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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

THE US ACTIVITY IN AFRICA OVER THE CONTINENT’S RICH RESOURCES


The US and African countries flags

The US and African countries flags


A rough estimation of the African continent accounts for about a third of all the natural resources of the world, which greater part of the resources in the territory of the south of the Sahara, hasn’t been touched. This applies to both minerals that are common in other regions of the world, such as oil, gas, coal, and those that are found mainly in Africa and almost anywhere else.


The most important example of the resources is the metal Coltan - columbite-tantalite, indispensable in modern industry in the production of electronic equipment or more precisely, electrolytes. About 80% of its reserves are located in Africa, primarily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

The biggest producer of bauxite, the element for the production of aluminum, is The Republic of Guinea, where, according to various estimates, from 30 to 40% of all world reserves are concentrated, and another 7–9% in Cameroon and Mali. 

Most of the world's diamonds are also mined in Africa. Botswana is in second place in the world after Russia for their production, and the top ten countries also include Namibia, Angola, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone. The two non-regional countries that produce diamonds as well are Canada and Australia.

US activity in Africa

According to current projections, in the 2030s, Africa will become almost an exclusive global strategic reserve of sources of raw materials. For example, types that have military-strategic significance and are indispensable in defense technologies. 

Already, without the use of some types of non-ferrous and rare metals, the production of modern military products are technologically impossible and the dependence of the US military-industrial complex on imports from some countries of Tropical sub-Saharan Africa exceeds 50% and 75% in cobalt.

Knowing this, the Americans were concerned in advance about obtaining unhindered access to African raw materials. Back in the mid-1990s, in a protest in Washington, the US-based companies American Mineral Fields and Barrick Gold gained control of the coltan and cobalt deposits in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

At a time the east of this country was occupied by factions closely associated with Rwanda and Uganda, the Americans supplied the authorities of these countries with weapons in exchange for assistance in developing the mineral wealth of the region. An interesting fact is that the board of directors of both companies included former US President George Bush Sr.

The Clinton family, is also closely associated with Africa-based businesses. In 2007, the Swedish-Canadian firm Lundin Group, which at that time worked in Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia and had a very mixed reputation in terms of involvement in several episodes of fraud. They transferred $100 million to the Clinton Foundation to promote the candidature of Hillary Clinton, in the 2008 US presidential election.

Such sacrifice did not go unanswered. In 2010, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton ensured that Kinshasa cancelled the decision to nationalize the mines controlled by the Lundin Group. It is well known that American companies Apple, Intel, and Motorola, perhaps and unintentionally, are buying raw materials from DR Congo for the manufacture of Smartphone’s and laptops, which are often referred to as “conflict or bloody minerals.” 

Given that the central government in Kinshasa officially certified less than 5% of all mining mines in the east of the country, for example, in the provinces of South and North Kivu and the supply volumes significantly exceed the capabilities of these mineral developments, they can only go from which are not under the control of the authorities and around which fighting can be conducted.

Americans are also very active in the hydrocarbon market. Exxon Mobil and Chevron, together with Malaysian PETRONAS, are virtually monopolists in Chad's oil production. The same companies, as well as the American Anadarko Petroleum, are exploring gas in promising fields in Tanzania and Mozambique, respectively. 

Kosmos Energy, a large energy company headquartered in Dallas, is active in West Africa. In Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, it produces oil; in Senegal, Mauritania and Western Sahara, through its subsidiary Cairn Energy, with the permission of the Moroccans who control the country’s territory and to the displeasure of the partly recognized authorities of the Sahara Arab The Democratic Republic) - is carrying out intelligence work.

With all such immense benefits slipping out of the hands of the US government because of high competition by China, which a decade ago has become the largest partner of African countries, America has to unleash Ebola in three of the most profitable countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Congo, to take control over the rich resources in the three countries.

