Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.

Swap Presidents as a Test for pan-Africanism

By David G Maillu

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's President, has been accused of not holding direct talks with medical doctors to end nationwide strike that has paralysed healthcare across the country.What is it that African Presidents are doing in order for their community and for themselves to understand each other better? During colonial days we were referred to as Africans. In Kenya there were only three communities. Africans, Europeans and Indians. Colonials were fantastic human farmers who created paddocks, in terms of states, for better effecting farming and administration. The East African paddocks were Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. When we became independent, it was actually independence for animals in those paddocks to be demoted from being called Africans to become known as Kenyans, Ugandans, Tanzanians and so on. Grounds for interacting and understanding one another were destroyed.

They say that creativity is the mother of invention and builder of empires. I am afraid, African’s creativity has remained unexploited for ages. But that creativity is needed most to solve present problems. Call it madness what I am going to suggest; but it is sometimes said that there is thin line between genius and insanity.

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.In order to exercise the taste of pan-Africanism or for better understanding of how it feels to be in the political shoes of someone else, how about trying something unprecedented? I suggest that Presidents of some selected countries, best in the East African Community, on behalf of the continent, should swap positions for a month. For Example, President Yoweri Museveni could swap it with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Or President Kenyatta with President Paul Kagame.Or President John Magufuli with President Museven and so on.

The swappers would get out of the exercise very enlightened and things would never be the same with themselves. By all means, the exercise, which wouldn’t cost much, would help cleanse many prejudices and misunderstandings among the citizens. The participants would not need foreign aid for the exercise.

Julius Nyerere, frst president of Tanzania.

Black People Verified

Former US President Barack Obama when he addressed Heads of State at the African Union Headquartes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Many foreigners have symbolised the African’s black skin with mental backwardness. The White race loves painting Satan black. Black magic is evil and whiteness is associated with purity and advancement. It is not a credit but discredit in the White race’s world when you are called a black sheep. It means that you are some kind of curse.

Some time ago while discussing the seemingly world-wide miserable fate of the Black Race, a Canadian man called Henry Miller was quick to say, “Irrespective of what the history of the Black race has recorded, he is fast coming out of the prescribed wood. For example, in the past and of the recent times the most talked about and quoted people in the world are black people.”
“Oh yeah?” I wondered.

Kwame Nkrumah was the first post-colonial President of Ghana.Henry Miller confronted me with a long list of black people after which he asked me, “Tell me, in Europe, America and Asia who matches Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Mohamed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Desmond Tutu, Miriam Makeba, Wangari Maathai, Wole Soyinka, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Robert Mugabe, Muammar Ghadafi, Pele, Usain Bolt.

Why Africa Should Commemorate Slave Trade and Colonialism

 Why Africa Should Commemorate Slave Trade and Colonialism That Africans were sold as slaves to the Americas and the Arab world for
over 500 years is one of the gravest inhuman treatment in the world. No other race has been subjected to that kind of tragedy. To make matters worse, the collapse of the Slave Trade gave birth to Colonialism that enslaved everyone on the continent.

One of the gravest sins of omission is that up to this day, almost 60 years after African countries attained political independence, the continent has failed to mark these two tragedies to remind humanity to guard against inhuman treatment.

The Centre for African Aesthetics (CAA) plans to launch the Commemoration of Slave Trade and Colonialism in Nairobi, Kenya.

African Politicians Degrade African Nobility

By David G Maillu

For a man to have more than one wife is a credit in African traditional society. Having more than one wife increases his social status and household. He talks about his marital status proudly. Polygamy has always been a noble practice in Africa society until the arrival of Whiteman’s colonialism of monogamy sold to Africans.

But if polygamy is a social disease, the Whiteman suffers from the same disease only that the disease manifests itself in a different way. The Whiteman’s polygamy is called “Consecutive polygamy” in which, if a married man wants to have a different wife, he knocks up reasons for divorcing her in order to create room for the second wife. If he gets tired with the second wife, he throws her out of the matrimonial bed in order to bring his third wife, and that method continues.

