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In these contemporary times, kingdoms, nations or countries are now being built with political strategy unlike in the medieval era, when unnecessary wars were fought and lives wasted. Today, such wars for political control or domination are seldom fought; instead well articulated diplomatic onslaughts are launched by superior powers to control and propagate imperialism in the developing countries but extremely rich with natural and human resources.
Whilst the Western and a few Arab and Asian countries had since left the ancient style of political control by incessant wars amongst themselves, Africa as a continent is still far from getting to the current political stage of the Western; some Arab, and Asian countries.
Pathetically, Whilst most of the Western countries particularly, have been enjoying democracy where the interests of the masses are duly represented, African countries are still being controlled though with the facade of having a democratic dispensation in many of them by the Western imperialists. Ever since the fall of Africa in 332 BC beginning with the ancient Kemet, the leadership of Africa started coming under the control of the Western imperialists; the eventual balkanisation of Africa between the 15th of November 1884 and 26th of February 1885 which thoroughly ripped off Africa, and still swindling her till date off her both natural and human resources. If the looting failed in some cases, then it would certainly succeed in form of brain drain since slavery had been officially abolished since 13th of January 1865.
Western imperialism has thrived so well in most African countries today to the point that most African leaders no longer have what it takes to stand shoulder to shoulder with their Western or foreign counterparts. African leaders now see themselves as inferior and people who can not think for themselves to help bring their countries out of the political quagmire they are being entangled with. Hence, these leaders have practically turned to zombies of the West, and promoters of imperialism while perpetually holding on to political power in their various countries, and of course constituting nuisance to their citizenry.
Some of these African countries that are usually dominated by the ideology of the Western imperialists are; Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Uganda, Côte d’ivoire, Burkina Faso, Chad, Zimbabwe, and virtually all the rest of the African countries were Western imperialistic ideology had cleverly subjugated the original African values for cultural heritage and leadership. And because of this Western imperialistic domination In Africa, we now have puppets as political leaders used for the furtherance of imperialism in Africa who ignorantly think that they can be allowed to stay in power as long as they want so long as they keep dancing to the tune of their Western imperialistic enslavers.
These so-called African leaders who had long thrown civility to the wind by violating the constitution of their various democratic countries to stay in power for decades even though it is crystal clear that they neither have the strength nor the intellect anymore to lead their countries aright. And even if they still do, does it mean that they have the monopoly of knowledge? Apparently, it would be sheer buffoonery for anyone to even answer in the affirmative.
In the greed and ruthlessness of these African leaders, they keep holding on to political power and will rather prefer to die in it than allow a young and by all means a better candidate to take over, and since they are puppets of the Western imperialists that control the United Nations (UN); the organisation will never talk about their dictatorship instead it will be quick to remind anyone that calls on it to intervene that the UN Charter forbids the organisation from intervening or interfering in domestic politics but when natural resources like Oil, Gold, Diamond and Cobalt are involved, then it becomes paramount for them to intervene and their Charter will be quickly suspended because there is something for their Western masters and financiers to benefit from.
Is the UN or even the Western imperialists to be blamed for the recurring political problems in Africa? Capital NO! The ruthless and rapacious African leaders whose patriotism to their countries had long been sacrificed on the altar of avariciousness are the ones to be held accountable for the uncountable failures in the developing countries where their governments had long become a sham. These African leaders such as Paul Biya of Cameroon; who is currently 87 years old, has ruled his country for 45 years and 137 days, and still in power without reasonable efforts to show for those years; Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea who has been in power for 41 years and 103 days, and still nothing to show for those years just like his Cameroonian counterpart.
Others who are still useless like the above listed African leaders include the following: Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of the Congo – 36 years, 225 days; Yoweri Museveni of Uganda – 34 years, 293 days; Idriss Déby of Chad – 29 years, 348 days; Faure Gnassingbé of Togo – 15 years, 214 days; Alassane Ouattara of Côte D’ivoire – 13 years, 12 days, and many of their African counterparts who see the leadership positions of their different countries as their own private establishments where they can forever serve on the the companies’ boards till perhaps they are being snatched away by the cold hands of death.
They often believe that so long as they are serving the interests of their Colonial masters or Western imperialists, they can stay forever but one thing they usually fail to realise in their incomprehension is that power has been; is and will always be transient. But foolery often makes some ignorant humans especially politicians believe that once they have political power it will last till eternity so this silly belief most times contributes to the reason they regularly misbehave whilst in power.
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi of Libya led his country of Libya for 42 full years, and Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for 40 years but today these men had become history after being disgraced out of their exalted positions. It is wholly preposterous that the present African leaders despite having a good example in Mandela to emulate from instead will rather opt for the path of greed and end up impoverishing their country, and in the process having a sad ending in spite of the fact that some of them like al-Gaddafi and Mugabe started initially with good intentions to make their countries and Africa generally, better.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK