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In a recent article (Africa - A continent on the Rise! - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/africa-continent-rise-dr-amos-mensah/), I quoted the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa who once said: ‘We stand at the dawn of an African century, a century where Africa will take its rightful place among the nations of the world’- how sweet these words of wisdom from a brave African Hero. Unfortunately, the firm grip on Africa and the determination of neocolonial powers as seen through both covert & overt recent events across the continent (notably the destruction of Libya) has prompted me to ask - Will Africa ever Take its Rightful Place among the Nations of the World? I have written a cursory about the internal weakness hindering the growth and the development process across the continent Africa (see: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/africa-missing-opportunity-reap-full-benefits-golden-age-mensah/ ) and so will not repeat it in this article. The focus of this article is to highlight the reality of external meddling and the continued colonization of the continent. I have no doubt these external meddling has played a huge role in the slowing down of Africa’s progress in development.Amos CFA2

As a case study - let look at how the use of the CFA franc has been and still being used to control many African countries. Come to think of it - 14 African countries (i.e. Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon) still use the neocolonial currency – CFA (CFA stands for Coopération financière en Afrique centrale ("Financial Cooperation in Central Africa"). The CFA franc was introduced to the French colonies by France after the colonies gained their independence. Through the adoption and use of this currency, these former colonies still pay what is popularly believed to be a Colonial Tax (perpetual indebtedness to France)How? - Well, by the structure of the Terms & Conditions to use the CFA - these former colonies have to accept to deposit their currency reserves at the French National Bank in Paris. The terms and conditions also dictate that these colonies will have access to only 15% of their own currency deposited at the French National Bank in Paris. The remaining 85% of their own money has to be borrowed from the French Government at the going market rate if they want to access their own deposit. If this is not pure colonialism and the slowing down of progress - I don't know what to call it. Notice that - All finance ministers of these 14 countries must consult and seek directions from the French minister of finance anytime these countries have to meet with the IMF or WB for any financial negotiation. Unlike most real sovereign nations, these 14 countries can’t even print their own money when they need it because the CFA is tired to the EURO.Amos Neo3

The fact is democracy in Africa is a facade - France (and all former colonial powers) never really completed the decolonization process; they have deliberately maintained systems and structures (i.e. Monitory/Economic, Political & Security Structures) that allows them to take full advantage of their former colonies. These colonial structures never allow their former colonies to freely decide on their developmental path. So these 14 CFA countries just like the rest of the countries on the continent are still under the firm grips of their colonial powers - mostly being controlled and manipulated through such proxy institutions as IMF & WB. The only time an African politician echoes the sentiments of his people is during elections, but notice how right afterwards, they turn their attention to fulfilling the austerity programs of these proxy institutions instead of the hopes and aspirations of the citizenry.

 For a brief period in the continent contemporary history, the only country which managed to resist the claws of these colonial powers for a while and somehow managed to champion its own development path was Libya. However, through a series of carefully orchestrated lies and deception of neocolonialists – (Championed by Nicolas Sarkozy of France, David Cameroun of UK, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama of USA) - all hiding behind the banner of Human Right and Democracy - We all know the end story of Libya today. Indeed, the destruction of Libya destabilized and shook the continent to the core. It led to the reintroduction of slave trade and a booming human organ trade in Libya, not forgetting the countless number of Africans perishing in the Mediterranean Sea daily.

So for Mandela’s dream (our dream) of Africa Taking its Rightful Place among the Nations of the World to become a realityit is incumbent upon all Africans (citizens of the continent) to stand up and confront the ongoing covert & overt Destabilization/Destruction of the continent, while being vigilant of all the other subtle neocolonialist schemes hampering our developmental efforts, because I believe, the Place for African People is Africa - Not the Bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. 

As usual your comments, criticisms, questions and point(s) of correction etc. are welcome. Please kindly comment with positive suggestion(s) on how to develop our continent further, pushing the frontier beyond the current status-quo. Thanks.

Source: Dr. Amos Mensah Lecturer - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)

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What one gets in far too many Afro shops in Hamburg isn’t just bad customer service; it’s customer disservice at its most shameful display. I speak of course not of every shop in town, the African barbershops and salons, for example, are often a treat. But if you ask me to recommend an African food shop for you, my answer will not be worth your effort in asking; I will tell you to go to whichever one you can find.

