‘Africa Should Stop Blaming History For Its Economic Problems’ – Is Obama Right?

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'Africa Should Stop Blaming History For Its Economic Problems' – Is Obama Right?
Obama love to lecture Africans, will he ever tell Israel to stop using history as an excuse

AFRICANGLOBE – Barack Obama has told African leaders to stop “making excuses” for ongoing economic problems in their countries, and to look for solutions within rather than blaming the past.

Ahead of a summit of African leaders at the White House next week, the US president tried to dispel the notion that poverty and under-development on the continent results purely from the “onerous debt imposed by the west”.

“As powerful as history is, and you need to know that history, at some point you have to look to the future and say, ‘OK, we didn’t get a good deal then, but let’s make sure that we’re not making excuses for not going forward,’” he told 500 young Africans attending a leadership course in Washington. He added that there was not a single country in Africa that shouldn’t be using its resources better.

His remarks contrast with those of the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who said at a recent African Union meeting that the neo-colonial domination of Africa had impeded development. He also took aim at the pricing of natural resources and western-imposed barriers to trade.

The White House will host African leaders in Washington next week, the largest such gathering in the US. The agenda includes “stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation”, as Obama hopes to build relationships made on his Africa tour in 2013.

Should a US president be telling Africa to stop blaming history for its economic fortunes? Or do the scars of slavery and colonisation leave a legacy to this day?

 

By: Maeve Shearlaw

 

Obama Is Right Julius Malema Has The Solution 

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81 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with Andreas Abdur, everyone is quick to tell Africans and Black Americans to forget the past and stop making excuses but same people are STILL just last year making reparations to the Jews and to these imposter Indians posing as Native Americans. They still raping or natural resources where ever we go, they still impose their idea of success and beauty and education on us and still set up games for us to help continue to sell each other out to them. But WE should stop making excuses -and what, lay down and die quietly? Any one of us rally to unite or retaliate on any level we become “terrorists” and the world believes them. #CantWinForTrying

  2. He was brought up by a white elitist family, what the hell do people expect. He doesn’t know what it’s like to have suffered, his white mother shielded him from all that . He never knew his real father (not that Kenyan jacket they keep trying to palm off on us either) The man is the Beast sent to send black people into colonialist slavery globally while getting a pat on the back from his Zionist Aunties and Uncles – when will people wake up and kick this ORIO to the kerb???

  3. How can we when they we are still shacked by the West. They do not wish to let us go and keep interfering and playing big brother role without invitation.

  4. Part of Africa’s problems (at least the oil producing ones) is GREED!!! I have take EVERYTHING that I can get my hands on for me and mine!!! Never mind, the roads are horrendous, no consistent electricity, people going to jobs and NOT getting paid (for months at a time) etc. The other part IS European, American & Asian (Japan & China) pilfering as well!!

  5. You have to define a problem before a solution can be found. The history of any problem must be part of defining what it is and how it came to be.

    A major hinderance to defining this problem that Africa faces is this perpetual denial of historical facts and ongoing exploitations, manipulations, and deceptions that continue as the Western mode of engagement with Africa.

    It is time black people world over begin to acknowledge the fundamental truths about the west. These people think of Africa as a place and people that automatically supports their supremacy in the world. This is also the basis of African power.

    Turn away from your former masters. Discard their teachings and philosophy. Turn your eyes to others that will be partners not oppressors. It is time wake up.

  6. Well is it not the right time to take over the diamond and gold mines, the oil reserves and all the resources within the borders of the continent, is it not time for all the African republics to band together in defense of each other, just what are they waiting for? It is time for Africa to tell the wast to FUCK OFF, and mean it and it is time for africans all over the world to make choices between Africa and the countries they live in.

  7. His comment is right it time that Black as a hold take on solve our on problems in life and quit waiting for the hand out, their is “NO” 40 acres and a Mule for none of us unless you already on one.We have to united as a Black Race from Africa and America and say it our time to shine mean it and do it.

