Africa, a large geographical area with unlimited natural resources, yet inhabited by poor and deeply ignorant people. From the time the white man set his foot on the African soil, Africa has known no progress till today. It has been retrogression upon retrogression. The white man, after being forced to leave Africa as colonial masters, desperately fought to remain relevant in the affairs of Africa. This they did by stoking conflicts and making sure Africa never progress.
It is quite unfortunate that when these things are said, many people tend to accuse those saying it of blaming the white for their own failures. But we won’t because of this people shy away from telling the truth, no matter how bitter it is. I know that Africans have failed themselves, and I also know how European countries that colonized Africa are working tirelessly behind the scene to make Africa chaotic and difficult to govern.
From the time of slavery to this day, they have been short-changing Africa. Jaja of Opobo, an Igbo King in today’s Rivers state was kidnapped and exiled by the British empire. He petitioned the Queen, who later ordered that he be returned back to his place. Nothing was done to those that kidnapped him. The Queen knows that those that kidnapped him were serving the interest of the white man. After losing his kingdom and out for many years, he was poisoned on his way home. They never wanted him to continue stopping them from monopolizing trade in Opobo and environs. Jaja, as far back as 1830s had built a very rich and flourishing town, and can speak about 7 foreign languages. They stopped him from building a black nation.
Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé revolutionary and President of Burkina Faso. A Pan Africanist, charismatic and iconic figure. He wanted a true independent nation, not just for Burkina Faso, but for Africa in general. But they never wanted him. Allowing him to reposition Africa will remove France from controlling Burkina Faso and other nations in Africa. So they got the services of Blaise Compaore, a French trained soldier to assassinate Sankara in a coup d’état. Compaoré stated that their reason for the assassination was that Sankara jeopardised foreign relations with former colonial power France. It means that trying to make Africa work is jeopardizing foreign relationship and it warrants death.
The coming of Goodluck Jonathan saw Nigeria economy grow tremendously. He did this by assembling great men and women from all spheres of life. From finance to Agriculture, everything was booming. Nigeria grew to become the No 1 economy in Africa. This angered the white man. What did they do? They ganged up against him. They used propaganda and accused him of corruption. USA led by Barrack Obama denied Nigeria weapons. They wanted Boko Haram terrorists to grow, so as to be able to discredit the President. Former British Prime Minister, David Cameron declared that Nigeria is fantastically corrupt, but exonerated Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of APC from corruption. They made sure he was declared winner of the 2015 presidential election. Many Nigerians thought they did the right thing. Even professors and Degree Holders were fooled into believing in the Magic wand of this Muhammadu Buhari.
But the white man knows what he wanted. Africa must be kept down at all cost. Goodluck Jonathan has already committed a crime by trying to reposition this black nation. Letting this people know their potentials spells doom for Britain. So he must be crushed. He is even lucky to get away with his life. Thomas Sankara and Jaja of Opobo weren’t that lucky. Like they wanted, Muhammadu Buhari came, destroyed the once flourishing economy and brought the nation to it’s knee. Today, APC has crowned corruption and even turned the supreme Court into an accomplice and agent of corruption.
A lot of things are going on behind the scene. Things that is very much unpopular when said. During the time of the missionaries in Igbo land, they weren’t the saints we all thought them to be. They were spies for their respective governments. The many raids conducted in Igbo land as of then were all successful due to the informations given by the missionaries. To the gullible, it was done to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ, but to the awake, it was done for the interest of the colonists. The services of the missionaries were first loyal to their country, before God.
Till today, not even one African country is free. The European and American countries cry of too many immigrants from Africa. They send millions of aide to Africa, yet they steal more from Africa and make sure no African country rise to full and complete independence. Rwandan President, Paul Kagame has been accused of many atrocities. He has changed his country’s language from French to English. He couldn’t cope with the subjugation of France any more. Today, the world’s propaganda Media is focused on Rwanda. Hundreds are dying in Nigeria on a daily basis. Government is tacitly using Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen to wipe off Christians in Northern Nigeria, yet no foreign Media is reporting it. They are fixated with Rwanda, the only African country that is growing. They are trying to bring him down and probably kill him and his vision. Africans that doesn’t understand this game are helping to bring him down.
Both American and European countries have supported Tyrants all over the world. They have backed monarchies all over the world. Nations that have committed atrocities and human rights abuses against their own people. They have sanctioned high profile assassinations covertly till this day. But when a Pan Africanist rises up, they bring him down.
Africans must think deep and deeper. They must start asking fundamental questions. You must reject all you learnt or have been told, place them on a table and reexamine them. You must start questioning the things you are being taught in school. We know that African leaders have failed, but know it that these African leaders are truly doing the minds of the West. Have you tried asking yourself why for 30 years and on, Cameroonian President still stands in power? He is the puppet of France. He is helping the French government to hold the people of Cameroon down. That’s exactly the reason he is still President till today. Same with the Fulani of Nigeria. As far as Britain is concerned, they will resist every attempt to dethrone the Fulani in Nigeria.
That’s why Biafra failed in 1967/70. That’s why Biafrans are finding it very difficult restoring Biafra today. Biafra is what they don’t want. Your exploits in 1967/70 still wow the world. Left for them, they will do whatever they can to frustrate the restoration of Biafra. Reason why Biafrans must emancipate themselves. You must combat ignorance, for only then will you join the fight for the freedom of Biafra and Africa in general.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media