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Dlamini-Zuma 'shocked by western funds'

2012-10-29 08:41

Johannesburg - African Union (AU) commissioner Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been shocked to learn that western donors fund nearly all the continental body's programmes, Business Day reported on Monday.

"No liberated mind can think their development agenda can be funded by donors," Dlamini-Zuma told a Business Unity SA banquet in her honour at the weekend.

"Over 97% of programmes in the AU are funded by donors.

"We should be more self-reliant. Our governments must put money there [in the AU]," she said.

She said donors were even footing the bill for African institutions to develop the continent's strategic agenda, a fundamental task in what has been called the African century.

The rocketing value of mineral resources in the past decade had given Africa the unprecedented opportunity to shape its own future.

Comments
  • alexander.lombard - 2012-10-29 08:56

    She lies. The wes is the enemy capitalists. They wil never donate a sent to Africa. This is the agenda of the imperialists. A conspiricy I tell you. "Wink-Wink"

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-29 09:19

      Not true, Obama donated 6 billion American dollars to Africa the year before last. Google it if you dont believe me. And we are now waiting for the Russians and Chinese whom have replaced them as our best buddies to do the same ;)

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-10-29 09:44

      Kobus - the definition of irony : The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; a statement or situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of the idea. Adjective: ironic or ironical.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-10-29 09:47

      definition of satire: A text or performance that uses irony, derision, or wit to expose or attack human vice, foolishness, or stupidity. Verb: satirize. Adjective: satiric or satirical.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-29 10:35

      Tell them Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma,they are a disgrace to us Africans.All they know how to do is buy private jets and build multi million dollar mansions in Europe while the rest of Africa starves. They will not give chance for good Africans to become leaders instead they will use their political connection to murder any honest African who wants to attain political power. This can only be corrected by patriotic constitutional purity, (realized through collective input purification) effective and visionary leadership as exemplified by the likes of Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, Festus Mogae of Botswana, Joaqim Chissano of Mozambique, Patrice Lumumba of congo and John Agyekum Kufor of Ghana. I believe we will be free one day,the Average African is becoming more aware day by day of the suffering which is being imposed on them by their own.There is a saying in my language : Everyday for the thief and one day for the owner. One day will be one day,i wait for that day when a bloody revolution will erupt in Africa and this rotten animals will be eliminated.A legacy of genuine patriotism,selfless Governance, discipline, education, innovation,Technological & scientific research, hard work ,continental trade and continental cooperation is what we need to move Africa forward.

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-29 10:42

      Thank you for that lesson Frans and I got it when he wrote wink wink at the back of his sentence. And I did the same if you look at my ;) - wink - at the end of my sentence also :) lol

      mlucejko - 2012-10-29 11:24

      It's amazing how Countries in Africa blame their 'ex-colonial masters' for everything that's wrong in Africa !! But when it comes to finances to support their Health Systems, their Social Upliftment, the feeding of their people etc. They run back to those same Colonialists.. A typical example is South Africa.. Almost 20 years of ANC rule whenever there's a problems they can't resolve they blame the 'Apartheid Government' !!

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-29 11:32

      I will like to quickly address all the bloggers here.I have read some of the comments and i am very disappointed. Why are you all insulting this woman when she has said nothing wrong.She want Africans to be self reliant ,what is so wrong with that??? You guys accuse her of being ignorant of knowing where the money comes.Guys she just started working there! The AU has been run like a private mafia by former AU leaders so little is known about what they actually do talk less of how they get funding. Some of the comments are just plain racist and lacks any constructive criticism. You guys are accusing 1 billion Africans of having begging bowl syndrome ,are you for real?? How many African countries have you being to and how many African have you interacted with??? How many ordinary African citizens (non politician) have you seen handing out a bowl and asking the west for freebies??? Yes the leaders of Africa are greedy buffoons who use every opportunity to milk the west but how does that translate to the ordinary African citizen who is entirely oblivious of what is going on and does not benefit from it? Do you think those Africans in the villages give a rat behind what money is being donated to who? Do you think they are educated enough to understand what the AU stands for or what foreign aid means??? Do they feed their families with foreign aid or the sweat from their backs???

