Honor and Loyalty : Global crisis: Africa is more than resilient

It would be foolhardy to venture a prediction about what will happen to our continent over the next decade. More acutely than anywhere else, the harmful effects of what is known as climate change are palpable and constantly increasing, in particular the depletion of the ozone layer which causes risingtemperatures, and with it, endless droughts that destroy crops, causing famines, population movements and huge fire outbreaks. The inevitable rise in sea levels is eroding the coastal strip, threatening the disappearance of many land masses.

The product of unbridled industrial activity taking place almost entirely in other latitudes, the mechanism of disaster is particularly harmful in Africa, a continent already suffering from acute food shortage, without prejudice to the accusations that it is the starting point of the HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and alreadyspreading monkey pox pandemics.

“Africa again!” someone might say. But perhaps the situation is not that serious, as our continent has so far demonstrated its infinite capability to resist the worst calamities. It is a supernatural capability, perhaps, or a haphazard and empirical one, if you like.

Still, we are more than resilient in the face of both natural threats and the war ofinformationdeclared against us by powers whose aim is to incite our governing bodies to self-condemnation, in the absence of a partisan and imminently dangerous stance between belligerent hegemonies.

For us Africans, the greatest threat lies in the seemingly unstoppable spread of the terrorist scourge. Despite efforts to contain it, the phenomenon is gaining ground every day, to the point where one would think that itsdynamic and unpredictable nature would be proportional to the volume and quality of the means employed. This is perhaps what explains the fact that in the middle of the Sahel, an open space if ever there was one, large groups of terrorist hordes can overcome the infallible vigilance of electronic sentries patrolling the air and space.

On the ground, the situation is quite different. Fortunately by the way! Otherwise, we must ask ourselves what would have become of us without the help of our brave people, whose patriotism and insight have enabled our Defence and Security Forces to be one step ahead of our enemies. Where would we have been if the States around Lake Chad had not opted to pool their financial resources, which are considered modest, as well as their sometimes unsophisticated combat resources?

Even if the results of this autonomous action are self-explanatory, this is obviously not to everyone’s liking. It is therefore not surprising that the slightest mishap or the smallest offence can cause a stir in certain political and media circles, whichare always quick to discredit our sovereign initiatives.

However timely they may be, we will always be criticised for having freely chosen our path, for remaining level-headed in the midst of crisis, and for succeeding where we were condemned to fail.

With this awareness, we cannot afford to fall into the trap of following blindly, talk less of being dragged into overlypresumptuous friendships. Let us remain mobilised! That’s what it’s all about.

Navy Captain


Head of Communication Division - MINDEF

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06.12 | 17:52

Initiative à encourager. Merci et bravo aux promoteurs du mouvement 👏👏

03.12 | 09:31

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30.11 | 11:53

Bonjour Mme et toutes mes félicitations,
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28.11 | 21:45

Vive la folie de la littérature

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