That is not because all of them are the same in terms of price and quality, but because nearly each one of them lacks good customer service. When a shop manager or assistant isn't monitoring you as though you were up to no good, he or she is busy being everything but polite and helpful.

Nearly every trip seems like an exercise in bad experience. Take last month, for example, when I informed an assistant at a Nigerian shop in Barmbek of a bag of Basmati rice I had bought from his shop that turned out to be Basmati in name only; ''This is my first time hearing this, I will check,’’ he said. Needless to say, he did not check then or any time since. On a separate occasion at the same shop, I had to wait for the cashier to finish a phone conversation before he could check me out. Then we discovered he did not have enough change to give me, which meant I had to wait while he checked every compartment there was in the store. After roughly ten minutes of waiting, I received my change, and to the door, I went. As I made my way home, I reflected on what had just transpired; the phone call, the dawdling, the lack of acknowledgment for the time I spent waiting, and the fact that that was just business as usual.

Then there is this shop located about 130 meters from the Barmbek train station. I was happy when it opened at the beginning of this year; I thought if nothing else, the fear of losing customers would force the other shop to improve its service. But my first experience there was equally discouraging; the cashier, who appeared to be a Ghanaian, had somehow forgotten to give me my change. When she finally did, her manner was more befitting of someone that was giving her money to a pestering beggar than a cashier handing change to a duly owed customer. change

What is so troubling about my experiences and those of friends isn’t the cavalier attitude or the condescension. Instead, it is the passing of bad human behavior as ‘good old African informality.’ The imbecility of it is that this behavior is prevalent in a place where it shouldn’t be, and is kept up even in this period of economic uncertainty. Black Africans might be just a fraction of Hamburg’s total population, but we represent nine out of the ten customers in any Afro shop at any given time. For those of us who have dedicated our lives to supporting our communities and restoring dignity to Black Africans, nothing is more demoralizing and bewildering than the actions of managers and assistants in Afro shops.

Unfortunately, this deplorable and economically irrational behavior is very familiar. Growing up in a small town in Ghana’s Volta Region, three kinds of people mostly constituted the middle class: government workers, bus or truck owners, and kiosk owners. Each neighborhood had about one or two sizable kiosks that one would frequent for items like tea bread, sugar, milk, and school supplies. The lack of competition in most neighborhoods made it easy for the shopkeepers to take most of their customers for granted. They would rather be obsequious to the bank employees and government workers who only occasionally bought from their shops than show even a modicum of appreciation for the rest of that went to them daily. But it didn’t end with the shopkeepers; in Ghana, there is hardly an area of life, including the church, where one can expect to be treated with the same level of respect and dignity accorded those perceived as rich or Whites from abroad.

Most of the shopkeepers of my childhood no longer run the neighborhoods; the wooden structures that once sheltered their egos have been washed aside by the less merciful tides of globalization and change. The current Coronavirus pandemic is also a tide of globalization, arguably the most brutal one we've seen in our lifetime. Will your local African food shops be able to withstand it? What will happen if the amazon of African foods and other basic supplies pops up suddenly on the internet; will you stay inside and order or will you continue to take the bus or train, with or without a mask, to an Afro shop in the name of solidarity? Who will benefit from that; you or the shopkeeper that treats you worse than those with whom you supposedly have less in common?

I will understand your choice, either way.

Mohammed Adawulai

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President Magufuli says tests were found to be faulty after goat, sheep and pawpaw samples test positive for COVID-19.

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has dismissed imported coronavirus testing kits as faulty, saying they returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. Magufuli made the remarks during an event in Chato in northwestern Tanzania on Sunday. He said there were "technical errors" with the tests.

wikipedia COVID 19 testing

The president, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians to pray the coronavirus away, said he had instructed Tanzanian security forces to check the quality of the kits.

They had randomly obtained several non-human samples, including from a pawpaw, a goat and a sheep, but had assigned them human names and ages.

These samples were then submitted to Tanzania's laboratory to test for the coronavirus, with the lab technicians left deliberately unaware of their origins.

Samples from the pawpaw and the goat tested positive for COVID-19, the president said, adding this meant it was likely that some people were being tested positive when, in fact, they were not infected by the coronavirus.

"There is something happening. I said before we should not accept that every aid is meant to be good for this nation," Magufuli said, adding the kits should be investigated. 

On Saturday, Magufuli announced that he had placed an order for a herbal treatment for the coronavirus touted by the president of Madagascar.

