Multinational Corporations And Corrupt African Leadership

Corruption 6When a government in Africa is corrupt, there are also some MNCs and their shareholders who stand behind this government and push it to become more corrupt. Whenever a government becomes autocratic denying its citizens freedoms and rights, there are MNCs behind providing weapons to exact violence against its people.

Whenever there is a corrupt politician in Africa stealing money meant for schools, hospitals, roads, and delivery of safe water and sanitation you have a big MNC bank assisting in the transfer of the money to safe haven destinations.

This cosy relationship between the political and business elite in Africa and MNCs in Europe and North America does not only affect governance but it is one of the main reasons why economic underachievement, poverty, hunger and instability permeate almost all African countries.

The parasites who parade themselves  as leaders of the continent have for over the years colluded and connived with MNC vampires who since the days of slavery have been the main instrument used by western countries to strip Africa of its rich resources and to keep its inhabitants desperately poor.

Global Witness has produced documents that have implicated American, Belgian, British, French, German, Japanese and Chinese firms and business entities. The dirty tactics employed by western governments, the MNCs, World Bank, IMF, WTO are responsible for the demise of the African continent. Western countries led by the US, Britain, France and lately by China, continue to sell weapons to horrible dictators to crash democratic forces throughout the continent.

They continued to finance brutal wars  in Africa ( Libya, Somalia, Ivory Coast, DRC) with the aim of keeping Africa destabilized while their corporations steal the natural resources such as  oil, gas, gold and other precious metals complicit with western media.

In a similar vein Global Financial Integrity has demonstrated how western MNCs working in Africa used fraud accounting, tax evasion and other financial malpractices to cheat Africans of the billions of dollars that could be used to develop the continent. IMF and World Bank on their part are in cahoots with MNCs and western creditors to sell their toxic economic policies and poisonous, heavily laden conditional loans to African countries that keep them in odious debts that they spend so much of their GDP in servicing them to the neglect of the human security needs of their people.

Switzerland, hiding behind her discredited illegal financial and banking secrecy laws and infrastructure, continues to play host to more tan $150 billion that is siphoned off from the continent annually by the political and business leaders.

Read more: http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?aid=57161&dir=2016/january/22

Great Men Knocked Down By Women: Will It Ever Come To An End?

Place 2Great men in sex scandals: Top, from left to right, Bill Clinton, John Profumo , Kobe Bryant and below, from left to right, Mike Tyson, Tiger Woods and Jeffery Archer.

Newspapers often come out with stories of great people, including politicians and celebrities in sex scandals, turning their lives upside down. Because they weren’t strong enough to control their sexual desire or too weak to resist the charm and power of attractive ladies. From Biblical times, there are stories of infidelity and adultery, putting many great men in the worst positions.

One of such stories recorded in the scriptures is that of King David, a composer, the author of the book of Psalms. He couldn’t control his desire after seeing Uriah’s wife through his window taking her bath. After failing to persuade Uriah to sleep with his wife, to concede his sin and pregnancy of Bathsheba, David sent Uriah to the hottest part of a battlefield to get him killed. God severely punished David for his sinful act and the child died after birth.

Giving examples of Biblical records of great men involved in sex scandals wouldn’t be intriguing, so let’s shift to our past and present generation. On June 5, 1963, British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns his post after confessing that he had lied to the House of Commons about his sexual affair with Christine Keeler, an alleged prostitute. The scandal didn’t affect him alone but threatened to topple Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s government.

A couple of years ago, it was revealed that former president of the USA, Bill Clinton, is involved in an affair with a former staff of the White House, Monica Lewinski. I watched as people argued that the story couldn’t be true. Is Clinton different from other great men women had brought to their knees? To make matters worse, after Clinton’s denial of not having any relationship with Monica, he later admitted to having sexual intercourse with Monica Lewinski.

