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Our trip ended in Dubai where we stayed for three days. There is much to write about Dubai, and there is nothing to write about Dubai. Dubai is a huge commercial place which has been built upon and serves the interests of the wealthiest of the world. I would therefore prefer to spare you from the details of Dubai Mall or Burj Khalifa and the likes.
In this last part, I would like to rest the case on the exploitation of Africa, the continent that I also love.
Several weeks ago, someone sent me a clip of a TEDx talk. An African woman was making a forceful case about how the West is perpetuating its control over Africa to support its own economy. I would highly recommend listening to the full talk of about 18 minutes on YouTube.
I did not know who she was, but I found out. She is Mallence Bart-Williams, a Sierra Leonian – German; her mother is German, and her father is from Sierra Leone. On her website, https://mallence.com, she writes this about herself.[Quote] Mallence Bart-Williams is a Sierra Leonean – German multi-facetted social entrepreneur: Publishing, film, fashion, Ayurveda, writing, and philanthropy are among her professional repertoire. Mallence pursued her studies in economics and finance in Paris, Singapore and Great Britain. Today she lives across the globe, produces a holistic natural body care line in Asia, and is the founder and creative director of the Freetown-based creative collective FOLORUNSHO, a ‘SHARITY’ that she initiated with street kids in Sierra Leone.
In her TED x Berlin >> CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL << Mallence shared a truth that not only deeply resonated with people across the globe, but many felt compelled to share. Her TED x was independently translated into more than 5 languages and became a social media phenomena that was shared over 20 million times via various social media platforms, raising global awareness via a sensational grass-roots movement. [Unquote]
In her TedX presentation, Mallence Bart-Williams gave a passionate speech about African economies and how it is been manipulated by the West. A few excerpts from her speech are brought forward below:
“Why is it that 5000 units of our (African) currency are worth 1 Unit of Western currency when we are actually the ones with the gold reserves?
It is quite evident that the aid is not coming from the West to Africa, but from Africa to the Western world. The Western world depends on Africa, in every possible way. Since alternative resources are scarce in the West.
So how does the West ensure that the free AID keeps coming? They do that by systematically destabilizing the wealthiest African nations and their systems. And all that is backed by huge PR campaigns; leaving the entire world under the impression that Africa is poor and dying, and merely surviving under the mercy of the West.
Oxfam, UNICEF, Live-Aid, Red Cross and all the other organizations, continuously run multimillion-dollar advertisement campaigns depicting charity to sustain that image of Africa globally.
Ad campaigns paid by innocent people under the impression to help with their donations. When one hand gives under the flashing lights of cameras, the other takes in the shadows.
We all know the dollar is worthless, while the Euro is merely charged with German intellect and technology, and maybe some Italian pasta.
How can one expect donations from nations that have so little? It is super sweet of them to come with their colored paper in exchange for our gold and diamonds.
But instead, you should come empty-handed, filled with integrity and honor. We want to share with you our wealth and invite you to share with us.
The perception is that a healthy and striving Africa will not dispose of its resources as freely and cheaply; which is logical. It would instead sell its resources at world market prices. Which in turn will destabilize and weaken Western economies established on the post-colonial free meal system.
Some months ago, the IMF reported that 6 out of 10 of the world’s fastest-growing economies are from Africa.
If we measure by their GDP growth, the French treasury, for example, is receiving $500 billion years in year out, from the foreign exchange reserves of African countries based on the colonial depth they force them to pay.
Former French President Jacques Chirac stated in an interview recently that we have to be honest and acknowledge that a big part of the money in our banks comes precisely from the exploitation of the African continent.
In 2008 he stated that without Africa, France will slide down in the rank of third world power.
This is what happens in the human world. The world we have created…
One would assume that in evolution the fittest survive. However, in nature, any species that is over haunting and overexploiting the resources they depend on for nourishment, natural selection will sooner or later take the predator out. Because it offsets the balance.”
Her words are truly revealing. They cause you to wonder how much Africa has lost and continues to lose to the wickedness of the west.
Till today, Africa’s gold, silver, and diamonds, running into hundreds of trillions of dollars, are sitting in the treasuries of foreign empires and governments. If that gold alone, is given back to Africa, it will back a unified African currency, and make Africa the strongest continent on the face of the earth.
Having said that, we also know that corruption, greed, and manipulation is also being perpetuated by African rulers on their own people. Therefore, getting back its wealth alone shall not solve the problems of Africa.
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