Top 20 African Countries Stink Of Corruption

Women sell food from their canoe at Makoko fishing community in LagosLagos: The Makoko slum in oil rich Nigeria crippled by corruption

In the abundance of water, is the fool thirsty? Africa is blessed with natural resources such as gold, oil, diamonds, cobalt, iron, copper, uranium, silver, bauxite, cocoa beans and petroleum etc. Unfortunately the standard of living of many people in the continent is deplorable. This is largely due to corrupt governments ruling many countries in the African continent.

Transparency International has been publishing the corruption perceptions index (CPI) since the turn of the new millennium. If a country has a CPI of 100 it is very clean. If the score is 0, then the country is highly corrupt.

Here is a brief overview of the top 20 most corrupt nations in Africa as of 2014, according to Transparency International.

=24. Mozambique (CPI score: 31)
Although the government of Mozambique has taken steps to fight corruption, its still a big problem. Corruption remains in both the public and donors, who support almost half of the nation’s budget.

=24. Sierra Leone (CPI score: 31)
Systematic corruption has caused weak governance and widespread poverty in Sierra Leone. The anti-corruption institutions still lack resources, staff and expertise.

=24. Tanzania (CPI score: 31)
Although there are comprehensive laws to fight corruption, its still a serious problems in Tanzania with bribery is often demanded in the business sector.

23. Mauritania (CPI score: 30)
Corruption has become deeply entrenched in Mauritania. Part of what fuels corruption in this nation is the insufficient information or absence of transparency about local companies, the identities of their owners, and financial report.

=21. Gambia (CPI score: 29)
Gambia’s judiciary is subject to pervasive political interference, and there is corruption in many parts of the government.

=21. Togo (CPI score: 29)
Corruption in Togo is common and those involved rarely punish. Corruption more among prison and police officers, and members of the judiciary.

20. Madagascar (CPI score: 28)
Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries and has had a negative growth due to corruption.

=18. Cameroon (CPI score: 27)
In Cameroon, many corrupt civil servants drive around in their expensive luxury cars. People who try to bring these corrupt officers to justice pay a high price.

=18. Nigeria (CPI score: 27)
Political corruption pervades Nigeria. The rise of public administration and discovery of petroleum and natural gas have led to corrupt practices.

=16. Comoros (CPI score: 26)
Corruption remained a serious problem in Comoros, it lacks rule of law. The nation gained independence from France in 1975. Since then it has witnessed around 20 coups or coup attempts.

=16. Uganda (CPI score: 26)
Even though the country has experienced high growth rates in recent years, corruption remains widespread at all levels.

=14. Guinea (CPI score: 25)
Rampant corruption in Guinea is hindering economic growth and increasing drug trafficking.

=14. Kenya (CPI score: 25)
Political corruption in the post-colonial government of Kenya has had a history which spans the era of the Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi’s KANU governments to Mwai Kibaki’s PNU government. Experts estimate that an average urban Kenyan pays 16 bribes in a month.

13. Central African Republic (CPI score: 24)
Growth of Central African Republic is significantly hindered by wide spread corruption. Corruption is rife and undermines timber and diamond industries.

12. Republic of Congo (CPI score: 23)
In spite of its oil wealth, Republic of Congo is one of the most indebted nations in the world. This is largely due to rampant corruption.

=10. Chad (CPI score: 22)
Feud and corruption are blocking Chad’s economic growth. Revenue from oil is not spent responsibly. Corruption rules this nation.

=10. Democratic Republic of Congo (CPI score: 22)
As the nation emerges from a long period of violence and instability, it struggles with a legacy of entrenched corruption at all levels.

=9. Zimbabwe (CPI score: 21)
Corruption in Zimbabwe has become endemic within its political, private and civil sectors. In 2011, finance minister Tendai Biti claimed that at least $1 billion in diamond related revenue owed to the national treasury remains unaccounted for.

8. Burundi (CPI score: 20)
Despite the establishment of anti-corruption agencies, Burundi is remains a corrupt country in sub-Saharan Africa.

=6. Angola (CPI score: 19)
Corruption is a pervasive phenomenon in Angola. The current government is working on containing corruption by enacting laws and enforcing integrity systems.

=6. Guinea Bissau (CPI score: 19)
Guinea Bissau was once hailed as a potential model for African development. Today it is one of the poorest nations in the world. This is largely due to corruption among high-ranking officials.

=4. Eritrea (CPI score: 18)
People in Eritrea are living in a fear-ridden environment. Corruption and greed are rampant among the members of the ruling party.

=4. Libya (CPI score: 18)
Before the downfall of the Qadhafi regime in 2011, weak rule of law and systematic corruption had largely marginalized private sector activity in the nation. Corruption is the biggest problem facing Libya today.

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Former Nigeria’s head of state, late Sani Abacha stole $458 million and hid in bank accounts around the world, while thousands of Nigerians live in poverty.

3. South Sudan (CPI score: 15)

Since independence, South Sudan has taken steps to promote transparency and accountability in an endeavor to eliminate corruption. Unfortunately political will is lacking in effective implementation of anti-corruption policies.

2. Sudan (CPI score: 11)
Top ranking government officials are frequently involved in corrupt practices in Sudan. This has impacted the economic growth negatively. It is a huge challenge to do business in Sudan. Sectors like construction and transportation are prone to corruption.

1. Somalia (CPI score: cool
The Federal Republic of Somalia is located in the horn of Africa. Around 10 million people live in this country. It is the most corrupt nation in the world. There is lack of accountability in receipt and expenditure of public funds. Currently a parliamentary finance committee has been established to oversee all withdrawal transactions from the Central Bank, which is Somalia’s official monetary authority.

If the above-mentioned nations tackle corruption effectively, they will be able to enhance the standard of living of their people significantly.

Source: http://www.richestlifestyle.com/most-corrupt-countries-in-africa/

Combating Vaccine Extremism In America

Polio 5Vaccine against Polio in Africa contaminated, giving birth to Africa’s Aids crisis today. Polio victims in Sierra Leone.

Article by Barbara Loe Fisher and published in National Vaccine Information Center Health Magazine.

2016 will be my 34th year as a vaccine safety and human rights activist. For more than 20 years I have been warning that the day would come when vaccine extremists and profiteers would move to legally force Americans to buy and use all government mandated vaccines and punish those who refuse. 

Still, it was a shock to see it happen in California this year, even as I know that preparations are being made by vaccine extremists to attack the religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions in more states next year.

But knowing and predicting what will happen is very different from watching it actually happen.

Born in Minnesota to a mother, who was a nurse, and a father, who fought on the beach at Anzio and then re-enlisted in the Army after returning from World War II,  I was raised with a deep respect for the values and beliefs upon which this Republic was founded and for the natural rights and principles of democratic government outlined in the U.S. Constitution. 

Like so many others who are grateful for freedom of thought and religion in this country, my abiding faith in a Creator of the natural order sustains me during my life’s journey and I believe Americans will not give up the natural rights and cultural values that define who we are as a nation without a fight.

Earlier this year, when vaccine extremists and profiteers used a few cases of measles at Disneyland to attack freedom of speech, thought, religious belief and assembly, my heart sank. It was painful to watch good people be demonized for simply criticizing poorly tested vaccines and inhumane one-size-fits-all vaccine policies.

Then, when dozens of pharmaceutical and medical industry-backed bills were introduced in multiple states to eliminate religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions so citizens could be tracked, discriminated against, segregated and punished for making vaccine choices that do not conform with government policy, I held my breath.

What would the people do? Would they bow down and cower before their oppressors, or would they stand up and defend their natural rights and civil liberties?

In a remarkable display of outrage, common sense and courage, we witnessed mothers, fathers and grandparents from every walk of life in California show up by the thousands to testify in legislative hearings and hold rallies in Sacramento opposing a forced vaccination law that was rammed through the legislature, despite the biggest public protests in that state Capitol since the Viet Nam war.

The same thing happened in Vermont, where industry lobbyists strong armed enough legislators to eliminate the philosophical belief vaccine exemption despite overwhelming public opposition, even as spirited citizen action in Texas and nine other states was successful in blocking the passage of bills stripping away personal belief vaccine exemptions.

