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Old 09-26-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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The Romans had running water 2000 years ago, just saying.


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Water Cuts Shorten Senegal Leader's UN Visit - ABC News
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For nearly two weeks, Dakar residents have bathed in the ocean, dug makeshift wells along the beach and waited in long lines near distribution trucks in search of water that is no longer running from the taps.

The capital city's poor outer suburbs and wealthy expatriate neighborhoods alike have been affected by water cuts that officials blame on faulty equipment located hundreds of kilometers away.

Frustration with the government has mounted daily—compounded by the fact that Senegal is in the middle of the rainy season and large sections of the city are simultaneously dealing with flooding. Though water and power cuts are common in developing countries, a two-week cut in services is unprecedented in Senegal, and young men have burned tires in the streets in protest.

Dakar has a history of forceful responses to cuts in basic services, including riots over power cuts that threatened the government of former President Abdoulaye Wade.

On Wednesday, current President Macky Sall decided to cut short his visit to the United Nations General Assembly to return and address the problem, according to a statement issued by his office. He will preside over a cabinet meeting on Thursday, the statement said.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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Begging the evil colonizers and new colonizers for help.

Senegal seeks French, Chinese help as water crisis hits capital
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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As time goes on it becomes increasingly obvious that much of Africa was not quite ready for independence.

I hope they enjoy their new colonial master China. They will find out that the Europeans were the better deal.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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As time goes on it becomes increasingly obvious that much of Africa was not quite ready for independence.

I hope they enjoy their new colonial master China. They will find out that the Europeans were the better deal.
A reuters reporter based in Dakar wondered what's the use of the premier polytechnic school in the country if it can't produce engineers to fix a basic problem.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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What a surprise, you're insulting Africans yet again. Happy now?
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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As time goes on it becomes increasingly obvious that much of Africa was not quite ready for independence.

I hope they enjoy their new colonial master China. They will find out that the Europeans were the better deal.
Those altruistic Europeans! Realizing towards the end of the colonial era that they'd totally forgotten about one part of the world. Carving it up into arbitrary countries that had no common cultural basis, and then leaving shortly thereafter. The Africans didn't know how lucky they were.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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Those altruistic Europeans! Realizing towards the end of the colonial era that they'd totally forgotten about one part of the world. Carving it up into arbitrary countries that had no common cultural basis, and then leaving shortly thereafter. The Africans didn't know how lucky they were.
Would they rather the Chinese?

Welcome to the 21st century. Say hello to the new imperial power: the People's Republic of China
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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Would they rather the Chinese?

Welcome to the 21st century. Say hello to the new imperial power: the People's Republic of China
While I don't like the Chinese government, they are far from being global imperialists. Basically their aggression has been limited to their near neighbors. They'd have to start deposing African governments unfriendly to their interests to warrant that label.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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I think this forum would be a better place for your threads.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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I think this forum would be a better place for your threads.
I'm just sharing news from Africa. You don't like? The great Africans that built the pyramids and invented all that is known to man can't even keep the water flowing.
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