Monday, May 27, 2013

The dichotomy of Colonialism & African development!

If the leaders that lead Africa to independence had pursued a non xenophobic leadership approach and maintained arm's length partnerships with the expatriates from all over the world (who, despite some misgivings, the colonial governments used to establish the infrastructure that Africa still relies on even to this day), Africa's woes wouldn't be so dire.

The USA is the greatest nation in the world today, largely because it accepts people with talent and ingenuity from all over the world. Historical figures like Albert Einstein, Louis Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr., president Barack Obama, and many others including Ngugi wa Thiong'o illustrate the benefits of America's tolerance for foreigners.

On to the questions regarding why there is no African corporations or armies in the west, the answer is simply: Africa does not yet have the capacity for such endeavors! Besides, African governments also never had friendly environments for corporations to form. As to the NATO intervention in Libya, it was a UN mandate, which the majority of Libyans supported and without which Gaddafi's dictatorship would still be in place.

And thank havens we never had an African government led by the likes of Kwame Nkruma let alone Robert Mugabe!

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