The nobility of African polygamy is that his conscience demands that he should keep all his wives because he is concerned about the welfare of all his wives together with the welfare of his children.

During the reign of Mwai Kibaki , the third President of Kenya, he treated Kenyans to marital embarrassment over his marital status when he told a Press Conference that he had only one wife.

Like many top African political leaders, Kibaki has more than one wife but publicly recognizes only one, Lucy; he doesn’t want any one, especially his Roman Catholic Church, to know that he married Wambui, the second wife, through customary Kikuyu marriage.

It is wrong for a polygamous man to pretend he is monogamous. This is both an abuse and degradation of African nobility. Thank God that we have the most conspicuous man armed with marital nobility. This is President Jacob Zuma of South Africa who displays his wives openly and proudly to the embarrassment of pretenders like Mwai Kibaki, the retired President of Kenya.

Unearthing Buried African Values

Julius Nyerere, frst president of Tanzania.By the time Africans states freed themselves from European colonialism, there was very little of African values, leave alone aesthetics, that Africans could proudly stand for in defence. Using Shakespeare’s expression, the Whiteman had not come to Africa to praise African values but to bury African values and promote Whiteman’s values. How much of those buried values have we uncovered up to now?

The first Presidents, in the lead Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta, Kenneth Kaunda and the others were forced to start restoring and building Africa cultural values from wrong cultural foundations. The first President to tackle the subject rightly was Nyerere with his introduction of African Socialism. Kaunda talked about African Humanism but did not go far.

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Kwame Nkrumah was the first post-colonial President of Ghana.In fact, by that time the library of Whiteman’s scholarship had published lots of works arguing that Africa was devoid of History and Philosophy. However, African scholars in the independent states took up to rewriting the cultural history of Africans. The question is, how far have they gone up to now?

The answer is,they have not gone far. In fact they are still in the woods. I take several points as examples to illustrate their failure. One quarter of world languages are spoken in Africa. Find out how many African scholars have a diploma or first degree in any of the languages whereas there are virtually thousands and thousands with doctorate degree in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Chinese!

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Kenneth Kaunda, the founding President of Zambia.The African continent can boast of having the widest varieties of food stuff in the world. Those who travel round the world know how aggressively Chinese menu has been promoted and what commercial status it has reached. What about the African massive menu?

Africa can boast of holding the largest field of traditional medicine in the world. But have our governments and scholars any devoted persons in the discovery and promotion of African medicine, African psychiatry, African psychology, African dietary? What are the consequences of that failure?

Eighteen choppers flew politicians to the Nderitu Gachagua funeral in Nyeri

Government Extravagance Irritates Taxpayers

By Mbithe Waeni

Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Raila Odinga, Opposition Leader, at the Nderitu Gachagua funeral in Nyeri.Kenyans have just buried the remains of a former Governor in a ceremony that could be described as being ostentatious.

Nderitu Gachagua, the former Governor of Nyeri County in central Kenya, died in the British capital, London, where he was seeking medical treatment.

Sleek limousines snaked to the late politicians home where 18 helicopters landed at the nearby grounds of Hiriga Primary School.

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This brazen display of power and wealth in a country gripped with famine and for whose three million starving population the United Nations humanitarian agencies have appealed for global assistance did not go well with observers who accused politicians of misuse of public resources.

Eighteen choppers flew politicians to the Nderitu Gachagua funeral in NyeriIt is good to bury anyone with respect . But Gachagua’s burial, like that of other government dignitaries, brought the head of state and anyone else who matters in Kenya’s administrative and political structures to the Mount Kenya region.

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Mwai Kibaki, Retired President, at the Gachagua funeral.A visiting European friend who watched the function on television teased me, “Is the deceased your President?”

“Yes, he is our king,” I said.

“How much money is the state using on that funeral?” he asked then, without waiting for an answer, said the funeral would have been attended by a handful people had it been in Europe where our presidents go on begging mission.