Continue reading: http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/December-2015/combating-vaccine-extremism-in-america.aspx

Tourism: Step Into The Paradise Taste Of Tropical Fruits In Ghana

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Home sweet home: Joel Savage enjoys the sweet juicy water of fresh coconut.

The axiom, “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy” might have originally been conceived by a domestic idealist, who knows the truth. Working hard without a break can affect your health. The impact can take its toll on you.

This is the reason I decided to visit my mother at the age of 80, in Ghana, after five years. Seeing her grey hair, but strong and healthy, boosted my happiness. In my daily prayers I always ask God to give her long life, to enjoy her fruits of labour, and it seems He has answered my prayers.

My mother after losing her husband at the age of 44, in 1976, (The Writer Died) https://goo.gl/hLBqj4, left with eight children, without any support, took the responsibility alone to make sure that we were fed, clothed, accommodated and educated.

In Ghana, I visited many places including the Cape Coast castle, in the central region of Ghana and some villages, such as ‘Akatechiwa’ which has intriguing story leading to the village’s name. I will be sharing all the interesting articles pertaining my visit with you very soon on social media.

Apart from my adventure and exploration, I enjoyed the fresh tropical fruits, such as coconut, mango, sweet apple etc. Many in foreign countries, such as Europeans and Americans may have the experience of tasting juicy canned tropical fruits, but nothing compares to the original fresh taste of tropical fruits taken moments from the trees in Ghana or Africa generally.

Many Europeans and Americans yearly make a trip to Ghana to explore its ancient castles and forts and some have settled finally in the country, saying good bye to Europe and America. Don’t let the foreign media deceive you. Be part of those visiting Ghana.

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The Coconut tree: I know that there are thousands of readers interested in non-fiction genre of books, thus; one of my goals is to share my non-fiction books through diversity of culture. My utterly and compelling collections are destined to capture the reader’s attention and interest, to learn about other people’s culture and heritage.

My books are in the categories of travel, immigration, health and entertainment. The personal account of the stories reflect on the places I visited in Africa, such as Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Togo, Benin and Gambia. And in Europe, it’s about life in Barcelona, Spain, Aahus, Denmark, England, Amsterdam, Holland, Rome, Italy and Antwerp, Belgium.

The African stories act like a guide to European and Americans tourists. The books will teach you how to avoid being a victim to thieves, armed robbers and immigration crooks, that prey on nationals and foreigners, while the Europeans stories teach Africans how to survive in Europe, without papers and crime.

Black People Are By Nature More Resistant Against HIV-Infection Than White People

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By Johan Van Dongen: Micro-Surgeon and Scientist and Joel Savage

The Aids and Ebola epidemic have generated many controversies all over the world, since the outbreak last year, hitting hard Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, but only a few have access to any inside information on the Aids and Ebola research.

What many people don’t know, according to Professor Johan Van Dongen, the viruses of Ebola and Aids were long created within bacteria factories, with dubious micro-organisms and given different names, such as Reston virus, Belgrade virus, and Marburg virus. It was when the first outbreak of the virus which occurred near a small river in Africa called River Ebola, gave the name of the disease as Ebola. “This is how scientists give names to their findings,” he added.

In Africa, there were varieties of wide experiments of dubious scientists, including a crook called Hillary Koprowski. Later there was a hunt to catch this man. On his normal course of business, he used genetically contaminated engineered vaccines on innocent children in Africa. Not only African children suffered the effect of the contaminated vaccine.

In Australia between 1940 and 1970 hundreds of orphaned children, including babies were used as guinea pigs, to test vaccines against influenza, pertussis, and herpes. This atrocity was confirmed by David Vaux, an expert on infections. In the largest experiment, about 350 children were all injected with doses intended for adults.

Suddenly things started changing positively. Ricardo Veronesi, Professor Emeritus, at the Faculty of Medicine, University Sao Paulo Brasil, together with Dr. Wolff Geisler found out that 97% of the people who have HIV in their bodies, were purposely infected with this virus, which can lead to Aids. The artificially made susceptible was supplied to them in vaccines, drugs, blood transfusions and food. HIV containing microbes were also found in drinking-water and also insecticide spraying pools.

Smallpox vaccine was contaminated or combined with immunodeficiency SCID the precursor of AIDS. Within the continent of Africa, from west to east, more than 100 million children were injected with this vaccine, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Diseases Control (CDC),  financed by the Rockefeller foundation.

