Africa Beware! God Can’t Find Any Sincere European Or American Leader

Obama 10Barack Obama: Smiling behind mischievous heart and hypocrisy

By Joel Savage and Johan Van Dongen

The common citizens of every country, depend on the government to provide them education, good drinking water and sanitation facilities, proper medical and health-care system etc, but the drastic effect of corruption, diseases, frustration and laziness in Africa, are some of the problems, which have affected the poor and helpless African leaders, to shift their attention on Europe and America for help, which often comes but at a very deadly cost.

There is no continent in history, which has suffered aggression, slavery, colonization, Apartheid, looting, depopulation, medical crimes etc, than the African continent. The question many ask, while others don’t bother to know is: Why Africa?

This reminds me of a story in the Bible about two men in one city; one was rich, and the other poor. The rich man had great flocks of sheep and herds of cattle;  but the poor man had only one little lamb that he had bought. It grew up in his home with his children, and drank out of his cup, and lay upon his lap, and was like a little daughter to him.

One day a visitor came to the rich man’s house to dinner. He did not take one of his own sheep to kill for his guest. He robbed the poor man of his lamb, and killed it, and cooked it for a meal with his friend. This is exactly the same situation Africa stand. They look upon Europe and Europe as their redeemer, saviour or faithful masters, without knowing that their only interest is to destroy the continent.

Most of the ethnic conflicts, tribal wars, political unrest and medical crimes, including Aids, Ebola, Lassa fever, Zika virus were caused by Europe and America. Anyone who doubts what I am talking about, should read the book, “The Shadow Of The Sun” by the Polish writer, author and journalist, Ryszard Kapuściński.

Africans, like African-Americans were very happy indeed, following the inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th United States President. The African-American or the Black man needs to be happy, because the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become a reality. But what African-Americans failed to realize is, Obama as a Black president hasn’t any magic wand to make life better for them.

Like every American president, Barack Obama swore the oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

This oath confirms that Obama is not going to tell Africa, African-Americans or Africans in the Diaspora that Aids, Ebola, Lassa Fever, Zika virus etc, were medical crimes tried on the Black man as bio-warfare product or bio-weapons. Obama is not going to tell Black Americans that they were used unwilling and unwitting for experimental at the hands of the America’s medical establishment.

Again do African-Americans expect Obama to tell them that the American government collaborated with scientists and stole Henrietta Lacks’ cells without her knowledge in 1951, and became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping?

There is no American president in the past or present who are sincere, faithful and truthful. Like ex-president Bill Clinton denying of sleeping with Monica Lewinsky, then confessed later that he did, all American leaders are liars and those coming after Obama will put on the same perfume of lies.

Obama came to office as a real handsome man, because of hypocrisy, shady deals, cover up of crimes, including the killing of Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, for opposing vaccine against autism, he now looks fragile and gaunt like one of Africa’s Aids patients.

Whatever evil a man sows, same he shall reap, but sometimes I feel very sorry for the normal and common American citizens, who have to pass through difficulties, because the government’s bad policies and the evil seed the past and present leaders have sown.

Sanitation in Ghana: A Disaster or a Challenge?

Ghana 3After many years of independence Ghana is one of the countries in Africa facing waste disposal, recycling and poor drainage problems.

Original article published in Huffingtonpost.com by Karen Curley

When one walks down the streets in Makola Market, you are overwhelmed by all of the trash that litters the streets. Trash and waste are everywhere. Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is garbage all over. There are many reasons for this:

Lack of Proper Sanitation Only 77.5% of homes have toilets. Only 30% have flush toilets. The average person in Accra has to share toilets with 10 or more persons in public latrines. Lack of plumbing has led to huge amounts of water being dumped on the streets.

Lack of a Working Sanitation System Waste removal is for the wealthy because they can afford it. Only 60% of the population has regular waste collection. As of June 17th, all 3 refuse dump sites were closed down. Because of this open sewers and rains are full of trash. Most of the pipes are in polluted gutters. Broken or vandalized ones are open to germs.

Lack of Public Awareness and Proper Education about Causes and Prevention of Diseases There is a lack of information to the public about how diseases spread because of germs and poor sanitation.

