The United States of America has no right to prescribe Africom on Africa even at the expense of dividing Africa and weakening the African Union. America wants its own interests to prevail over those of Africa.
Africans have a painful history of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, racism and colonialism by nations that claim to be ‘civilised’ but have behaviour that is contrary to civilisation. They dehumanised Africa’s people and saw nothing wrong with that. They have never shown any remorse for their inhuman deeds to Africans or offered any reparations for the colossal damage they inflicted on Africans. America’s persistence to impose Africom on Africa proves this beyond reasonable doubt.
The U.S.-NATO agenda to expand into Africa, possibly to re-colonize, continues with the Outtara takeover of Cote d'Ivoire, the replacement of Gaddafi in Libya, the independence of South Sudan, and there are others.
Is the crime against the Nuba peoples, Sudan’s? The Nuba peoples within Sudan, of many tribes and languages, are under attack, and survival of this portion of the group is at risk.
Some days ago the internet blew up with one word; a name which permeated blogs, trended on Twitter and was repeatedly updated on Facebook. Overnight the world had, together, become a little wiser about one man. The campaign “Kony 2012” was well underway, and in as little as six days the thirty minute film had had more than 100 million views and is the most viral video in history.
This debate is not new among Africans all over the world. The western power has insulted Africa over and over again all in the name of foreign aid or assistance. Recently, the British and U.S government threatened to cut off aids being offered to African nations for prosecuting homosexuality practices in their respective countries. Many activists and African government officials saw this threat as an insult to both our African value and moral well-being.
On March 8, the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) requested economic sanctions against the President and Parliament of South Africa until they provide white farmers with adequate protection. TAU believes 99.9 % of farm murders are of whites, and is requesting an EU resolution on their behalf.
In 1877 the British Empire was at the height of its glory, the Spanish Empire would soon collapse, and a young Oxford student named Cecil Rhodes was gripped by a sudden religious vision. Rhodes scrawled out a manifesto. In it, he called for an “Anglo-American Empire” that would begin in the heart of Africa and spread out to conquer the known world.
The trade in humans has been a part of every known civilisation, past and present. Robert Guest, British journalist and Africa Editor of The Economist, argues that every single one of us alive today is probably descended from slaves and slave owners. And Africa has always borne the heaviest burden.