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China, India are Africa's "new colonialists" - Soros

Wed 6 Feb 2008, 7:43 GMT

By Daniel Flynn

DAKAR (Reuters) - Hungry for oil and minerals, India and China have become Africa's new colonialists, exploiting the world's poorest continent in the same way as its old European masters, billionaire financier George Soros said on Tuesday.

European nations' scramble for resources, from slaves to diamonds and gold, led them to subjugate Africa's peoples under colonialism. After independence swept the continent in the 1950s and 1960s, they often supported corrupt and dictatorial regimes.

Over the last decade, amid concern over minerals funding wars from Angola to Democratic Republic of Congo, Western governments and multinationals have largely accepted the need for accountability and transparency in extractive industries.

But India and China, which are pumping billions of dollars of loans and investment into Africa, have not, Soros said.

"They are in the process of repeating the mistakes that the colonial powers have made," Soros told Reuters in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. "There's a certain irony of the old colonialists recognising their past mistakes and trying to correct them, and the new colonialists then repeating those mistakes."

Soros, whose charitable foundations disbursed $45 million in Africa last year, hoped that Chinese firms would toughen their criteria for investment, although he said Chinese demand for raw materials had brought benefits to the continent, underpinning its strongest growth in four decades.

"It's the basis on which the economic outlook for Africa is somewhat exempt from the current global downturn," he said, assessing Africa outlook as "quite good".

"I don't expect a global recession. I expect a recession in the developed economies but there are some very positive dynamics for the developing world, particularly resource-rich areas," said Soros, who was ranked as the world's 80th richest man by Forbes magazine last year with a fortune of $8.5 billion.

For those African countries not lucky enough to possess mineral wealth, the outlook was more sombre. Non-oil producing states were losing more in economic terms from record petroleum prices than they ever gained from Western debt relief, he said.

KENYA A WARNING

The financier, who set up the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations, said ongoing post-election violence in Kenya which has killed more than 1,000 people was a reminder of the need to bolster African democratic institutions.

Soros, 77, called on President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to agree a power-sharing administration and move towards new elections, or risk dragging Kenya's once-thriving economy into a spiral of decline.

Kenya's crisis risked tainting investor perceptions of Africa, Soros said, by repeating a familiar spiral of political crisis and economic decline witnessed from Ivory Coast to Democratic Republic of Congo.

"Kenya is not the first country which is relatively prosperous and then a breakdown in the political process sets in motion a process of disintegration," said Soros, after visiting a training centre for single mothers funded by his foundations.

"When you look at Zimbabwe which was one of the richest and just keeps on sinking. It is terrible just how far it can sink."

Due to Africa's colonial past, Soros said there was a limit to what foreign intervention could achieve and he urged African rights groups and governments to strive for democratic reforms.

"The problem is a constitutional one," he said. "There needs to be greater power sharing, greater devolution, and a greater role for parliament, as opposed to the president."

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China an alternative to "addictive" aid in Africa

Wed 6 Feb 2008, 16:09 GMT

By Alphonso Toweh

MONROVIA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Too much Western aid can become an addictive drug for poor African countries and Chinese investment offers an alternative, mutually-beneficial relationship, China's ambassador to Liberia said on Wednesday.

Zhou Yuxiao urged other countries to follow China's lead in cancelling debt to Liberia, a once-prosperous West African country struggling to recover from a 1989-2003 civil war. China cancelled its $12 million bilateral debt a year ago.

China was also interested in investing in a tax-exempt economic zone being planned by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's government to kick-start economic activity.

"Too much aid is not good for a country. It's like drugs ... If you are addicted to it, it becomes bad," Yuxiao told Reuters in an interview. "China is calling for win-win cooperation, or mutual beneficial cooperation."

China has pumped billions of dollars into Africa in recent years in search of natural resources for its booming economy. That has unnerved Western donors, who worry that it is ignoring human rights abuses.

Since they opened relations in 1977, China has twice broken off diplomatic ties with Liberia -- when President Samuel Doe and his successor, warlord Charles Taylor, recognised Taiwan in return for generous aid and investment.

In 2004, China deployed 500 peacekeepers to Liberia, its biggest-ever contribution to a U.N. peacekeeping mission, after an interim government reopened diplomatic ties in 2003, shortly after the end of the war which killed some 200,000 Liberians.

