Is there still hope in the world?

After the lattest events in New Zealand and Utrecht, I found myself wondering what has happened to us people. And for a moment I thought that hope was lost. We have become people who seeking understanding through media instead of doing proper research. we do not try to connect with each other instead we waste our time and energy harming each other. It is a really sad reality if you think about it. We people have the potential to do so much good in this world, however we choose for that what is bad.

I generalizing, not because I belief that every single one of u is bad, but because a lot of bad is happening nowadays and I belief that we as a society can do so much better. In the video you will hear my thoughts regarding what has happened in those countries.

And if you wonder, yes I still despite all belief that there is hope in this world that there is more good than bad, that we can do better.

goodbye 2018

Hey guys, to start with I hope you are all doing fine, and ready for the new year that’s to come. I know that I haven’t been able to post a lot lately and, I think it’s very unfortunate. However, I have hope that 2019 is going to be the year of consistency and many blog posts.

While sitting in my apartment with friends and family, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the amazing year that was 2018. For me personally, 2018 was a year of great opportunities and amazing encounters. It is the year in which I finally got the chance to go back to Guinea, after 11 years and, it was a dream coming true. I will never forget, the feeling of joy I experienced once I got out of the airplane and when I finally got to meet my family members and old friends. It was just magical.

Also, during this year I had the opportunity to travel with friends, I went to London and Barcelona and had an unforgettable time. Moreover, I received my first-year diploma, which I really wanted and by doing so accomplished one of my resolutions for the year 2018. 2018 was an insightful year, a year of rekindling old friendships and making new ones, finding love and letting it go. It was a year of finding new passions and developing old ones.

In 2018 I once again got the opportunity to be in service to others. On my 21st birthday, I decided to start doing an action for the organization War Child, to help children in war get an education, psycho-social help, and the opportunity be a child. I was committed to raise 500 euros by August 2019 and, it’s with great joy that I can say that I have raised 266.50 euros so far. I haven’t done this alone, I had a great team of volunteers helping me and it felt so good doing something for the good cause. Knowing that the little effort I have made will benefit one child, somewhere in the world in a way I can’t even imagine. I hope that in 2019 I will be able to raise the rest of the money I aimed for.

Another important decision that I made this year was to start wearing the turban hijab. Since September 2018 I stopped doing braids, I went natural and decided not to show my hair anymore. This was a religiously inspired choice, and I am happy that I have been able to stay consistent. Even though, some days I found myself contemplating about doing my hair again. I think the reason I continued wearing the turban is that deep down I knew that it was and is, the right thing to do for me at this moment. I don’t know what the future holds, but I have hope to continue on this path I have chosen.

In less than 5 hours 2019 will make its entrance, and this year will be nothing more but a recollection. For 2019 I have written down some resolutions. Among them is that I want to me blogging more; at least twice a month. Also, I want to read more books and improve my communication skills. I hope I will be able to achieve all that I want in 2019 and, hope that all of you will achieve all your dreams.

If there is one thing that I can take away from 2018, then it is that: if one is truly committed to something, there will always be a way to do it. Desire and consistency is all you need to achieve whatever you want. And sometimes one just needs to act as if they know what they are doing because it is through confidence that one can develop competence.

With that been said I want to thank all who have taken their time this year, to read my blog post and wish you all the best in 2019. May it be the best of years.

Peace be upon you all,

Hadia

101 killings and Alpha condé: Guinea has reached the heart of despair

101 deaths, that is more than enough. I will not be silent in the face injustice, and thus I will speak. The loss of a loved one is probably the worst kind of pain that exists. It hurts when one dies naturally, let alone when young people with promising futures, are robbed from their lives. I strongly believe, that undignified is the one who reaches to violence in order to enforce his ideas. Worthless, are they and worthless is he. No one, absolutely no one in this world, has the right to rob a fellow human being from their lives.