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Some of the 18 helicopters that ferried politicians to the Nderitu Gachagua funeral in Mount Kenya region.But just think about the cost of bringing the President there accompanied by the Governors of Kenya’s 47 Counties, Ministers, Principal Secretaries, Parliamentarians, senior Civil Servants, security machinery, friends and families of those attending; all driving petrol-gazzling SUVs, Land Cruisers while others fly helicopters. Think about the amount of petrol used, the amount of money spent on officers outside their station, the cost of telecommunication, the loss of productive work hours . . . !

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Gachagua's remains arrive in Kenya from Britain. The Star image.And this resource-wasting extravagance is not confined to funerals. There also weddings and fundraisers, and launches and commissioning of projects and conferences and many other social functions.

Open Letter to the White House

France and Germany Could Hire Retired US President

 

Chancellor Angela Merkel receives US President Barack Obama on his last tour to Germany before he retired France wants to ‘hire’ former US President Barack Hussein Obama to preside over their affairs.

A group of voters calling itself Obama 17, according to Saturday Nation of Nairobi, “has started an online petition to replace all the French presidential contenders with Mr Obama.”

Contenders for President include Marine Le Pen of the National Front, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche!, Benoît Hamon of the Socialist Party, and François Fillon of the Republicans.Incumbent president, François Hollande of the Socialist Party, is not seeking reelection in light of low approval ratings.

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The contenders for President include Marine Le Pen of the National FrontObama 17, reports Aggrey Mutambo in an item published on March 4, 2017, contends that none of the contestants for the country’s upcoming presidential election merit being on the ballot paper.

France votes for President on April 23, 2017. If no candidate attains the requisite majority, a run-off election between the top two candidates will be held on May 7, 2017.

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Just before going into retirement in 2016, some Germans jokingly asked him to succeed their Chancellor, Angela Merkel, while he was on tour in their country, Europe’s largest economy.

Open Letter to the White HouseThe request not only enjoyed international media coverage but also went into record as one of the greatest appreciations of Obama’s political nobility.

How come Obama, who has a Kenyan father, is appreciated more not by Africa but by the Whiteman’s world? The Whiteman appears to know the best of what he wants and how to get it while the Blackman appears to know neither what he wants nor how to get it.

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Embattled François Fillon is running for President in the April 23, 2017 French elections.David G Maillu’s book and open letter to Obama titled, “Adoption of Barrack Obama as the first President of Union of Africa States (UAS)”, is important to Africans and the Pan-African Movement.

If Obama became an adopted President in Europe he would be there to sign papers and executive orders to preserve what has already been acquired. In Africa, Obama would be not only a pioneer but a spiritual leader and implementer of the much needed infrastructure.

Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, is also in London undergoing treatment.

Why Do African Governments Sabotage Public Health Systems?

By David G Maillu

William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya, was in Europe for medical attention.It is only when African politicians die abroad or epidemics like the haemorrhagic fever called Ebola breaks out that attention is paid to the failed health systems across Africa.

Here in Kenya, Nderitu Gachagua, the Governor of Nyeri County in the central region has just died in London, Britain, where he had gone for treatment. Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, is also in London undergoing treatment.

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As I write, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is in Singapore for treatment while a while ago Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto, was in Europe for medical attention.

It has almost become a tradition for senior African politicians to be treated and even die in foreign hospitals. This is not only an indictment of the political system but also an indication that hospitals across the continent are not up to standard.

Medical Doctors in Kenya protest against the county's Government that they accuse of reneging on a collective bargaining agreement aimed at improving public health in the country. A nationwide strike has paralysed healthcare across the country since December 2016. This reminds me of an article titled ‘BBC Africa Debate to Discuss Failed Health Systems in Africa’ that I read in ArtMatters.Info a while back. The article was written at the height of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa in 2014.

The article, that publicised a continental debate that was to be aired on British multimedia broadcaster, BBC World Service, says, “The Ebola epidemic has exposed the fragility of public health systems . . . with healthcare workers dying alongside their patients as they lack basic necessities. The epidemic also has exposed weak leadership from governments across the region, which have been slow to act, and revealed a potentially dangerous lack of trust from their electorates.”

That was three years ago. In West Africa.