DEBT RELIEF

President Johnson-Sirleaf, who took office two years ago, has been keen to court China. Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Liberia a year ago and announced the cancellation of Liberia's bilateral debt.

"We are calling on other counties to cancel Liberia's debt. If the debt issue can not be resolved, it will affect Liberia's economic development," Yuxiao said.

Years of political strife, economic mismanagement and corruption have left Liberia with foreign debts of $4.5 billion, most of that to multi-lateral lending institutions.

The World Bank said in December Liberia cleared its $400 million debt to the organisation, thanks largely to a loan from the United States.

At present, China is helping Liberia build a $3 million military barracks in the centre of country and opening a Chinese teaching centre at the University of Liberia. As in many African countries, the football stadium in the Liberian capital Monrovia was Chinese-built.

Liberia, Africa's oldest Republic, was founded by freed American slaves in 1847, and has long been a staunch ally of the United States. U.S. President George W. Bush is due to visit Liberia this month.

Yuxiao, a 54-year-old diplomat who had previously worked in Nigeria and South Africa, said China was not hoping to step into America's shoes.

"There is no scramble for Liberia. As you know, Liberia has special relations with America and we have normal relations," he said. "We do not compete with America." (Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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To be sure, there is excitement about Bush. The White House says foreign aid to Africa doubled during his first term and will nearly double again, to $8.7 billion a year, by 2010 if his budget proposals are adopted. The $698 million compact he signed Sunday is the largest grant ever awarded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, established to assist countries that embrace democracy and fight corruption.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/17/africa/bush.php



$30 Billion in White Money for Black AIDS

President Bush may be struggling at home, but he remains surprisingly popular here in Africa, where his face adorns everything from billboards of thanks to women's dresses.

The main reason for his popularity is that the fund to combat AIDS he created in 2003 has spent more than $15 billion on the continent over the past five years.

"It was incumbent upon us to help deal with this pandemic that was -- could have literally wiped out an entire generation of Africans," Bush told reporters in the Tanzanian capital today.

The fund is the largest international health initiative ever to fight a single disease, and Bush wants to double that amount to $30 billion over the next five years.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4303636&page=1

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The Failure of Democracy in Africa
by Mukui Waruiru -- a black Kenyan conservative -- February 2008

This article was published in Australia by the Australian League of Rights
(whatever that is) New Times Survey recently. I've highlighted pertinent points in burgundy - Marwinsing.

Mukui Waruiru writes:

"The ongoing violence in Iraq has caused observers to reflect on the challenges of bringing democracy to tribal societies. Before the Iraq War was launched in 2003, the Bush administration assured Americans and the world that the removal of Saddam Hussein would result in the creation of a peaceful, well-governed, and democratic society. But it is now becoming clear that building a successful democracy is not as easy as many Americans had assumed. Pure democracy is a system that works well in particular cultures, and not all cultures are equally capable of building harmonious democratic societies.

If the Bush administration had been interested in studying the track record of democracy-building efforts in tribal cultures, they should have studied the experience of Sub-Saharan Africa, where the introduction of pure democracy 50 years ago resulted in disaster for the people of the region. For the purposes of this article, I am defining 'pure democracy' as majority rule under universal suffrage, in which all citizens of adult age are guaranteed the right to vote in national elections.

In 1957, Ghana became the first black African country to gain independence from European colonial rule (Sudan gained its independence in 1956, but it regards itself as part of Arab Africa, rather than black Africa). The Prime Minister of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, had won an election in 1956, campaigning on a platform of attaining immediate independence from British colonial rule. Nkrumah had served as Prime Minister from 1951 to 1956, a period in which Ghana enjoyed internal self-government, under the supervision of the British colonial governor in the country. The governor had the power to veto decisions by Nkrumah that he felt were harmful to the interests of the colony. This was the period in which Ghana enjoyed the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity in its history.

Two conservative Ghanaian politicians, J. B. Danquah and Kofi Busia, opposed Nkrumah's campaign for immediate independence. They wanted to preserve the status quo, because of the stability and prosperity which Ghana was enjoying. They preferred a more gradual path to independence, in contrast to the campaign for rapid decolonization. Both men realized that without the supervision of the British colonial power, Nkrumah would turn Ghana into a dictatorship, and impose his deeply-held Marxist beliefs on the Ghanaian people.

