The World Bank and the IMF (the International Monetary Fund) were set up during the end of the Second World War to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they (the world bank and the IMF) began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains.
That was the beginning of much of the problems we face today in Africa. Now we are in a vicious cycle of poverty and there seems to be no way out.
The more we fight and kill ourselves, the more profit (money) they make so even as we work very hard to achieve peace and understanding, there are many up there in the top working extremely hard to make sure there are wars and even more wars so they can profit from the deaths of untold number of people. This is the situation in Africa today and that is why every now and then you hear conflicts, political violence and rumors of war all across the continent.
Let me begin with a clear example to explain what I am trying to say. Many of you have heard about Darfur and the deaths of untold number of people (some say about 500,000 although the true figure is far bigger than that). However, not so many people know the Sudan conflict
No I am not calling for jungle justice and I am not calling for war. I am just calling for answers. Nobody deserves to die in extreme poverty and hunger. The world we live in today is not that poor as the media portray it to be. Without greed and pure wickedness, there would be enough food for every living soul. Without greed and wickedness, every child would be in school and every child would be a happy child. Without greed and pure wickedness, no Grandma would see her beloved grandchildren die in pain and in sorrow for no fault of theirs.
Yes life is beautiful but don't forget we live in a very wicked world. The heart of man is desperately wicked and that is why we continue to suffer in the world today.
69 Ministers, 327 Members of Parliament, 278 political appointees who include 80 resident District Commissioners and assistants, 75 presidential advisors and 43 private presidential secretaries and their deputies. This is just a picture of Uganda's over-the-top public administration. Pearl of Africa as commonly known is argued that not only is it a sleeping giant but also an over-governed and unproductive country.
It has many administrative units; 45,000 local councils, 5500 parishes, 1026 sub-counties, 151 counties, 18 municipalities and 80 districts. All these structures have executive 10 man executive officials. So, the total number of officials is 10 times the number of every administrative unit.
Africans living in Israel today are like scape-goats who get blamed for even the things they know nothing about. Here is an example. Prostitution which is one of the oldest professions in the Torah is not something new in the "promised land" yet Israelis today blame the African immigrants popularly known as the "infiltrators" for introducing prostitution into the Promised Land.
Even King David got drunk several times in the Bible which implies alcoholism isn't something new in the Promised Land yet Israelis today blame African immigrants for introducing alcoholism into the Promised Land and showing God's chosen people how to get drunk. It is so bad to the point where even some Rabbis blame African immigrants for their un-answered prayers which is very sad.
An Elephant is killed every 15 minutes in Africa. China is slaughtering all of Africa's elephants. Yes China is killing all of Africa's elephants not for food and not for clothing but just for their tusks/ivory. In the last 3 years alone, Tanzania has lost more than 40% of its elephants and the simple reason is that, China has taken over Africa's wildlife. The international ban on ivory trade about 2 decades ago means absolutely nothing to China.
China needs more and more ivories to satisfy its "ivory-crazed" population and they are more than ready to kill any elephant they come into contact with in Africa. China never accepted the ban on ivory trade. In fact, there is nothing like illegal ivory trade in China today and the sad truth is that, most of the Chinese