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Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's President, has been accused of not holding direct talks with medical doctors to end nationwide strike that has paralysed healthcare across the country.Back in Kenya in 2017, all top government officials including the President, seek medical treatment abroad while Kenya proudly talks about having the national teaching and referral Kenyatta National Hospital (former King George VI Hospital). It beats reason that Kenyan officials who run the government, including the President, should not be treated at the Kenyatta National Hospital not only for the sake of promoting patriotism and national pride, boosting confidence in our local medics and boosting the economy of the country by injecting the resources spent abroad in our own health facilities.

What these senior politicians are saying is that the medical service in local hospitals, including Kenyatta National Hospital, is awfully primitive and not worth writing about. This is not only disgraceful and disgusting but also irresponsible of the government! It is as shameful as hiring foreign military forces (read, mercenaries) to fight on our behalf while we maintain soldiers in our own military barracks.

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It is actually the Kenyan government which is had been engaged in the process of abusing and degrading health services from its national hospitals.

Back in Kenya in 2017, all top government officials including the President, seek medical treatment abroad while Kenya proudly talks about having the national teaching and referral Kenyatta National Hospital (former King George VI Hospital).If the Kenyan government was really responsible, by now it would have used its might to equip and modernize public health facilities like Kenyatta National Hospital and thereafter made it mandatory for all government officials, including the President, to seek treatment from public hospitals. In fact, the government of Kenya could be accused of deliberately running down public health institutions: it has little respect for doctors who have been on strike since December 2016; hospitals have few functioning medical equipment, drugs are unavailable while we hear that Sh5 Billion was stolen by health officials who are yet to be investigated and punished.

The Two Fiercest African Watchdogs

By David G Maillu

Robert Mugabe, President, ZimbabweThere are only two men in Africa who should be given the highest salutes as conquerors. In order for me to give a brief statement regarding who they are, let me give the subject some perspective.

I personally went through the colonial mill of reading European history when Africans were brought up by colonial government to believe that Africa had neither history nor philosophy nor anything but primitive black people living side-by-side with animals; the fate that fate justified being colonized, civilized and introduced to God the Creator. It took ages for my intellectual eyes to open up and face the reality that some of the British knighted great discovers of the world whom the colonial curriculum taught us religiously, were actually sea pirates. They were knighted and promoted because they stole for the British Empire..

Once upon a time I was in Sweden when, during some intellectual conversation, I introduced myself as a Kenyan. One of their intellectuals took a step in order to clear the air by asking, “Is Mohammad Gadaffi your President?” I can’t remember the answer I gave to that offensive question. Nevertheless, the point had been made that that time Gadaffi was the most well-known African leader. Eventually, the western power killed Gadaffi because he was a thorn in their political flesh.

But that is not the point I want to make. Hate him or love him, Gadaffi was the most down-t-earth powerful promoter of pan-Africanism. May I suggest that, since the West knighted pirates and made them great men, Africa should give special credit to Mohammed Gadaffi. In Gadaffi’s tenure he was the greatest African watchdog powered with courage to call the western mighty ones names. Whether he had the power to do so or he didn’t have it, once upon a time he shocked America by threatening to bomb in New York.

Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gadaffi, commonly known as Colonel Gadaffi, born in 1942 and died on 20 October 2011, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. By the time he died he was the forefront and loudest speaker of Pan-Africanism Movement and funded African Union substantially. He was assassinated and left African haunted by his cry, “Africa Unite into one nation or perish!”

Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhaffi, speaks at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA.There are many things that Gadaffi did which I don’t buy. But in desperation of liberating the African brainwashed spirit, Gadhafi left a void in Africa that responsible and noble people should worry very much about. His assassination was celebrated in Europe and America.

If you want to know how much they hated Gadaffi, visit the internet photo library and see the too many horrifying photos they published about his mutilated body. The photos are so many and disgusting that they qualify to go to the Guinness Book of Records as the most illustrating assassination photos given to any head of state. Neither the photos of Adolf Hitler nor those of Saddam Hussein would give you that shock. The publishers of those photos had no regard whatsoever to Africans that Mohammar Gadafi, bad as he was to them, was someone many African admired. The photos throw mud on the face of African integrity.

