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Old 10-18-2016, 09:37 PM
 
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What do you think African countries can take from the U.S and adapt to their countries as far as government and economics?
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:51 PM
 
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I don't know about others but the entire Nigerian government is based on the U.S Constitution. But when all three government sectors are either not doing their job or are corrupt there is no checks and balances.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:25 PM
 
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Here's a Heritage Foundation profile on Nigeria's economy. How accurate would you say it is?


Nigeria Economy: Population, GDP, Inflation, Business, Trade, FDI, Corruption
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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The big thing Africa could emulate is being a large free trade zone rather than many small nations, each with it's own border check points and trade policies. Something similar to the EU would help the economy.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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African countries can do what America did when they were a young nation...i.e. protect the local markets etc., the complete opposite of what they tell young, undeveloped countries to do now
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:29 AM
 
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Post 1 must be a comedy post?

Well, unlike with China and Russia, black African countries in particular can start their historical look for political-economics from the the United States with the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. And even the internal slave trade within the USA in which case chained barefoot slaves, torn from their spouses, parents, children, siblings, where marched x number of miles from stats like George into Mississippi. All for agricultural industries that made Northern industries rich, taxes paid to the US Givernment that fueled the Government's wealth. As good were then exported over to Europe helping the growth of the United States GDP.

But in more recent times "Africa" could look to Haiti, Liberia, Libya, and Iraq as to what the consequences of trusting the United States (or any of its Black-Americans in Government) and providing America oral sex results in. The United States only tolerates dark skinned developing nations kneeling down and giving it oral sex. Any nation that refuses it overthrows its government. Look at what the US Government under Obama has done in subverting the Brazilian democracy and helping right-wing (white) Brazilians launch a coupe against its democratically elected left-wing female President. And Obama and the US has the nerve and audacity to speak about another nation meddling in its elections.

The Chinese and Russians are not overthrowing African countries leaders, rather they are carrying out business deals and investing (for their own interests of course, but at least it is starting wars) in Africa, and have been doing much more so than the United States.





Here is a black African woman stating that Russia did a lot to emancipate Africa from colonial rule. Now she is asking Putin to initiating more Russian financial investment in Africa.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IfEnRNcOUlY

If you get in bed with a known serial rapist don't come crying to me that the USA forcibly sodomized you while you were drugged and asleep. You have been forewarned.

One South African comment under the video regarding the USA and Africa/world:

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Gerhard Roos

I fought against the Russians and Cubans in Angola in the eighties. we did Americans NWO dirty work. we were used and did not know it. I as a South African with the knowledge I have now fully support Putin. He is the world's only hope.

6 days ago•126

(US news is reporting a US warship bravely challenged Chinese warships in the South China Sea, letting China know that the South China Sea is free for all nations on earth. But what the US news is not reporting in its spin, is that Chinese warships are not in the Gulf of Mexico, provoking American warship. And pick up a map and look at the Gulf of Mexico and the South China Sea. Which one looks like it's in the United States backyard? But if you get in bed with serial rapist don't come crying to me the next day about your butt hurting.)
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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Some of the worst models for development that post colonial Africa got came from the Russians and their one party political system.


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In the same year, Nkrumah visited the Soviet Union and returned much impressed at the pace of industrialization there. He came back with a rigid Seven-Year Plan. "We must try and establish factories in large numbers at great speed," he argued. State-owned companies and public authorities mushroomed in all fields. So did mismanagement and graft. The price was most painfully felt in the countryside as Nkrumah used cocoa revenues, controlled by the official marketing board, to cover the growing losses of public companies. The imposition of unrealistically low cocoa prices on farmers, combined with the bloated organization of the marketing board, devastated the industry. Many farmers switched crops altogether; others found ways to smuggle their cocoa through neighboring countries, where better prices were offered.

Commanding Heights : Kwame Nkrumah | on PBS

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Old 10-22-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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Maybe, but the United States and Europe had been financially raping Africa for years. Pope John Paul II had lobbied European leaders to forgive the loans it had given to poor African nations. These developing countries were put into debt slavery. I'm no apologist of communism or the atheist Soviet Empire (or the current atheist Chinese communist government). But if the Soviet Union only ever did bad things, and the USA only ever did good things, then it logically follows that the US Government supporting apartheid South Africa was good, and the Soviet Union fighting to dismantle apartheid South Africa was bad.

But the Soviet Union--for all its wickedness--did help defeat the Nazis and they offered scholarships to blacks in Africa. Those black Africans then traveled to Russia and were educated in Russia for free and then returned to their native African countries. I don't know, is that a better deal than putting someone on the lower decks of a slave ship, laying them out like sardines? I'm hazarding a guess it is. Even the free white Milennials of the USA today have been chained to heavy student loans debt.

Liberia is historically connected to the USA to the point its capital city Monrovia is named after former US President Monroe. What has the United States left in Liberia? The Spanish left more to its former colonies and so did the Brits. What had the US left in Libya? Again, the Spanish and Brits left more in their former colonies than the US in Libya.

But we can turn to black Detroit. They send a shot out to China. As Detroit has looked to China for economic investment. So, apparently black Africans aren't the only ones open to economic investment from China.




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EJouAIBXfQ8


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Published on Sep 19, 2014An unlikely savior seems to be stepping up to help Detroit. Chinese investors have started buying up some of the vast, abandoned cityscape and putting the local population to work.
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:41 PM
 
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Maybe, but the United States and Europe had been financially raping Africa for years.
I don't think the U.S and Europeans are Africa's biggest problem. Africa's biggest problem seems to be the "corruption industry" that has developed in too many African countries.

This man breaks it down:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqPRJNojegw
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:23 PM
 
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I don't think the U.S and Europeans are Africa's biggest problem. Africa's biggest problem seems to be the "corruption industry" that has developed in too many African countries.
Some of that problem is rooted in colonialism where boundaries were drawn to make it easier for outsiders to divide and conquer. A lot of the ruling class is bought and owned by global corporations who displace local people off their ancestral land and grow food to ship outside of Africa.
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