This video is neither new nor original to Intervention but it is published here for one reason: it is a timeless depiction of the African condition more than any other text can. From the unbelievable cruelty of the lumpens who drive movements of rage to the possibility of victory over evil when the conditions of possibility for such are there.
It cannot be summarised. Those who have not watched it elsewhere before are encouraged to do so here. Along the line, some people will breakdown just as they will be so fulfilled when they see that she is not just alive but, in fact, a global star today. The video tells the story of how that happened and who were behind the amazing story.
It is the story of one of the hundreds of such who perished or had their future ruptured by the persistence of violence across Africa in a way that is not comparable to any other continent or race or civilization. It is the story of Memuna, the Sierra Leonean girl who was amputated when violence took over Freetown in the mid 1990s but who is today a global star.
Her story raises the question of how those who were not this lucky might be coping with life today. Above all, it raises the question of when Africa look back and put a stop to this culture of nonsense, irrespective of the factors behind the persistence of violence!