Reports from the Liberian/Ivorian border towns speak of confusion brewing among the various tribes as it relate the current conflict between the Liberian/Ivorian border with the latest that the Ivorian Gio Tribe has joined in a defensive alliance with the Ivorian Kru and Grebo tribes in an anticipation of a major military assault from forces defending the Ivorian Quattara government.
According to news circulating along the polarized Liberian and Ivorian border, said, “Until now, even though they were facing a common enemy, the Ivorian Gios have been operating alone. The recent attack against Nigerian members of the UN peace keeping force has heighten tension in the area with members of the Gio, Grebo and Kru tribes in Ivory Coast being targeted by the Quatarra forces,” a source in a chat with reporter said.
The ongoing tension in Ivory Coast and along the border with Liberia is exposing the flaw in many peace agreements in Africa that overlook the tribal component and focus only on a political solution. Every African leader has a tribe, and their tribe has tribal alliances with other tribes in or outside the country.
Every UN-western inspired solution in every African crisis is always a political solution without the tribal connections of these leaders that either disposed by western-led or inspired violence or leaders imposed on the people due to western interest. The best solution for Africa is an African solution.
Last Updated (Monday, 11 June 2012 15:36)