Discussion in 'The Root' started by TommyHilltrigga, May 4, 2014.
Even Japan has a base in Africa
and folk wonder why my hopes lay within WW3
I didn't believe but yes you was right about that one evil empire have to go for all the weak ones to fall
I think Japan was to help counter china influence in Africa
The usa finally being taken out is the hail mary Africa and her diaspora need...
The biggest baddest dude in the room getting peaced out will cause enough global chaos and buy us at least a generation
Senegal's Huge Ambitions Expose Nigeria's Unpreparedness
Idk....seems kinda like a white elephant project to me
You just gonna ignore AFRICOM, breh?
Nigeria's leaders are direction-less when it comes to policy.
Ghana’s Ashanti king visits Paramaribo as Suriname seeks African Union membership
21 November 2018
PARAMARIBO, Suriname--The king of the Ashanti nation of Ghana, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will visit Suriname from November 22-26 to mark the country’s 43rd independence anniversary.
Many Surinamese trace their origin back to Ghana and Benin, and the Akkan language is still spoken today by some in Suriname, and especially among thousands of Maroons who escaped Dutch enslavement and lived a free life under semi-autonomous African traditional village leadership in the interior of the country.
The king will arrive in Suriname today, Thursday, with a large 40-person delegation.
King Osei Tutu has a doctorate in philosophy, and is known for his role in the reconciliation process in his region, which lasted for centuries, and which he has been able to resolve. And because of his economic understanding, the king has been able to develop areas by stimulating local entrepreneurship, a government statement said on Wednesday.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yldiz Pollack-Bheigle told the media, “Suriname is going to formalise membership with the African Union.”
She added, “This visit is significant for Suriname because of our culture and Surinamers that have affinity with West Africa, especially Ghana.”
“We need to maintain better ties with African countries. The African continent is on the rise, so we have to take the opportunity to see how we can achieve sustainable development cooperation,” Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs, Miriam Macintosh told the National Information Institute on Tuesday.
According to Macintosh, the Akkan king is a man who “wears many hats” and who can share knowledge about Ghana’s cultural heritage, especially with the local traditional authority of the indigenous peoples and Maroons of Suriname. He is scheduled to meet local African Maroon communities of Suriname and their tribal chiefs on Sunday.
“He is one of the most respected chiefs, and has pushed for good education and healthcare for his people who are highly valued by him, and we can learn a lot from this,” Macintosh said.
Macintosh referred to the visit of King Osei Tutu as “a historic moment in the history of Suriname because of Ghana’s international role, especially within the African continent.”
When the king arrives on Thursday, he will visit several places and will be the chief guest of Suriname’s 43rd Independence celebration.
Macintosh also said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana, Dr. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is expected to visit Suriname in the near future.
King Osei Tutu will participate in a lecture entitled “The Role of a Traditional King in a contemporary Modern Nation State” at the Anton de Kom University. ~ Caribbean News Now! ~
I wish there already were better vids, but there aren't..:-(. This is all I could find.
Here he visits, together with the president several monuments significant to the whole country but to the Surinamese of African descent especially.
One being the "Kodjo, Mentor and Present" monument, named after three escaped black rebels who burned down 50 houses in the 19th century.
Another monument they visited was the monument in commemoration of the 10th of October 1760 when the Dutch government was forced to sign a peace treaty between (some) Maroons, and thus basically recognizing their territory as a state within a state.
And of course, one if not the most crowded square in Suriname, the "Kwaku" square and monument. This square and monument was to commemorate the fact that slavery was abolished in Suriname and other (ex) Dutch colonies. That particular day was on a Wednesday, and Kwaku is the Akan male nameday for that day.
Reminds me when the Ooni of Ife visited Brazil
the project has it's critics and pros, but it's ambitious and it's well underway
they just completed an industrial manufacturing zone for $44 mil
but yeah, that Eko project in Nigerian started way before Diamniadio and they've still only done like 5 towers. smh
Man the Eko project has been in the works since I was in high school in Nigeria back in 2010. It's crazy. Personally, I think the Eko project is foolish. Creating a city on reclaimed land when Lekki is already prone to flooding. I think it'd make more sense to build Lagos further out East along the Epe expressway.
Folk still think I'm joking about that...
how am I ignoring africom when I talk about the usa being taking out?
The usa is africom. the usa gets taken out and what's left of her military globally isn't gonna be trying to hold positions globally
Could I get some good recommendations for books on African country histories
3. Ivory Coast
I already have a pretty firm knowledge of Nigerian and South African history.
For the history of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal I would start with a book like:
I don't know how much you know about who the people were that moved that moved into Ivory Coast and Gold Coast (modern day Ghana), but a lot of those people (Mande, Akan, Fulani, etc.) are actually from North of those two countries. The all moved South to gain and control trade routes either with the Muslims who traded in North Africa or with Europeans that came to the coast. The people also moved to control the gold fields; or to evade Islam conversion by the Fulani or to evade paying taxes to the powerful Mande Kingdoms of the North.
A book that will bring you to the 1800s:
Ashanti and the Muslims - The Northern Factor in Ashanti History
By Ivor Wilks
Russian State Bank Reports It Mistakenly Loaned Central African Republic, $12 billion.
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Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Russian Bank, VTB says the part of its financial report that says they lent Central African Republic (CAR) $12 billion was a clerical error and that such a transaction never happened. Is this true?
"I call it the Rule of Three. If you read a company's financial statements three times, and you still can't figure out how they make their money, that's usually for a reason." - James Chanos
What will come to your mind if a top financial institution in your country released its financial reports and list of debtors on all leading newspapers, and you find that your name was listed as a debtor who has borrowed an amount six times your worth? A loan you know nothing about!
Well, that was the position 'little' Central African Republic (CAR) found itself in when Russian State Bank, VTB released its financial statements this week with a part of it showing that the institution had lent the country the sum of 801,933,814,000 roubles ($12 billion) as at October 1, 2018.
This is more than six times the annual output of the African country.
Central African Republic (CAR) has a population just about 5 million and according to reports by the World Bank, the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is only $1.95 billion.
After the report raised a lot of concern, the Bank released a statement saying the part of the report that said it loaned CAR $12 billion was a 'clerical error' and that there was no such loan.
“VTB bank has no exposure of this size to any foreign country. Most likely, this is a case of an operational mistake in the system when the countries were being coded,” the Bank said in a statement sent to Reuters.
But how can a Bank the caliber of VTB make such an error, especially when it involves such a huge amount of money?
Spokesman of the Government of Central African Republic, Ange Maxime Kazagui in reacting to the matter said:
“I don’t have that information. But it doesn’t sound credible because $11 billion is beyond the debt capacity of CAR.
“We are members of the IMF (International Monetary Fund). When a member of the IMF wants to take on debt … it has to discuss that with the IMF.”
The Bank is however yet to clarify if such a loan was given to another African country it had mistaken for CAR or if such a loan was not existent at all.