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In the past 8 months, four African leaders have fallen from the pinnacle of power. Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, and lately Moumer Ghadafi of Libya all were dethroned with ignominy. Whereas Tunisian and Egyptian revolution was largely internal, the change that occurred in Ivory Coast and Libya was a combination of internal and external interventions. Some have argued that interventions in African affairs through judicial and military means are too frequent. In particular, the interventions of International Criminal Court and NATO are clear examples of the neo-colonial attempts. Yet, others insist that those opposed to external intervention should embark on internal reforms.
Where do you stand? Are you in favor of external intervention as a mechanism to ensure a change of political leadership in Africa? Join the conversation! Welcome to Africa Public Square —the meeting place of Africans in Diaspora.
Join Africa Public Square Saturday 12noon to discuss this important topic. The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.
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