Pan Africanism : South Africa Confirms Coup Plot

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  1. Flow Like That

    Flow Like That Member MEMBER

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    March 10, 2004
    Posted to the web March 10, 2004

    Johannesburg

    South African Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma confirmed on Wednesday that the plane held by Zimbabwean authorities and an alleged coup plot in Equatorial Guinea were linked.

    "Indeed there was a link between the plane and Equatorial Guinea," Dlamini-Zuma was quoted as saying by the South African news agency (SAPA).

    www.allafrica.com/stories/200403100558.html
     
  2. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It is unfortunate that this coup attempt was foiled, as the combined reign of Obiang & Macias Nguema have been one of the most brutual in all of Africa (and the world). The USA Weekly has voted Teodoro Obiang Nguema as the 6th worst dictator in the world for the past 2 years (not that this is a solid source, but it gives an idea of his brutality). Since Equatorial Guinea gained "independence" from Spain in 1968, 1/3 of the country's population have either been executed or fled the country. There is no independent media, the hospitals don't provide food for its patients (the family has to bring it), no eletricity after 4p.m. Although there are "democratic" elections the current president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, kills or jails his political rivals (and he has been known to force people to vote for him at gun point). He discourages independent business ownership, and instead brings in foreigners to build stores & run institutions (Asians own most of the grocery stores for instance). Since oil was discovered in the country roughly 10 years ago, the foreign presence has increased. France, the US, and Spain have begun pumping millions into the country, with most of the funds going into the President's US bank account. While the President has become one of the world's richest men, he places a cap on what the people in his country can earn. The majority of the president's guards are now Arabic (mostly from Morocco) and they have begun raping women, girls, and boys. These are crimes which were extremely rare in the country before. Here is a link to a article where Obiang Nguema compares himself to GOD, and brags that he "can kill anyone he wants without being called to account", it is an inside look into the eyes of a maniac:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3098007.stm

    If there was ever a Man that needs to go this is it, if Bush wants to get rid of "dictators" why not go after this guy, he treats his people worse than Saddam....oh thats right, he freely gives away his country's oil.....so there is no problem.
     
  3. Emeka

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    Thank you Pan! This has always been the problem with Africa’s leaders since the continent got it's "independence” from the European nations. Excluding the exception of South Africa, every African country primarily dominated by Black people has lapsed into inept, corrupt, inefficient, yet brutal dictatorship. You could close your eyes and randomly pick any country on a map of Africa and the story is the same. In fact this peculiar situation of Blacks being led by corrupt and inefficient leaders is not limited to the continent of Africa but can be seen where ever a significant number Black people reside.

    This is largely due to the fact that for the most part Black people have no involvement in choosing their own leaders. These “leaders” are usually imposed from without by the traducers of the race in order to control the masses, which tend to be ignorant about what’s happening. Look at Haiti for example, the ousted former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide who himself was “helped” into office and defended by the Clinton administration; was later deposed by “rebels” led by Brigadier-General Guy Philippe at the behest of the Bush administration. Both leaders were installed by the U.S despite the feelings of the people of Haiti. It’s seems that the Haitian are unaware that they are replacing the evil they know (Aristide) with the one they don’t know (Philippe). It doesn’t matter whose in charge the outcome will still be the same; government ineptitude, political intimidation, corruption, etc. However, the ones who suffer are the people on the street who grow with no self esteem due to the crushing poverty and dejection which surround them. These are the people who deserve better than to be ruled by these “leaders”. Black people deserve better than to be ruled and treated like this!!! Thanx.
     
  4. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Chuk!!!! where have you been? Your presence has been missed. All of what you said is unfortunate but true. Africa and the Caribbean suffer from Neo-colonialism. The elected leaders are not working for the benefit of the people, but that of their "former" colonial masters. Until black countries are able to elect leaders with no ties to Europe or America, the presidency can change 100 times, but still have the same results.
     
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    I don't know how I missed this story!!

    In response to the "supposed" coup attempt, President Obiang Nguema has deported hundred of African Immigrants from the country. Ironically Obiang Nguema's ethnic group, the Fang, were themselves immigrants to the country roughly 100 years ago. In addition, 1/3 of the country's population were either exiled or killed, by Obiang's uncle (Macias) in the 1970s. Most of these were the original people of the country, The Bubis. Here is a link to the article:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3512304.stm
     
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