There are 54 countries in Africa. ECOWAS is made up of 15 countries predominantly ruled by France and/or the US. Technically. France recently considered using Algerian airspace to attack Niger. That was denied, so France turned to Morocco for permission to ignite an African War. Despite this request Macron denies everything. Nous ne savons rien! Instead the West is calling for its ECOWAS proxies to wage war!
According to Washington, there is an epidemic of coups in West Africa which need to be addressed. The Washington experts are calling for a RESET. After pouring money into the Sahel Region and Niger, The Millenium Challenge Corp, has lost its control over the region. The Millenium Corp is a USAID subset whose CEO is Madeleine Albright’s daughter, Alice Patterson Albright. Her experience stems from such notables as: Chief Financial & Investment Office – GAVi, Various positions at JP Morgan and the Carlyle Group, and as COO for the Global Partnership For Education funded by Open Society, the UAE and Rockefeller.
The New US Africa strategy recently developed is for a shift from destabilization and western coups, to money. “Democratic development and economic investment” seems to be the alternative ~ according to Washington. Previously, the west was more involved in ‘security issues’ which is code for destabilization and maintaining economic poverty while raping the resources.
Given Russia’s success in making agreements and contracts that actually benefit the Sahel, the West is panic considering this might be a better approach. I assume that is code for ‘bribery’. As in out-bidding Russia and China. Unfortunately, this does not bode well given the Wests ‘history’ is rife with resource theft and propaganda. African leaders are waking up to this realization. And Russia is offering economic prosperity.
DANG those mean Russians.
ECOWAS: Representing 15 country profiles, I present 3 as example:
1) Nigeria – President – Bola Tinubu. Moved to the US to study at Chicago State where he purportedly dealt in the Heroin trade. Was employed by Arthur Anderson, Deloitte, GTE Services and upon returning to Nigeria in 1983 – Mobil Oil. He went into exile in 1994 – in France, returning in 1998 .
Timbu was elected President of Nigeria in 2023. He is a ‘progressive’ and social justice warrior. The IMF and World Bank are seemingly dictating his policies and means of reaching those goals. What to do? He co-authored a book with American, Brian Browne.
He is an obvious western proxy with a taste for money!
What has hampered growth in Nigeria? Inadequate infrastructure, barriers to trade, obstacles to investment, currency devaluation, limited foreign exchange. This is what the West upholds in Nigeria as assistance despite hundreds of millions appropriated from American Taxpayers.
2) Benin – President – Patrice Talon. He is a descendant of slave traders. Talon became president in 2016 having no political experience. In 2018, one of his opponents was sentenced to 25 years in jail for drug trafficking. Several more opposition persons were also sentenced to prison in 2021 – removing them from opposing him in the election. He was re-elected unopposed in 2021.
Despite USAID claiming to support the development of Benin for a decade, the country remains ‘underdeveloped barely surviving on subsistence agriculture’. WHY? Benin’s resources are cotton, limestone, marble, and offshore oil. The installed President has since spiraled the country into a communist construct.
3) Ivory Coast – President = Alassane Ouattara. He went to The Drexell Institute in Philadelphia. His wife is of Jewish descent. They married in Paris. He worked for the IMF in DC, and later with Banque Centrale in Paris. In 1990, the IMF forced the then Ivory Coast President to take Ouattara in a Chairman post. When the government ousted him, he returned to the IMF while continuing to live in France and DC thereafter.
Suddenly, in 2010, despite not having lived in the Ivory Coast for 20 years, he decides to become president and WINS! A civil war breaks out wherein France and the UN took military action supporting Quattara. Obama And Hillary vocally applauded.
The main resource of Cote d’Ivoire is oil and gas which France has been extracting since 2001. A new field began production this year and is operated by Italy’s Eni. Other resources include diamonds, cobalt, copper timer, fish and cocoa. Despite these highly valuable resources, their GDP PP is $2500. Why? Because the UN sanctioned exporting any diamonds from Cote d’Ivoire, from 2003 to 2014. Who is mining those diamonds? US and Canada.
Where has the aid actually gone? Obviously little went to the Sahel region. Like Ukraine. Like Niger. Like every other country on the USAID list …
The West has suppressed Africa from becoming a potential Power player – via UN rules, sanctions, and usurping of the government via coups and blackmail directly harming The People. The intent is to KEEP them in poverty and ignorant of the value of their potential and their resources for trade.
AND NOW RUSSIA and CHINA MAY FLIP CONTROL –