In the history of mankind I haven’t seen or read of anything similar to the barbaric and satanic actions which were witnessed this week. Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants leaving their country for the hope of a better life, but their aspirations die in the hands of murderers. This angers me, but I also feel that we need to direct our anger towards cries for action.
It saddened me when the world was silent after 2,000 were killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, while in the same week, the world mourned when 17 journalists were killed in Paris.
In Nigeria a majority of the dead were women, children and the elderly who could not flee in time, but we have been witnesses on how the media differentiates between the life of an African versus the life of a Westerner.
Human lives should be seen as equal. The same thing occurred when 28 innocent Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians were murdered this week. The news neglected and provided limited coverage of this tragedy.

I personally feel there is a lack of coordination and unity from African leaders in order to protect the lives of their people. Great leaders protect their citizens and often are willing to die for their people. It’s natural to unite in difficult times as we have seen from leaders of Western countries. When the 17 journalists were killed, we watched as world leaders gathered and 3 million people came together to demonstrate under the ‘I am Charlie’ slogan in Paris.
It’s irresponsible to watch and do nothing while innocent people are vanishing for no reason in Africa.
I remember the massacre in a Gateway mall on September 25, 2013 in Nairobi, 137 shoppers died but the news broadcasted merely for a few hours.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. If we don’t help ourselves no one will come to stand for us. Our unity is a prerequisite to any action.