What about the boxer Mike Tyson? He was convicted and jailed for raping Desire Washington. According to the story, Tyson invited her to his hotel room. To do what behind closed doors?  Later Mike Tyson was convicted of rape.  Many believe that Desire lied of being raped by Tyson, unfortunately not everyone believes that. Mike Tyson served his prison sentence but never became the iron Mike he used to be.  In one of his fights, after coming from prison, frustrated Tyson bit the ear of Evander Holyfield. They say the downfall of a man is not the end of his life, but at times some events and situations can be destructive.

Some years back in Britain, the famous British novelist Jeffery Archer, won a libel suit against the Sun newspaper for an article about him sleeping with a prostitute. According to Mr. Jeffery Archer, the story was untrue and it damaged his reputation. The author of ‘Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less’ was finally exposed. He admitted to having asked a friend to lie on his behalf to conceal the truth. So he did really sleep with a prostitute. The startling new revelation affected Jeffery Archer such that he stepped down from contesting the seat as the mayor of London. Oh, what a shame?

On September 1, 2004, the criminal sexual assault case against Kobe Bryant, the NBA star, was dropped by the prosecutors because the accuser no longer wanted to participate in the court process.   This was after Kobe Bryant was charged with sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman in a Colorado hotel where she worked. The question is “why is it that the mighty keep falling from the hands of women?” Is it lust, lack of control or temptation which is causing these problems? I can’t really unfold the mystery behind this.

One of such news about men involved in sex scandals, which shocked the world, was the case of the successful golfer, Tiger Woods. With such a  great career, leading him to all the corners of the world and winning great tournaments, the married man lost focus and hit the golf ball into the underwear of porno stars, severely damaging his reputation and career.  I am a man, therefore I know the comfort and satisfaction at that place which belongs to a woman, but I am aware of the dangers and temptation, especially if you are a married man.

According to the scriptures, God places people in situations where He tests their faith and commitment.  Why God does test us when He knew the man will fail? Is man trying to get back the rib God used to create the Eve-woman, while the woman fights hard to keep it? If God really tests man, then a man should pass the trial by not falling into temptations, because He also gave man power to resist temptation. In this case, a man shouldn’t blame God or woman for his failure.

Another question worth to bring on the table is: Can these bitter stories serve as a lesson to other men? Time will tell, but I don’t think so. Men will always drift into danger since the body is weak to resist temptation, moreover, Satan is like a hungry lion, lurking around the corner, looking for its next victim to devour, but we mustn’t allow him to catch us.

The Reason Beauty Contest Needs To Be Abolished

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The concept of life is a reality, thus, a woman’s creation is a symbol of crown, dignity, honour, and beauty. Women are therefore special. I believe the same way every woman see herself or feels. 

Worldwide, every year, young women are paraded on the podium to search for the most beautiful woman in the world. The question: “Is holding of yearly beauty contest necessary?” What is beauty? Is it the mind, from the heart or the face?

There are so many women physically disfigured, through some sort of illness or naturally born with deformity or handicap, that may feel somehow psychologically depressed or rejected in the society when they watch things like “Beauty Contests.” Besides ‘Beauty Contests’ lowers the confidence and self-esteem of many women facing obstacles in life.

The birth of modern technology and scientists have provided comfort for human beings, in different fields, including medical. Apart from incubators and other equipment that save lives, no doctor or scientist has been able to put breath in a dead man’s nostrils to bring him back to life. So why should a panel of judges sit down to classify one as beautiful and the other ugly? However a woman looks like, she needs respect and acceptance in the society.

In my own opinion “Beauty Contest” is meaningless. It should be abolished. The late Princess Diana was one of the prettiest women who ever lived, but according to British newspapers, she was a woman suffering in silence before her untimely death.

If beauty had played important role in her life and had given her all the happiness she was looking for, from her wayward husband, Prince Charles, she might be alive today.

