Africa under attack

Too many African countries under performing. Professor Lumumba exposes the Trojan horses operating in Africa.


The blogmaster found the presentation posted by Professor Lumumba enlightening. The similarities between the struggles of many African countries and the Caribbean are striking.

65 thoughts on “Africa under attack

  1. David, was reading a news report that Hatians are becoming fed up of the armed gangs that have been terrorising villages, and have decided to form vigilante groups, which are hunting and killing gang members. Police held some men who raid a village. Armed villagers intervened, took the men from the police, after which they killed and burned them.

  2. Artax,

    That was weeks ago.

    I have been following the events in Niger since the coup. Last few days though, I have chickened out. It is too much suspense for me.

    I’ll get back to it in a day or two, when I’ve psyched myself up again.

    All these coups in West Africa and Western interests at risk!

    Something has to give and I, of course, haven’t a clue what will give. All I know is that it cannot be “business as usual”.

    It just CANNOT be.

  3. What Lumumba is saying not only sounds familiar but happens in Barbados and across the Caribbean…blaming others will not cut it anymore….too much teefing and selling out…stop electing thieves and wannabes…

  4. Revolution Part One
    Do you know what it means to have a revolution?
    And what it takes to make a solution?
    Fighting against oppression
    Oh yeah
    Battering down depression

    Are you ready to stand up and fight the right revolution?
    Are ready to stand up and fight it just like soldiers?
    Many are called few are chosen

    Revolution Part Two
    And though they talk about the revolution
    A said they’re not ready
    I know they’re not
    They talk and they talk about the revolution
    They’re not ready
    I know they’re not

    Revolution Part Three
    All they talk about is a revolution
    Are you ready now
    No you can’t have an unguided revolution
    You’ve got to be prepared with loads of ammunition

  5. Well, Vladimir Putin just sent 2 Nuclear Bombers to SA and Big Bad Black Ugly Dumb ECOWAS are pissing their pants.

    Looks like that Putin/Progozhin attempted peutsch was nothing more than a Master Stroke on which the West had salivated. Since they have now become ‘enemies’ the West cannot say that Russia is fighting in the Sahel Region… but guess who’s in the Sahel Region right now, GOD’s Army. France, the US and Europe are shiverring.

    Africa needs military aid and Russia is there to provide it. The USSR/Russia has always been a friend to the Continent. Ignore the naysayers about neo-colonisation. Work with Russia. Take all the military training and weapons. You’ve got real battles to fight.

    Furthermore, Russia has forgiven US$23B debt and is providing them with grain. Take Russia’s grain because Putin does not allow GMOs in their food. The grain from the Ukraine is most likely GMO because its grown by US Corps Archer Daniels Midlands (ADM) and Carghill. Don’t eat it because they hate Black people. Wonder why the US is pumping billions into the Ukraine?

    The DRC also needs some help to rid itself of that fat zio-swine Dan Gertler.

    but ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

    Hats off to this Group of Young African Men who’ve decided that enough is effffffffffingnough.Watch the lights go out in Europe because they are nothing without the theft of African Resources starting with the People.. our Foreparents. Today its the Resources and their Money. Africa gives Europe Aid. Europe does not give Africa Aid. Talk about REPARATIONS!

    The Young Africans looked around and saw how the rest of the world is living high on the hog, Africa’s hog, Africa’s resources, yet they are poor. They’ve decided that they are not having it. No More! Gen Z did not come in here to play. They are about war. They take no mess. They are fighting the cops in the streets like nobody’s business and they are getting help from the Millenieums. Africans are ready to die on their feet like men and not like beggars on their knees.

    No more Money to French Banks neither.

    The $13B 5,600-kilometer trans Saharan Gas Pipeline has now been halted. This pipeline was designed to transport gas from Nigeria to Europe via Niger, and the Hassan R’Mel gas hub in Algeria. This gas was intended to replace the Russian gas from Gazprom which was sabotaged.

    No more Gold nor Uranium from Niger. It’ll soon be lights out for Frfrance.