Following this week’s news on what is happening in Guinea, a country that I for many reasons hold dear awakened something in me. Since 2011, 101 innocent civilians were murdered, mostly at the hands of those who were supposed to protect them. These killings happened during periods of what should have been peaceful demonstrations. Unfortunately, it appears that the concept of peaceful demonstration is not yet clear in Guinea. Many of the people who were murdered belonged to a certain ethnicity, and besides that many of them were killed while following their normal, day to day duties. They were not present during any demonstration, yet they got killed by a bullet. The government is not doing anything to punish those criminals, but then again, how can they? If they are actually the ones behind the killings. If money and power is all they care about and would do anything to keep it, even killing their own people.

The situation in Guinea right now is really bad, and that is unfortunate. It bothers me that innocent people are being killed and that there is no such thing as law and order. The fact that the rule of law is not being respected (if it even exists), is going to be the country’s downfall. And again, innocent civilians will suffer the consequences.  Of course, that is a prediction from my part, but I am sure that if no change is made there will be no future for the country.

One week after Guinea celebrated its 60th anniversary of independence, I wrote a speech for one of my courses. I never meant to share it here on the blog, but with what has happened in the country recently, I think it can do no harm to share some of my thoughts. The speech is about the implementation of a more democratic rule in Guinea. by reading it, you find that I am against the current leader and that I support the idea of a more united and democratic Guinea.

Please read it, there is a lesson in it for everyone, Guinean or not. And please feel free to comment and share your thoughts with me. I always love to read about other’s views.

Implementation of a democratic rule Guinee

I am thankful for joining you today. The day that will go down in history, as the commencement of the liberation of our country.

This week exactly 60 years ago, a great nation of fearless people fought for the liberation of our nation. 60 years ago, they envisioned for us their legacy, a powerful and united nation.

But 60 years later, our nation, our country, and our Guinee, is still not united. 60 years later our nation is more dived than ever before. 60 years later, our nation despite being rich in natural resources, is among the poorest countries in the world.  After 60 years of liberation from colonial powers, our nation has failed those who risked their lives and fought for our independence. So, I am here today to remind you of our country’s shameful condition.

It is shameful to acknowledge, but since its independence, Guinee has had only 4 presidents. And more shameful to acknowledge, is the fact that only 1 of those presidents was elected democratically.

Upon his election in 2010, before being elected as the president of the Republic of Guinee, our dear president promised his citizens that he would strengthen Guinee as a democracy, and end corruption.  However, instead of honoring the promise he made to his people, our nation, our country, he showed his true colors once in office. The first action our ‘oh so beloved president’ took once in office, was to extend the presidential term.

8 years later, and our country has not made any improvements. 8 years later, and the country’s infrastructure has worsened, in fact, bridges that were constructed during colonial ruling, are falling apart, causing deaths to our citizens and hampering locals to travel.  After 8 years of ruling our country’s economy has not improved, our educational system is not functioning. Dear people after years of president Alpha Condé, all we have, is what he promised us he would eradicate, corruption.

Dear compatriots, are you as Guineans not ashamed of our country’s condition?  Ashamed of what we have become, and what we might be, if we as a people don’t decide to step up against the political injustices of this country, and fight for a better future, a brighter future a future of hope and unity? Because if we do not make a radical change in our political system, there will be no future for our children, our grandchildren and those to come after them.  And we, we alone will be the ones responsible for condemning the future of our own people.   

But my dear compatriots, I have hope in the future of our country. I have hope that you could become the heroes of our nation. The ones willing to fight for justice and equality. Be the fathers and the founders of a democratic Guinee. Be the change that shakes the foundations of our beautiful country, the change that will lead to the constitution and the liberation of our nation and our Guinee. We as a people and a country need the implementation of a democratic rule.

For our nation to thrive we need to hold our political leaders accountable for their actions. For our nation to be liberated, we need to limit the power of our president to no more than two elected terms. For our nation to function correctly, we need to limit the serving terms of our congressmen. For our country to be the legacy we leave behind for our children, we must have just congressmen, we must have just leaders, elected by the people, for the people to serve this great nation we call home. Dear compatriots, you are our country’s future, the destiny of our nation is in your hands.