In Africa the probability of an early death of HIV patients is three times higher then as were when HIV patients are simultaneously infected with HTLV-1 as described in the Lancet by Page et al in his scientific publication: HTLV-I/II seropositivity and death from Aids among HIV-I seropositive intravenous drug users (Lancet, 1990; 335: 1439-41), an even more extremely important publication for the Aids/HIV theory dissidents. Because especially HTLV-I, among many other HIV viruses, was only demonstrated in Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, and Namibia.

Only in these countries, HIV patients appear simultaneously up till now. According to Wolff Geisler, the concomitant existence of HTLV-I and HIV produces the observed rate of Aids patients in Uganda, Kenya and black-skinned people in Florida, USA and some Caribbean Islands, even though in general black people are by nature more resistant against HIV-infection than pale-skinned people. This means the HIV viruses are genetically engineered as described in our book.

Whoever think Professor Dongen is crazy should seek a psychiatric help. Even an uneducated African living in the remote area without electricity will believe his story. It will be recalled that Professor Johan Van Dongen challenged Belgium’s Professor Van der Groen’s claims that Ebola was invented in the 1960’s in Fort Detrick. Because Professor Dongen proved him a liar, the article which appeared in Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper, link miraculously disappeared from the web.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Medical-History-Against-Mankind-ebook/dp/B016W89W1G

Be Strong Professor Johan Van Dongen: A Scientist’s Ordeal After Revealing Aids And Ebola Are Medical Crimes

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“A lot has happened but I am safe for now, for no reasons I have been removed from LinkedIN social platform, losing almost all my contacts which I have build up in no time,” said Professor Johan Van Dongen, after I managed to get him in Holland.

This is the punishment meted out to the Dutch professor, Johan Van Dongen, formally at Microsurgical Educational Institute in Holland, for revealing to the world that the Ebola virus is human made and tested on black skinned people in Uganda and Zaire in Africa, in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.

It will be recalled that on October 10, 2014, Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper’s journalist, Joel Savage, published the theory about the origin of Ebola in Africa, by Professor Johan Van Dongen, which research dates back as far as 1972. The professor wouldn’t like to tell me those against him for speaking the truth, but we all know. Without his knowledge I decided to publish this article. This is the kind of world we live in, world that one instantly becomes an enemy for speaking the truth.

In that publication, the Dutch Micro-Surgeon, Johan Van Dongen challenged Belgium’s professor Van der Groen’s over his claims that Ebola was invented in the 1960’s in Fort Detrick. How did he know that? Dongen asked. Was it because he knew Marburg virus experiments have been carried out in the former Belgian Congo, now Zaire, in Africa?

“ Vaccines which have been made by American, English, German and French scientists within the Yellow Fever Research Institute in Uganda, funded by the English Government and the Rockefeller Foundation, where also the with Marburg virus contaminated green monkeys came from” He added.

“I can’t live with this crime for the rest of my life. I’ve lost my job, my house and they stopped selling my book four years ago. The only thing I have strongly behind me is my wife,” says Professor Dongen. One thing people who like to cover up scandals and truth have failed to realize is, “It’s not everyone who is ready to join them in living that life of dishonesty and lies. Whatever a man sows that’s what he shall reap. I consider Professor Johan Van Dongen a hero.

I don’t think those making his life miserable for speaking the truth are genuine people. They are people far from God and truth, the reason they promote evil in the society. Good people don’t punish people for speaking the truth. That’s the same experience I am facing ever since I came to Belgium fourteen years ago, because I don’t praise their chocolate and waffles, instead, I speak about the heinous crime committed in Africa; crimes which they have praised, applauded by building statues, naming streets after the criminal King Leopold II, and the cowardly acts of most of their journalists that twist facts and cover up the truth.

For the benefit of building a healthy nation and for the sake of our children in the future, every faithful person on earth, should stand firm and support Professor Johan Van Dongen. As for me, if I die today, I will be happy to go down happily in my grave, because I’ve made them uncomfortable, by changing the landscape of journalism in Europe. They have secretly banned all my books in Belgium, but they can’t touch my soul, because that belongs to God.

