Africa’s weak placement in global politics has never been more starkly demonstrated than in the wake of the “international” dispute over the “breakaway” Ukrainian region of Crimea, but while we may be a weak continent but we are not weak global citizens.
Something is terribly wrong when a Nigerian girl like myself grows up craving white Barbie dolls. Girls all over Africa crave the same today, and this far from harmless. Fortunately Nigerians are starting to produce dolls that look like us.
As long as African leaders only challenge the West in high-sounding speeches but do nothing tangible to protect true African sovereignty, they are worse than the West they are keen to vilify. Case in point, Uganda’s President Museveni.