The opposition political party that was supported by Danquah and Busia lost the 1956 elections, and Nkrumah was able to lead his country to independence on March 6, 1957. The dire predictions of Danquah and Busia came true, and in a couple of years, Nkrumah established Africa's first post-colonial dictatorship. Danquah was subsequently arrested and jailed as a political prisoner, and he eventually died because of the terrible prison conditions in which he was held. Busia fled the country in fear of his life, and he returned to the country only after Nkrumah was overthrown in a Western-backed military coup in 1966.

Most of the Black African nations that gained independence after Ghana followed its path by establishing one-party dictatorships. Observers soon began to describe the practice of democracy in Africa as 'one-man, one-vote, one-time'. In many of the cases, the winning political party at the independence elections used its majority in the national parliament, to pass legislation outlawing the existence of opposition political parties. This left the ruling party with a monopoly of power. This trend challenged the widely held notion that pure democracy leads to more freedom. If anything, in many countries, Africans enjoyed greater personal freedom and prosperity under colonial rule, than they do today under independent governments. While opposition parties have been permitted to exist in some countries in the last few years, the oppressive habits associated with one-party dictatorial rule have been hard to break.

In the 1960s, American conservatives were outspoken against the wave of decolonization and democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa, that was being pushed by the United States and the former Soviet Union. William F. Buckley, in his book, "Up From Liberalism" wrote:
"We see in the revolt of the masses in Africa the mischief of the white man's abstractions: for the West has, by its doctrinaire approval of democracy, deprived itself of the moral base from which to talk back to the apologists of rampant nationalism.. Democracy, to be successful, must be practiced by politically mature people among whom there is a consensus on the meaning of life within their society. If the majority wills what is socially atavistic, then to thwart the majority may be the indicated, though concededly the undemocratic, course. It is more important for a community, wherever situated geographically, to affirm and live by civilized standards than to labour at the job of swelling the voting lists".
Buckley tried to make the distinction between universal suffrage and freedom, in his analysis of the conditions in the American South before the passage of Civil Rights legislation, which he compared to colonial rule in Africa:
"Does the vote really make one free? I do not believe it necessarily does. Being able to vote is no more to have realized freedom than being able to read is to have realized wisdom. Reasonable limitations upon the vote are not recommended exclusively by tyrants or oligarchs (was Jefferson either?). The problem of the South is not how to get the vote for the Negro, but how to train the Negro - and a great many whites - to cast a thoughtful vote"
Buckley was however careful to distinguish his position in opposing universal franchise in the American South, from that of the southern segregationists who advanced genetic arguments in opposing black voting rights in the South:
"There are no scientific grounds for assuming congenital Negro disabilities. The problem is not biological, but cultural and educational"
Today, if one was to argue in favour of restrictions to the right to vote, one would be labelled as an enemy of freedom. But, as we have seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and in much of Black Africa , democracy does not necessarily lead to freedom. With hundreds of thousands of Iraqis fleeing their country as a result of the violence that has engulfed that nation, can anyone seriously suggest that Iraqis are freer today than they were under Saddam Hussein? Are the nations of Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo freer today, than they were under colonial rule?

The state governments that existed in the American South during the Jim Crow era discredited the respectable and honourable Western tradition of placing reasonable restrictions on who to allow to vote. Putting restrictions on the vote using poll taxes, literacy tests, and property ownership qualifications, has helped many Western nations to preserve liberty and order for centuries. But Southern state governments in the post-Reconstruction era applied such restrictions unfairly, in a manner which was blatantly discriminatory on the basis of race. In the early part of the 20th Century, Booker T. Washington called on black Americans to work hard to improve their educational and economic status, in order to more fully participate in the American political process. But by denying educated and financially successful Blacks access to the ballot, the state governments of the South destroyed Washington's vision of building racial harmony in America . As a result, divisive demagogues like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have risen to prominence, and shape the agenda on race relations in America today.