Child labour in blood diamond mining in Africa

Child labour in blood diamond mining in Africa



With all such immense benefits slipping out of the hands of the US government because of high competition by China, which a decade ago has become the largest partner of African countries, America has to unleash Ebola in four mineral-rich countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and Congo, to take control of the rich resources in those countries.

However, China has solutions for the games America play. They don’t want to lose the African continent for the US because of Ebola, therefore, the Chinese government joined the fight against Ebola in Africa and competed in Ebola trial vaccines against drug makers Merck and Janssen.

In the end, China has won the game leaving the US licking its wounds but the most important an answer which the common suffering African would like to know is: How is it possible that all such crimes are taking place in a continent that has African leaders?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

RWANDA FROM GENOCIDE TO ECONOMIC PROSPERITY


Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda

Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda



Rwanda, a small East African country with a population of about 12 million people, suddenly became famous because of a monstrous genocide in 1994, which claimed the lives of over a million people, in a war between two tribes, the Hutu and Tutsi.

After the painful chapters of Rwanda’s political history, nothing was heard about the country any longer than a country of genocide. However, 25 years after surviving the worst atrocity, devastation, and hunger, Rwanda now leads African countries on a number of important factors.

According to the Index of Prosperity in Africa, released by the London Legatum Institute, Rwanda came in first place, in terms of development and the country is changing rapidly, becoming better than any African country. 

The country was ranked among the top ten in terms of education, health care, quality of government, security, and economic development. 

In East Africa, Rwanda became the most prosperous state on the whole African continent, as the eighth in quality of life. South Africa, Botswana, and Morocco took the first three places.

Such impressive progress is amazing in a place where there is little to be found, and especially in a country which was decimated by war but rapidly gain momentum to lead African countries who are still struggling decades after independence.

Related topic: The Role External Forces Play In Political Violence In Africa - The Story Behind The Rwanda Genocide: https://www.modernghana.com/news/920948/the-role-external-forces-play-in-political-violence-in-afric.html


It seems Paul Kagame gets his inspiration from the Singaporean leader, Lee Kwan Yew because he doesn’t hide his admiration for him. 

The Singapore leader with an iron fist has eradicated corruption and turned the poor settlement of fishermen and smugglers into a sparkling and prosperous city of the future and the Rwandan President has set himself the goal of repeating Singapore’s success in Africa.

Does one need to be cruel to build a successful country? The methods used by Kagame are similar to that of Lee Kwan Y. Kagame has unleashed a merciless type of jihad to fight corruption in the country, reducing the incurable cancer-corruption drastically. 

The president, without hesitating, sends critics to prisons, crushes all opposition, and does not allow journalists any criticism in his address. 

Paul Kagame has used the principles of West Europe to build his law enforcement agencies and the safety of people on the streets is the highest priority. The courts were radically reformed and now the judges handle the vast majority of cases elected by the residents of the communities in which they work. 

Foreign investments are attracted and protected at the state level and the country has invested much money in education. For example, almost all schools in the country, including the children division are provided with personal computers. 

Paul Kagame has marked the construction of an economy focused on services and high technology. Fiber optic cables for the high-speed internet are being pulled across Rwanda, and new roads are being built and reconstructed. 

Tourism, which for obvious reasons was absent during times of war and genocide, has now become the most important sector of the economy, bringing almost half of its GDP. 

People travel to Rwanda from all over the world to gaze at mountain gorillas, Lake Kivu, the only one in Africa that does not have crocodiles, and also wildlife in numerous reserves of the country. It is not surprising that streams of foreign investment are pouring into the country.

In the capital, the city of Kigali, branches of foreign banks and supermarkets of global retail chains are being opened, new buildings are being built, which by local standards can be called skyscrapers. For sixteen years, GDP per capita at Rwanda’s purchasing power parity rose from $ 500 in 2000 to $ 1,800 in 2015.