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-29 11:47

      You can say and believe what you wish but i know for an undisputable fact that the Average African is the most hard working person on planet,hence why they were used for slave labor.There are africans who wake up 2 a.m in the monring to walk 5 km to get water.There Africans who wake up very early in the morning to walk 5km to the nearest train station.There are Africans who manually paddle their boats from the coast of Nigeria to the coast of Gabon to fish the water .There are Africans who single handedly toil hectares of farmland with out any machinery.There are millions and millions of Africans who wake up very early in the morning and go out to earn a living no matter how meager. To now sum up a lie that Africans generally have a begging bowl mentality is nothing short of ludicrous and depicts the acute level of ignorance amongst the peddlers of such a ambiguous lie.Africans are many things but we are not lazy and we do not wait for handouts.Maybe you are judging Africans based on the behavior of some black South Africans and if you are you are pathetically ignorant. Do some more travelling and see how entrepreneurial the average African is.Here are pictures of Lagos Island just to show you that people don't sleep on their hands waiting for hand outs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/harrisonf/7116802975/ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Market_in_Lagos%2C_Nigeria.jpg http://lagoscityphotos.blogspot.com/2010/09/theme-day-open-air-market.html

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-29 12:00

      I have great respect for Africans because against all odds we persevere. Africans always make a plan to survive hence why many of us also migrate overseas to seek greener pastures.We don't wait for help ,we help ourselves. We are nothing like our politicians who make us look like basket cases even though we never encouraged such a perception.I am from Lagos and if there is once city where you want to see people work like horses , Lagos is the place. Every street corner on the island ,you will find hawkers ,shops owners e.t.c Everybody is busy.The motto of the average Nigerian is "no food for lazy man" and that motto carries through the rest of Africa. http://findingnollywood.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/a-video-shop-at-the-nigerian-film-market-in-surulere-lagos-photo-c2a9-2011-bic-leu.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilotguides/4762975745/ We single handedly built the third largest film industry in the world ,that says a lot. We currently run the most successful music industry on the continent producing household names like Dbanj,Tuface and the likes.That surely is not the kind of result a people with begging bowl attitude will achieve is it? If you want to accuse African leader of being incompetent ,greedy buffoons ,i will agree with you and stand by you.If you want to accuse us to electing terrible leaders i will agree with you but if you accuse us of being lazy i will blatantly disagree with you because it is a lie of magnanimous proportions.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-29 13:35

      @omonaija - so let me get this straight: you admire africans for electing terrible leaders, being exploited, moving to other countries because you can't sort your own out and then get upset when the locals don't like you arriving in droves and yet you do worse to the people from these countries who come to yours and produce stuff that you can't?

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-29 14:34

      @goyougoodthing - Do you have a comprehension problem? Read the exchanges from the beginning ,maybe by some miracle you will understand what my argument is about.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-29 14:47

      I think that you miss my point entirely

      amoroso.gombe - 2012-10-29 16:49

      There are a lot of racist comments here. But let's get some facts out. The entire AU budget is only 280 Million dollars. The AU is not the same as the EU or the US, it is not a political union in that sense. It's much more like the UN for Africa. So the idea that the AU gets money and then from that African member states fund their budgets is totally preposterous. Another thing is this, most of the AU governments are NOT ELECTED. It is an argument I've long made to my white friends. Ordinary Africans have no say in who rules them and modern weapons technology means that taking pitchforks and storming the Bastille is not the simple game of numbers it once was. These days, with the EU in crisis, even European countries like Portugal are borrowing from their former colonies, evidence: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/18/angola-boom-debt-riddled-portugal. We all know that in return for aid to the unelected governments (because it's certainly not to the people) western nations get mineral concessions e.g. and the big thing the racists forget is that the 'aid' is not a gift, it has to be repaid, with interest, at gunpoint, guns that are certainly not made in Africa, by people who got not say in and saw little if any benefit from the loans. Africa's plight is bad African government, that's much harder to topple because of modern military technology but a lot of the chest thumping reactions from the racists in here are very poorly founded in logic.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-29 19:33

      Amoroso here's my question to you: do you help out with any charities or NGOs? Of the 5 that I currently support, there is not one person of colour helping in any way unless they have come through the programme. Why is this? The fact that Dlamini-Zuma does not know where aid comes from shows one of two things: she really is that stupid, which I doubt, or she refuses to acknowledge the truth. Further, what is the point of the AU? Africa has enough problems inside each country to deal with, there is no way an AU will solve any of this.

  • slipslidnaway.slipslidinaway - 2012-10-29 08:58

    Astounding that this should come as a SURPRISE to the head of the AU... Another South African cadre deployment embarrassment.

