Saturday's attack in Angola on the national football team of Togo is heartbreaking in so many respects. In addition to the personal grief that comes with the loss of lives and injuries, Angola has received a very severe blow to its hope of coming out of the mess and legacy of its civil war.
We may never know what justified this in the minds of their attackers, but it is a sad reminder there is still darkness, fear and hatred beating in the heart of Africa. Sometimes I think the best hope for this continent is a long period of forgetting. Perhaps the meaning of rising out of poverty is a generation that does not remember this insanity.