Freedom must be the only victory from the Wars of the Great Lakes. Freedom from dictators.
How could a year which ended in adversity and ushered in death, also have a ripening hope, an almost stray optimism, that what all this means is; the end of an era; That people’s LIVES have been on the stakes far too long; but hope never left them – the hope that, the idea of power-hungry men playing blood games with their lives can no-longer hold, and must not hold. The South Sudanese people who decided to revert to war, before their wounds dry, to stop and mounting of another cabinet-chasing dictator, represent that optimism.
That idea of dictators must die in the Great Lakes, that’s the only enduring victory of war. We need a new Great Lakes, Uganda, South Sudan, DR Congo. This part of the world – the freedom struggle is very fresh, and leaders commit the same mistake as if they have leaned nothing from history. Freedom will be the outcome of all this – freedom is what the people’s suffering is all about