Could a people who believed they were exceptional, a chosen race cohabit with a welcoming people and merge into one nation, one people as had been done across the vast expanses of the flow of history?
President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is right when he puts it quite bluntly that it is about time the African continent takes control of her development - both agricultural and economic - and desist from being constantly influenced and bribed by the monopoly of the world market, the World Bank and the IMF.
In my opinion Boko Haram operates not only on a misunderstanding of the Islamic religion but also, an economic condition is an important factor to consider when assessing what drives such able bodied people to such a cause.
It ought not to be necessary nowadays to point out that there are plenty of republics, which are not democracies, and some monarchies, like those of Norway and Sweden, which are. Why spend time on what is a question of words? It is the facts that matter, not the name.
The concept of Non Linear Wars present Africa with a powerful geopolitical tool to regain control over its resources. It allows Africa to deploy a devastating economic virus against the multinationals that have come to control her resources for the past two centuries and counting.
Putin is not aiming at outright secession. He is a better chess player than that? Just a Finlandized Greater Ukraine – a neutral country with a version of federalism so far-reaching that the eastern regions would become Bosnia-style entities, within a Russian sphere of influence.
More important, the picture shows why many Germans today are ambivalent about what's happening in Ukraine. Asked why he had it on his wall in the German parliament? Jan van Aken replied with a chagrin that it was taken on his birthday, 1 May, and then he added more seriously that it tells a story. The Russians were liberators, he said. They rescued Berlin and Germany from the Nazis.
What Mr. Kagame must remember is that his duty is to Rwanda and to Africa, to his ancestors that stepped forth into the day way long before him, and to the generations that will long inherit him. Not to anyone else!
Seven world leaders (but not including leaders from China, India, Brazil or South Africa) refuse to let Putin sit at their lunch table. Is this the real face of Ozz the Great and Terrible?
Democracy without economic independence is a sham – it cannot and should not be tolerated in Africa. The experiences of the Ukraine shows that international norms are feckless words on paper, as the West has demonstrated in recognizing time over time, the overthrow of democratically elected governments across the globe, particularly in Africa.