"In my mind, two factors should be raising alarm bells about the current
situation. One is paralysis in intervening to end the conflict – both
internationally and from within Africa. The other is the rhetoric of genocide
that has crept into the public discourse. Both factors are all too reminiscent
of the prelude to the Rwanda genocide in 1994.
As I argue in my analysis of international inaction in Rwanda, Africa needs to
embrace a new approach that focuses on what countries in an embattled region
can do to intervene. This approach should be a moral conversation that explores
plausible ways in which a region and its community of people and nation-states
can act, collectively, to prevent genocide.
Africa should seize its moment in Ethiopia."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics