Showing posts with label Mozambique. Show all posts
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Monday, March 14, 2011

The United Nations and Loots from African Rulers

The United Nations and Loots from African Rulers


What Kept me guessing is how the Western world, including Australia and some Asian countries keep on being the custodians of the ill-gotten loots of many African rulers (both current and past). We Africans will only know about the loots when there is political crisis such as the uprisings in North Africa, if one of them is overthrown or suddenly died.



Muammar Gaddafi speaking at the United Nations Assembly


Though we still see the loots with our very eyes; having oil wells, private universities, 5 star hotels, directors of many corporate organizations where they invested their loots. One other thing is that the Muslim heads of state of the troubled countries are more corrupt than ever; stealing in the name of Allah, deceiving their people or are they just kleptomaniacs?



President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe


How on earth can an Africa ruler be the richest man in the world by just being the President of his country and stashing away his country’s wealth worth $70 billion; and the United Nations is aware of this wickedness meant to his country and they condoned this loots and continue to dine and wine with him. If Mubarak is worth this, what about others?



Hosni Mubarak of Egypt


Now Gaddafi of Libya is another monster that must be stopped by all means. Since I came into this world all I know about Libyan history from my secondary to university education is Gaddafi and because of this crisis we now know the loot he has acquired over the years. What is left to do is change the name Libya to Gaddafi. There is this adage that says “he who protects and hides a thief is also a thief”. Since these countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the Middle East in the United Nations and members of the Commonwealth are part of this conspiracy of keeping the loots, they should use their tongue to count their teeth. No wonder the late Afro Beat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti call it "Disunited Nations". Can United States of America be honest to African Countries by telling us who and who is having our African money dumped in the banks in their country. In my country we know that banks look for deposits, with $70 billion in America banks including others yet to be mentioned why America economy won’t recover fast after the financial crisis. International Monetary Fund IMF will continue to tell African Countries to devalue her currencies I think the IMF is lending to African Countries the loots of our rulers most of the banks are hiding especially the notorious “Swiss banks. “Why will United Nation and Common Wealth not address this man’s inhumanity to man. Suspend them from league of civilized people and isolate them, and return the loots back to Africa instead of enslaving us more with borrowed funds from IMF.



Demonstrators trampling on the poster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi


In African countries after being an ex this or that they will become multi millionaires and receive awards of best looters and diversion of public funds, this have been the bane of African development over the years. United Nation, don’t wait to give us relief fund, no fly zones and humanitarian activities but refuse and impose sanctions on any bank that indulge in keeping this loots



Nelson Mandela


We have had leaders in Africa like Julius Nyerere of Tanzania of blessed memory, Joaquin Chissano of Mozambique and Madiba Nelson Mandela, I don’t know about others.



~ By Hope Obioma Opara