I am ashamed. It’s not the Libya trade. It’s not the over 2000 deaths this year in the Mediterranean sea. it’s not the rapes on the Sahara routes. It’s not the exploited workers in the farms or factories. They have been happening over a decade ago, before our eyes. Didn’t we see it? Did we demand political will to end them?
The Libya footage gave us no option but to react. How are we reacting? Now what more do we need to watch to be able to react with an action that would put an end to this inhumanity? That’s what I am ashamed of!
Ok now I am wondering were we are heading to? How can African police forces and soldiers be paid from the EU to detain migrants and deport them on transit. If they arrived Europe, they are entitled to minimum protection that would not allow this kind of abuse to happen. Then why and how can the European Union finance such atrocities outside its boarders?
Who is going to seek justice and compensation for these migrants? Because all we are after now is that they are sent back home safely. But what about the traumatic experiences they have been exposed to. It is not just the EU but also the African Union, the African governments who have allowed economic interest and capitalism to override humanity and justice.
How can I walk into a mega grocery store in Lagos Nigeria, and see that 90% of the liquid milk sold there is all imported from Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland. Now I am wondering how bored Nigerian cows would be, not to talk of the jobless farmers. We can argue that the milk does not meet minimum standard, required capacity etc..