      NkululekoMhlaba - 2012-10-29 09:11

      Stop being negative this woman has 2 weeks on the job

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-29 09:50

      Oh boy, slipslidwhatever, she has JUST GOT INTO THE POSITION. Try keeping up with the rest of the world.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-29 09:51

      Indeed. Anyone who works in any way with NGOs in SA knows this. It seems that again, the people who actually care about the poor etc are not the ones in government. In fact it's usually the bad people whom the government wants 'to return to Europe' that do anything on the continent. Unfortunately every single NGO I have dealt with is the same: foreign CEO who saw a need, foreign funding and foreign volunteers. The occasional local is 99% of the time seen as an invader of Africa... it really is pathetic.

      NkululekoMhlaba - 2012-10-29 09:55

      You can thumbs down me all you Want,the fact that she is challenging the current status qou means she is ready to change it, the only thing we need in Africa is not money but Leadership of the Likes Of Dr Dlamini Zuma.

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-10-29 08:58

    An she is surprised. Wow.Africans dont look beyond the next bucket of fried chicken. Or in her case the next sponsored banquet

  • frank.cornelissen.1 - 2012-10-29 09:02

    So where did this cretin think the money comes from? She and the idiots surrounding her is stealing faster than we can replenish and the dumb liberal bunny huggers are still trying to do good to the poor! What these fools need to understand is that this is Africa and instant gratification is king above all!

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-10-29 09:02

    And the banquet was sponsored by ?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thabob.zumagabe - 2012-10-29 09:03

    You pathetic lot in effrika were born with a begging bowl in your hands !! Losers for ever ! Why don't you take the obvious step and tell the capitalist, imperial, colonial masters to stuff their money where the sun don't shine ? I DARE YOU, MORONS !!!

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-29 09:39

      That's exactly what your uncle Bob is doing, but behind the scenes he's holding out both dirty little hands, and the Chines already have him in their pockets.

      clinton.bowden1 - 2012-10-29 11:19

      Because the capitalist, imperial, colonial masters have the money that incompetant, greedy, corrupt officials can get their hands on by begging in a suits, motorcades, jets and hotels.

      sterling.ferguson.5 - 2012-10-29 18:45

      Most of black Africans live off a dollar a day and their governments don't have money to contribute to the AU. As a matter of facts, most of African countries are failed states and hardly function. Africa produces 0.05 tenth of one percent of the world goods and does noting to develop her resources except to sell them in a raw form. The blame should be placed on her poor leaders, that have plundering the resources in Africa.

  • Brad - 2012-10-29 09:07

    Yup. That's the evil West for you...bloody racist white agents.

  • merven.halo - 2012-10-29 09:07

    And then the idiots still blame the West for everything. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-10-29 09:08

    Wake up and smell the roses. Just look at the news item just above this one, "Zimbabwe set to beg for poll funds". The begging bowl syndrome.

  • justin.pretorius - 2012-10-29 09:09

    WOW, what is new in Africa????

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-10-29 09:09

    Hahahahaaa how can official be so stupid! Oh wait, Hahahaaa they all are!! But just remember the white westerners are evil and want to only hurt the black man!!!! NEws flash!!!! almost all funding for charity work and projects to help people in Africa are funded by white western people not the countries govenrment because they are too busy stealing everyones money!!!

  • gary.desousa.7 - 2012-10-29 09:11

    I wonder where all the money that African goverments(including ours) goes, Im sure to just pay salaries etc,how sad, yet another agency that cannot do anything. Look at all the fighting going on in Africa at the moment.

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-10-29 09:17

    The beggar continent really only survives thanks to beggary. It's not much of a surprise, is it? What is odd is that they want to be on the Security Council, the IMF, mixing with all the world's real movers and shakers who pay their own way, and expect treatment as equals.

  • graham.dutoit.12 - 2012-10-29 09:20

    Well what did you think? Did you think Africans are forward thinking and care about the future? ask your ex!

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-10-29 09:20

    Silly woman! The western nations have supported and developed Africa for centuries and attempted to pry it away from the murderous insidious islamic colonialists and base primitiveness but have received only slap in the face and knife across the throat all the while, combined with vitriolic racism and theft of unprecedented scale. It is high time that Africans start to become productive and stop considering "demanding foreign funds" as a profession and a job - which is all that Africa has successfully produced these past centuries in gnarled twisted claws and minds proffering begging bowls. IT IS GREAT that you are brave enough to say this out in the clear and vindicate the massive amount of good intention and effort and capital that our families have done for the continent!