NB. BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE WHICH HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THE WEB WITHOUT ANY TRACE; AFTER PUBLICATION AT DIPLOMATIC ASPECTS NEWSPAPER.

Professor Johan Van Dongen’s Authentic Theory On The Origin Of The Deadly Ebola Virus

“The virus is human made and tested on black skinned people in Uganda and Zaire in Africa, in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.”-Professor Johan Van Dongen.

Whenever there is epidemic or research on the origin of something, scientists come out with different theories that many aren’t accurate. We must ask ourselves, why is Darwin’s theory about human evolution now sits in a center of controversy? Today there are scientific facts proving Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is far from the truth.

Since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola this year in Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Republic of Guinea, in West Africa, various inconsistent theories over the origin of the deadly virus are appearing in the newspaper daily. Holland’s professor Johan Van Dongen of Microsurgical Educational Institute in Holland shares his theories about the origin of Aids and Ebola, which his initial research began in 1972.

“How did the Soviets manage to get the Marburg virus only a few months after the outbreak in Marburg during the Cold War and lying behind the Iron Curtain? And how could there be an Ebola outbreak in Belgrade, also lying behind the Iron Curtain, at the same time happening in Marburg? “Asked Johan Van Dongen, the former Dutch Bio-technician, Micro/surgeon and coordinator of the National and International Experimental Course in Microsurgery and the author of ‘Pleidooi voor de Aap’-The truth behind Aids and other virus infections.

According to him, there are other strange data about the investigation of Ebola as a biological weapon in the United States. Because the American biological warfare effort was terminated only 2 years after the first Marburg outbreak which means they stopped in 1969. Since the discovery of MARV on the 22th August 1967 the virus is first identified on 20th November of the same year, three months after the outbreak had begun.

The successful isolation of the virus were first reported to the scientific community at the Fourth Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia in Lima, Peru on the 26th of November 1967, six days after the identification, So if Ebola came from laboratories of the US Army then, what is the connection of the presence of US Army and World Health Organization WHO and the Centers for Disease Control CDC facilities in the Philippines?

How is it possible that people from the World Health Organization examined Ebola contaminated pigs and a worker in a pig farm in Bulacan, before the outbreak in Reston in 1976? It is only the WHO and some elements of the US Army in the Philippines that have the capability to transport, spread and identify the Marburg virus in the early sixties. So who carried out the transport throughout the United States in the sixties? Asked Dongen.

The Dutch Micro-Surgeon challenges the Belgium’s professor Van der Groen’s claims that Ebola was invented in the 1960’s in Fort Detrick. How did he know that? Dongen asks. Was it because he knew Marburg virus experiments have been carried out in the former Belgian Congo, now Zaire, in Africa? Vaccines which have been made by American, English, German and French scientists within the Yellow Fever Research Institute in Uganda, funded by the English Government and the Rockefeller Foundation, where also the with Marburg virus contaminated green monkeys came from?

How is it possible that, following after the Fourth Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia in Lima, Peru on the 26th of November 1967, an article in German language could be published in; Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift on 22 December 1967? And one of the least but not the least question is: If Ebola came from laboratories of the US Army then; what is the connection of the presence of the US Army, the World Health Organization WHO and the Centers for Disease Control CDC in Ebola facilities in the Philippines in the sixties and seventies?

Firstly, as the Marburg virus before the outbreak in 1967 has not existed then, how is it possible that worldwide everybody works with the Marburg virus without Leve1-4 laboratories, and secondly how could they act without legal permission or official guidelines as I stated: It is noteworthy to remember the signing of the Geneva accord by Nixon in 1970?

Conclusion:
According to all the aforementioned tracks, namely; involvement of national military, medical and pharmacological institutes, track of the green monkeys, the outbreak of MARV in 1967, its discovery, its detection and isolation as well as to publish about the virus at the Fourth Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia in Lima, Peru on the 26th of November 1967, only six days after the identification, then it is almost impossible that all those things happened within such a short notice of time.

In fact it is not possible and I think not even one single black skinned person in the most isolated part of Africa does believe that. Whatever the Marburg or Ebola virus may be it must be created long before its first outbreak in 1967. The virus is human made and tested on black skinned people in Uganda and Zaire in Africa in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.

