THE WEST IS PLUNDERING AFRICA’S MINERAL RESOURCES AND BREEDING GRINDING POVERTY

Western Media has ascribed all scenes of African poverty to corruption but they do not interrogate the situation (of African poverty) nor do they portray the unfairness and unjustness of the Neo Liberal Economic System that is in place, which basically makes third world natural resources a property of Western Financial Houses. Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader, is being dammed in the Media. However his big call, that has earned him the condemnation, is a morale call, which is that Third World Countries control their natural resources, and that, with the wealth that is going to accrue from the resources, they do not build Palatial homes, like the Oil Sheikhs, but establish massive Development Banks, Banks of The South which Banks will not be under Western Control and will be the drivers of third world development.

The emergence of China as an alternative trading partner of resource rich African countries has already caused a stir. China has given African countries their best deals ever for their natural resources, however China is being labeled as undemocratic and supporter of undemocratic states. Counter to comments ‘the starving Sahaelan children’ (God Bless Them) that are portrayed in the attached Gas Prices, the children are not victims of corrupt leaders, as they do not hail from countries that are reeking in oil money or are resource rich. The poor children basically are victims of a Corrupt Western Imposed Economic Systems. More than anything else Africa needs social justice and key to realizing this is the control of the countries natural resources or rather control of it’s god given wealth (It belongs to nobody but the Africans). Looking at it in this way Julius Malema’s call to nationalise the Mines is a very Morale Call but the western inclined media thinks otherwise. What accrues to the South Africans from Gold, Platinum, Manganese etc, is a fraction of what the London based Mining Houses and their running dog BEE partners are making. South Africa needs the money to develop people and areas that have been neglected under the Colonial System, in other words to transform the settler colonial state that South Africa remains to be.

By Isaka Oa Afrika

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