Exploring Slave Dungeons At Cape Coast Castle

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Tourists exploring a slave dungeon at the Cape Coast castle

The mere mention of slavery brings bad memories, as it harboured unimaginable evil act, as thousands of Africans were captured under inhuman circumstances into overcrowded dungeons and transported across the Atlantic to the New World. Even though slavery is long abolished, the African still bears the psychological scars, as he fights to regain his lost identity and respect among mankind on the surface of the earth today.

The slave trade in Ghana mainly took place at coastal towns, but I wish to write about Cape Coast, my country of birth, which was the center of the British slave trade for almost 150 years. Cape Coast is located in the central region of Ghana. It was the capital of Gold Coast between 1700 until 1877 when the capital was shifted to Accra. Ghana replaced Gold Coast when the country achieved its independence in 1957.

Echoes of sad music in the air can be heard from Cape Coast, attracting thousands of tourists including African-Americans and other Africans in the Diaspora to visit the place, where their ancestors were packed like a sardine into ships for slavery. There is a proverb in Ghana which says “Man doesn’t cry.” I’m beginning to question this proverb if it has any elements of truth because any African in the Diaspora who visits Cape Coast castle can’t hold back his tears.

The psychological effect and emotions over Cape Coast Castle, which still has the remnants of the  slave trade, are unbearable. President Obama, wife, Michelle and children can’t forget the experience of touring the preserved sites. One can’t escape the cold waves which go through the spine. Even though many Africans in the Diaspora haven’t been to Ghana to trace their roots or visit Cape Coast, others had. The Pan African Historical Festival, simply called PANAFEST is a cultural event which has brought thousands of African-Americans to visit Cape Coast.

Visiting Cape Coast Castle to understand the pain and suffering endured by the millions of slaves is an important step for African-Americans and other Africans in the Diaspora to be closer to Africa. It is sad to note that many hate to be referred to as Africans, even though history about their origin isn’t a fabricated story. It seems that’s the way to help forget this bitter experience, but there is nothing satisfying than visiting the continent of your origin to discover the reality aspects of a sad journey.

Forts and castles built by Europeans between 1482 and 1786, serving as slave depots are still visible in Ghana. Apart from the Cape Coast Castle, are also Elmina and Christiansburg Castles.  Ghana invites you. Be part of other tourists to visit Cape Coast, to see the male dungeon, female dungeon, remnants and the reality of cruelty of slavery, committed by White Slave Masters.

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Books: Special Branch War- Slaughter in the Rhodesian Bush. Southern Matabeleland And Bitter Sweet

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This searing account primarily covers Ed Bird’s Special Branch (SB) service in the Beitbridge area of southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980, encompassing Operations Repulse and Tangent of the bitter Rhodesian ‘bush war’.

Joining the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in 1964, Bird cut his teeth on Selous Scouts ‘pseudo’ operations during Operation Hurricane in 1974-1976, so was well equipped to deal with the insidious escalation of the ZANLA and ZIPRA campaigns in the south of the country.

A meticulous recorder, Bird implemented and maintained the Beitbridge SB incident log, and it is this diary of terror and death upon which Bird’s account hangs, interspersed with detailed accounts of fire fights, ambushes, landmine blasts, ZANLA executions, traitors and assassinations, SB ‘dirty tricks’ and ‘turning’ terrorists.

Although first and foremost an intelligence-gatherer, Bird thrived on combat and against all protocol inveigled his way onto Fire Force operations and as an air mobile MAG machine-gunner on converted Police Reserve Air Wing aircraft. Decorated for bravery but overlooked for promotion, Bird’s BSAP career became victim to spurious political expedience.

http://www.amazon.com/Special-Branch-War-Slaughter-Matabeleland-ebook/dp/B00MZKAW2Y

 

BIRD 1Following the untimely death of his wife, Hilton Shire, a newly appointed private investigator, embarks on a quest for revenge. He enlists the help of his brothers-in-law, Jordan and Kyle to prove that Sabrina was murdered. Hilton and his comrades believe that Sabrina was killed because of her investigation into the demise of Julie Curl’s husband years before. They also believe that Sabrina was drawing close – too close – to the truth hence she met with unmitigated violence.

