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Africa in tears; Let’s stand up for Africa.

I write this with tears in my eyes crying for my continent Africa. The misery is too much, the greed is too much, the disregard of others as fellow humans by the big fishes is sympathetic. My continent Africa is bleeding, bleeding in the hands of its own leaders, This is mind killing. The situation in Sudan is one among, many and all these are happening just because of greed. Just because our calculations earns around us forgetting that it is the calculation of the future generation that is important the most. How can a military willfully attack and killing its own people, why should things like this ever happen? The people of Sudan are dying in the hands of their own military, not even that they attack the military, but instead, the military quietly planned and attack peaceful people in their place of gathering shooting and killing hundreds. Let us stand up for Africa, we must fight for our continent while we still have the breath.

The people of Sudan have been asking for the transfer of power from the military to the people since after the removal of formal president Omar Al Bashir, pressure from the masses let to the stepping down of the first military leader (which personally I supposed he had good intention for the people). But unfortunately, a second military leader took over in the same April from which peace protest has been conducted by the people in an attempt to cause the military to transfer power to the civilians in the shortest possible time but to no avail.

A government blackout on almost all internet and phone services has made getting information out of Sudan difficult, but Sudanese people in the diaspora told reported their relatives were going as far as sleeping under their beds, worried that state security forces could break into their homes at night.

The deadliest week the country has seen since protesters took to the streets last December has resulted in more than 100 deaths and 600 injuries, a representative of the UK-based Sudan Doctors Union — which is linked to the protesters,  reports. The representative added that at least 120 people are missing.

The number is much higher than the count given by the Sudanese health ministry, still controlled by the military, which said Thursday that 61 people had died. It also far exceeds the estimated 70 protesters Human Rights Watch said had been killed in protests between December and April.

Several witnesses said that the paramilitary troops were seen chasing people into hospitals and attacking them there too. Further violence followed.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said 40 bodies were retrieved from the Nile River on Tuesday, a day after the attack on the Khartoum sit-in.

In a Facebook post, the committee said the bodies had been taken to an unknown location by the RSF. The figure brings the death toll since Monday’s raid to 100.

The CCSD also said there was a “total internet outage” in Sudan.

This is not good for the Sudanese people and this is not good for our continent Africa.

Stand up for Africa. Think more about the future and not just the presence, tomorrow is more important than now. And it is not as if every individual must be there to experience a better planned tomorrow. If you are not there at least your children, grandchildren or other later generations should be able to live in pride and happiness. I know it is evident we can not proud of our continent as we speak, but my hope and my wish are for the generation after us to be proud and happy for the people who existed before them. Let us stand up for our beloved continent AFRICA.

credit to Al Jazeera

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