informed parties. So Peace is what we need before further fragmentation of our Country.
I am Sudanese and I believe that to achieve sustainable peace in my country human rights should be respected, the violence and conflicts arise where human rights are extremely violated in particular the economic,social & cultural rights. A scholarly assessment is urgently required to investigate the violations and examine the relationship between human rights and conflicts and human rights as an approach to peace building in Sudan, That what I am trying to do at present, I will greatly appreciate your contributions.
I am a Kenyan who loves peace and preaches peace. My country is heading to General Elections in the month of August and the political environment is divided into ethnic components that brings fear of violence. I wish to seek everyone’s prayers and messages for peace for my country as it would be regrettable to have a repeat of the post-election violence that we went through in 2007.
The overwhelming majority of Western NGOs that are active in African Affairs are linked , directly or otherwise,to governments in the main powerful industrial countries.Finance makes them inseparable from the long-distance strategies of the mighty and effective powers on the world arena (including the main international financial institutions and the main UN structures).This is probably inevitable, but it. is nevertheless regrettable.Happily ,there are, within this system notable exceptions.Alex de Waal has consistently demonstrated academic and personal integrity in writing about the Sudan.Even when I disagreed with his analysis(when I was media Attache at the Sudanese Embassy in London)I had to respect his point of view.The fact that he is still allowed to publish and argue restores our confidence in the vitality and validity of freedom of expression in the West.