The United States President, Mr. Donald John Trump has openly made a declaration concerning his next line of action in his enthronement of peace and justice especially in the continent of Africa. He posited that the fastest way to attract enduring peace and tranquility within the continent is to encourage legitimate and unhindered agitations for political independence from existing colonial boundaries. These colonially controlled African countries and warrant political chiefs, placed political/economic interests of the colonialists, have gravely retarded the needed developmental strides in the continent. President Donald Trump explicitly made his intention known to the global community during his media parley with the British Prime Minister, Right Honorable Theresa May in his recent visit to the United Kingdom. This has elucidated high expectations from the African people who have over the years, been reeling in the cruel effects of tyranny, oppression and impunity of their leaders.
As a West African Correspondent of the Family Writers Press International, it is pertinent to make known to the US President here, that it is needless for his country’s foreign mission to employ wasteful resources in putting up modalities to address this prolonged African conflicts and disputes as 95% of them hinges on agitations for full and total political independence. The remaining 5% of disturbances in the continent results from terrorism related build up of the Nigerian government which is being sinisterly exported across other countries. It is indisputably correct to state that, should Biafra be allowed unfettered access to her sovereignty through the assistance of President Trump of the United States of America and other anti-terrorism global leaders, the Nigerian government will automatically loose her economic power to sustain the sponsorship of terrorism in Africa.
It is reassuring to point out that the Intelligence Services of the United States must have comprehensively briefed President Trump on the problems bedevilling Africa which is traceable to the Berlin Conference of 1888 when the African continent was partitioned by the then German Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck, to Great Britain, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, amongst other powerful European countries. This was the platform respectively required of their colonies to induce economic survival of the then poor Europe. These colonies were forcefully established by these benefiting European countries without the consent and approval of the indigenous owners of the land. The colonialists had their ways through cynical brutalities meted out against the people within these partitioned African territories. As the colonial businesses thrived, the European invaders surreptitiously converted the colonies into contraptions without referenda or any form of approval emanating from the indigenous people. Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania and Angola are precise examples of such colonies of Great Britain, France and Portugal which later ended up becoming entities with no endorse of the people like the Biafrans who are yet entrapped in Nigeria, Anglophone Amazonians in Cameroon, Zanzibar people in Tanzania and many other indigenous people suffering oppression and deprivation in Angola, Morocco and Ethiopia.
Presently, the agitation for independence within the West African sub-region has assumed an alarming and unavoidable dimension by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. This globally recognized mass movement of indigenous people are doggedly demanding for Biafra independence from the yoked arrangement called Nigeria. There is also an ongoing armed conflict in Central Africa resulting from the quest for Amazonia independence from the colonial enclave called Cameroon. In Morocco, the story is the same as the indigenous people in a particular section of the Portuguese arrangement are calling for the independence of Western Sahara within the Northern hemisphere of Africa. In Ethiopia, East Africa, there is agitation for Oromo independence and Zanzibar independence from the colonial concoction called Tanzania. A regional independence is being agitated for also by Cabinda people in Angola within Southern Africa. The list is indeed endless. The United States President, Mr. Donald John Trump should be aware that in most cases, the restiveness of the people occasioned by these protracted agitations for independence from the retinue of dysfunctional colonial boundaries, evolve from minor acts of terrorism springing up from jumbo percentages of terrorism build-up currently going on in Nigeria. This is a country that is ostensibly sponsoring Fulani killer herdsmen across Africa, newly contracted ISIS in the West African sub-region, Boko Haram terrorists and the unprofessional/vampiric Nigerian armed forces.
The evil chronological enterprise of the African Union and Heads of African countries will attempt to present diverse deception packages before President Trump to sway him off realities as he steps into the continent, in search of solutions to years of under-development, conflicts and terrorism. Mr. Trump should disregard their antics and make a declaration for internationally monitored referenda to be conducted in troubled regions where agitations for self-determination are rife. This is to weigh the level of popularity of agitations and will of the people within such regions.
It is irrefutably correct to state that should the US President in partnership with his Western allies exert pressure on the Nigerian government to respect international laws and protocols governing self-determination and conduct referendum today, the much anticipated peace and progress will definitely be restored in West Africa, the outcome of such an exercise for the Biafran people notwithstanding. This is also applicable to Amazonians in Cameroon, Oromo people in Ethiopia, Cabindans in Angola, the people of Western Sahara in Morocco, Zanzibar people in Tanzania and many others. With this module, there is no doubt that the alarming rate of youths’ restiveness and incessant civil disturbances within the African continent will be curbed.
President Donald Trump should also be aware that lasting tranquility and development in Africa which will be ushered in through complete adjustment of the present colonial boundaries in the continent will be of immense benefit to the global community than the subsisting archaic/catastrophic international protocols which are breeding impunity, corruption and oppression as explicitly embedded in the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the present artificial boundaries in Africa. History definitely be made by Trump’s demand for the restoration of the sovereignty of Biafra and other secessionist indigenous people groups of the continent. Let the United States President write his name on gold in Africa the same way he pragmatically arrested the explosive situation in the Middle East over the Jerusalem question, Korean Peninsula nuclear deal and Assad’s regime crack down on Syrian civilians. The onus is on him really, to apply his God-given wisdom and utilize the existing opportunity in righting the wrongs of generations adversely affecting the African indigenous people groups orchestrated by colonialism.