"I have already written to Madagascar's president and we will soon dispatch a plane to fetch the medicine so that Tanzania can also benefit from it," he said.

The herbal remedy, called "Covid Organics" and prepared by the Malagasy Institute for Applied Research, is made out of Artemisia, a plant cultivated on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.

Despite a lack of scientific evidence, President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar claimed that the remedy has already cured some Madagascans of COVID-19. Children returning to school have been required to take it.

Source: Aljazeera
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Those affected could stay until June 30, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted the mobility of holders of the Schengen Visa, which allows tourists and business travelers to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days. However, the numerous national
lockdowns and flight cancelations will inevitably cause many to remain in the Schengen area after their visas had expired.

To prevent that, the German Ministry of Interior has extended the residence permit of all Schengen visa holders who entered the country on March 17, 2020, or later. The temporary protection also implies that those affected may have a  possible means to work until June 30 ("Verordnung zur vorübergehenden Befreiung von Inhabern ablaufender Schengen-Visa vom Erfordernis eines Aufenthaltstitels auf Grund der COVID-19-Pandemie"). However, we do advise holders of the Schengen Visa to contact the Ministy of Interior for further information.

This prevents them from falling into illegal status and allows them to access vital services that are inaccessible to those without legal status.

The extension is from April 16 to June 30, 2020.

Source:https://www.hamburg.de/innenbehoerde/allgemein/13564362/visaverlaengerung-coronavirus/

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Rwandan President -Paul Kagame

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Does Africa have the need to continuously borrow Money for her today’s survival while creating debt-burden the next generations? The simplest answer that can be given is “it depends”, -but on what?

In conventional economic theories, we are told that when a government prints money, it exposes itself to inflation because there will be more money in the system to chase fewer goods, causing the money to lose its value.
However, if we can think beyond these theories, and accept the fact that these theories were developed by humans; individuals with brain capacities same as ours and we also have the capacity to device alternative models to solve our own problems, then, we can start to ask questions like: How can there be fewer goods in the system if the money printed is used as an incentive for innovation and production rather than serving as an object for demanding goods and services?; what is the central duty of a sovereign government when it prints paper and calls it money? What are the fundamental differences between monies printed into an economy and those borrowed into the same economy?

Questions of these kinds can help us probe deeper to understand the system that controls us better.

To a very large extent, when a government borrows money, it shows the lack of ability and understanding of that government to an effective management of the economy. Unfortunately, the idea of going to another sovereign country to borrow paper (fiat money) instead of using our sovereign status to print money and manage this printed money to support our developmental projects and programs has become the normal and easy way for almost all African countries since attaining independence status.
Why should someone print paper and hand it over to you as money and let you pay back not with the same paper (paper as used here means what one has the right to print, in this case, if America prints dollar for us to support our economy, we should be able to print our own currencies to pay back after our economy has become stronger and not to pay back with dollar which we do not have the right to print and as such, it becomes a value for us), instead, we are required to pay back these paper loans  in values, resources, and efforts? I know it is not as simple as I am putting it in this piece, but the truth it is that, it is also not as impossible as they make it looks to us.

Before going further, it is important to point out that in an extreme distressed circumstance, a country may borrow money in a 1 or 2 cases (this happened to continental Europe, wherein, after the Second World War when America has to print and loan out money to Europe under the Marshall Plan to help them recover from the total breakdown). However, it is so not normal for a sovereign nation to resort to borrowing of paper money as a way of life. In fact, no one has borrowed her way into freedom or development.

At this stage, I want to point out, first and foremost that every sovereign state, no matter how small it may be, has the right and authority to print and manage its own money.

Second, I want to state categorically that the act of printing money does NOT result in inflation (that concept is a hoax at least). Rather, it is the mode of management of the printed money that causes inflation or deflation.

For example, if the government of Ghana (inset here the name of any African country of your choice) realises that a region/state needs a road and it estimates the cost of constructing the road to be 50 Billion Ghana Cedis (inset here the currency of your selected African country). If the government goes on to print 50 Billion Ghana Cedis for the purpose of this project, and then calls on a Chinese or an European construction agency to construct this road on a condition that 20% of the capital cost is giving to the government or the political party in power as a kick-back, the following is what will happen:

1. The Chinese or the European company will demand that the payment is made in Chinese Yuan or European Euro. This means, the government of Ghana has to place the local currency it has printed on the international financial market to demand for Yuan or Euro. When this happens, there will be more Cedi (than it should be) on the market and if there are not equally more customers on the market demanding for Cedi, then this automatically reduce the value or relevance of Cedi, hence drastic or continuous exchange rate depreciation of the Cedi.

