United Kingdom is the fifth largest economy in the world. It’s a miracle for a small island with little or no natural resources to command that position in global economic power. Former French President Jacques Chirac once said if it weren’t for Africa, France would slide to third world countries. Matteo Salvini early this year accused France of stealing wealth from African countries in spat between Rome and Paris over Europe’s migration crisis.
“In Africa there are people who steal wealth from the population. France is obviously among them, “Mr Salvini said in an interview on Italian television. “In Libya France has no interests in stabilising the situation because it has oil interests opposite to those of Italy.” Mr di Maio, another Italian government official accused France of continuing colonisation of African countries. “If France didn’t have its African countries, because that is what they should be called, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world. Instead it’s among the first, exactly because of what it is doing in Africa.” said di Maio. In reference to those accusation against France, France itself holds nearly $500 billion of African countries’ money in its treasury and will do anything to keep it. The same amounts is used to loan African countries since no African country has an access to it.
It’s because of Africa that why Europe has history, Africa played a major role to industrialisation of Europe because Africa provided the needed raw materials for European industrialisation. Most European countries owe their developments and high standards of living to Africa. today these countries boast about how they are helping Africa with “aids”, but where did they get that much wealthy to give back to the continent they were initially fighting hard to exploit its wealth?.
Most of the British people are too ignorant and too delusional to accept the obvious, that in fact Britain need Africa 100 times more than Africa needs Britain. If today, all African countries, members of Common Wealth agrees unanimously to cut ties with Britain and establish industries to manufacture raw materials exported to Britain, in return Africa start to consume what Britain’s firms are exploiting as finished products, there will be an economic collapse and chaos in Britain. It’s because of Africa that’s why Britain has been the Britain you know.
In the report, The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources, reveals that as many as 101 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the majority which are British, have mining operations in Africa and control resources worth $1.3 trillion.
British companies now control Africa’s key mineral resources of gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, oil, gas and coal, and the UK government is using its power and influence to legitimize this scale of looting and give access to the continent’s wealth.
Saranel Benjamin, International Programmes Director at War on Want, said:
“The African continent is today facing new colonial invasion, no less devastating in scale and impact than the one it suffered during the nineteenth century. Its scandal that Africa’s wealth in natural resources is being seized by foreign, private interests, whose operations are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake. For too long, British companies have been on the forefront of the plunder and abuse, yet rather than rein in these companies, successive UK governments are actively helping them through trade, investment and tax policies. It is time British companies and UK government were held to account.”
While France assassinate or lead coup against any African leader who seems to understand their treacherous canning way of exploitation, Britain team up with US to “sanction” that particular country over series of “human rights” violation, to some extent they sometimes lead coup through engineered popular uprising, but Britain mostly ways of punishing those uncooperative African countries is militia-destabilization, through funding and training militias or rebels to fight against governments, which in turn they capture main mining regions, this allows British firms to venture under the guise of rebels or militias, thereafter they start paying the militias from mining proceeds, eventually they become so strong to overthrow existing governments.
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