The more we fight and kill ourselves, the more profit (money) they make so even as we work very hard to achieve peace, unity and understanding, there are many up there in the top also working extremely hard to ensure there are wars and even more wars so they could profit from the deaths of untold number of people. This is the situation in Africa today and that is why every now and then you hear conflicts, political violence and rumors of war all across the continent.
Let me begin with an example to explain my point. Lets take the Darfur genocide. Many of you have heard about Darfur and the deaths of untold number of people (some say about 500,000 although the true figure is far bigger than that). However, not so many people know the Sudan conflict was somehow "a proxy war".
Some major countries and corporations outside Africa were making big money in Sudan while innocent people including tiny little babies were being butchered like animals. Let's begin with China. Sudan (now 2 countries, North and South) was/is an oil rich country and the entire economy of Sudan depended on oil. China was a major buyer of the Sudanese oil and used to pay cash for the oil.
When the conflict started, China saw that as an opportunity to make even more profit. The government of North Sudan (with the wicked Al-Bashir as president) was in total control of all the oil in Sudan. However, because of the war, the government needed more and more guns and China was more than ready to exchange guns, bombs, etc. for oil. So while NGOs and other groups were working very hard to help save lives in Sudan, China was busy making and supplying even more guns in exchange for oil and more oil. In other words, the Chinese firearm companies flourished while hundreds of thousands of innocent people continued to die. Yes the Chinese government made huge profits out of the Darfur genocide. Russia also had similar evil agenda and joined hands with the Chinese government to make more profit in Sudan while innocent people were dying like flies. In other words, China and Russia did not want the conflict to end because the longer the conflict continued, the more profit they made.
The United States came in to help the "underdogs" or the oil-rich South Sudan. Greater part of Sudan's oil lies in the South. In other words, South Sudan is far richer in oil than North Sudan. However, North Sudan had a very well-structured army and all the weapons and support needed to crash South Sudan (where the opposition forces resided). The United States and some major countries in Europe therefore decided to help South Sudan. Because of how the United States came in, it was impossible for them to openly make profit out of the war like China and Russia were doing so the United States decided to involve Israel. In other words, Israel came into the war just to work for America. Also, The United States knew that after the war, China because of their evil deeds would not be able to buy oil from the oil-rich South Sudan which would open up South Sudan's oil market to other major players (including the United States) and that was why America came pretending to help. Just like China and Russia, the USA saw the Darfur confict as a business opportunity.
When I first heard about KONY 2012, I wept and not just because of what Joseph Kony did over 2 and half decades ago but because of what the western world was going to do in Africa in the name of Joseph Kony. Joseph Kony (if he is still alive) is a very evil man but Joseph Kony did not start his evil deeds 2 years ago. Joseph Kony had been committing these atrocities for almost 3 decades and no western power came in to help. The western world first mentioned Joseph Kony after the first Ugandan oil discoveries were made somewhere in 2006. Because the government and the people of Uganda knew the implications of Joseph Kony coming back to life, the government of Uganda made it very clear somewhere in 2007 that Joseph Kony had been captured. Joseph Kony reappeared in 2012 after more oil discoveries were made in Uganda in 2011 and this time around the United States and friends were more than ready to send troops to the jungles of Uganda to go capture Joseph Kony.
Take Libya for example. Gaddafi might be a bad leader but compared to Omar Al Bashir of Sudan, Muammar Gaddafi was a saint. Yet America and friends under the banner of NATO were more than ready to sponsor some armed groups to overthrow Gaddafi while Omar Al Bashir remains president. Omar Al Bashir is the worst leader in Africa today and has been declared a war criminal by the international community yet remains president of Sudan and openly sells his oil at the international market. Had Gaddafi agreed to their "deals", Gaddafi would be alive today. The same applies to Saddam Hussein, etc.
This is just an example of how western powers benefit from the deaths of untold number of people in Africa. They create and sponsor conflicts in Africa so as to benefit from the blood of the innocent. Almost all the wars and political conflicts in Africa today are "proxy wars" purposely created and sponsored by western powers.