Most people are not aware that Accra’s trash problem is a growing cause of many of its diseases. In 2008 over 700US million dollars was spent on treating malaria in Ghana. That figure has not slowed down. Malaria is the number one health problem all over Ghana, especially in Accra.

Malaria accounted for 53% of Accra’s illnesses last year. According to the National Malaria Control Programme, “During 2009, a person in Ghana died from malaria about every 3 hours. This means about 3,000 people died of malaria in Ghana that year alone, most of them children. Cholera is another big problem in Ghana. As of November 2011, cholera has claimed 101 lives.

There have been 10,002 cases reported in Ghana. The cholera outbreak has been directly linked to a lack of proper refuse dumping sites and improper disposal of waste. Deputy Health Minister Rojo Mettle Nunoo has asked assemblies to implement their sanitation by-laws.

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When will Africa or Ghana rise above this? Ghana needs to embark on underground drainage system. 

He has stated that Accra and other larger cities face a 13% chance of a cholera epidemic. He also stated that frequent occurrences of the outbreak happen because many homes, work places, and public places do not have facilities.

So where does Accra go from here? The biggest problem facing Accra is that of mindset. Accra’s people need to adjust their mindset to the changing times. It is no longer ok to throw trash on the ground and in their gutters.

People must educate themselves on the dangers of inadequate sanitation and begin using garbage containers. Authorities from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) must implement proper sanitation planning. Without, the above Accra will continue on its course with disease and death.

The Writer

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Karen Curley is an international photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Her pictures have been seen in many publications including Spin Magazine, US Weekly, and InStyle Magazine.

Her pictures have also been featured on the Conan O’Brien show. She has worked internationally for The Accra Mail in Ghana Africa. Her passion is urban photography. Her work with the homeless has been shown in galleries all over Los Angeles.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-curley/sanitation-in-ghana-a-dis_b_1197217.html

Culture: White People Learning What It Takes To Be An African

 

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Did curiosity really kill the cat? Why so many white people now interested in the diversity of culture, leading them to Africa, the continent the Western and American media never write anything good about, than Aids, Ebola, war, famine, and crime?

The media plays an important role in the society; unfortunately many don’t see it in that way, because of the type of news they disseminate to the public. I was quite impressed and amazed when I met a white man telling me about his visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana. The fact that he could even speak some of the languages inspired me to find out his reasons for leaving his continent of luxury, to a strange hard living continent like Africa.

“If a white man comes to live in Africa for six months or a year, the Western media hails him  brave and adventurous, with publication appearing in the newspapers, but the same places I visited are where Africans have lived from generation to generation but the media fails to praise them on the same issue,” said the white man. He is right. There is crime everywhere in the world, especially Italy, Britain, Columbia, Brazil, and America, but the media has made South Africa the most dangerous country on earth.

Every year thousands of Europeans travel to Africa, just because they want to know how Africans live, despite the lack of electricity in many villages, medical facilities, water shortage and poor sanitation. It is amazing to see many white people on African streets, with families interacting and learning many things including how to make African meals. Surprisingly some participate in cultural and festival activities dressed in African fashions, especially in Kente cloth.

Despite the lack of teachers and poor educational facilities, an African child can be able to tell one geographically, the capital city of every country in the world, yet ask a white child of the same age, the capital city of Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa or any African country. He will tell you “I don’t know,” with quick remarks “Africa is poor,” because that’s all that his geography teacher has taught him.

I am hundred percent sure that if African and European children meet in a quiz competition, the African children would win because they know much about Europe and America than what European and American children know about Africa. This is not an exaggeration but facts based on research I did. Imagine an African student of fourteen in a Belgium school, who doesn’t even know who Patrice Lumumba was, even though her parents come from Congo. This is a tragedy, not sadness. I didn’t blame her because teachers have failed to teach European students enough about Africa.

I wish exchange of program in education and on moral issues, would take some European children to Africa, to learn the reason why despite immense poverty in many parts of Africa, students don’t smoke, commit suicide, no teenage pregnancy, no shooting, stabbing and above all the reason why respect exists in African schools than any school in Europe and America.

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