  8. The devil in disguise. Those tgat call him the anti christ have a point.. snce christ (not true name) was black… mother was black ethiopian. Yes he is the anti african foretold

  9. Apparently if we dont all turn gay he will drone boom our asses to death. He is a joke and insult to those that died for civil liberties of the black man. His white dna is too evil to stay true to humanity.

  10. Mandela snobbed this waste of space. Listening to him lecturing the sovereign states of Africa while his own turf is on a fast track of recession is a world reveting joke… #ashamed for his african DNA… shoga bure kabisa

  11. Trump Tight, I agree that we are our own destruction and it seems that we haven’t learned from our mistake. Regarding Mr President, I regret voting for him, he seems like those mulatto ‘ s who hates themselves. ..

  12. He is right about blaming history … the theft is happening right now with his army, his IMF, his WB, his banks, his EU puppets and so on. But then, our leaders allow them in. “Come, help yourselves … we know it is tough up north with your standard of living to maintain.”

  13. That is true BUT it’s those African leaders who are allowing the Europeans in to devastate and rape the country and it’s people of resources. The past (colonialism) is a direct result of the poverty and things happening in Africa now. He should be talking about Europeans paying for all the ish the crimes against Africa and it’s descendants. He didn’t grow up as a black man hell he was dating a white girl before he met Michelle.

  14. Not only are they running him raggedy but he has a touch of alzheimer’s. This is the speech for the leaders and people of Mexico, other countries of North America, sending their children and teens over to America to take care of because of the mishandled economic , violence and gangs” cartels”. I don’t see them allowing any African children and teens to come get hand outs welfare, food, schools. housing, not that they want to. The people in Africa are much better there. Once they realize they don’t need the Europeans. The Europeans get on their own damn nerves putting up this illusion that everyone needs them. Truth be told they need Africa. They have convince the African people over here in America that it was our ideal to integrate when it was theirs all along. To leave our economy to build up their’s. As a result there is more segregation among the Blacks in America. The side effects of their handy work that is the European is more hate, crime poverty sickness,lack , murder, churches, commercialization over here everything for sale. Don’t every envy the United states it not a Country or a Civilization ,its a lot of things but civil it’s not. Most of the blacks act like they can’t make a move without the Beast they are so addicted to it’s technology. Their head so far up the beast ass they can’t see a damn thing. I don’t see to many making it they have become so damage even most of the well off one’s.

  15. Well obviously there are more people with enough common sense and reading comprehension that understand my point. So no I dont have to dumb my words down to be better understood. Either you comprehended sarcasm through online text or you dont.

    Now was that simple enough or should I find a more simplistic way of saying what I just said so that you can understand Ndar?

  16. OBAMA HAS NO INTEREST IN THE AFRICAN PROBLEMS, HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT US, SO HE SHOULD NOT EVEN TRY TO TELL US WHAT TO DO…. BESIDES, I DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND WHY AFRICAN LEADERS GO TO VISIT HIM IN WASHINGTON, THEY SHOULD INSTEAD CONCENTRATE ON THE AFRICAN UNION.

  17. Andreas Abdur the blame is on you my friend. Say your thoughts one shot, no trick no twist, people will get you straight and no misoverstanding.. a lesson to be learn.

  18. Reparations, self governance and assisted repatriation of descendants of Arab , European and American slave trades. This will be a good start to towards repairing known or repairable damage caused during this particular genocide in appropriately labelled as dlavery.

  19. No one should make the mistake to compare pre-colonial African leaders to post-colonial leaders of this day. This is not to say that Black Africa has had no informed leaders since Europeans partially vacated their seats in Africa – nothing can be farther from the truth. However, Colonial presence in Africa regularly manifests, not only in economic exploitations; but also, in assassinations of those African leaders they presume to be “game-spoilers,” overtly and covertly with the assistance of the Judas within. We all know that Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is, by providence, or whatever you choose to call it, the longest surviving candidate for assassination. The only possible reason one can see why other post-colonial African leaders are the biggest fools in the world is because they have had more practice as colonial clients which they seem to like it so much.