2. Once, the company pays the 20% of the capital cost to the government or party in power, it immunes itself of any system of control that is meant to regulate and manage the economy of the said African countries. In this case, the foreign construction company will construct a road with a quality far below what the money it has received should normally construct, it will under-pay local labour if it ever employs one, and it will invade taxes and all other statutory payments. The compositions of these negative actions will weaken the economic management regime of the said country.

Additionally, it is important to consider that the 20% (paid in kickback) which has gone in the hands of the ruling gangs as a mere paper because they have received that without working, or exchanging any value for it. The effect from this is no different from the damage the economy will suffer when a criminal sits in his or her room and print counterfeit and release them in the economy. Yet this money will be cheerful release in our economy through unproductive and abusive channels such as paying for sex of, and rent for ‘slay queens’ and ‘fuck boys’; sponsoring of political hooliganism to destroy lives and properties in our countries; and embarking on expensive holiday trips abroad and showing  offs at public gathering and events.

In the end of all the above scenarios, what will happen is that Ghana has used it sovereign status to print 50 billion in cash/paper but that 50 billion paper has not been properly managed to translate into /create actual wealth in equivalence of 50 billion. This, among many other negative economic consequences will result in inflation (more money in the system chasing fewer goods) because the focus of the money printed was to serve as object for demand rather than being an incentive to induce production and innovation. It will also result in exchange rate depreciation and damaging of the country’s economic sovereign worth because no one can trust a system managing by ineffective heads.

On the other hand, if the government prints 50 billion of the local currency for the purpose of constructing a road and this government ensures that the capacity of local construction companies are strengthened to execute the project, it will have no need to put such huge amount of the local currency on the global financial market for foreign exchange (because local companies are paid in local currency) to damage the exchange rate value of the local currency. Ethiopia has been able to developed strong local Construction, Banking, and Telecommunication system to champion the country’s development internally. Other African countries can learn from the Ethiopian system.

In the event that 50 Billion is printed to embark on road construction, all that the governments has to do to avoid inflation is to internally manage this printed money to ensure that:

  1. It is fairly and widely distributed
  2. It translates into multiples of actual values and wealth in the economy

Why is Fair and Widely Distribution of Printed Money Important?

First of all, every member of a society has some potential(s) or value in them which when is encouraged and tapped, will contribute to national development. However, this value cannot just be tapped unless regimes of rewards and recognition are instituted as a modality of exchange for these inherent values in the citizens.

After printing money, the government has a management duty to ensure that the money does not get concentrated in the hands of a few people; rather it must be wisely and widely distributed with an objective to use it as a bait to attract and uncover hidden potentials in citizens for national development.

How can this be done?

Whereas the main objectives of businesses owners will be to maximize profit, the government who has a duty to provide social good must at all times aim at maximizing quality and ensure that standards are strictly adhered to. When this is done, contractors are expected to spend the money received fairly on ‘all’ sectors of the economy to ensure widely and fairly distribution of the money.

For example, by insisting on quality and adherence to standards, the construction of a single road can lead to: increase demand for general logistics; available capital for trading and operations of the banking sector; higher employment and welfare for citizens; and capital returns for government to embark on other project generated through efficient and transparent tax system and many other benefits to the economy.

When the printed money is efficiently managed to inject the above benefits in the economy, the beneficiaries, will subsequently use and reuse the money/the benefits to create multiples of values (far higher than the original value of 50 billion) in the economy, thereby, promoting steady and long-term development of the country.

Will Printing of Money rather than Borrowing be an Easy thing to do by any African Country?

Certainly not, no single African country will find it easy to adopt this strategy; it even seems impossible because, lending to keeping Africa and her future in debt is a big business that helps those who want to keep Africans in an unending slavery use in controlling both the labour and human capital, and natural resources on the continent. By this any country/leader that makes such an attempt will face strong sabotage, sanction, and likely power instability from the controllers of the system.

Nonetheless, Africa will certainly win, when all or most African countries come together in unity and make this a continental policy. Without, doing this in unity, we must consider it that we are ready to bring our next generation into a new mode of slavery.

