British PM May’s £4bn pledge to Africa

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By Yona Musukwa

Yesterday, I slept late watching British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to South Africa.

She will also visit Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trade mission.

The British Prime Minister landed in Cape Town on Tuesday and addressed a high-level business gathering in the city. Theresa May has traveled with more than 29 powerful business men and captains of the British industries.

In her speech in Cape Town, she pledged £4bn in support for African economies, to create jobs for young people. Bullshit!

And stupid Africans are praising and have gone lyrical about this so called British Investment.

Why is it so hard for Africans to learn a little bit of history? Why do we easily forget where we have been, where we come from and how we came to be slaves and colonised? Have we forgotten that it is this same so called trade and investment? Have we easily forgetten that when colonialists realized that colonialism was being voilently opposed and getting difficult to maintain, they fooled our freedom fighters by giving them political power but maintained economic power?

Africans beware!

Mrs May is not here for you or African economies. She is here for the British Economy. She is here to boost Britain’s investment in Africa after Brexit. Britain wants the UK to overtake the US to become the G7’s biggest investor in Africa by 2022. The British are also here to join China’s trade party, firm trade partnerships across Africa.

Africans, let us stop being naive and foolish, repeating same mistakes over and over. Let us be serious with ourselves and our ideological outlook towards our economic freedom.

Foreign Direct Investment must be a win-win arrangement, and a tool towards our economic independence. Not just looking good on paper and sounding nice, flattery par exellence, but nonsensical in practice and results.

The message is simple: #ImperialismMustFall!

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