    Europe now has to buy LNG from the US for far more than they were paying Putin.

    Victoria Nuland that criminal gangster just took an emergency flight to Niger but they denied her talks with the Generals and the crooked Bazoum, proving that she’s a nobody. Its also reported that the top brass in Niger has Bazoom under arrest and he’s being fed his own medicine. Rice with water. Just like the common people.

    For years Europe has bled that continent. Its now Do or Die for that Continent with the majority of the population being young people.

    We will always have our traitors like that ugly hippopotamus Bolo Tinubu in Nigeria, that lying, thieving cocaine dealer. Gotta watch Nano Akufo-Addo, in Ghana as well. Don’t trust him but they too will be removed.

    Is it possible that the Sahel Region will become the Valley of Jehoshaphat?

    Please remember that the World had been remapped by the Europeans.

    • It would appear the so called pan Africanists in Barbados have gone very silent. In fact you can say that they continue to fail at inspiring this generation of Barbadians to get on Board. Why?

      Whither you David Commisiong? You had a lot to say and wrte during the last administration.

    • Overcoming illusions of African disunity

      “Africa for the Africans at home and abroad.” – Marcus Garvey “Africans unite yeah! Cause we’re moving right out of Babylon.”
      – Bob Marley

      Bob Marley continues the song with the lyrics, “How good and how pleasant it would be, before God and man, to see the unification of all Africans.” If we are serious we would have to admit that this is not only good and pleasant. It is necessary.
      It is necessary because Africa and Africans were and still are attacked and exploited as a group.
      There are no African people on the continent nor outside of it who have received fair or preferential treatment from their exploiters or attackers, except where that treatment was designed to divide and rule or for other self serving reasons. If Africans at home and abroad face similar issues of similar origin, it stands to reason then that a unified response is warranted.
      Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley and countless others have put in work to lay the emotional and intellectual foundations of the dream of African unity. However, in the words of one of our very own contributors to the project of Global African Unity, Kamau Brathwaite, “It is not enough.”
      The goal is to forge greater political, economic and cultural unity. However, there are other competing illusions which cause us to stray off the path of African unity. These are the illusions of emancipation, assimilation and the liberation from Africanness. These illusions seduce Africans away from processes of unification and towards disintegration.
      Emancipation is the granting of freedom by a legitimate authority.
      The illusion of emancipation seduces Africans into believing that freedom and equality can or will be granted by the decree of the exploiting powers. They are not legitimate and any freedoms granted will be on the condition of continued exploitation. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
      Colonial hierarchies
      The illusion of political independence hides the fact that an interconnected economic system maintains colonial hierarchies and systems of dependence and exploitation. It also leads Africans to believe that they can succeed by being totally independent of each other.
      The illusion of assimilation
      seduces Africans into believing that freedom and equality is best attained by assimilating and integrating into the institutions and cultures of the exploiting powers. But Civil Rights Activist Harry Belafonte recalls Dr King’s words in their last conversation. “I fear I am integrating my people into a burning house.”
      The last illusion is the one that underpins the other two. When it became clear that escape from physical bondage and exploitation was unlikely many Africans moved towards a strategy of escaping from that which was the sign of their status as ripe for enslavement and exploitation. That is, their Africanness.
      The illusion that freedom and equality can be attained by shedding our Africanness is a strong one.
      It causes us to whiten our skin, straighten our hair, code switch our speech, denigrate and abandon our indigenous religions, cultures and practices, find any means available to be less black, less African, in some minds, less worthy, to be a victim of exploitation.
      These illusions exist on deep psychological and cultural levels.
      African scholar Cheik Anta Diop demonstrates that though there was not one united Africa in precolonial times, there was a cultural commonality and thread that ran across the nations and peoples that would eventually come to be collectively called African. This is despite their diversity and detachment. It was the cultural commonalities along with the darker skin that caused the invading Europeans to lump these peoples together. These commonalities have survived and grown through and in the wake of slavery and colonisation. Building on this cultural common ground is a key to African unity.

