I'm happy, albeit sleepy, in this photo, for two reason:
Firstly, my eye infection is almost completely gone, as you can see ⬆️I'm sure it caused much affliction & concern to many of you. So we can all breathe a sigh of relief 😜😂
What I'm really really happy about, besides my almost infection-less eyes, is that I was watching Gambia's new president start his job & the other dude finally leaving after 22 years of absolute power. And that it was all finally achieved without violence, so far.
This makes me happy for many reasons, but mostly because it is an example of democracy & diplomacy in Africa, which many African leaders lack.
Nobody should have to wake up to the same face for 22 years, unless you're married to the owner of that face 😬 And even in marriage we have choices.
A country leader is supposed to be a choice.
4-10 years is enough for any president in Africa to do something useful in a country. If he/she can't do it in 10 years, give someone else a chance, gracefully.
Mandela only served 5 years & then chose to step down, despite most people wishing he would remain 🌟 It's one of the many reasons why he is a beautiful rarity in African governments & I wish he wasn't so rare.
Africa is not supposed to be the opposite of Mandela. It's supposed to be exactly as the example he set 💛
It's a good day for millions of precious lives in Gambia & a good day for African democracy & diplomacy 😊 I'm truly happy for them. It made my heart full to hear/see their joy as the long serving ex president finally let go of his ego & his reign. I was clapping my hands 😊👏
It gives me hope for other African countries whose leaders refuse to let go after decades. Maybe they will finally leave too.
Hope always makes me smile 😊⬆️Also, my eyes are no longer itchy, which is fab! 😬
Happy Sunday everyone 💛🌟 Shine brightly, with hope & kindness. #hope #kindness #kindnessmatters #africangirl #africa #southafrica #capetown #nevergiveup #sunday #sundaythoughts #maketheworldbetter #diplomacy #democracy #hopematters #iloveafrica