Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Togo & Africa Come of Age

So it seems the farce that was the Togo coup is being slowly, methodically unravelled by Nigeria and ECOWAS. The Times of London has a nice recap of the events of the last three weeks or so. Suffice it to say that Nigeria has provided steady leadership on the issue and has shown that Africans can secure democratic institutions without the guiding yoke of former colonial masters. That all this happened with nary a word by the Bush Administration highlights the fact, as has been stated before, that "democracy" in and of itself is not priority for this administration.
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