      Adrian Green is a communications specialist.

  6. First…break the chains that bind you to the criminal minorities in Barbados…it leads directly from the parliament of the CORRUPT…..
    .then you can work on the other chains..

    The traitors/slash sellouts in black face both on the continent of Afrika and the Barbados/Caribbean region have been identified and EXPOSED everywhere, making FORWARD MOVEMENT much easier….that was the HARDEST PART..letting the world view them in all their evil attire….they have nowhere to hide..

  7. Burkina Faso needs weapons and North Korea is about to supply them. Excellent move! Big F U to the US and EU!

    This New movement in Africa does not require the likes of a David Commisiong. Its not a movement that requires long, drawn out speeches. These Young Giants on the Continent are about Action and they are hell bent on ridding the continent of US and EU scum, hence their pivot to Russia.

    New Dimensions on the Horizon!

    • What can Commie-Fraud do on the continent except talk more shite….and have no clue wuh he talking bout…..he is nowhere in the league of REAL top Pan Afrikanists from here or there…..none of the master scholars know who he is and will be appalled to learn these frauds are floating around as imposters dirting the name of Pan Afrikanism…WHEN I TELL THEM..

      …most of the top Pan Afrikanists are already on the continent or on their way…no one wants any embarrassments and scandals from.Barbados following them around with that Florida RICO filing…the wannabes would do well to stay in their lanes…the timing was perfect to cut the blights and curse out of the lineup

      ….hail up to Marcus Garvey and Clement Payne…true Pan Afrikanists.

  8. Hopi…looks like they spent decades and decades preparing to ground themselves just for this occasion…

    Garvey said he will be in the wind…yes he did, yes, he is…

    No one wants to see or be in the midst of these spirits of Afrikan destruction.

    Esfet, Apep of the Duat.

  9. Yolande…….That’s right. Just invoke these spirits! Don’t forget Sekhmet!

    Its quite apparent that the majority on the Continent had no idea of the Enslavement of fellow Africans in the West. Many of them are shocked to find out that our foreparents were brought to the West chained to ships to work for FREE to build this modern economic system and in horrific conditions. They have been awakened.

    This is a battle for MEN not boys.I shed tears of joy just seeing these Young Giants reject American and Europain bullshale hegemony.


    Under the guise of TERRORISM the west is stealing their resources. They pretend that they are there to eradicate the terrorist but let it be known that all terrorists are in the employ of the West for the West..for Empire, for the British Royal Family, for the Rothschild, for Western Corporations. They took us from the Cold War era to the era of Terrorism enveloped in Climate Change.

    • Both Sekhmet & Nebt Het…we have to pull up the ancestors, too many traitors who look like us and we are only now finding out…nothing BAD happens to us without the wannabe elites…they are the conduit and have been for the last hundred years….always dazzled, and wanting what’s not theirs, never satisfied, always overreaching above their station in life as politicians, servants of the people and others…….weee have to shed them, as Pacha will tell you ..

      It’s unfortunate they dont understand how that works even after decades and decades..that’s why they will always wannabe elite.

  10. The only legitimate entity endowed with authority to grant Africans freedom is GOD ALMIGHTY. No pale man has authority over GOD’s Children.

    Yesterday I went to the park for my usual run and I saw one Black Butterfly poised on the ground in front of me. Then on my way back home I saw a similar Black Butterfly at my foot again. I recognised both of them A sign that change is coming for Me or the Collective… GOD’s Children.

  11. The World Bank and the IMF are two criminal entities. They have replaced the Plantation Owners. Africa does not need them. No need for them to reconsider.

    Just watch Mia call up that bird face Christine and tell her we are coming to draw down 200M.I’m bringing some pancarts and buses to load up.Legarde’s reply..’No Mia. You can’t do that. We don’t have it.’ All these 2 entities do is move an effing mouse on their screen and send you imaginary money. Then you not only have to have your hard-working citizens taxed to infinity but they must also pay usury on that imaginary numbers. Them and their children and grandchildren’s children, when our forparents had already left us wealth. What a viscous cycle. May the Gods damn the blood-sucking Swine to poverty and desruction.

