The Athenian envoys said to the Melians:
We both know that the decisions about justice are made in human discussions only when both sides are under equal compulsion, but when one side is stronger, it gets as much as it can, and the weak must accept that” – (416 B.C.E)
In similar vain, Africa’s cry for justice and fairness at negotiating tables is in vain, until we are seen as equals. Sadly as in ancient antiquity, the strong still plunder the weak in the 21st century.
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