Black History Culture : African Land Grab...who got next?

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    Shems Nbedjer Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Land grabbing is defined as the practice of buying or leasing large pieces of land in developing countries by domestic and international companies, governments worldwide and wealthy individuals. This is and has been a practice of exploitation that hurts natives of that particular nation because it robs the people of resources they could profit from.

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/10...e-the-most-land-grabbed-by-foreign-interests/

    Africa is the most resource continent on the planet by far, which should translates to wealth for all the it's citizen. Africans are not poor, they are being taken advantage of unscrupulous leaders and modern day colonialism.
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    ...The Continent is a different school of politics all the way around. It seems that political corruption or appropriation reigns no matter the color of the leader or whether it is a Colonial Power, a rebel force or organized politics. Africa has ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and they are closely tied to nations that America is not so we here have that basic difference in vision. It's troubling, but it is evolution.

    ...I feel helpless for the continents historical and internal situations

    ...Africans in leadership will get paid for resources for their country, but in many cases not nearly enough in the long term. Because development is needed so much, Africans many time lose out monetarily in the long run. It's not all about outside exploitation...sometimes it is about experience or lack of it!
     
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    Most of these Africans leaders that are selling out the Lands have in a sense been " made an offer they can't refuse" if you know what I mean.
     
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    ...sure do...African people development is at great odds with the politically able Educated class, so the people don't really count except as labor or population credits. The reasoning is...what will these people do with money except get drunk?
     
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    AID IS IMPERIALISM DISGUISED.
    NGO's LOANS and GRANTS UNDERMINED THE POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THEIR POLITICIANS.

    Here is how I see after a while these leader wake up and realize they have been played for the fool.
    The problem is if they confess and try to make amends, factions in their country will use the law to crucify them.
    Those factions will easily have gain the support of the original puppet master...who will demand this action
    Whilst promising power and continued support to their now to be new vassel or lackey....soon they too will be compromised.

    Museveni of Uganda is currently in this position and so he must hang on to power for his dear life
    Kagame of Rwanda is still lost but there is the possibility he will awake
    Quattara of Ivory Coast seems to be hopelessly lost.

    African intelligentsia in these Nations need to set up organizations and institutions to confront these issues so that leaders who are compromised can be safely extricated.
     
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    ...I hear you, the Continental issues are super confounded by the remnants of Colonialism, corruption and the lack of united support among the masses. Africa was a feudal culture even before the Europeans came.

    ...It is no easy job steering the masses. Taking over after Colonialism is like almost a lost cause. Tribal issues are the same as ethnic Racial issues in Africa...in fact, the Tribe is the individual Ethnicity. There is so much to be done with government, services, education, employment and the African leaders have to mix in the Global community of Political leaders with their gifts and their shortcomings. The Global leadership have to support these African leaders who are failing by support, teaching and example and aid - all aid has attachments, that's a given. The International leadership are their peers in the world. So many long for the diplomatic life while their people suffer!

    ...I just try to concentrate here where we have to deal. Al Sharpton's issues are not much different than the African Political Leaders. It is no small job representing the poor and disadvantaged! We all have the same issues more or less and I see the good news as time and will. A lot of change has happened with the African Continent and America concerning our people - in just 50 years. We are only 150 years out of 250 "peak" years of African concentrated slavery. Post Colonialism in Africa is much younger. Evolution happens in both small steps and big strides.
     
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    Frankster and Storymaster thanks for chiming in, great points.

    This is obvious but you'll notice anytime people are being dislodged from their villages and sent to camps usually means the crooks (corrupt leaders, colonialist) are after the resources on the land. So just follow the conflicts in Africa then follow the money. The question what's the solution, the beast usually kill leaders who want to bring up the masses.
     
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    The Beast is only as powerful as its base of support.
    Remove the beast means of support and it will become a pet.
    The Beast gets its power by misleading the Congress and Parliaments of its domicile.
    Our job is to organize and agitate so as to shine a mirror on its actions.....it won't be easy but that's a way to go.
     
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