The case unfurls to something more sinister and complex as the investigators find themselves taken as far away as Barbados and into dangerous situations they never thought possible. Will Hilton get to the bottom of the mystery and avenge his wife before more killings take place? In this brilliantly orchestrated novel, E.D. Bird takes readers on a relentless cat and mouse chase across the unforgettable southern African nations and Barbados.

The unfolding adventure is menacing, perilous, intriguing and, in the end, it could possibly be Bitter Sweet…

http://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Sweet-E-D-Bird/dp/1517695732/

The Author

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E.D. Bird was born in Scotland on March 17, 1955, but has lived in Zimbabwe since 1957. The author was divorced in 1987 but remarried the same person on the 20th anniversary of their original wedding date and continue to live happily in Bulawayo with their two rescue dogs. E.D. Bird is an animal lover and, over the years, has had a variety of pets including horses, dogs and cats.

Bird has worked for a law firm for 13 years and also joined the family business, a gold mining enterprise. Growing up in a rural mining environment and working in the mining industry has given the author a sound basis for the situations created in this novel.”

Aids And Ebola: Consequences Of World War II, And The Financial Support Of Adolf Hitler By The Rockefeller Foundation

By Professor/Micro-Surgeon Johan Van Dongen

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(The Rockefeller Foundation, a mafioso family in sheep’s clothing, worked with Adolf Hitler to execute his wicked projects and plans.)

The pharmaceutical investment in business, associated with the cure of diseases, is obviously not a good combination or idea. Either the financial interests of a handful of pharmaceutical shareholders gain ground, or the health interests of seven billion people are at stake.

Diseases will continue to exist as long as there is a pharmaceutical industry, which aims and objectives are to make a profit from sick people. Thus; with the collaboration of bad scientists and laboratory assistance in the medical field, old and new diseases are created to continue generating profit for the pharmaceutical company. Thus; only through the abolition of the pharmaceutical business, will the diseases ceased to exist or reduced. But it’s totally impossible to abolish pharmaceutical companies, the reason diseases are common.

The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mafioso Factory

Transactions and money earned in the IG Farben company were fully donated to the Nazi German Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry and the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology. Both institutes devoted themselves at that time entirely on research into eugenics with the aim of studying human genetics and susceptibility to specific diseases such as horse Aids (EIAV) and hemorrhagic fever (Ebola). The embryo for Aids and Ebola was born into a monstrosity that now causes death and destruction among world citizens and mostly Africans.

Even this was not enough because John D. Rockefeller appointed the Swiss fascist and scientist Ernst Rudin as the head of both institutes. In addition, John also paid the two assistants and proteges of Rudin, with the melodious names Otmar von Verschuer and Frans J. Kallman. Just three months after their appointment, Hitler came to power and whether he was paid by Rockefeller Foundation remains a mystery.

What we do know is that the Rockefellers’ device was placed under Hitler’s control, in the field of eugenics, a company that also dealt with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus Equine EIAV, known popularly as horse-AIDS. But does the funding of Hitler by the Rockefeller Foundation remains a mystery?

Hitler Financed By The Rockefeller Foundation with the shares of IG Farben

In 1915, focused oil billionaire Rockefeller, of “The Rockefeller Foundation,” invested in the lee of the general interest of billions of dollars, targeting of building a new billion industry, the pharmaceutical investment industry. The US Rockefeller cartel and the German IG Farben cartel – consisting of Bayer, BASF and Hoechst collided with enormous greed.

On November 9, 1929, came a historic agreement: Two cartels divided the world among themselves. The Rockefeller group is assigned the global oil trade, IG Farben, the global trade in chemicals. But IG Farben did not comply with this agreement. Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst were the main sponsors of the election campaign for the seizure of power by Hitler.

The investments of IG Farben in this politician seemed to pay off initially. Every time the Wehrmacht invaded a European country, IG Farben was already on the foot board and annexed, especially on chemical industries and oil fields in Europe.