  20. Obama is so full of it ain’t even funny! I got one will never forget what happened to my ancestors. It’s funny how people of Africa are suppose to forget the brutality committed against but don’t you dare say that about the Holocaust! Obama is a nightmare and Black people need to stop defending him.

  21. Europe, the United States, and Israel have all been guilty of starting trouble for Africa through out history to de-stabilize and rob the continent of its resources. History proves this to be the truth even today. President Obama knows the truth, but he can’t speak it.

  22. LONG BEFORE THE WHITES AND ARABS CAME WE WERE TEARING OURSELVES APART.THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF OUR DISUNITY AND STUPIDITY.WE SOLD OUR KINSMEN INTO SLAVERY AND TILL TODAY WE HAVE NOT LEARNT OUR LESSON.MAY BE WE LEARN FROM THE CHINESE

  23. Lol, this article presumes that the economic raping of the continent has stopped, if anything, its intensifying.

    If Obama really said this, he and his jew masters are full of shit!!!!

  24. Barrack obama has no right t0 meddle in african affiars his inane remarks shows us that he is clearly indoctrinated by a white man, he continues t0 kill all over the world in the name of peace and stability. He looks like one of us but he is not

  25. Barrack obama has no right t0 meddle in african affiars his inane remarks shows us that he is clearly indoctrinated by a white man, he continues t0 kill all over the world in the name of peace and stability. He looks like one of us but he is not

  26. Just say that you dont understand sarcasm instead of being a moron and throwing insults at someone who is clearly making fun of Obama.

    Tekdem that was very ignorant of you. Obviously, I am poking fun at Obama for being a black man and telling Africa to forget about their history. If you dont understand the context of someones words, dont leap to insulting them.

  27. Just say that you dont understand sarcasm instead of being a moron and throwing insults at someone who is clearly making fun of Obama.

    Tekdem that was very ignorant of you. Obviously, I am poking fun at Obama for being a black man and telling Africa to forget about their history. If you dont understand the context of someones words, dont leap to insulting them.

  28. African “leaders” are an embarrassment to Africa; they allow European and American leaders to tell them what to do all the damn time.
    When I was growing up we had an old saying, “If you make yourself banana monkey go chop you.” And that’s exactly what the so called African “leaders” have turned themselves into: A BUNCH OF BANANAS. And Obama and his European counterparts are having a feast.
    Yes!! Obama can say whatever he wants because our dumb, incompetent, idiots for “leaders” allow him to.

  29. African “leaders” are an embarrassment to Africa; they allow European and American leaders to tell them what to do all the damn time.
    When I was growing up we had an old saying, “If you make yourself banana monkey go chop you.” And that’s exactly what the so called African “leaders” have turned themselves into: A BUNCH OF BANANAS. And Obama and his European counterparts are having a feast.
    Yes!! Obama can say whatever he wants because our dumb, incompetent, idiots for “leaders” allow him to.

  30. Andreas Abdur may be you are an awful black person not all!!! ofcourse history has got everything to do with african development. the worst of all is that that we call history is not a one time event that happened long time ago. things are still going on, colonization is still there in a large scale but in different form. guess what the colonization is able to sustain because of the existence of black puppets who always blame black people just like you and who are pron to sell out their own people and land.

  31. Andreas Abdur may be you are an awful black person not all!!! ofcourse history has got everything to do with african development. the worst of all is that that we call history is not a one time event that happened long time ago. things are still going on, colonization is still there in a large scale but in different form. guess what the colonization is able to sustain because of the existence of black puppets who always blame black people just like you and who are pron to sell out their own people and land.

  32. HUMAN LIFE IS …THE PAST ,PRESENT AND FUTURE..MR. OBAMA.HE IS JUST REPEATING WHAT BLACK AMERICANS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT ALL THESE YEARS AFTER ABOLITION OF SLAVERY.THE RECIPE IS FOR YOUR PEOPLE NOT WE AFRICANS.