  12. For those who have NO mother tongue…and dont want one.

    ..there is video to go with it…but i just could not be bothered.

    “No people on Earth make progress on the basis of a borrowed language.”

    -Kwesi Kwaa Prah

  13. Do you know this is the seventh coup in Niger in short order?
    ….and the next one will be the eighth!

    All this tells us is that despite the iron boot of the French Demons, aided by the usual array of traitors, judases and other local shiite hounds, the people of Niger are not your usual ‘Bajan brass bowls’ – who will sell their dignity for a coke and a wuk up.

    The TRUE measure of a man is not how long he manages to ‘live’ …by appeasing his oppressors. But by his REFUSAL to give up his RIGHTS as a man – at the pain of death even. It is called character – and comes above food and even life…

    OF COURSE they can bend over a bit and apply vaseline – and let the Europeans and their local Mafia do as they like…. Like most of us encourage in Brassbados…

    Seems to the bushman that, unlike most BB Bajans, the people of Niger are REFUSING to adjust to being bulled…. and they keep fighting back…while we keep adjusting the vaseline…

    If we were less contaminated with the albino-centric mentality perhaps we would be on our third or fourth coup bout here too…
    Either THAT, …or a LOT LESS shiite would be happening…

    • LOL @ David
      Boss, LIFE is 99% about ‘challenges’. No one appreciates such challenges more than bushmen.

      However challenges are par for the course in the cauldron of life. So harder ‘challenges’ are reserved for those who get past the BASIC ones, such as holding on to their BASIC birthrights.

      Since when because ’things are hard’, is now a good reason to become a prostitute? or to invest in vaseline and sell your donkey…?

      Wheel and come back Boss….
      NOTHING trumps principle… AKA ‘righteousness’… no matter the challenges experienced.
      It is what makes Caswell an outlier in Brassbados – whether you like him or not!!!

    • @Bush Tea

      The blogmaster like you adheres to principles but same must be anchored in something that is pure? Whose definition of pure is where it gets murky and create different challenges for different people based on their life’s experiences.

    • Sounds more like a public trial to Bushie…

      Are you familiar with ANY circumstances where such a public examination of the stewardship of past and current leaders nearer at home MAY be warranted Boss? that is, if brass bowls had balls…!!!

      You CANNOT wish for righteousness while committing to secrecy. ANY brass bowl who CHOOSES to take on the mantle of public leadership MUST be prepared for public scrutiny…

      Your presumption of a ‘shooting squad’ may well be an outright admission that this is the inevitable deserved verdict, but…

      Even if such a leader is guiltless, as was the case with the original the original Bushman, you will come to see that in the long run, the Universe is unfolding as intended.

    • @Bush Tea

      You cannot have is both ways. If you want to exist under the so-called democracy we inherited for Mother England then you can’t cherry pick palace coups as a preferred option to protest. Make up your mind!

  14. Niger dont need any slave influence ….stay in your lanes…ya cant fix the most simple issues on the island…the complex is way above such thought processes..
    Fix Barbados and the Caribbean…they have no wars…inserting yaselves is not recommended.

  15. It’s very offensive, insulting, disrespectful and embarrassing to attempt to insert slave minds amongst a forward thinking population like self-loving Nigeriens.(NIGER)…WHO ARE NOT SLAVEMINDED, not the same as overly colonized and slaveminded Nigerians just like Bajans …and calling it a model…….

    Worse yet…every suggestion is corrupt and self-hating ..that’s all that’s available…

    I would take that personally…..shameful..

    • David,

      What has the Caribbean done to deserve the honour of intervening in African affairs???????

      Really, David! We have first to sort ourselves out to sort our democratically elected political “servants”.

      When we have learnt how to hold them to account in between elections, maybe then we will have something to offer.

      Right now, we should be concentrating on supporting those who dare to kick the diabolical French and their sell out black lackeys in the ass!

      I don’t believe we need to resort to coups in Barbados. We could exert pressure in other ways, if we had the will.

    • @Donna

      Is it about intervening or being supportive of a member of Caricom recognizing Haiti enjoys provisional status. We do not live in a fish bowl.

      You have been following the decision of Kenya to lend assistance and Jamaica’s response to the decision? We are vested for many reasons.

  16. I’m wondering if anyone couldn’t ‘pull up these ancestors’ when King Leopold of Belgium was perpetrating his atrocities and systematic brutality in Congo, including the murder of approximately 15M Congolese…… and forced labour, torture, kidnapping, and the amputation of the hands of men, women, and children when the quota of rubber was not met?

  17. I was just reading a treatise in which I learned that Garvey’s son and the real Pan Afrikanists are in the driver’s seat because they are GOD, and they are totally in control of everything that is set to happen soon in the future.

    Quite exciting revelation it was.

  18. @ Dr. GP

    I was reviewing information, both text and video, by Pastor Dr. Ray Hagins.

    He was a Pastor in the ‘Church of God and Christ,’ until he began studying African history.
    It was then Hagins learnt that majority of what he was preaching, ‘was copied and plagiarized from Ancient Egypt and misrepresented to the world through Christianity.’

    I listened to one of his lectures entitled, ‘The 1st Council of Nicea 325 AD: The Council that created Jesus.’

    According to his research, African history goes back over 400,000 years.

    The following is a synopsis.

    The Council the created the concept of Jesus the Christ, which was patterned after Heru (Horus) from Ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) mythology.
    Ausar (Osiris), Auset, (Isis) and Heru (Horus) were the first Holy Trinity, and Joseph and Mary were patterned after this.

    Alexander the Great appointed Ptolemy the 1st as Pharaoh of Egypt, who wanted Egyptians to concentrate him as a ‘god,’ similarly to what was done with native Egyptian Pharaohs.
    But, the Egyptians declined to do so.
    Ptolemy (Soter) named himself, Meryamun (beloved of God) Setepenre (chosen by God).
    And, insisted an image be made in his honour.
    The Egyptians refused this request as well, to which Soter responded by killing them, until he found priest who were willing to concentrate him as Pharaoh.
    Serapis Christus.
    Hence, the ‘Worship of Serapis.’

    The Europeans replaced ‘sun’ with ‘son,’ reason being why paintings of Jesus have the sun behind head, which we call a halo.

    Arius told people they were worshipping a statue dedicated to Ptolemy 1st.

    The Council of Nicea was convened to discredit Arius.
    Constantine ordered that the image of Serapis be named Jesus Christ, and all books be burnt.

  19. @Dr. GP

    Emperor Hadrian refers to the Alexandrian worshipers of Serapis calling themselves ‘Bishops of Christ.’

    “Egypt, which you commended to me, my dearest Servianus, I have found to be wholly fickle and inconsistent, and continually wafted about by every breath of fame.”

    “The worshipers of Serapis here are called CHRISTIANS, and those who are devoted to the god Serapis (I find), call themselves Bishops of Christ.” [Hadrian to Servianus, 134 A.D]

  20. The Europeans replaced ‘sun’ with ‘son,’

    I believe you have discovered the first typo/autocorrect error in human history.

    This is not you. What next? A collaboration with AOPC?.. I forgot the initials …

    • RE: “This is not you.”

      Yes, it IS me.

      Although I don’t comment on every article presented to BU for discussion, I do a lot of reading.

      However, I do not immediately believe everything I read or readily accept it as truth, or rely on one source for information.

      I prefer to ‘observe’ things objectively.

      For example, we were told that Islam was conceptualized by Africans.

      Yet, the Arabs were allowed to ‘buy the copyright,’ repackaged Islamic concepts, laws etc and resold them to Africans.

      To the extent that almost one-third of the world’s Muslim population resides in Africa.

      RE: “What next? A collaboration with AOPC?.. I forgot the initials …”

      Helllllll No!

      I believe the percentage is much more than 10.

  21. Pacha posted a video of Dr. Ray Hagins and invited me to view…about 2 years ago….

    Dr. Ray Hagins reads Kush Quarterly Magazine…every issue….AOP…so do all the major REAL Pan Afrikanist Scholars i know personally and they share it everywhere.

  22. I also watched a very interesting video, featuring a former pastor of over 30 years, Paul Wallis, who questioned the description of Pleiadians in the Bible.

    That Asherah was honoured as an advanced being and one of the many Elohim or ‘powerful beings,’ whose existence are recorded in the Bible.

    Ancient cultures wrote about the ‘Seba Hassamayim’ or ‘armies of the skies.’
    Visitors with advanced technology from other planets who either natured human development or dominated, colonized and exploited them.

  23. Pacha….been hearing about this now for a couple months….your thoughts, if any..

    Source: FT

    “Brics creator slams ‘ridiculous’ idea for common currency on twitter Brics creator slams ‘ridiculous’ idea for common currency on linkedin

    Arjun Neil Alim in London and Joseph Cotterill in Johannesburg 13 HOURS AGO 255

    The former Goldman Sachs economist who coined the Brics acronym has dismissed as “ridiculous” the notion that the group of emerging nations might develop its own currency, as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa prepare to discuss whether to expand the bloc. Ahead of the group’s 15th summit next week, Lord Jim O’Neill told the Financial Times that the Brics had “never achieved anything since they first started meeting”, eight years after he created the phrase in a 2001 research note he wrote as the bank’s chief economist.

    Brics nations such as Russia and China have called for the bloc to challenge the US dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, but South Africa, which is hosting this year’s summit, has said a Brics currency is not on the agenda for the gathering in Johannesburg. O’Neill said creating a common currency for the five strongly diverging economies would be unfeasible. “It’s just ridiculous,” he said in response to calls for a “trading currency” from Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other politicians from the bloc. “They’re going to create a Brics central bank? How would you do that? It’s embarrassing almost.”

    O’Neill coined the Brics acronym in a Goldman paper in order to highlight the economic potential of Brazil, Russia, India and China and the need for global economic and political governance to be reshaped to include them. The countries themselves embraced the term and began holding summits in 2009. With dozens of countries formally or informally expressing interest in joining the bloc, according to a South African diplomat, the summit could be its biggest leap forward in membership since South Africa joined in 2010. But criteria for admission have not been decided, and the issue of expansion has emerged as another faultline among the quintet.”

  24. Serious movement on the continent, even i got taken by surprise.

  25. Quote:

    Haiti: A peaceful multinational approach, not a warlike force

    Haiti needs “to get its political and governance act together”.
    That is among the important messages that UN Secretary- General, António Guterres, delivered to the UN Security Council in a letter on August 14, 2023.
    Guterres’ letter was a response to the Security Council’s request for proposals to tackle the security and humanitarian crises in Haiti.
    While the Secretary-General repeats his call made to the Security Council in July 2023 “to authorise the immediate deployment of a robust international security force” to help Haiti’s police fight criminal gangs, the significance of this latest letter is the importance of settling the vexed issue of the country’s governance.
    Guterres emphasised that “Without a meaningful reform of the political system, Haiti will continue to face these cycles of crises and instability emanating from weak political representation and disenfranchisement, a political climate, and fragile and politicised state institutions.”
    Failed and corrupt governance has been at the root of Haiti’s poverty, economic backwardness, and inadequate physical and social infrastructure.
    From these circumstances gangs were formed, first as tools of rival politicians and business oligarchs, and then as a force to take advantage of a situation of totally collapsed governance structures and systems.
    Haiti has no legislature; its Court system is utterly dysfunctional; and many of Haiti’s political parties and civil society organisations have declared no confidence in the selfappointed government of Haiti which has shown no inclination to establish a transitional government that genuinely shares power and represents a broad cross-section of the society.
    The situation in Haiti is dire, and the people of Haiti deserve to be liberated from the persistent deprivation and suffering that they are forced to endure. However, the proposed “deployment of a specialised multinational force enabled by military assets, coordinated with the national police”, should be at the request of an agreed transitional government if it is to enjoy popular backing.
    As the organisation, Human Rights Watch, observed: “The Haitian government has failed to protect people from the violence of these criminal groups, many of which have alleged ties with senior political officials, economic actors, and police officers. International security support may be required, but it will most likely only be effective with a new transitional government and as part of a multi-faceted response with strong human rights safeguards.”
    Such a transitional government is necessary, bearing in mind that many Haitian organisations believe that any successful external force would end up, intentionally or otherwise, maintaining the present unelected government of Dr Ariel Henry.
    If success means getting rid of gangs by “active use of force in targeted police operations against heavily armed gangs”, as Secretary General Guterres described it, then what is really meant is a war against the gangs that are now entrenched throughout Haiti.
    Such a war would not result in casualties only among gang leaders and members. It would also include fatalities among communities, which are used as protective shields in any resistance to “active use of force”. The deaths of combatants from any multinational force could also be considerable.
    The governments of the Bahamas and Jamaica have understandably offered to join an external force. Both countries face challenges from Haitians seeking refuge, leading to substantial expenditures on border protection, repatriation efforts, and containment. This direct impact underscores their vested interest in Haiti’s stabilisation.
    The governments of Canada and the United States, arguably having a similar vested interest, have yet to express intentions to contribute police or soldiers. Instead, they encourage countries in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean to do so, providing logistical support and finance for operations.
    Apart from The Bahamas and Jamaica, no government has made a formal decision to commit troops. Even Kenya is awaiting a study before declaring its position.
    To some extent, reluctance stems from the fact that this would not be a “peacekeeping force”, operating with a mandate from the UN Security Council. Instead, it would be a force made up of willing countries, undertaking the “recapture of areas under gang control”.
    Such a mission is easier said than done. The gangs were already well-armed, violent and accustomed to confrontation and killing before the much-publicised discussions, concerning the deployment of a multinational force. Some of the gangs are linked to organised criminal enterprises and they would have been fortified with more powerful weaponry than they already possessed.
    Guterres pointed out to the Security Council that the “gangs have become more structured, federated and autonomous [-] consolidating control over the population”. The gangs also have a vested interest in preserving themselves and the criminal activity from which they derive money and power; they will not slink away with their tails between their legs. They will fight, viciously.
    The argument has been advanced that, integral to stability in Haiti, are general elections at which voters will elect the president of the country and representatives to the legislature and municipalities. The argument continues that to mount such elections requires Haiti to be secure. Therefore, getting rid of the gangs and establishing a functional police force are compulsory.
    However, even if a multinational force is constructed and it entered Haiti at the request of the unelected Prime Minister, Dr Ariel Henry, eliminating gangs after a bloody confrontation, the fundamental issue of Haiti’s governance would remain.
    Elections, organised only by Dr Henry’s government, would not satisfy any – other than his own political party – that such elections would be organised, administered and conducted to produce free and fair results, particularly if they come after a period of violent conflict. The existing disaffection and hostility would explode into protests and demonstrations.
    Given all this, Haiti might now best be served by a multinational team of negotiators and facilitators made up of persons from countries with leverage and others that enjoy the goodwill of Haitian players. Such a team could work with the various parties in Haiti to establish a transitional government that would have the authority to interface with, and make credible requests of, the international community, including for clearly defined police assistance.
    The team might also begin to explore with the main gang leaders the terms of dismantling their organisations and laying down their weapons with the aim of preventing widespread violence and bloodshed.
    Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London and Massey College at the University of Toronto. The views expressed are entirely his own. Responses and previous commentaries:

