Problem with the rest of Africa is that we produce more warlords than real conscientious and selfless leaders who are committed to true peace and democratization of our rich continent. These warlords are always connected to and supported by the West to terminate their own citizens; while colonial powers reap our rich mineral rewards.
The quality of first grade produced African leaders has been on the decline for the last 80 years; and eventually halted below ground zero.
Quality visionary leaders like our late Tata Mandela are not easy to reproduce and impossible to create or produce through schooling since the ground is not even fertile for such breeding. War and greed rule supreme. If only Africans could wake up to the fact that the US and EU countries need us more than we need them, they'd stop this foolishness of devouring each other.
The more Africa fights with and against herself, the more EU prospers through blood diamond, gold and all our precious minerals that are scarce in the EU countries.
One often wonders if the high divorce rate in the world cannot be attributed to these blood-tainted minerals; when would-be couples unwittingly purchase their wedding rings, legally. It’s a roaring business as usual, sad but true! Don’t remove their blindfolds, keep them in the dark, stupid Africans; while we loot her minerals blind.
I hate to keep talking about colonialism which is supposed to dead for more than 200 years now; but never cease from our daily conversations, nothing’s more confusing than this. Colonialism like the clever AIDS virus has evolved and taken another undetectable form and cloaked itself as a peacekeeper behind the UN masquerade.
Nothing makes African leaders feel more important in the eyes of the world, than when they are afforded rare chances of bubbling nonsense while the US and EU leaders excuse themselves for a puff of smoke. They are not listening. Hello Africa, please wake up! The need to be accepted by the West became the only goal and the main achievement in the lives of our fake leaders.
This became a personal best to beat for their successors and more bizarrely, with some refusing to vacate the seat of power! Presidents for life, African style democracy. Africa has lost her soul and sovereignty, period.
So, you think I’m a bubbler and talking nonsense? Answer this question for me, please. Why the Queen of England remains the person with more gold reserves ever, than most individuals in the world; when England is as barren as a desert when it comes to gold-producing, why and how come? Where did her gold come from or, was it manufactured in England?
Africa though not the biggest continent in the world, contains more precious minerals than the rest put together; and so you'll understand the reasons why wars and civil unrests are important for the benefit of the corrupt West; which stands to gain more from Africa's dubious folly! This is very tragic and a double-sided coin for the US and EU countries. Looting and daylight raping of our minerals by the West goes on unabated!
So, you believe the US and EU countries are committed to see "a peaceful and 100% democratically run Africa"? Please think again, more than 70% of these wars are perpetuated and sponsored by the self-same "peacemakers". It's a double whammy for the US and EU countries and a double twisted dose of tragedy for Africa as a struggling continent!
Oil rich and mineral rich countries like the DRC and Sudan, for example, will never and shall never ever experience true democratic freedom in this life and the one to come. There are dozens others with the same yield of opulence that constantly attracts the interest of the US and EU. Real atrocities usually take place right under the colonial nose of the self-appointed Africa moral watchers in the face of the US and EU; and these don’t even get news coverage due to their lack when it comes to priced earth minerals.
Peace is achievable in Africa only if Africans could rise from their deep colonial-induced sleep; we put too much trust on the West than in our own capabilities. It’ll probably take another century to solve the incessant wars taking place in and around the African Continent, when real conscientious leaders take the reins and command of this dire situation where millions of innocent lives have been destroyed through war machinery; most of those who died didn’t even understand what the farce was all about!
The downside of this peaceful pipe dream is that nobody knows what’s going, why we even are killing our own brothers; nobody knows friends from foes? Africans have been misled to recognise each other through tribal lines…Tutsis or Hutus!
Sanctity of a human life has been wasted and flushed down the drain of stupor; which bears all the resemblance of modernized colonialism. Scary thought but it’s a reality for today. Africa is almost in a lose situation with no devil in sight to blame for her tragedies. Forlorn and forsaken by self!
Alas, this is my cry albeit from a dark hole of sadness, I know I’m offering no solutions (which are by no means, easy to accomplish given the superior infiltration and twisted intelligence from the West) nevertheless, am lamenting and mourning the slow killing and raping of our Motherland, our beautiful Africa by the evil powers that be; masquerading as peace-brokers while they stab Her on the back!
Africa, o Africa, how long wilt thou lie in thine own dreaded blood, why killest thou, thine own children in the fury of confused blindness? There can't be no Africa without her children…
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