  33. HUMAN LIFE IS …THE PAST ,PRESENT AND FUTURE..MR. OBAMA.HE IS JUST REPEATING WHAT BLACK AMERICANS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT ALL THESE YEARS AFTER ABOLITION OF SLAVERY.THE RECIPE IS FOR YOUR PEOPLE NOT WE AFRICANS.

  34. And the west should stop interfering in our affairs by making us accept faggotry practices imposing of sanctions to cripple the economy and make the masses rise against they government to impose a western backed puppet.this stupid IDIOT should touch on that too.if you gone tell it how it is…tell it all GodDamNit.

  35. And the west should stop interfering in our affairs by making us accept faggotry practices imposing of sanctions to cripple the economy and make the masses rise against they government to impose a western backed puppet.this stupid IDIOT should touch on that too.if you gone tell it how it is…tell it all GodDamNit.

  36. Its funny how the world just wants people of African descent to forget about our history yet they dont want to forget the fortunes and empires created from the same history. They teach their history as if they were heroes.

    In School you learn about how the courageous explorer Christopher Columbus DISCOVERED America. It’s always taught. No one tells whites to stop teaching their history.

    But as soon as you mention how he also was a founder of the Atlantic Slave Trade and how the Europeans killed the Native Indians and stole their land, they tell you to get over it. YOU are in the wrong for telling the real story.

    And then you have these sell out blacks and natives telling their own people to get over it and move on in an attempt to mimic self enlightenment and false maturity.

    You better bet when things go wrong in their own lives, they DAMN FOR CERTAIN think even in the back of their minds “Its because the system hates blacks”.

  37. Its funny how the world just wants people of African descent to forget about our history yet they dont want to forget the fortunes and empires created from the same history. They teach their history as if they were heroes.

    In School you learn about how the courageous explorer Christopher Columbus DISCOVERED America. It’s always taught. No one tells whites to stop teaching their history.

    But as soon as you mention how he also was a founder of the Atlantic Slave Trade and how the Europeans killed the Native Indians and stole their land, they tell you to get over it. YOU are in the wrong for telling the real story.

    And then you have these sell out blacks and natives telling their own people to get over it and move on in an attempt to mimic self enlightenment and false maturity.

    You better bet when things go wrong in their own lives, they DAMN FOR CERTAIN think even in the back of their minds “Its because the system hates blacks”.

  38. It is true that international organization are playing part, and also history have its effect. However the real problem and solution is found internal. Why do we allow ourselves to be lead by dictators, why don’t we solve our problems. If I let a wild animal into my house and he eat my sheeps, who is responsible me or the wild animal.

  39. It is true that international organization are playing part, and also history have its effect. However the real problem and solution is found internal. Why do we allow ourselves to be lead by dictators, why don’t we solve our problems. If I let a wild animal into my house and he eat my sheeps, who is responsible me or the wild animal.

  40. The problem here is that he really doesn’t have a true understanding of our history. If he did, he wouldn’t make stupid comments like this Then again, his strings are being pulled by others. He can take his condescending tone and shove it up his ass. Glad I didn’t vote for this man. January 2017 can’t come fast enough for him to leave. Africa has not recovered from the centuries of exploitation, greed, rape, murder and enslavement since it happened and still happens right now.

  41. Obama is full of you know what. The international banking system is what keeping African countries down. The IMF and the World Bank is run by America and their cronies and in order to play, you have to pay. It’s just like poor folks in America who don’t have the capital to move up out their current situation.

  42. Why is he even getting involved in Africa’s affairs anyway. He’s no keen to us. Whatever Kenyan blood was in him got sucked out by his vampire Zionist masters a long time ago.

  43. Sure….. because Africa’s initial decline has NOTHING to do with the rape, torture, kidnapping and pillaging of the land and its people all throughout history.

    We black people. We’re so awful. Blaming history for our problems. What has gotten into us?