Should foreign countries intervene in African affairs?

  • Foreign countries must help the African countries in their struggles.

    Many African countries are victims of genocide because they are not powerful enough to raise an army, and they don't have the resources to. Foreign countries that have the resources and the ability to must help those in Africa that need help. Thousands of people are dying, and the governments and people of Africa can't do anything about it because they don't have the resources, but countries around the world have the ability to help, and they need to step in.

    Posted by: Lex58
  • There are times when action is required, regardless of the circumstances

    It is romantic to think of an independent Africa, free of Western colonialism and imperialism. In general, we should let Africa solve her own problems, and it is arrogant of us to think that they need our help. However, there are times, such as the Rwandan genocide, when foreign help is absolutely necessary. We should have stopped it from happening, imperialism be damned. There are times when a people needs help, and the West needs to be willing to come to their aid when Africa can't.

    Posted by: Iuk45Grinder
  • Yes, if they are able to offer help where it's needed.

    I think other countries should intervene, where they can make a difference and help improve the circumstances for some countries in Africa. Intervention in the form of giving mosquito netting to help combat malaria is a big help. Countries and even individuals who raise money to help provide clean water for villages are helping in a major way. Military intervention is another matter. Intervening by offering assistance, maybe, going into another war, no.

    Posted by: PinkMych
  • I believe that foreign countries should intervene, because it may be a help.

    Africa is one of the poorest continents on the world. If foreign countries intervene, it may be more of a benefit. We could go and help them to make their country more better and perhaps even trade with them. As long as any countries don't try to take Africa over, it should be a very helpful gesture.

    Posted by: R4PTyba
  • Foreign countries should intervene in African affairs.

    Foreign countries should intervene in African affairs. It's obvious a lot of African countries cannot exist peacefully and successfully on their own. The problems of so many African countries are a legacy of years of predominantly European occupation and colonization. The countries that helped start the problems and have the resources to help should intervene to prevent the atrocities that occur.

    Posted by: H0bi3Invader
  • Yes, but only to prevent deaths and not just for economic or cultural reasons.

    I believe a foreign country is morally justified in intervening in African affairs to stop obvious tragedies, such as events like genocide. However, intervening in anything other than absolutely clear cut unanimously agreed upon evil affairs, such as wholesale murder of villages by pillaging armies, is not morally justified as it impinges on the freedom of societies to function under their own rules and beliefs.

    Posted by: Wynn354
  • Everyone needs to help.

    Everyone needs to help change countries that are not as lucky as we are in the US. I believe the world would be a much better place if all countries would work together to become better. Those countries need all the help they can get to make this world a better place.

  • Save their lives

    Thousands of people are dying and they can't do anything to stop it. They help us so it's only fair to help them. If we don't do anything about it, more people will die and the country will fall into even more chaos while we have the power to do something about it

  • Only in health aid

    If you think that supporting the people by bringing aid as far as medicine, food and water is wrong, than there is something seriously wrong with you. As far as their economy and military affairs go, I am all for staying out of it. However there are over one hundred million people in Africa alone that do not have clean water. This is by far the largest reason for the spread of disease there.

  • Failed states as a result of colonialism, let's help them out.

    Largely, the situation that is faced in African countries is a result of having a western and capitalist global system thrust upon them in the aftermath of hasty colonial departure. The resulting power vacuum has led to several failed states who are making the most of the situation they are finding themselves in. This was our mess, so let's help them fix it. Moreover, it can have significant political and economic benefits if we intervene. However this intervention is on one condition. That the people have to rise up etc. And then ask for help. If not we risk alienation in the country.

  • In truth no

    Yes, they help us, yes they support us but really, why go against the laws of the country? The country (uganda) passed a bill to stop the vices that come from homo sexuality, the west then came in to say they should not. This makes us look as though we are puppets and they the masters.. We need their help but not at the cost of our morals..

  • They should not have any say in other countries issues at all.

    I believe that people spend way too much money on other countries as they do themselves. The African nation has been under a huge downfall and the people are poor in most of parts of the country. America has been known to provide money for Africa and we are low in money and the economy is not in anyway healthy because we are in a heavy debt.

    Posted by: waffletime
  • I do not believe that foreign countries should dip into Africa's affairs.

    Although it may be hard to believe, even for me, other countries to not always want us sticking our heads into there business. I do not really see why we "America" along with other countries feel the need to try and be the parent to many other countries. Perhaps if instead of dealing with other countries problems, we tried to take care of our country we would not be in the worst depression since the 1930s.

    Posted by: 5h4rdEgbe
  • We have been taking their resources for many years. If we were allow people to keep their resources they would be better off.

    Right now people over there are feeding their children dirt cookies. Yes, real clay. We've been taking everything that wasn't nailed down and if it's screwed, it isn't nailed) for generations, people have gotten used to the idea that anything valuable will be exported, and the loan policies only make the situation worse. We need to cancel the debts and give them the opportunity to have the ability to retain the value that they work for.

    Posted by: groovybox
  • Foreign intervention is a mare hypocrisy.

    The west recruit,finance, maintain the dictators and conspire with them to destroy Africa. When same dictators or a benevolent patriotic leader decides to work for his people and Africa, same west recruit rebels and mercenaires to get rid of him and destroy his will.Western intervention and treaties represent a chain and wip tying down and compelling Africans and some imbecile leaders to act against their will.

  • Where are the "Leaders"? What do they do all day?

    Throw a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Throw a man a fishing pole and teach him how to fish, he eats for a lifetime. Who is so detrimental, as governance, to their own country and their own people to make me feel responsible and guilty enough to feed them? Why should I keep giving when the people's own government could very well easily do the same? We need to get ahold of these high and mighty "leaders" and tell them to do their jobs. It's like having children, and then going off to party all night to never see them, and you could very well guess how that would go for the children. Somebody's got to feed them, get them proper healthcare, and educate them. And when it is not the immediate parent of the kids, something is terribly wrong there. Some people should never have children, and some people should never ever even consider running a country, and we should stop electing them to be the one to sit on the throne. Period.

  • Let African Leaders be better leaders and grow their economies

    Depending on foreign aid will never solve Africa's problems. Let African leaders lead their own societies taking into account their specificities than continuously base their economies on foreign aid. Invest more in agriculture and seek for partnerships that would revamp their economies and make it sustainable over the long run. Africa would become a different world if this happens believe me..

  • You've done enough.

    Don't get me wrong. I do not believe for a second that there should some kind of mass exile of 'white' people from Africa. However I do believe that the West needs to let go. From colonization to imperialism to globalization, I think it is safe to assume that they have done quite enough. They do not need to be involved in every level of society from the government to the media. Times have changed and they continue to do so. Instead they should stick to being 'impartial' and 'objective' viewers of the continent which I am told is what the UN is supposed to be.

  • I feel that foreign countries should not intervene in African affairs, unless these countries are specifically asked to do so.

    Foreign countries just should not intervene when there is any type of conflict going on in other countries, including Africa, unless one of the two parties involved specifically asks for it. It is an issue that is between them, and when foreign countries intervene, they are often sticking their noses in where they are not wanted. These countries should first worry about solving the issues in their own country first, and then worry about others.

    Posted by: eyeslikethat
  • Foreign countries should not intervene in American affairs, because doing so would violate American sovereignty.

    Every country is entitled to the right to decide their own policies and way of life. When countries interfere in other countries' domestic affairs, then there will inevitably be conflict. America has interfered with other countries before, with disastrous results. The answer is not for other countries to, in turn, interfere with the U.S. (or Africa), but for all countries to respect each other's sovereignty.

    Posted by: EminentBennett93

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