Universal suffrage is a very recent development in the West. Britain attained universal suffrage only in 1928, when all adults over the age of 21 were allowed to vote. A century earlier, voting in Britain was limited to a tiny percentage of the adult male population. The Tories held power from 1783 to 1830, a 46 year stretch that was only briefly interrupted in 1806-1807. Charles Grey finally took over as a Whig Prime Minister in 1830. He passed the Reform Act in 1832, which significantly expanded the percentage of male citizens who were allowed to vote. The 1832 reforms gave one in five adult males the right to vote. The property qualifications for voting were gradually lowered over the decades, enfranchising more and more people, before they were finally abolished in 1928. During this time, the educational, social, and cultural level of the British masses was gradually raised, which enabled a successful transition to majority rule without destabilizing the social order.

In the United States, the founding fathers set out to create a constitutional republic, not a pure democracy. At the time the Constitution was adopted, half of the white adult male population could not meet the property qualification for voting in elections. Because women could not vote, that meant that only 25 percent of the white citizens of the US were entitled to vote. The U.S. finally gained the universal franchise in 1965, where adult citizens of both genders and all races were given the right to vote. By this time, the majority of American families were middle-class people who owned their homes-and therefore, such a measure did not threaten the stability of the market economy. Given that Britain and the US took so long to build well-functioning democratic systems, it is unrealistic to expect African nations to have set up successful democratic societies, given the high poverty rates and the low levels of civilization of most of the population.

Classical liberals have long said that one cannot build a free society without putting in place a political system that protected property rights. The 17th Century English philosopher, John Locke, asserted that the prerequisites for a free society were the protection of life, liberty, and property. Locke did not limit his definition of property to material goods, but included as a form of property the ownership of one's labour. Twentieth century Communists understood that, by abolishing private property through nationalization, they would completely strip private citizens of their means of self-support and independence, reducing them to the status of slaves. This led to a situation where people living under Communism were completely dependent on the government for their very survival, which allowed the government to control every aspect of their lives.

With this understanding of liberalism, Ian Douglas Smith, the former Prime Minister of Rhodesia , can be rightly regarded as Africa's first classical liberal revolutionary. In 1965, he led a revolution for freedom, when he initiated the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) of Rhodesia from Britain. The UDI was intended to preserve Christianity, freedom, and civilization. For that courageous action, Smith became one of the most vilified men in history, and his country was subjected to comprehensive United Nations economic sanctions in 1966. He was falsely labelled as a racist and white supremacist. But, unlike the architects of apartheid in neighbouring South Africa , he has never supported claims that blacks are inherently inferior. However, like Buckley, Smith recognized that the low levels of education and cultural development of most of the blacks, made the establishment of a successful pure democracy a difficult undertaking.

In addition, there were numerous previous examples of failed attempts to establish pure democracies in Africa, from Guinea and Ghana , to Nigeria and Uganda , and there was good reason to expect that Rhodesia would follow a similarly tragic path if the universal franchise was extended. Facing a possible future of either a Marxist dictatorship or anarchy, the Rhodesian leadership declared independence and prevented Britain from imposing majority rule in the colony.

The lives, liberty, and property of people of all races in Rhodesia were preserved. Smith was motivated by the desire to uphold the historical Anglo-Saxon tradition of limiting the vote to that segment of the population that would be able to use it responsibly. The Rhodesian UDI of 1965 was modelled on the American Declaration of Independence of 1776, and the Rhodesians had great respect and admiration for America. However, the Rhodesian admiration for America was not reciprocated, and the U.S. joined the rest of the world in denouncing and isolating a friendly country. Rhodesia did not have rigid racial segregation The Rhodesian government was unfairly compared to the segregationist state governments of the American South, and to South Africa under apartheid rule.

However, Rhodesia did not have the rigid racial segregation that characterized those two other systems of government, and Blacks were allowed to vote in Rhodesian elections. Blacks were allowed to have 16 seats in the 66 member Rhodesian parliament, while whites held 50 seats. Voting was limited to those who could meet the literacy and property ownership qualifications, just like in Britain and the United States in the relatively recent past. Rhodesia was a limited democracy, not a pure democracy.

It was expected that, with time, as black Rhodesians became better educated and more prosperous, they would gradually gain greater representation in the Rhodesian Parliament. Eventually, white and black Rhodesians would share power in the Rhodesian Parliament, under a 50-50 arrangement. This position fell short of majority rule. But since the whites had created and built the country, and were expected to pay a disproportionate share of the taxes even in the future, this arrangement seemed to be fair. Many white and black Rhodesians felt that this power sharing model would prevent Rhodesia from becoming a Marxist dictatorship like Nkrumah's Ghana , or deteriorating into the chaos of the democratic republics of Congo and Somalia. But the international community would not accept anything less than black majority rule.