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-10-29 09:50

      a zuma relative in central Africa deals - and after failing to pay Aurora miners while drooling lamb chop fat from the jowls in his favorite restaurant, states that Aurora is only 2% of his interests??????? http://www.celebrities-with-diseases.com/news-health/obscenely-obese-fat-cats-literally-and-metaphorically-20170.html WOW way to go zuma's.

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-10-29 10:03

      Philanthropic zuma's? http://za.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Phumlani/Zuma

  • derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-10-29 09:23

    The only reason they fund us is to control us.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-29 09:52

      And derek goes full retard.

      derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-10-29 12:50

      What's your point, Blank, just to throw insults??

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-29 13:39

      The funding in general comes from private individuals and companies. This gets to the organisations. The funding you are talking about - national funding - goes to the leaders who steal it and they are controlled. There are two kinds here, be careful not to confuse the two.

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-10-29 09:25

    That is why the rest of the world see us a a begging bowl and very little else... Right-thinking but will we see right-action???

  • jack.kukard - 2012-10-29 09:32

    After all the inflated tenders ( pay offs to cronies ) and thieving there is nothing left doffie, wake up...

  • afrikeni - 2012-10-29 09:33

    And guess what, a few years ago AU celebrated the building of its multi- storey headquarters by the Chinese. And the damn African Presidents believe the Chinese are just good at heart to sponsor Africans with buildings. At times I'm embarassed to be an African!

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-29 09:34

    Where the hell was she the last 20 years,on Mars?

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-29 09:36

    @kobus, Most of the Chines money will go to comrades, that's how they do business. They give 10 Mil in exchange for deals worth billions. Dreamtime is over.

  • delish7564 - 2012-10-29 09:37

    Yet if the West stopped giving Aid, that too would be wrong, so make up your minds, do you want the help or not? If so, stop slagging them off and blaming them for everything and if not, get off your backsides and get on with helping your own people!!!!!

      tj.qweras - 2012-10-29 09:59

      @delish7564 Africa does not need Aid Dr Dlamini-Zuma knows that too the reason she mention this is because she want to change it, Tax, levy and so on will fund AU and its bodies watch the space..........

      Ze Don - 2012-10-29 10:12

      @tj Bad news boet, SA can't even finance our own HIV programs... they're all financed with western donor money! So who are you planning on taxing and who would control those funds?

      tito.mario.927 - 2012-10-29 10:54

      Nice one TJ. In full denial hey.

      afrikeni - 2012-10-29 11:28

      @ Ze Don, eish you make me feel hopeless - cry Africa, cry!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-29 13:40

      TJ - the plane has flown so far over your head you are looking up your backside.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-10-29 09:39

    We all know that the West stole those funds from Africa. Relax

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-29 09:53

      Oops, Bantu education.

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-10-29 10:53

      that's right........ companies like Microsoft and Google "stole" from Africa. Microsoft was created in a garage and recently the same guy donated several millions to African charities. Shame, must suck to be so so stupid, ignorant and naive,.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-10-29 15:50

      Get back on all fours and crawl back into your kaya with your springbok thong around your waist, you ignorant primate!

  • oistar.tutu.9 - 2012-10-29 09:39

    and the ingrates are still going to criticize the West. Pathetic bunch of people

  • JamesMWood - 2012-10-29 09:41

    How can a government that is so corrupt and inept use the monies received via taxes for its intended purpose. Its much more fun to beg for extra since you stole all our money

  • frank.abercrombie.77 - 2012-10-29 09:41

    This is scary. Someone who has very close connections with government has only recently realised this. Luckily others have been well aware of this fact for decades. Someone slap her in the face with a wet fish coated with reality.

  • Rob Allen - 2012-10-29 09:43

    Ya well say no more.......

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-10-29 09:53

    And those funds are actually used for war and power grabbing..

  • hsnam - 2012-10-29 10:05

    And still western countries are denounced as colonialists, exploiters etc. by African governments whenever they can. Everything that goes wrong in Africa is the fault of the whites, the western exploiters, colonialists, with some even claiming the west is out to recolonise Africa again. Africa will never be able to be self - reliant with the mamparas we elect to government, it does not matter which country.

      john.morreira.9 - 2012-10-29 10:27

      Once again:Looking at Africa,one cannot but believe that Dr Albert Schweitzer was correct.

  • TheSingingHorse - 2012-10-29 10:27

    That's why there is a surge in 4 X4 on our roads.