Mohammar Gadaffi shared the same hatred of the West with the living President Robert Mugabe. The two are the most outspoken African statesmen with a record of calling White Presidents names. Robert Mugabe, rated as the leading President in the world with academic degrees – something good enough too to enter the Guinness Book of Records too – once, while reacting to the Whiteman’s accusation of Human Rights violations in Africa, retorted to the world, “How come that during colonial days the Whiteman never spoke a word about human rights in Africa?”

During one of the speeches Mugabe delivered in the United Nations Headquarters he hot at President Bush. “You have human blood in your hands.” He does not mince words to throw even unprintable curses at his archenemy, the British.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe participates in United Nations' Debate 69 in New York, USA.President Robert Mugabe’s war of words with the Whiteman has a solid history. Again, I wouldn’t buy Mugabe’s style of leadership, but I can claim some sanity in saying that it is the British who threw Mugabe’s into political paranoia. Mugabe fought for Zimbabwe’s independence from Ian Smith who grabbed power by declaring Unilateral Declaration of Independence for the Southern Rhodesia and ruled for ten years while under the terror of Robert Mugabe’s freedom fighters. Neither the apartheid South African nor Britain aided Robert Mugabe crash Ian Smith. It was sheer determination and shedding of blood of Mugabe’s men that overthrew Ian Smith and renamed the independent country Zimbabwe. The Whiteman launched a lifelong hatred for that.

Metaphorically speaking, when Robert Mugabe went for the Whiteman’s neck, the Whiteman decided to piss on Mugabe’s waters. Robert Mugabe would have gone far if he hadn’t been naïve enough to ignore application of African philosophy in the proverb that he who crosses the river calls crocodile uncle. Post-colonial masters had never been democratized to listen to insults from Africans; for if an African hits one of them they behave like safari ants by coming after the community at whatever cost.

On top of being accused of dictatorship, both Mohammar Gaddaffi and Robert Mugabe have earned the worst Whiteman’s curses and hands of destruction. It has been reported that when Robert Mugabe is scheduled to give a speech at the United Nations Headquarters, the hall become packed by members to hear the nastiest thing an African man can deliver about the evils of neo-colonialist. However, those who can’t stomach an attack from an African keep off the hall in which President Mugabe, armed with mastery of English language, says what no any other black man would dare say to the Whiteman because, as the proverb goes, he who feeds your mother can beat her while you watch. The Libyan of Muhammar Gadaffi excluded, most African governments primarily survive on donations from Europe and America and have learnt the philosophy of not biting the hand that feeds them.

For Robert Mugabe to have led a guerrilla war successfully for ten years and thereafter become the President of Zimbabwe, that by itself, is an extraordinary great achievement. One shouldn’t forget that Mugabe was a black man leading a guerrilla war indirectly challenging against the Whiteman’s integrity focusing on the British. But whatever economic mistakes and dictatorial mechanizationMugabe may have done and used to rule Zimbabwe, he will go down in history as the fiercest conqueror of colonialism. In the fight for freedom neither Jomo Kenyatta nor Mandela fought that kind of battle for liberation. Long after winning the battle on the ground, he hasn’t relented yet in carrying the battle forward in words against all odds and ridicules. The Whiteman would be the last people on earth to give credit to Africans who criticize their integrity and decomacry.

Col Muammar al-Qadhaffi of Libya was toppled and killed in 2011.The following are Mohammar Gadaffi’sfacts of extraordinary special social system probably unknown to many people for which, besides his bad ones, he should be seriously remembered for. Read them bearing the fact that they also contributed a lot to the Whiteman’s ambition that Gaddafi was a lethal weapon promoting pan-Africanism which would culminate in the formation of the Union of African States (UAS):