It is not surprising that the rulers want us still to delude that World War II had been a kind of accident of history, caused by a psychopath named Hitler. But the fact is that the wars, as today, initially had economic motives. “The Second World War was no exception. That would not have been possible without the economic interests of IG Farben and the seizure of power of Hitler.” Said chief prosecutor, Telford Taylor, in the War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremberg against 24 managers of IG Farben.

Fritz Ter Meer and other IG Farben executives were sentenced to several years in prison, instead of a complete breakdown of the IG Farben cartel and the Allies, Moffelden the group under the influence of the Rockefeller group away.

The Rockefeller Group increased on the share package of IG Farben. The board of the resurrected pharmaceutical and chemical companies Bayer, BASF and Hoechst took the former war criminal Ter Meer aboard.

The leader of this audacious staffing, taking  decisions was Ludwig Erhard, the future founder of the German economic miracle and Chancellor. He openly stated that the choice of the postwar leading figure in business is made after consideration of the special knowledge and experience of the manager of IG Farben, the commercial and chemical-technical field. The former husband of IG Farben, Ludwig Erhard, quickly became Minister of Economic Affairs, in post-war Germany, and in 1963 he even became Chancellor.

1963 was not only the year when Ludwig Erhard became Chancellor and war criminal Fritz Ter Meer again took the position of chairman of the supervisory board of Bayer Group. It was also the year in which the German Government the auspices of the so-called committee of experts for the protection of the global pharmaceutical interests within the framework of the United Nations took over. They were then known as “Codex Alimentarius”.

Ir. Henri W.A. Deterding Challenges Standard Oil

Before WW I, the British government began to challenge Standard Oil for world oil supremacy. Rockefeller would not brook any competition to his monopoly so he sent vast sums of money to his homeland in Germany. The Kaiser used this money to arm Germany and keep the war going for 4 years. Here is a brief quote from a fascinating book entitled “We Fight for Oil.”

“Lord Fisher not only discovered the method. He found the man. The man was a Holland clerk. He was rising as an official in the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company. The Admiral described this gentleman to the British Government as “Napoleonic in his audacity and Cromwellian in his thoroughness.”

Henri W. A. Deterding was the name of this new Napoleon. He lived up to Lord Fisher’s description. He extended the oil holdings of Royal Dutch into a dozen countries. He arranged for increased British capital control of this international trust. He merged the British Shell oil group with it, making of the two largest European organizations, a united Dutch-Shell combine, the strongest in the world. He became a British subject. The British Government made him Sir Henri and began to make British foreign policy.

By 1913, according to Lord Fisher’s Memorandum at the time, Sir Henri “confessed” to the British Royal Commission on oil issue that: He had in Romania, Russia,  California, Trinidad, Dutch Indies, and Mexico oil interests. The Anglo-Persian Company also said he was getting Mesopotamia and squeezing Persia, which was practically untouched areas of immense size reeking with oil.

Sir Thomas Browning said in his evidence that, the Royal Dutch-Shell combination is more powerful and aggressive than ever and was the great Standard Oil Trust of America. Let us, therefore, listen with deep attention to the words of a man [Deterding] who has power and sole control over the most powerful organization on earth, for the production of oil and source of  everything. (Denny, We Fight for Oil, p. 25).”

Rockefeller financed “Cousin” Adolf Hitler

When WW I was over, the oil wars continued. The British had control of the Mosul and Iraqi fields and Standard Oil was willing to do ANYTHING to get them. Sir Henri Deterding was challenging Standard Oil even in the United States. Rockefeller resorted to his old trick of arming his homeland once again. Billions flowed to the Hitler regime from Rockefeller and Wall St.

Hitler was a Rothschild

Adolf Hitler was the grandson of Baron Rothschild.

Alois Hitler, the father of Adolf, was the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber and Baron Rothschild.  There are some people who seriously doubt that Johann Georg Hiedler was the father of Alois. Thyssen and Koehler, for example, claim that Chancellor Dollfuss had ordered the Austrian police to conduct a thorough investigation into the Hitler’s family. As a result of this investigation, a secret document was prepared that proved that Maria Anna Schicklgruber was living in Vienna at the time she conceived.

At that time Maria Anna was employed as a servant in the home of Baron Rothschild. As soon as the family discovered her pregnancy she was sent back to her home in Spital where Alois was born. If it is true that one of the Rothschilds is the real father of Alois Hitler, it would make Adolf a quarter Jew. According to these sources, Adolf Hitler knew of the existence of this document and the incriminating evidence it contained.

In order to obtain it he precipitated events in Austria and initiated the assassination of Dollfuss. According to this story, he failed to obtain the document at that time since Dollfuss kept it secret and had told Schuschnigg of its whereabouts so that in the event of his death the independence of Austria would remain assured. Several stories of this general character are in circulation. (Langer, The Mind of Adolf Hitler, p.107). This fact alone explains why the dunce Hitler should come from nowhere and become Chancellor of Germany.

David Rockefeller takes picture of “Cousin” Adolf Hitler

Picture legend:
“Hitler striding through the streets of Munich in Dec. 1937. I (David Rockefeller) pushed my way to the front of the crowd and snapped the photo just as the dictator passed.” (Rockefeller, Memoirs). Rockefeller agrees to help Great Britain in WW II in exchange for Mideast oil fields.

When Hitler was about to invade Britain, the Rockefeller-controlled State Department agreed to help them with war material if Britain agreed to give them the Mideast oil fields after the war….What a dirty double-cross that would even make the Rockefeller founded Mafia ashamed.

References

Collier, Peter & Horowitz, David, The Rockefellers, An American Dynasty, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1976.

Denny, Ludwell, We Fight of Oil, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1928.

Kemmer, Edwin Walter, The ABC of the Federal Reserve System, Greenwood Press Publishers, Westport, Conn., 1950.

Lundberg, Ferdinand, America’s 60 Richest Families, The Vanguard Press, New York, 1937.

Langer, Walter, C., The Mind of Adolf Hitler, New American Library, New York, 1972.

Rockefeller, David, Memoirs, Random House, New York, 2002.

Springmeier, Fritz, Bloodlines of the Illuminati, Ambassador House, Austin, Texas, 2002.

Selling Congo

A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN PRO-EMPIRE PROPAGANDA AND THE MAKING OF
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Belgium was a small, neutral country without a colonial tradition when King Leopold II ceded the Congo, his personal property, to the state in 1908. For the next half-century Belgium not only ruled an African empire but also, through widespread, enduring, and eagerly embraced propaganda, produced an imperialist-minded citizenry.
           Selling the Congo is a study of European pro-empire propaganda in Belgium, with particular emphasis on the period 1908-60. Matthew G. Stanard questions the nature of Belgian imperialism in the Congo and considers the Belgian case in light of literature on the French, British, and other European overseas empires. Comparing Belgium to other imperial powers, the book finds that pro-empire propaganda was a basic part of European overseas expansion and administration during the modern period.
             Arguing against the long-held belief that Belgians were merely “reluctant imperialists”, Stanard demonstrates that in fact many Belgians readily embraced imperialistic propaganda. Selling the Congo contributes to our understanding of the effectiveness of twentieth-century propaganda by revealing its successes and failures in the Belgian case. Many readers familiar with more-popular histories of Belgian imperialism will find in this book a deeper examination of European involvement in central Africa during the colonial era.
The Author
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Matthew Stanard was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. After living in Chicago, Brussels, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., among other places, he returned to the South in 2006 to become an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Berry College in Mount Berry,
          Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Modern European History from Indiana University-Bloomington where he worked with the late William B. Cohen. Stanard has published a number of works on 19th and 20th Century European history and culture with an emphasis on European overseas imperialism in Africa. He lives in Rome, Georgia, with his wife Noemi and son Marlon.