Rhodesia a successful limited democracy. By the mid 1970s, Rhodesia had, proportionally, the largest black middle-class in Africa , and it was growing rapidly. This was despite the fact that Rhodesia was under U.N. economic sanctions, and the government was spending vast sums of money waging a war against Marxist terrorists, who were based in neighbouring Mozambique and Zambia . Despite those challenges, Rhodesia was a successful limited democracy, governed by the rule of law, having independent courts, and a multiparty system of government. The leader of the official opposition in parliament was black, and he and other black members of parliament were able to openly criticize Prime Minister Smith and his government for what they felt were their shortcomings. This was in stark contrast to the situation in the rest of Africa , where one-party dictatorial rule was the norm, and criticism of the president was equated with treason.

Legitimate Rhodesian government denied recognition by West. In 1979, a power-sharing agreement between white Rhodesians and their moderate black allies was arrived at. Free and fair elections were held under universal suffrage, which led to black majority rule, but there were strong guarantees put in place to protect white minority rights. The new government was headed by the moderate black clergyman, Abel Muzorewa, and he was committed to maintaining Rhodesia's capitalist system and its economic prosperity. However, Muzorewa's government was denied recognition by the West, and Rhodesia remained under U.N. economic sanctions. U.S. President Jimmy Carter and British Prime Minister James Callaghan, demanded new elections that would include the participation of terrorist leaders who did not believe in the democratic process.

New elections were held in 1980, and the Maoist terrorist Robert Mugabe won the vote through appeals to tribal sentiment and by intimidating rural voters in the Shona-dominated provinces. Mugabe was a devoted student of Kwame Nkrumah, having lived and worked in Nkrumah's Ghana in the late 1950s, where he closely observed how his mentor managed his government. Since 1980, Rhodesians (now called Zimbabweans), have had less freedom than they ever had under Smith.

The economy of Zimbabwe gradually declined from 1980 to 1999. In the year 2000, the Mugabe regime launched the infamous invasions of white-owned farms that completely destroyed the country's agriculturally-based economy. Ironically, the Zimbabwean government already owned millions of acres of land, which it could have re-distributed to poor blacks, without touching the white-owned farms. But Mugabe did not want a sensible solution to the land question. He was driven by the desire to punish white Zimbabweans for supporting the emerging opposition party, known as the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

As anyone with knowledge of the situation in Zimbabwe knows, Mugabe never had any intention of helping Zimbabwe's poor, despite his rhetoric on the issue. The black middle-class, which had thrived under Smith, has now been almost completely wiped out. Just as the Bolsheviks of the former Soviet Union enslaved the Russian people by abolishing private property, Mugabe is now in the process of seizing privately-owned business enterprises, just as he seized the white-owned commercial farms. Instead of condemning Mugabe, corrupt African politicians view Mugabe as some sort of hero, for his defiance of the West.

Out of concern for Africa's future, I founded the African Conservative Forum (ACF) in May, 2007. My organisation seeks not just the downfall of the Mugabe regime, but the complete dismantling of the disastrous Marxist legacy that Nkrumah and Mugabe have bequeathed to Africa. One of the major tasks that I plan to undertake is the distribution of 10,000 copies of Ian Smith's autobiography, The Great Betrayal, to African legislators, civil servants, academics, journalists, university students, diplomats and others. Individuals or organizations that may be interested in assisting in this important task, can contact me.

Reading Smith's memoirs changed my life. His book helped to make me a conservative. If African intellectuals were to get an opportunity to read his autobiography, they would realize, as I did, that the true freedom fighter from Rhodesia is Ian Smith, not Robert Mugabe. Once they learn about the link between property and freedom, and how pure democracy and political independence do not necessarily translate into freedom, then they would get a true idea of what freedom is all about.

If there is any African leader who deserves a presidential library, it is Ian Smith. His memoirs spell out how Africa can move forward to a future of liberty and prosperity. It is often said that prophets are not honoured in their home countries. Smith can accurately be described as a prophet, because he predicted disaster for Rhodesia once it came under the control of the communist terrorist, Robert Mugabe.

Many people who opposed Smith in the past are finally coming to realize how right he was. In the British Sunday Times newspaper of September 23, 2007, Judith Todd, a left-liberal human rights activist who was one of Smith's most outspoken opponents in the 1970s, now admits that "Mugabe was rotten from the start".

Not surprisingly, the Marxist government of Zimbabwe viciously attacks Smith's legacy in the history books and in the state-controlled media. But what is more difficult to understand is the reaction of the brave men and women who make up the opposition to the Mugabe regime, whenever the UDI era is mentioned. Zimbabwean opposition activists, both white and black, make strenuous efforts to distance themselves from Smith, out of fear of being labelled lackeys of the colonialists by the Mugabe regime.

The minds of the Zimbabwean people have been so poisoned against Smith, that it seems highly unlikely that he will receive the honour he truly deserves, even if the opposition comes to power in the next general elections scheduled for 2008. I often dream about building an Ian Smith Library here in Nairobi, where I would be able to educate future generations of African leaders about Smith's admirable legacy. But I guess, given the high cost of such a project, it will remain an impossible dream.

In 1980, when Mugabe came to power, Rhodesia had a GDP per capita that was comparable to that of Malaysia. Today, Malaysia is hailed around the world as one of East Asia's great economic success stories, and is a newly industrialized country that manufactures goods of all sorts. Yet, in 1980, Rhodesia had economic policies that were more business-friendly than those of Malaysia , and a civil service that was far more honest and efficient than Malaysia's. Both nations are former British colonies, and have a public service modelled on that of Britain.

Where would Rhodesia be today, if Ian Smith's vision of power-sharing rather than majority rule, had come to pass? I will try to hazard a guess. Rhodesia would have experienced an economic boom without precedent in Africa's history, with impressive double-digit growth in the 1980s, 1990s, and beyond. The white population would probably be double what it was in 1980, growing from 250,000 to 500,000. This would have been partly as a result of natural increase, because of the lower costs of raising children in Rhodesia. Many of the hundreds of thousands of Portuguese settlers who fled from the Communist revolutions in Angola and Mozambique would have moved to Rhodesia. There would also have been some immigration from South Africa, as well as from many Western nations, attracted by Rhodesia's pleasant climate and promising economic future. All those whites would have brought useful skills that would have benefited the country immensely.

Interestingly, the dynamism of the free market would have reduced the racial disparities in land ownership in a fair and transparent manner. This is because the rapid growth in manufacturing, tourism, and other industries, would have led to many black workers abandoning their jobs in the white farms for better economic opportunities in the cities. The resulting rise in average black agricultural wages would have put many white farms out of business, and some of the farmers would have been forced to sub-divide and sell their farms. The newly economically empowered blacks would have purchased plots of land for residential use, or for small-scale horticulture.

If Smith's vision had prevailed, Zimbabwe would have had a GDP per capita equal to, or higher than, that of Malaysia. But the sad reality is that Zimbabwe's GDP per capita today is lower than that of Haiti. The Caribbean nations of Barbados and the Bahamas are majority black former British colonies, and they can provide us with a model of what the future could have been in Rhodesia, if the Communists had not taken over. Both nations have maintained the colonial tradition of providing strong protections for property rights, and, today, both nations have a GDP per capita higher than that of Malaysia.

My British and American friends often ask me to predict the future of South Africa, and whether that nation will go the way of Zimbabwe. I am often tempted to tell them what they want to hear - the politically-correct answer that the situations in Zimbabwe and South Africa are different, and that all is well in South Africa. But the past record of the ANC does not give me much cause for optimism. During the days of white rule, the ANC worked to mobilize black support by stirring up anti-white hatred. The late ANC activist, Peter Mokaba, is credited with creating the infamous chant, "Kill the Boer, kill the farmer". Not to be outdone, the main rival of the ANC among the black radicals, the PAC party, had its own rallying cry, "One settler, one bullet". As one can expect, the anti-white hatred that the ANC and PAC stirred up during the era of white rule, did not dissipate with the coming of majority rule. The ANC leadership blames all its failures on whites and the supposed 'legacy of apartheid'. There has also been an explosion in the rate of violent crime, in which whites have been disproportionately targeted, and which the ANC has shown an unwillingness to deal with. Some 210,000 blacks and 40,000 whites have been murdered since 1994. When he was challenged on his failure to tackle violent crime, the South African Security Minister, Charles Nqakula, told his critics that if they were unhappy with the conditions in South Africa they should leave the country. His statement was widely understood as being targeted at South African whites.