  • There was no electricity bills in Libya; electricity is free … for all its citizens.
  • There was no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law
  • If a Libyan is unable to find employment after graduation, the state would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found
  • Should Libyans want to take up a farming career, they receive farm land, a house, equipment, seed and livestock to kick start their farms –this was all for free
  • Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man-Made River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country
  • A home was considered a human right in Libya. (In Qaddafi’s Green Book it states: “The house is a basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore it should not be owned by others.”)\
  • All newlyweds in Libya would receive 60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start a family
  • A portion of Libyan oil sales is or was credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens
  • A mother who gives birth to a child would receive US $5,000
  • When a Libyan buys a car, the government would subsidizes 50% of the price
  • The price of petrol in Libya was $0.14 per liter
  • For $ 0.15, a Libyan local could purchase 40 loaves of bread
  • Education and medical treatments was all free in Libya. Libya can boast one of the finest health care systems in the Arab and African World. All people have access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and medicines, completely free of charge
  • If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government would fund them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US $2,300/month accommodation and car allowance
  • 25% of Libyans have a university degree. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is 87%
  • Libya had no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – though much of this is now frozen globally.

Adopt Barrack Obama as President of Union of African States

By David G Maillu

Open Letter to the White HouseThis is an open-letter book to President Barack Obama and to the White House from a Pan-African stand point. It is an unorthodox call for a noble mission in challenging  African to take the next step to save African states by picking up things from where Kwame Nkrumah and his colleagues left them regarding their call to Pan-Africanism.

Today, the Continent has a shadow government called African Union (criticized as club for dictators). It brings together the assembly of 54 gravely poor and shaky states. However, the 54 nations can come out of their economic dungeon through creation of one nation. But as things stand out today, the problem is for the awfully-divided African states to get a compromise candidate to become the first President of UAS. Tribalism, sectionalism, individualism, fatalism and the other political evils bring down any suggested candidate.

Retired President Obama at his prime age of 55 can certainly become the only compromise candidate that can pull African states from the mouth of economic dragons. Africa, and the world, cannot afford the extraordinary powerhouse in Barrack Obama’s mind to waste away.

Former US President Barack Obama when he addressed Heads of State at the African Union Headquartes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Barrack Obama becoming of the President of UAS will place the United States of America indirectly as the biggest economic beneficiary; since he would be USA’s extraordinary human donation to Africa.

Geographically, psychologically, demographically and socially, there are 6 important points that compel Africans to become one nation, failure to which Africa would goes for dogs. 1: Africa is the home of Black People.  2: Black people share a common history of being subjected to slave holocaust. 3: Black People share common history in being colonized by White People. 4: Africans have been the most exploited human species by White People. 5: The untapped African natural resources are most threatened with exploitation by White People. 6: The unique Blackman species, which is a minority of the human beings, is threatened with extinction and is in dire need for self-conservation.

Africa has become a no-man’s land with regard to the forces of disoriented foreign ideologies and economic exploitations. The scramble for African natural resources and the neo-colonial economic bonanza have thrown African nations into cultures of confusion and uncontrollable corruption. Least to emphasize, the Federal Government would bring an end to the destructive current plague of tribalism, sectionalism, small-thinking, corruption and enclaves of dictatorship that are rampant in the present African states.

Over and above, if Africa became a single nation, it would benefits world-donor countries tremendously. It would bring to halt colossal foreign aids that have taken central stage since the post-colonial era. Collectively, African states – which appear permanently hungry for foreign aids and entanglements – have continuously been receiving incredibly colossal fortunes of various kinds in aid forms. Unfortunately, due to lack of accountability, a lot of the money has ended into pockets of individuals.

For historical reasons, Africa has been, and will continue to be, a very expensive continent to donor countries.  However, that material aid could be saved to benefit the population of the donor country, if donor countries participated in helping Africa to become one nation capable of harnessing its resources on behalf of Africans and on behalf of the human race because, after all, Africa belongs to the human race and Africa is part of the five-continent-children of the world. Sister continents bear noble responsibility in helping Africa come out of the dungeon.

With its present operation, Africa is a liability to the world. The refugees flocking into Europe from Africa may illustrate one of those liabilities. Yet, the continent is the wealthiest in the world with regard to untapped natural resources.

maillu@davidgmaillu.com