  • mmangaliso - 2012-10-29 10:28

    prof that africans are still slaves

      Ze Don - 2012-10-29 10:48

      And it's by choice!

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-10-29 10:36

    ROFL - dawn has risen in the mind of this ex minister of beetroot - most African leaders are too busy filling their own swiss accounts to care for funding anything worthwhile - or did you think it just happened by magic?

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-29 10:41

    Did she really think anything else? If she did she is very naive. The sooner the west removes all funding, the sooner idiot governments will start to face the music as their own people revolt.

  • AndrewsPaul - 2012-10-29 10:54

    I'm shocked that she's shocked...

  • David.J.Swart - 2012-10-29 11:08

    Well, surprise, surprise! Not!! Typical of African countries - want the handouts but not prepared to fund anything themselves. Wonder how mush of these funds end up in private bank accounts?

  • thefat.canarie - 2012-10-29 11:14

    But didnt you know that Dr Zuma? Didnt you know that without white people Africa will starve to death?

      B.b. - 2012-10-29 12:02

      U don't seem to be a wise person,,,I doubt ur IQ

      B.b. - 2012-10-29 12:03

      I'm doing everything by myself, no white's involvement

  • denny.cray - 2012-10-29 11:14

    Shake your right fist at evil, imperialist west while you use your left hand to pocket their donations.

  • john.cryink - 2012-10-29 11:25

    Even this Dr salery gets paid by the west. even cANCer's aids help receives funds from the west. Wonder if the "good" Dr is going to thank the west and america for her pay.

  • tito.mario.927 - 2012-10-29 11:33

    A recent study in South Africa, found that the major beneficiaries of BEEE, have not been using the opportunity to create more employment in the country. Self enrichment seems to be the order of the day in Africa.

  • jf.lambert2 - 2012-10-29 11:43

    she is shocked but I suppose they are still going to accept donations!!! and she didn't know before??? hypocrite!!!

      piet.dom.5 - 2012-10-30 06:50

      Jf u r one stupid bastard. With what is this poor lady going to run the Au if she just stop exepting the funds without back-up?

  • sisie.indola - 2012-10-29 11:52

    I can see the African Leaders putting money in the kitty to run the AU - all they do is talk, talk, talk. Has anything concrete ever come out of the AU? They say "Let Africa sort out Africa's problems" yet when there is a need for AID of any form they always go to the west (why not the East?). Do they ever pay back even one cent, so it's not surprising that the AU is run on donations from the West, the African leaders have their own agenda (themselves and their families) any one else - oh get real, you are there to fill the coffers and anything else who cares. Politics talk is just than talk and nothing else - unless it will benefit the Leaders.

  • wul4I - 2012-10-29 14:18

    Only two tree Week in Office & the realities of Body start prove itself.In fact: the body is breading from a fake&illusion Air. Thank Mama to reveal loud what have been in the pass been speaking in closed door.Is real that We have been govern by Bunch of Delegates that conduct a agenda of their masters;Enemy of Indigenous African people & Youths. Now is Ours Duties each Original African Youths to take the Challenge and Tackle all the Miserable Conditions those nominated governors have set in Ours Land&Environments.The new African muss Understand that none,&specially We African where not born Miserable as a Funny friend of mi liked to qualify others. Miserable is conditions created by the Enemy of Ours Beauty Land & people.Conditions that allow Dem over the Sell out deputy Dem have Install in Ours Continent to Plunders in Insatiable ways Ours abondance natural Resources. We Original African Youths must Grow, Rise to understand by THINKING that president like Compaoree,Zuma,Ouatarra,&others can Gun down Uncountable African Indigenous people who ask for better wage in return for their work. and still be able to stay in power. WHY? bcauce We keeping Expecting others to came and save Us. JUST CAN´T WORK. Even Mohamed & Jesus CAN´T do it.4 simple reason that Dem are essence of Ours still living in ILLUSIONS.&Lies.REALITIES is what you & I live each day.That muss be Start of you&She ThinkingQUESTIONING. Original Youths,Fear Out&Wake up kick sell Out Real Youth

  • sisa.petse - 2012-10-29 15:20

    Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been shocked to learn that western donors fund nearly all the continental body's programmes"Over 97% of programmes in the AU are funded by donors. Africa not yet free!

  • brad.ken.18 - 2012-10-29 15:37

    Bloody colonialists! Agents! Imperialistic!!!! How dare they!!!! Africa, you are one HUGE joke! You cannot do it alone! Never have, never will!

