Why is the US meddling in the internal affairs of countries?

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Few of the reasons could be sighted. To begin with, the US is attempting to globalize its national interest by trampling on the political and diplomatic rights of nations in third world countries particularly in Africa.

In pursuit of its unlimited national interest across the world and particularly in the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa, the US could use its military hardware and intelligence systems to destabilize the region and come in as a peacekeeper. Some of these countries, including Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are refusing to give in to the regional conspiracy that is being spearheaded by the US.

In terms of global economic supremacy, the PRC has already taken over the lead across the world and in Africa as well. The US intends to remain in the completion both as an international police force and as an economic giant. However, the foreign policy and diplomacy of the current US administration contradict with the entire US anywhere in the world.

The US is behaving the way it does these days due to the myth of greatness ed by the previous Trump Administration and as the result of a false image and social consciousness that envisages the US as an invincible superpower while in reality, the unilateral power pole has now turned into an emerging tri-polarity of competing for political forces that are already exerting a new level of influence and pressure in the world.

Needless to say, the US will contentiously remain isolated in its diplomatic maneuvers in many African countries unless it is ready to reverse the current trend of unilateral actions like imposing illegal sanctions that do not tally with international law.

In the prevalence of politics over international law and in the global situation in which the mandates of the UN are being hijacked by the western powers and the US, the rest of the countries of the world seem to be either silent followers or indifferent spectators when the political and diplomatic conditions in the world are changing before their eyes.

Here, what is generally expected from the UN in the face of the current uncertainties in the organization? Now, there is an urgent need to review the structure of the UN itself and the level of representation in the UNSC. Ethiopia and several African countries like South Africa are demanding a permanent representation in the UNSC as they comprise more than one billion of the world population.

The UN should set up a more participatory system in its operations and ensure that the rule of law also prevails in the global organization. If such rectifications neither are nor duly conducted, the UN will continue to break international law due to the pressure it would face from the so-called big powers in the west and of course the USA.

The duties and responsibilities of the UN organs, commissions and specialized agencies and ICJ and ICC need to be reviewed in light of the changing conditions and the international realpolitik across the world. The UN should also revisit the content of the UN Charter itself and update it to meet the objective challenges and realities in the world. Of particular importance are the issues related to the principle of non-interference into the internal affairs of countries that are fully or partly dependent on the aid package they receive from the western powers and the US.

Global regular and cybercrimes are proliferating across the world and the UNSC needs to focus on such burning issues instead of wasting time on issues that fall under the competence of member countries.

Can African countries come up with better alternatives that will seal off interference into their internal affairs and opt to create a viable new African socio-economic order that could break the vicious circle they witness in their position at the global and capitalistic world economic periphery? There are possibilities and challenges.

The first challenge emanates from the different levels of socio-economic development levels and disparities and various levels of natural endowments that African countries possess. Numbers of African countries are marred with internal racial squabbling that is frequently being exploited and manipulated by the so-called advanced western countries.

The second challenge is interrelated with the quest for African economic integration which has still not taken off despite several verbal commitments by African leaders. Integration is still far off but concrete steps should be taken to ward off the multiple local and internal pressures that are already apparent.

Third, Africa is still deliberately unstable due to manmade and natural calamities as well as foreign triggered ethnic conflicts. Despite the multiple kinds of natural resources they possess, the political and economic situation in many African countries is still fragile and murky.

On the other hand, the AU and member African countries should continue to fight for their representation on decisions that are passed by the UNSC regarding issues that directly affect all African countries.

As stated above, the world is undergoing rapid and constant changes that would directly affect African countries. They need to voice their concerns on the unnecessary hegemony in tampering with law and order both at the global and national levels.

Editor’s Note: The views entertained in this article do not necessarily reflect the stance of The

BY SOLOMON DIBABA

SATURDAY 1 JANUARY 2022

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