Vstát a jít

V červenci 2005 zaplnily miliony lidí stadiony, aby se zúčastnili koncertů Live 8 na podporu lidí v Africe. Téhož léta afričtí lídři cestovali do Skotska, aby se sešli s hlavami států skupiny G8, také pro dobro obyčejných občanů. Opět kvůli těmto lidem celá řada jednotlivců a organizací po celém světě uskutečnila kampaň Jubileum 2000 za odpuštění dluhů. A v červenci 2006 předáci G8 v Sankt Peterburgu opětovně potvrdili svou věrnost ambiciózním cílům, které si stanovili o rok dříve, třebaže dále nezašli.

Téměř po roce a půl vidíme známky pokroku směrem k naplnění závazků ohledně afrického rozvoje, jež učinili světoví lídři a oddaní vůdci kampaní. Je však spravedlivé se ptát, kdy bude nalezeno udržitelné řešení africké dehumanizující bídy, a to nejen ze strany G8 a organizátorů Live 8, ale též ze strany afrických lídrů a obyvatel.

Afrika je paradox. Jedná se o jeden z nejbohatších kontinentů na planetě, obdařený ropou, drahokamy, lesy, divokou přírodou, půdou, zemědělskými produkty a miliony žen a mužů. Přesto většina lidí v Africe zůstává zbídačená. Nepřestávám se ptát sama sebe: „Proč?“

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