One of the most tragic wars in American history was the Civil War between 1861 and 1865, and to date it still remains the bloodiest war ever experienced on American soil. More Americans died then than in all other wars combined. But there were positives brought out as a result of the war. After the war, the nation got reunited to begin plans to rebuild, slavery ended, and industrialisation began.
It is always our wish in the African continent that the civil wars in different countries end, and that we too can begin concentrating on developing Africa. The civil war in America, and the civil wars in Africa should only teach us lessons, and we should do more to unite than divide.
This, however, may not be the case with the African continent, not when those who should be in the forefront in calling for peace and unity are strongly involved in the war, and are in fact benefiting from it.
As South Sudanese slaughter each other, their leaders are busy enriching themselves, their families, and friends. Already tens of thousands of lives have been lost and over 2.5 million people displaced, but this is nothing to its leaders.