My name is Kwadwo Agyei Yeboah and I love Africa. You can always connect with me on Facebook to talk about Africa.

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Paris: Secret documents leaked on the fiasco in Burkina Faso expose troubling information on the undercover activities of the American Multi-Billionaire Bill Gates in the small African nation and across the region. Intelicor veterans in Paris express unease as the Burkinabe government led by Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba resigned  

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46930537

A leading Intelicor veteran thinks that the reason why President Roch Marc Christian Kabore demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister is related to the matter of the proposed release of genetically modified (GMO) mosquitoes in Burkina Faso under the sponsorship of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The story began in January 2018, when Bill Gates pledged USD $45 million to the health initiative in Burkina Faso. Some felt that the funds were a decoy to cover bribery to top government officials for allowing the program to release the GMO mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. The GMO mosquitoes were programmed at Imperial College London under a grant from Bill Gates to sterilize natural mosquitoes and humans across the African continent over time

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/researchers-to-release-genetically-engineered-mosquitoes-in-africa-for-first-time/

The terrifying news of the secret project for Human Sterilization of Africans with GMO mosquitoes alarmed African leaders, who quickly came down hard on President Kabore forcing him to act. Similar teams are working in Mali and Uganda. The homing endonuclease gene (HEG) that sterilizes the female mosquitoes also could be passed through saliva to humans during bites and the human in turn could pass it on through sexual intercourse to another human, in a cascade that could have the entire Black Continent exterminated before anything could be done about it.  This is why 170 Global Groups called for Moratorium on the release of these new genetic extinction technology at the UN Convention

http://www.etcgroup.org/content/160-global-groups-call-moratorium-new-genetic-extinction-technology-un-convention

The GMO mosquitoes were moved into Burkina Faso from UK illegally under EU regulations

http://www.genewatch.org/uploads/f03c6d66a9b354535738483c1c3d49e4/GM_mosquitoes_in_Burkina_Faso_final.pdf

Ànd fresh evidence from trials in Cayman Islands, Panama and Brazil show that the Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes failed to reduce the female mosquitoes  population

https://gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18275-new-evidence-of-failure-of-oxitec-s-gm-mosquito-trials

It goes to reinforce what critics have always said, that it is not about the mosquitoes but about making people sterile.

Investigations revealed that, of the $45 million dollars pledged by Bill Gates, $10 million dollars were earmarked for family planning

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/gates-pledges-45-million-for-health-initiatives-in-burkina-faso

In the secret deal, the Minister of Health of Burkina Faso Professor Nicolas Meda  appointed the wife of the Prime Minister Anne Thieba as ambassador for family planning

https://www.advancefamilyplanning.org/burkina-faso-appoints-her-excellency-anne-thieba-ambassador-family-planning

And so she has authority over the funds. However, some say that “it is to keep it within the family”, that raised the smoking gun prompting in-depth investigation by President Kabore and could have exposed the comprising evidence against Prime Minister Thieba. The Intelicor veteran said “in all cases, we see a pattern, that Bill Gates uses monetary bribes disguised as philanthropic donations to compromise African leaders, to take actions with devastating consequences for their nations”.  

The HIDDEN AGENDA is usually not fully understood by the African leaders the source continues. According to a business consultant who has been involved in tracking Bill Gates’ investments in biotechnology, the main focus for Bill Gates is to have the controlling shares in the biotechnology companies for food production sold in Africa as GMO crops. With partners such as Monsanto (now under the German company Bayer with a troubled Nazi past

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/bayer-monsanto-merger-cant-erase-nazi-chemists-past/

Bill Gates will control the food security and polity of Africa and could at any moment exterminate the Black Africans in the Continent as his partners did in Vietnam and Auschwitz with agent Orange and Chlorine Gas. Bill Gates used pseudo-names Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabab (formaerly unknown local Islamic groups with tens of followers) in Kenya to bring Black Africa’s fastest growing populations to a standstill. Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and ISIS are all funded by Bill Gates and were trained by Blackwater

http://www.pravdareport.com/business/companies/14-10-2010/115363-machines_of_war_blackwater_monsanto_billgates-0/

The Western governments are culprits in the crime, until the coming of Donald Trump the U.S. was the main sponsor in partnership with Bill Gates! Bill Gates owns the majority shares in Monsanto/Bayer

http://naturalsociety.com/big-owner-monsanto-shares-bill-gates-depopulation-agenda-exposed/

