Why does Africa care so much about Gaza? Is it an expression of Muslim solidarity? Is it a kind of sympathy from one group of conflicted countries (very broadly speaking) to another? Is it economic? Readers voice their opinions with the BBC.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Since the recent outburst of violence in Gaza, thousands citizens across many African states have taken to the streets in protest. 63 individuals were injured in a protest in Algiers. Shops were robbed, cars damaged and windows broken. Hundreds of Shiite Muslims took to the streets in Kano, Nigeria, too, urging Nigerian President Umaru Yar'adua to sever diplomatic ties with Israel. The following video from Kenya's Citizen TV shows scenes from a protest in Nairobi: