Gaddafi was killed for a reason. He tried to hand over Africa back to the African people. Apart from the pre-colonial days, Africans have never been in charge of Africa. The imperialists see Africa as a field of raw materials for Europeans and Americans; therefore, its inhabitants must be manipulated to keep Africa down. They must not take charge of themselves.
Before you come with that gospel of blaming Europeans for Africa’s problems, I want you to understand that your leaders are in this game with them. They are their puppets. It is systematic slavery. Yes, slavery is still on. Africa is a giant slave camp. Our leaders safeguard the base for their Western masters.
Africa needs to be in war. Africa needs to be ruled by corrupt leaders for the imperialists to continue keeping Africa down.
The stunted growth of Africa benefited the Europeans. When you are at war with yourselves and refuse to pave the way for democracy, when you are not progressing, you will hand over your resources to the Europeans.
Africa is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, and Europeans need these natural resources. They could have wiped off Africans if possible, but there are still ways to use Africans to kill themselves. That is why good leaders get driven out or killed in Africa, while the corrupt ones ready to play the dirty game are protected by the Europeans and powerful governments around the globe.
Africa is rich in natural resources yet inhabits the poorest of people on earth. Have you ever thought of that?
Crude oil was discovered in Nigeria in the 50s, yet Nigeria is currently the world’s poverty capital, with a rotten environment that is almost beyond redemption. No good road, no good hospitals, no pipe-borne water, no housing. The government does absolutely nothing for the people. They instead steal from the people using taxes and banks while looting the country’s resources dry.
On the other hand, Dubai discovered the same oil and used it to build a modern nation. They have super cities and the best hospitals. Their leaders think about their interests and the future of their people.
Some Africans have said religion is the problem of Africa. African people will defend their God and kill their fellow African because of their God. Limbs are cut simply because someone spoke against their God. Africans are brainwashed into believing that they enjoy wealth in heaven and live psychically poor on earth.
They are prepared to endure poverty with the hope of eternal life after. They even encourage poverty and see the government’s failures as punishment from God for their numerous sins, but don’t the Europeans also commit sins? If yes, why then are they progressing?
Religion is weaponized in Africa. Ignorance is bliss. Hungry Africans rise to defend their Pastors and Priests who feed fat on them, fly private jets, neglect the poor, and live flamboyant lifestyles.
Religion is there in America, Europe and Asia. Saudi Arabia and Dubai are core Muslim countries, yet they are beautiful and progressive. Why then is Nigeria and Africa this backward? Ignorance led to the weaponization of religion in Africa.
The Americans and Europeans shout that Africa is ‘fantastically’ corrupt, but they too support corrupt African leaders.
For example, Britain rigged the first election ever conducted in Nigeria in favour of the uneducated Fulani. Moreover, they have maintained it so that the Fulani would always be in charge of Nigeria.
It is direct access that the British government gave itself to control and benefit from Nigeria’s resources. In Cameroon, a corrupt dictator has been in charge of the country for three decades, ably supported by France. They are at war with Ambazonia. Some time ago in Ivory Coast, Mr Gbagbo became a victim of a French plot. France is so powerful that it can rig out any president with the interest of its people at heart. But, of course, the appeal of Africans must stand against that of the Europeans.
They give Africa aides upon aides and monies looted from Africa through the corrupt African leaders. They provide the knowledge that the rogues they support in power in Africa will steal the entire cash and stock it back in European Banks.
In 2015, Britain supported the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria president. However, before the 2015 polls, Buhari was an old certificated soldier who could not comprehend questions thrown at him using the English language, not having the mental capacity to lead a country.
But Britain supported him against a more educated and mentally refined Goodluck Jonathan and succeeded in making him, president.
Today, Nigeria’s economy that was once the fastest growing economy in Africa, has crashed completely. Businesses have collapsed, and investors keep exiting the country in droves. The British interest is to control Nigeria, be in charge of the oil using the Fulani minority tribe as a proxy.
Getting Nigeria working is against the interest of Britain. A little time Nigeria was left in the hands of a Biafran saw Britain losing their grip on Nigeria. Indigenous technocrats were all invited home to take the lead, but Britain fought to sack the president that made that possible.
Just like Thomas Sankara was stopped, so was Biafra’s sovereignty truncated in 1967/70. Biafra is a nation the European colonial powers do not want. And that has never changed. That is why they are supporting every move made by the Fulani against Biafrans. Only a few foreign media coverages about the killings of Christians in Nigeria by the Fulani herdsmen.
Biafrans must fight harder to restore the sovereign nation called Biafra. A country called Biafra will not only favour Biafrans. It will favour entire Africa. Just like in 1967, Biafra will bring to the front line the ingenuity of the black man. Biafra will hand the control of Africa into the hands of Africans.
Elochukwu Ohagi, Philosopher, Teacher And Activist.