|Source: Euro News-|
Mali right now is in a debate to see if they are going to remain half-free and half-slave, or is the national government there going to regain control of North Mali and restore democracy there for the entire country and not just the South. This sort of reminds me of President John F. Kennedy's Cold War speech about freedom and communism, where he said (and I'm paraphrasing) we're now in a struggle to see whether or not America will half-free and half-slave, or will the forces of freedom win out. Europeans might have started slavery in Africa by kidnapping millions of Africans and bringing them to North America and South America, to be used as slaves. But slavery has never none away in Africa. That is just part of the legacy and conditions of a continent that has all the economic recourses in the world as far as what they're capable of producing for themselves. But has lacked the moral character and leadership to empower their own people to make the best lives for themselves that they possibly can.