South Sudan : SOUTH SUDANESE SISTER SPEAKS

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I saw this over the weekend. I wanted to post it myself. I found the video not easy to find.

The speaker is very passionate and has the right message. It is unfortunate that the governments of the African nations are mismanaging the health and wealth of their nations.

The tragic cohabitation of capital flight and poverty in African oil-rich countries is a result of occult management of natural resources and external borrowing by African governments on the one hand, and a global banking system plagued by perverse incentives as well as the primacy of myopic strategic interests on the part of Western governments on the other hand. As corrupt African leaders accumulate wealth, the African people are saddled with debts and watch helplessly as their natural resource reserves are depleted with little to show for in return. On the other side, Western bankers and governments turn a blind eye to the plunder of African resources and the illicit accumulation of wealth by the continent’s elites.

Naming and shaming African corruption culprits and their Western associates is a step in the right direction towards addressing the plunder of African wealth and the scourge of capital flight. But more systematic strategies are required given the massive scale of the problem. A key part of these strategies is to enforce transparency in the exploitation of natural resources as well as in the management of external debt.

The problems we face here in education, regulation would hamper the medical groups ( nurses and doctors she asked to help ) from administration and distribution of what medicines are really needed.

The west has long had restrictions on the aid and help Africa could receive in technology and advancements. Without this plea coming directly from the leaders of the African nations it could not be a unfruitful endeavor by those who would quickly come to aid.

Here in the United States those same doctors and nurses could do here for the local black community the needed administration and help the in black community needs. Bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, etc.

The restrictions here are only on their individual need and desire to help. At some point an individual who really cares have to put aside any idea of "what's in it for me" as far as money is concerned and work from the satisfaction of. Doing because it is the doing the right thing.
 

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