Almost all the foreign aid Africa receives, end up in private bank accounts in foreign lands. In Africa, foreign Aid fuels corruption, starts conflicts, and pays to kill innocent people especially the poor and the weak. This is how foreign Aid destroys Africa. Foreign aid turns African governments into monsters and causes them to destroy the very own people they were supposed to be protecting. Many African leaders stay in power for decades why because they receive free aid money to pay the military and private killing machines to enable them remain in power forever. Besides turning governments into monsters, foreign aid brings in a lot of other negative incentives. External people see Africa as even poorer why because they "feed" Africa in the form of aid.
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.
South Africa is burning but not so many people seem to know where the fire is coming from. In Africa, the rich and powerful often make the most stupid comments and it gets even worse when the poor and the weak forget to think. Anywhere you see “South Africa” in the news today, you see “xenophobia”. Yes South Africa is Xenophobia and Xenophobia is South Africa. Xenophobic attacks are not something new in South Africa. It has only gotten worse. The recent widespread xenophobic attacks unfortunately was sparked by a comment by the rich and powerful King of the Zulus, King Goodwill Zwelithini.
The “not so wise” comment from our Zulu king gave the tension a spark and started the fire that is burning in South Africa today.
Some westerners are often surprised when they visit Africa for the first time and see happy faces all around them. They are often surprised why because the Africa they see and hear about in the news is quite different from the Africa they find when they come to visit the continent. Some expect nothing but pain and misery just like the Africa they see on CNN, BBC and the rest. Some expect nothing but poor starving children lying on the streets half-dead with flies all over their miserable tiny little faces. Some westerners expect nothing but teary faces of poor grandparents praying to death to come take them. Some westerners expect nothing but the worst among the worst in Africa why because the western media where they learn from, always paint Africa a "death hole" full of nothing but poverty, hunger, and deaths which is not true at all.
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.
Not long ago, some of us (Africans back home) only saw Chinese people in their very famous "Kung fu" martial arts movies but it may surprise you to know that over a million Chinese investors have permanently settled in Africa today with their families. Not because they love Africa as a home but because they know there is money and more money to be sucked from the sweats of some poor innocent Africans. They have no plans of going back why because in Africa, they reign as supreme beings and are worshiped all day and night.
Even the "nobodys" in China want to be worshiped just because they came with some little money to a land where several people continue to toil all day and night just for their daily bread.