What we can learn from the African philosophy of UBUNTU, I'm because you are,you are because we're, is that African culture is well concerned on the so called human beings values.
This can be shaped on all sectors of life to stablish peaceful coexistence, stands before war, fights for human rights, looks for development for underdevelopment areas and fights the human enemy across the history, that's War.
This article targets to pay attention on what UBUNTU philosophy might cause if we apply it, on the countries that are facing series conflict, war, illiteracy and lacking community disorders, in particular my country SUDAN.
The article simply concentrates on what war and misleading has cost to the beloved country!
Generally speaking, leading countries got the leadership crown because they invest in education.
Countries like South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Argentina and many many others are now on the chest of the globe because of what they've done.
Nelson Mandela said: "Education is one of the most important weapon in a country, we wanted to transfer education into an instrument we can use for development, we have a limited time to stay on earth, you must try and use the period for the purpose of transformating your country into what you desire it to be. Every human being, young or old is an inspiration to those who want solutions to problems nationally or internationally. As we take stock of our accomplishments and shortcomings, we should not let by a slightest of chance loose sight of our once ambitious dearm for education total economic participation and freedom for all).
- Mandela's speech on education.
War threaten peaceful coexistence and causes illiteracy
Ex. separate conflict that remained unresolved centred on the Darfur region in western Sudan. The conflict began in 2003 when rebels launched an insurrection to protest what they contended was the Sudanese government’s disregard for the western region and its non-Arab population. In response, the government equipped and supported Arab militias—which came to be known as Janjaweed. Due to that now, thousands of kids, young people in my country are out of school, and the effect has gone viral to cover all the states.
Militias, however, also terrorized the civilians in the region and prevented international aid organizations from delivering much-needed food and medical supplies. Despite a 2004 cease-fire and the presence of African Union (AU) troops that followed, by 2007 the conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis had left hundreds of thousands of people dead and more than two million displaced, internally as well as externally, as they were forced to flee from the fighting. On July 31, 2007, the United Nations Security Council authorized a joint UN-AU peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) to replace the AU mission, although UNAMID troop deployment did not begin until 2008.
In the movie Invictus, that is tackling on reconciliation in south Africa and how did they achieve peaceful coexistence in a country that's saffered enough. Due to implementing forgiveness and building bridges among themselves based on, no matter who you're, or where you come from or what was your background.
Sudan's needs to stablish peaceful coexistence:
Regardless of what has caused us war in our state, in country like SUDAN we need to pay attention to the five pillars of Ubuntu, family, community. society, environment and spirituality.
The Ubuntu method focuses on the development of five core competencies. At a first level, focused on the individual: self-knowledge, self-confidence and resilience and, on a second level, the most relational skills such as empathy and service. .
While focusing on these five pillars, the Ubuntu Leaders Academy promotes skills such as teamwork, critical and self-reflexive thinking, communication and problem solving encouraging and nurturing participants’ self- empowerment.
“He who is not able to manage himself, will not be able to manage others."
- Mahatma Gandhi.
I quote this statement to say that, when we are not able to manage our differences, we will sure have disputes, crisis and series conflict.
Nelson Mandela. “Everything seems impossible until it’s Done"
Due to national analysis, the victims of war in Darfur only, is more than two hundreds thousands, whereas UN analysis is rasing the number into double, that means four hundred thousands.
As for refugees and homeless, they are talking about three thousands or more, these crisis will never and ever be solved by own self, unless we stablish UBUNTU philosophy in all our sectors. No peaceful coexistence will take place while fire is shooting.
War in Darfur and the search for peace by *
Alex de Waal, the book is in 350 p.
Harvard University Press 2007
*Richardson, N. R. 2006. “Reflections on Reconciliation and Ubuntu.” In: R Nicolson (Ed.). Persons in Community: African Ethics in a Global Culture. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu Natal Press. *