Africa on fire: Neocolonial governments in crisis in Guinea, Congo and South Africa

As the crisis of imperialism deepens it also deepens the crisis in neocolonial outposts throughout Africa. The parasitic relationship enjoyed by the U.S. and Europe for so long is becoming ever shaky as neocolonialism, or white power in black face, suffers from a deepening instability.

In Guinea-Conakry, rebellions ignited just weeks ago in opposition to high oil prices and the continuing rape of the people’s resources by multinational companies who take billions out of Guinea’s mines while mining communities don’t even have access to electricity or clean water. Only last year, rebellions forced neocolonial puppet President Lansana Conte to scramble to save his hide, appointing a prime minister to try to stave off demands for his removal. style=”border-width:thin; border-color:black”>

Police sign on fire in Guinea-Conakry

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) instability only deepens as proxy wars between U.S. and French-backed forces for control of its plentiful resources continue. Meanwhile, powerless African masses bear the brunt of the imperialist struggle with more than six million Africans killed since 1996 in Europe’s scrambles for Congo’s resources. Another outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in Goma on November 7 unraveled a ceasefire and promises more misery for the toiling masses of the DRC.

In Occupied Azania, still known by the colonial name “South Africa,” Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC), previously known as one of the most stable neocolonial regimes in Africa, seems to be self-destructing. The organization — which has presided over the deepening poverty and misery of the African masses and growing wealth of the white settler population following the end of the form of colonialism called apartheid — has suffered a nasty split with warring factions behind former ANC president Thabo Mbeki and current ANC president Jacob Zuma. Both sides are groups of bandits struggling over who will continue to enrich themselves at the expense of the masses of Africans.

On Sunday, November 16, Uhuru Radio will explore the current crisis in all three of these neocolonial territories. South Africa-based Uhuru Time host Sello Tladi will interview Hulisani Mmbara, President of the Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania on the crisis in South Africa (13:00-14:00 UTC). On Africa Live (17:00-18:00 UTC), host Nyabinga Dzimbahwe interviews Congo-born Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary-General of the African Socialist International (ASI), and Sierra Leone-based Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Director of Organization of the ASI on the current situations in Congo and Guinea.

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