    Source: BT

    • Overcoming post colonial colonialism

      The people of the West African nation of Niger were recently dancing in the streets celebrating a coup in their country. This coup in Niger follows two other recent popular coups in the region, in the nations of Mali and Burkina Faso. The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) has condemned these coups, particularly the most recent one in Niger. ECOWAS finds itself at odds with a large component of Africa and its diaspora, who hail the coups as movements to liberate Africa from post-colonial colonialism.
      The heads of government of ECOWAS are seriously considering using force to reinstate the ousted government.
      This action has been championed by the president of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu. However, the leaders of Mali and Burkina Faso have pledged to defend Niger if it is attacked. Masses of people within ECOWAS nations have also come down on the side of the coup leaders.
      In Nigeria, citizens took to the streets to protest against the military intentions of their own president Tinubu. It seems that on the ground Africa and her diaspora are firmly supporting these militant moves.
      The people of Africa are seemingly growing tired of being third class citizens of a globalised world.
      Permanent status as Third World nations is becoming less and less acceptable. Acceptable probably only to elite business and political classes who are content to be overseers for absentee landlords and bosses in the West.
      In the words of the new Burkina Faso president, Ibrahim Traore, “Why does resource-rich Africa remain the poorest region of the world? We ask these questions and get no answers. However, we have the opportunity to build new relationships that will help us build a better future for Burkino Faso . . . a slave who does not fight for his freedom is not worthy of any indulgence. The heads of African states should not behave like puppets in the hands of the imperialists.”
      African people have suffered at the hands of leaders who have been unduly influenced by the West for hundreds of years. The puppet government
      trend did not stop just because these nations gained political independence. In most cases the word “puppets” may be too strong. Maybe the term “facilitators” is more appropriate. In many cases even “reluctant facilitators.” Even the hero of Zimbabwean independence and icon of African resistance, Robert Mugabe, entered into agreements with the coloniser nation which facilitated the wealth of Zimbabwe remaining under Western influence. Western nations have gone as far as to assassinate African leaders who did not get with the programme. African nations have also struggled to unite for collective security and prosperity.
      Caribbean leaders struggle similarly.
      As we in the Caribbean seek to find our own way out of post-colonial colonialism we should not be under any romantic notions that situations like those in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali will necessarily lead to progress.
      We have the example of the implosion and collapse of the Grenada coup and revolution to cure us of that illusion.
      Internal conflicts work as well for the colonisers as do puppets or facilitators.
      What also works well for them is our self-induced illusion that this region has a special place in the bosom of post-colonial colonialism. More than killing ourselves to punch above our weight class, we have to learn to spar cooperatively with our brothers and sisters in our own class, with the nations of Africa and the Global South.

      Adrian Green is a communications specialist. Email adriangreen14@gmail. com.

      Source: Nation

  26. Niger’s military rulers accuse France of unilaterally releasing ‘terrorists’

    By Rédaction Africanews

    Last updated: 09/08/2023

    Niger’s new military rulers on Wednesday accused France, the country’s traditional ally, of having “unilaterally freed captured terrorists,” a term used for jihadists, and of breaching a ban on the country’s air space.
    They claimed that France released a number of jihadists, who then gathered to plan an attack on “military positions in the tri-border area,” a hotspot region where the frontiers of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali converge.
    “Events of an extreme gravity are unfolding in Niger as a result of the behaviour of the French forces and their accomplices,” according to the statement issued by the new regime, called the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP).

  27. David, seems as though Gabon is the newest addition to the list of African countries where the military has staged a coup. Apparently, the Gabonese military announced that they had ‘seized power’ following President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s re-election, while claiming election fraud.

    • @Artax

      Many countries in Africa operate with unstable governments. As the new hegemonists take occupation and there is increasing economic activity discord is sure to rise. History is replete with how these situations evolve.

  28. David, according to news reports, Gabonese are fed-up that Ali Bongo’s family has been ruling the country for over 50 years. France has benefited significantly from Gabon’s production of oil.

  29. Another interesting development in Niger, David. The French ambassador has refused to leave country. The military authorities have ordered the suspension of electricity, water and food supplies to the embassy and all other French entities in Niger.

  30. According to media reports, the Gabonese military authority said security agents discovered billions of dollars in ‘raw cash’ during a search of Ali Bongo’s home. He is expected to be charged with treason and money laundering.

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