  • mmoledis - 2012-10-29 19:06

    If that is true, the it is a shame to our African continent as African countries have monies to can fund their own progrems if they stop being corrupt, remember if Westerns are doing that then it is for their own countries interests and nothing else, taking African minerals and highly educated African academics to their countries and leave Africa begging for every thing from them, from scientis,mathematicians and even monies. So they are working for enhencements of their countries and nothing else. Let Africa stop dictorships and yes boss type of leaders and as such Africa will come alright.

      patrick.mettle.7 - 2012-10-29 23:20

      Amazing. Is there a special school you, Mugabe, Julius and other esteemed africans go to? Even when giving donations, the West (whites) are taking. Slavery has not been abolished yet. They take your best academics, kicking and screaming to the West. They don't build the infastructure and get permits to mine the minerals - no, everthing is taken. Even when finding something wrong with your leaders, your very next breath is to blame the West. Un freaking believable! Change your vote. Hold ur leaders accountable. Stop ur blind support. Sort out your own crap and stop blaming every westerner.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-10-30 06:32

    Shocked?! You come from a country who's government would rather steal and pocket monies meant for the people than fund anything in Africa.

  • sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-10-30 07:05

    West just don't fund any project. We must not be fooled by the \generosity\ of the West donors. They make sure they create conditions that trap Africans for many years whilst the resources are channeled out of Africa for less or no payment. We need educated people like Dr Zuma to sniff out these secret agreements.

  • tim.ngy.1 - 2012-10-30 07:59

    It is disappointing and embarrassing, but yet we call ourselves INDEPENDENT and SOUVEREIGN NATION...;with no fear of being contradicted, I am saying that 99% of African leaders are a disgrace to world. So many years went by, yet we still blame SLAVERY for our incompetence; CAN SOMEONE TELL ME,WHY AFRICAN LEADERS ARE CALLED, \HIS/HER EXCELLENCY\? What make them to qualify for that title?

  • chrispin.magombo - 2012-10-30 22:13

    Kosazana has a point. She has just spilled off the pandora box. Funding of the massive AU has been guarded as a secret. The west will always watch the steps that Africans/poor countries are doing inorder to emancipate themselves from this dependency of the western slavery. They want to get involved in every development so that they can spy around and deliberately bring in confusing ideas well polished as if there is anything of substance in it. They will bring in IMF and World Bank as if they want to help....pure spies. This is being run as a Mafia system. The west will always get interested and surpress ant budding ideas for poor countries to surpress them. Africa is where they benefit from. Africa is where they get their gold from. Africa is where IMF and World Bank will get their money from. They will never like it if Africa does not borrow from them because they will not make the money from. I have always wondered why World Bank and IMF are still interested to lend their money to Africa. This is one reason why they could not support Gaddafi idea for a United Africa. They did everything to elliminate him and they succeeded. Where was the AU when America sponsored anti government uprising in Libya? Look where Libya is today. Is it any better off than during Gaddafis time? Read this if you must open your eyes: http://www.rightsmonitoring.org/2011/04/why-the-west-wants-the-fall-of-gaddafi-an-analysis-in-defense-of-the-libyan-rais/

  • chrispin.magombo - 2012-10-30 22:14

    Kosazana has a point. She has just spilled off the pandora box. Funding of the massive AU has been guarded as a secret. The west will always watch the steps that Africans/poor countries are doing inorder to emancipate themselves from this dependency of the western slavery. They want to get involved in every development so that they can spy around and deliberately bring in confusing ideas well polished as if there is anything of substance in it. They will bring in IMF and World Bank as if they want to help....pure spies. This is being run as a Mafia system. The west will always get interested and surpress ant budding ideas for poor countries to surpress them. Africa is where they benefit from. Africa is where they get their gold from. Africa is where IMF and World Bank will get their money from. They will never like it if Africa does not borrow from them because they will not make the money from. I have always wondered why World Bank and IMF are still interested to lend their money to Africa. This is one reason why they could not support Gaddafi idea for a United Africa. They did everything to elliminate him and they succeeded. Where was the AU when America sponsored anti government uprising in Libya? Look where Libya is today. Is it any better off than during Gaddafis time? Read this if you must open your eyes: http://www.rightsmonitoring.org/2011/04/why-the-west-wants-the-fall-of-gaddafi-an-analysis-in-defense-of-the-libyan-rais/