An 8.5 MW solar power plant operates in Rwanda Photo: gigawattglobal.com

An 8.5 MW solar power plant operates in Rwanda Photo: gigawattglobal.com


Under Paul Kagame’s administration, Rwanda has declared war on religion. More than eight thousand churches have been closed down. Following the government’s directive, the Rwandan government has decided to reduce the number of places of worship both Christian and Muslim in the country. 

The directive provides for the closure of churches that do not have sufficient health and safety requirements to continue to carry out their activities, according to the pro-government. It is believed that the church escalated conflicts in the genocide.


Even though the Rwanda government has followed an entirely different policy, not in line with pure democracy, the success of a country which almost all the citizens nearly perished has shocked almost the whole world.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

ATTACKS ON EBOLA TREATMENT CENTER AND THE FIGHT TO CONTROL LASSA FEVER IN NIGERIA



Right, an Ebola and Lassa fever victims


In the past few months, Ebola medical centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo is under constant attack. The latest attack happened at a treatment center in North Kivu, by an armed militia, leaving one Congolese police officer dead.


According to a report from the Associated Press, an untold number of staff members working at the center were also wounded in the attack. 

The attack is the second in two weeks at the center, clear indication violence against healthcare workers and Ebola victims in the DRC remains one of the biggest obstacles the world faces in stopping the spread of the deadly disease.

“It breaks my heart to think of the health workers injured and a police officer who died in today’s attack,” said the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, but the World Health Organization’s Director-General finds it hard to tell the world the truth about Ebola.

For example, almost the entire world, including Africa, know that bats are not responsible for the deadly virus in Africa, but simply a biological weapon by the US government. 

Another important fact is that the Congolese don’t have trust any longer for the health officers. Why always Africa? And why those things which are always impossible in the developed world is possible in Africa?

The US government depending on its global project for depopulation has taken the opportunity to use poverty and other diseases in Africa, by unleashing Ebola in Africa’s population to reduce the population and control the continent’s vast rich resources. 

Unfortunately, it’s the same African leaders who have made it possible since the US government provides funds to assist the fight against HIV-Aids and Ebola in Africa. If they reject the Aids and Ebola financial assistance from the US government, Africa will be from the threat of any biological weapon.

The US government has provided an Ebola detector device, to all the 50 States in America. If they really love Africans and wouldn’t like the disease to kill them or spread, why they haven’t provided each African country the same Ebola detector?   

Instead, the US government is enjoying the submissiveness of African leaders, in order to commit their crimes in Africa, and then, in turn, betray the African leaders and the continent as corrupt and ‘Shithole’ nations, surprisingly, African leaders never learn any lesson.

Yet, according to Tedros Gebreyesus, the motive behind the attack hasn’t been uncovered. What a betrayer and a professional liar?

Meanwhile, Nigeria is battling to control disease outbreaks like Lassa fever. According to the World Health Organization, the first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969 and it’s a zoonotic disease endemic to West Africa, the disease was named after the town in Nigeria where the first case occurred.

Africa continues to suffer because they put all their trust in the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. The fact is, highly educated people around the globe, including scientists, are aware that Aids, Ebola, and Lassa fever viruses, were already created in a ‘Special Virus Cancer Laboratories” by the U.S, Germany, France, and Russia governments, and tested on Africans in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.

Why Lassa fever? It’s very easy for the World Health Organization to convince Africans about that. The biological weapon similar to hemorrhagic fever, which often victims bleed to death was first tested in 1969, in a place in Nigeria called Lassa, hence, it’s known as Lassa fever. The same way, the Ebola biological weapon was first tested in Congo near River Ebola in 1976, thus; the disease became known as Ebola.

Probably many enthusiastic health fans or Doubting Thomases would like to know the source of my information. I had them from both the Dutch scientist, Johan Van Dongen and the German medical doctor, Wolff Geisler, after my visit to Holland and Germany. 

Before Africa will be a successful continent, the people must first change their attitude and begin to trust their own people than foreign powers. Everyone knows that corruption is in Africa but African leaders don’t prepare biological weapons to kill the citizens.