Blacks in South Africa enjoy one of the highest standards of living in Africa. Yet the ANC blames whites for the poverty and landlessness of much of the black population. The government of South Africa owns millions of hectares, and is the largest land owner in South Africa. Instead of offering this land to South Africa's poor people of all races, the ANC focuses on making the blacks envious of the white land owners who produce most of South Africa's food. The ANC plans to maintain its hold on power for decades to come, by inciting racial resentment against the white minority.

There is a real danger that the country may join the long list of failed democracies in Africa. Unless a new generation of enlightened black leaders emerges in South Africa, committed to promoting Christian values, property rights, and free market economic policies, South Africa's future looks bleak."

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Mr. Waruiru, a native of Kenya, is the founder of the African Conservative Forum, a Christian "human rights" and public policy organization based in Nairobi.
 
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"There are no scientific grounds for assuming congenital Negro disabilities. The problem is not biological, but cultural and educational" - William F. Buckley

Incorrect. Average black IQ in black Africa is 70 or less. Retards cannot use the vote responsibly.
 
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Smith tried for a while, as the article shows. Whites should learn from his example that it is not enough to do the right thing, the rational thing, the reasonable thing. You must be prepared to withstand pressure from international jewry through the media. Never must their loxist terms and labels be used. Always must it be pointed out what hypocrites, liars and loxists the jew interlopers and moralizers are.
 
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"There are no scientific grounds for assuming congenital Negro disabilities. The problem is not biological, but cultural and educational" - William F. Buckley

Incorrect. Average black IQ in black Africa is 70 or less. Retards cannot use the vote responsibly.
If you mean retards like William F. Buckley, I agree.
 
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Russians, "Politically Correct" South Africans Vie for African Arms Trade

March 12, 2008

Geopolitical realities notwithstanding, both black-infused South Africa arms industry and revisionist Russian arms corporations are heading to "tilt" in the growing African arms trade. Not a rumor of this in the news, of course. But the public relations and advertising forces of these two nations are already locked in hand to hand combat. Literally no prisoners taken, here.

South Africa has changed names but not games: its official arms industry group, tagged "Armscor," has been arming smaller nations worldwide for decades. Formed as a kind of official hybrid mated from good, white, business savvy Afrikaners, and the once apartheid government of the huge country, Armscor has added a tremendous and perhaps insurmountable advantage in dealing with black, majority rule Africa... its managers and sales force are about one third black themselves.

Chaired by Dr. P.S. Molefe, "Armscor" has decided that the color of money. whether rand or Euro, or dollar...trumps political and racial ideology. It is developing a niche for its Rooivalk attack helicopter, and the Rooivalk is a great sell for any African country. More and more, African nations are facing insurgency forces chumming around savannah and jungle with products being modernized by a competitor. These products happen to be the ZSU antiaircraft machine guns developed by the former Soviet regime in Russia. And the competitor happens to be the Russian trading and corporate conglomerate "Rosoboronexport State Corporation." New times, new friends. Old enemies. Good money.

"Rosoboron," for short, sells updates for the ZU-23 dual and quad series of antiaircraft heavy machineguns. The ZU-23 and its progeny...a very prodigious and fertile family which has been shooting down American, French, British and South African aircraft for about forty years, was a low-tech but amenable weapon system. The weapon itself fires the heavy hitting 23mm. round, which formerly had great problems penetrating improved armor on modern helicopters. American flyers in the Vietnam War gave a grudging respect for the weapon, which made up for lack of radar control by sheer volume or "weight of shell." It was durable, it was lethal and... worse of all... it was cheap, which meant that piss-poor nations like North Vietnam stocked up on them like a fat kid stocks up on dark chocolates. But new helicopters sold by every modern nation have tougher armor which defeated the old rounds.

But not to worry. Rosoboron will not only refurbish and clean up the ZU-23 barrels (from two to four, to six on other mountings), but also arm them with special armor-defeating rounds. These pass through most, if not all, armors for a reasonable cost. All of this from their official website at www.rusarm.ru, and the catalog which they proudly burnish. Truth be told, the formerly frontline majority rule states of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Angola possess tens of thousands of these weapons. It just so happens that the "Rooivalk" would be a perfect target for the new, updated weapons. As you learned in biology class, when a better pitcher is evolved, so will a Joe DiMaggio evolve to balk his pitching.

