Remembering Kwame Nkrumah: Africans’ Last Chance for True Equality

P 03.03.2019 U Phil Butler

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The story you are about to read reemphasizes how old empires still feed off the people of Africa. The cyclical nature of bad policy toward the people of the continent comes around again to the central theme – the Anglo-European domination of the world must not be challenged. Here’s a look at why you read and hear so much about China and Russian in African affairs.

In her story at Sowetan Live, columnist Palesa Lebitse cites the author, revolutionary, and former Ghana Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah’s “Neocolonialism, the Last Stage of Imperialism” in order to frame what’s going on in Africa today. The basis of her report is the fact that today’s neocolonialism takes the form of “quasi-democracy” with all it’s “trappings of international sovereignty,” while control from the outside is still maintained. The author goes on to emphasize what Nkrumah said was the worst form of imperialism, the international brokers who exert “power without responsibility and for those who suffer it, it means exploitation without redress.”

At the African Exponent, author Sebastian Ebatamehi questions if today’s Africa is that place that Kwame Nkrumah dreamed of? Let me quote from Ebatamehi’s story to emphasize African reality today:

“How will Nkrumah feel around those who never believed in the emancipation of Africa, and had warned him while they still walked the face of the earth that his fight and struggle for African unity would amount to nothing? Almost six decades after his death, it appears they were right.”

Indeed. In this report, we find the ultimate ghastly wisdom of those colonial nations that still rule the old continent. The Anglo-Europeans divided Africa up before World War I with a purpose, the forever shatter any hope the people of the continent would ever have of true independence. The African Exponent cites the division of Africa at the Berlin 1884–85 conference “so that the continent can be captured.” Back then Africa was chopped up into 54 odd nations. To make matters worse, the subdivisions were done with no respect for tribal or regional cohesion. This is one of the main reasons for the almost constant inter-ethnic and inter-religious crisis in the continent today.

It’s important to recognize this “divide and conquer” aspect of world relations in order to see the full effect of the globalist plan. The reader may not know, that Kwame Nkrumah is seen as a visionary, an evangelist of what might have been possible for all Africans. But, Nkrumah’s vision was problematic for the leaders of the western hegemony, a united and successful African continent cause paranoia for the United States of America and allies. The coup that led to this insightful leaders downfall was orchestrated by the same people who killed JFK. A memorandum in 1966 from President Lyndon Johnson’s Acting Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Komer) is now damning:

“Nkrumah was doing more to undermine our interests than any other black African. In reaction to his strongly pro-Communist leanings, the new military regime is almost pathetically pro-Western.”

The CIA orchestrated the downfall of Africa’s most progressive leader. Nkrumah was one of the leaders behind the Organisation of African Unity established on 25 May 1963. Nkrumah was deposed in 1966 by the National Liberation Council which under the supervision of international financial institutions privatized many of the country’s state corporations. I should think that no other proof is needed where the Anglo-European neocolonialism is concerned. It is these crises, these regime changes, and this orchestrated division that the neo-colonials leverage to great benefit still.

Today, we have Washington think tank, the Brookings Institute telling us the truth, the strategy, and the future of African in their lies. This report’s title, “France-Africa relations challenged by China and the European Union,” reveals the liberal elite concern – and then puts the blame for African disunity and misery on China. The Brookings scholars are adept at using fact to obscure the bitter truths of geo-policy these days. Sure, the European-African relationship is complex. Yes, Italy is throwing stones at France for its illicit interests in Libya and elsewhere. But, China’s role is a lot more positive than ANY of the former colonialist nations (investors) roles in the past two hundred years. It’s fair to say that China and Russia are looking for “influence” and business in Africa, but the neo-colonialists want to “OWN” Africa as before. Here’s what the imperial nations fear, straight from Brookings:

“As China’s market share in Africa grows, European countries’ economic relations may diminish, potentially increasing political and diplomatic tensions between Europe and African countries.”

The solution that Brookings scholar and author Landry Signé proposes is for France’s Macron and the other imperial powers to continue as before. The author is trying to sell his latest book at the end of the Brookings piece, but more phony altruism and aid from France and America is not going to cut it for much longer. Philanthropy being dead as Julius Caesar these days, no African in his right mind would believe Macron, Trump, Merkel, or any of the rest. What’s most amazing for me in all these “analyses” of new African colonialism by western geniuses, there’s NEVER a mention of the Paris Club, only China, Russia, Vladimir Putin, and fear-mongering over the new kids on the block.

Russia did not carve up Africa, and neither did China. The nations that take the most from the African people are the same nations that always did. This is irrefutable, and I challenge anyone reading this to prove differently.

In February 1966, while Kwame Nkrumah was on a state visit to North Vietnam and China (interestingly), his government was overthrown in a violent coup d’état led by the national military and police forces. After his exile, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank returned to Ghana to take a lead role in managing the economy there. And this was the end of any chance that Africans would one day assume an equal role in world affairs. Now China and Russia are the “bad guys” once again. My question is, “Do you think Africans will emerge as one of the richest people in the world this time?”

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”


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