Biography

Professor Johan Van Dongen is a Dutch Micro-Surgeon at Micro-Surgical Educational Institute. From 1989 to 1997, he served at Maastrcht, Holland, writing and publishing of the “Manual of Microsurgery on the Laboratory Rat,” as a senior lecturer and co-organizer of the course of micro-surgery.

Besides this function he worked especially on the development of Alternatives in Animal Surgery in order to diminish the use of animals. Therefore he developed the “Anastomosis Simulator” and the “Artificial Rat” (Kunstrat) For these inventions in the field of Alternatives in Animal Experiments he received the “Price Alternatives for Animal Experiments” from the “Ministry of Health” of the Dutch Government at the Annual Congress of Animal Technicians

Under his administration at the Departments of General Surgery and Immunology, Johan Van Dongen at the Maastricht University As an all round experimental microsurgeon Johan van Dongen carried out thousands of heart-, kidney-, liver-, small bowell and Islets of Langerhans transplantation, as well as vessel-, nerves-, testes-, stomach- and spleen transplantation for immunological investigation of rejection. Furthermore he developed tissue suspensions and vaccines in order to manipulate the immunity of animals.

In 1977 He presented a new cardiac transplantation model, the so called “Extra Corporeal Cardiac Transplantation Technique”, in order to manipulate the graft extensively because of the subcutaneous position, at the Transplantation Society Meeting Helsinsinki Finland. At the same congress he also presented a new Cardiac Transplant Technique with Portal Venous Outlet and Local Per-fusion.

From October 1981 till May 1983 he organizes a National Courses in Microsurgery at the Department of Experimental Microsurgery at the Bio-medical Center Medical Faculty Maastricht the Netherlands. During the above mentioned period he also organizes Courses in Microsurgery at the Universities of: Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Mannheim Germany, University of Aarhus Denmark as well as the University of Mexico City Mexico.

Furthermore, Johan van Dongen gives technical assistance in the completion of sixty three Theses in the field of Immunology, Anatomy,Surgery,Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Physiology and Animal Technology. Professor Johan Van Dongen is the author of “Aids de grootste misdaad in de medische geschiedenis”. (Aids the Greatest Crime in Medical History) “Pleidooi voor de aap”. (Pleaded for the Ape) and Manual of Microsurgery on the Laboratory Rat.

http://www.shout-africa.com/bottom-story/opinion-origins-of-aids-a-new-view-on-the-origin-of-the-world-wide-aids-problem

Photo: Johan Van Dongen, the Dutch Micro/surgeon and coordinator of the National and International Experimental Course in Microsurgery.

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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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Overseas Chronicle-The Rome & Amsterdam Experience: One Man’s Encounter as an Illegal Immigrant

 

The struggle of an illegal immigrant in Europe

Author Joel Savage explores the struggles of being an illegal immigrant in Europe in his book, Overseas Chronicle: The Rome and Amsterdam Experience. In his third memoir, Savage documents his travels from Rome to Amsterdam.

Author Joel Savage explores the struggles of being an illegal immigrant in Europe in his book, Overseas Chronicle: The Rome and Amsterdam Experience. In his third memoir, Savage documents his travels from Rome to Amsterdam.

Surviving encounters with the Mafia and sleeping in abandoned factories, including Pantanella, and the central train station in Rome, Savage decided to move camp to Amsterdam, hoping for a better life. Instead, he realized the hard immigration policies and liberal abuse of drugs and alcohol  had taken a toll on the immigrants in Amsterdam and he wanted no part of it.

Hoping to obtain documentation to rid him of his immigrant status, Savage ended up in many difficult situations, one of which included being arrested and put behind bars. In this passionately written book, the reader gains insight into the pain and agony of being an outsider stuck in a foreign country when all one wants is to be a part of it. Joel Savage’s novel is a must‐read for those hungry for a cultural experience.

Savage was born in Ghana before becoming a citizen of Sierra Leone. His father influenced him at an early age to pursue journalism, and since then he has written for numerous newspapers in Ghana and Belgium.

He currently lives in Belgium with his wife and three children. He freelances for newspapers, magazines, and television and is a member of the Flemish Journalism Association in Belgium.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013SLNWFC

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