Date: December 02, 2020, 01:44:31 AM
To Stop Migration, Africans must Succeed in Africa - Macron : Business : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
True, but how can Africa succeed with inherently dysfunctional structures created by the colonialists like France?The pretence to always say that Africa needs western aid (usually financial aid) is not going to help Africa in any way.Not that the Europeans owe Africa anything, but if Europeans wants to help Africans, they should start to support popular political change movements in Africa; the type that transforms the colonial booby-traps to real countries. What African needs is political change. No country develops without functional political system in place. Without such support, talks of helping Africa will soon start to be ignored by Africans themselves. What Europe can do today to help Nigeria, is to start to hold Nigerian leaders individually accountable for crimes they commit in office.Europe knows those crimes, but always look the other way.
I don't buy this. First of, popular political movements usually win in Africa, now if that's coupled with support from the colonial masters then victory will be undisputed. Honestly, I don't believe they like us enough to let us grow independent of them, they just wanna help us so we can return for more help in future; like a dog on a leash. They can't "choose" our leaders or "not choose" them... Gaddafi comes to mind here... We have to do that, choose our leaders. We can’t live on our knees forever, they believe we need help and sadly we believe that too. That's the root of our instability; they take pleasure in "depriving" us of the "help" we crave for. I think it's high time we looked inwards and help our helplessness.
They only need to stop meddling and the rest can take care of themselves. If they cannot help by providing support for positive change, let them not hinder it by supporting negative change.In other words they should at least stay neutral.