Rosoboron's added thrills for barely surviving and homicidal nations must also be noted: according to press releases issued by Rosoboron, and their press release of Feb. 16, 2008, African nations wanting a good deal on a Rooivalk type helicopter gunship can buy a Mi-35 transport helicopter, a MI-17 assault helicopter (an up-armored "Huey" type helicopter) and a MI-28 NE attack helicopter. The press release mentions other products to be shown off at an Indian arms exhibition. It does not mention that the ZU-23 family as upgraded by Rosoboron's experts will also shoot down these Russians helicopters, but that's a story left best for another day. And another sale.

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Inside the world's biggest voodoo pharmacy: Shrunken monkey heads, elephant tail bone bracelets and love potions made from powdered chameleon on sale

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Thanks to NGOs, birth mortality is at record lows, as well as population growth exploding. Muds being Muds, they don't hunt and fish only as much as they need. Because, they have to plunder everything and anything which gets in their way, fish stocks have become scarce and the following croc which spent most of its 80 years avoiding nig meat has finally had to knucle under:

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It seems, the White man's science was a little too over their heads:

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...Most of the 140 tankers dump the contents of Accra’s toilets each day into the Gulf of Guinea at a foul-smelling dune known as Lavender Hill. The lagoon nearby is so polluted that scientists says most life-forms can’t survive. The slum nearby has earned the nickname Sodom and Gomorrah...

...Despite a series of infrastructure projects backed by foreign donors, Accra doesn’t have a working sewer system, leaving most of its citizens to choose between communal latrines or defecating on open ground. That’s contaminating the city’s groundwater, according to the World Bank, and almost 700 people have contracted cholera since June...


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‘My darling husband was stabbed to death by an African mob carrying spears and bows and arrows... just because he is British and his business was successful’: Agony of wife at gangster attack in Kenyan tourist paradise

Judith Bridges’ husband Campbell Bridges was stabbed to death in 2009
Gemstone miner, 71, was attacked by horde of 30 jealous of his businesses
Owned two mines near Voi, 110 miles north of the port city of Mombasa
Gang stabbed him to death while his son Bruce fought to protect him
Four of his killers, who ambushed him on a dirt road, have now each been sentenced to 40 years in prison after a five-and-a-half year battle for justice

The widow of a British gemstone expert has spoken of her agony after her 71-year-old husband was stabbed to death by a hired mob armed with clubs, spears and bows and arrows in Kenya.
Judith Bridges’ husband Campbell Bridges was attacked by a horde of up to 30 armed assassins in a dispute over mining territory at his ranch near the town of Voi, 170km (110 miles) north of the Kenyan port city of Mombasa.
He was knifed in the chest by the mercenary thugs on a dirt road in front of his son Bruce, who took a blow to the neck from a machete as he fought desperately to protect his 71-year-old father.


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Set up in 1998 to fight trans-border crime in the Lake Chad region, the force more recently promised to take on Boko Haram...
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..."We decided that we have spoken so often about this that we're just going to try to show the people what it feels like ... when your voice is taken from you, which is what the terrorists have done to our daughters," said Bring Back Our Girls co-ordinator Oby Ezekwesili before she placed red tape over her mouth...
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According to authoritative figures published by UNICEF*in 2014, the number of Africans will grow from 1.033 billion in 2013 to a mammoth 4.2 billion in 2100. In the next 35 years alone, two billion African babies will be born. By 2100, half of all children on earth will be African.
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Over the last 60 years, thanks to Western healthcare, better nutrition, and large amounts of aid, infant death rates declined on the continent, and its population quadrupled from 200 million in 1950. The population will quadruple yet again over the next 60 years, meaning that in the 150 years from 1950 to 2100, the continent’s population would have increased by a staggering 1,830 percent.
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but in 1996, Africa’s population surpassed that of Europe. In 2010, according to UN figures, the population of continental Europe was 740 million, or only 11 percent of the global population. Even adding the 250 million or so people of European descent in North America, Australia/New Zealand and South Africa/Namibia brings Europeans to no more than 14 percent of the global population
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