For example, Bill Gates’ acquisition of Ginkgo a $1 billion USD biotech company in Boston MA that prints DNA for GMO crops https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/21/bill-gates-backed-start-up-ginkgo-bioworks-prints-synthetic-dna.html will give him control over the food security in Africa, should the continent go GMO. Africans would not out of free-will give up their natural crops for GMOs except if they are forced to do so. An agronomist Anaïs Étienne says Africans would be left without choice because all the fields are being cleared by Boko Harma fighters and their farmers driven out to displaced people camps and would be given GMO crops to plant during rehabilitation through NGOs and UN organisations supported by the Gates Foundations.

Ismail Kadir, a real estate agent in Maiduguri, Nigeria says “all my foreign clients operating NGOs are taking rents for 5 to 10 years and I ask them what would they be doing here in ten years, if they do not think that the insurgency would last that long”. Bill Gates is operating a special type of business philanthropy, whereby the aim is to create the problem of insurgency and offer the solution with GMO crops which will guarantee him as the main supplier of seeds and hence food, then grow it into a business worth $1 trillion USD by 2030

https://howwemadeitinafrica.com/seizing-africas-rapidly-growing-food-market-worth-1tn-2030/59729/

On the other hand, Claudia McAnthony a reproductive health expert on sabbatical in an elite laboratory in Paris says “making Africans sterile would mean their women would go for invitro-fertilization (IVF) to seek for help to conceive, but their ovarian eggs would be poached for embryonic stem cell research as young Africans are killed for experiments in European and American laboratories of companies seeking to clone human organs for sale, a business worth over $30 trillion USD by 2030”.

Nigeria and Kenya supply most of the ovarian eggs used in embryonic stem cell research in Europe and America, only to leave the donors die slowing in Africa from kidney failure, liver failure, cancers and infections. It is convenient for Bill Gates to hire for the crimes against humanity, people posing as Islamists paid in US dollars through proxies and blame it on Islamic fundamentalists. Bill Gates shows up frequently for photo-ops on Polio with African leaders and leaves donations to feed the corrupt practices in the continent. The Polio program has been a very big cover for Bill Gates as the good man from America, while he uses it to facilitate clandestine operations including administering sterilizing agents

https://www.lifesitenews.com/new/unicef-nigeria-polio-vaccine-contaminated-withsterilizing-agents-scientis

And using the vehicles marked as vaccination team to convey Boko Haram fighters beyond military checkpoints. The process began since 2009 in the food growing region of Northeast Nigeria.

The mercenaries hired first from Liberia

https://www.counterpunch.org/2009/04/06/blackwater-in-liberia/

Sierra-Leone, and later from Libya, Chad, Niger, by Blackwater/Academie/Xe owned by Bill Gates and Monsanto/Bayer

https://www.voltairenet.org/article179691.html

Fighters are paired $10,000 a month as Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria (https://www.voanews.com/a/a-13-2009-03-06-voa39-68678567/408730.html ) by Bill Gates. The Boko Haram attacks will intensify as the elections in Nigeria draws near as it is now clear Bill Gates is supporting the opposition leader Atiku Abubakar who he could convince to allow GMO crops in Nigeria. In a recent visit to the U.S facilitated by Bill Gates, at a time there is a government shutdown it is clear Atiku Abubakar was not welcome anywhere within the US government and US Congress, but for a publicity stunt, and an opportunity to seal up the deal with Bill Gates in person.  Atiku Abubakar has been barred from the U.S. pending US Congressional investigation on corrupt practices by him and his family in the United States from Nigeria

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/report-psi-staff-report-keeping-foreign-corruption-out-of-the-united-states-four-case-histories

Many experts expect Bill Gates to sponsor dramatic Boko Haram attacks aimed at embarrassing the government of President Buhari of Nigeria and to help the opposition

https://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/274825/us-warns-of-plan-by-boko-haram-to-carry-out-terrorist-attack.html

Some think that Bill Gates using his Boko Haram mercenaries have planned attacks with aim of assassinations of top officials to demonstrate to Nigerians that their government is weak on security. The government of Burkina Faso has been in partnership with the US government under the Obama administration and Bill Gates, and provided its territory for U.S. military bases for training of the top mercenaries for Boko Haram to fight in Nigeria.

Some have suggested that, Bill Gates and George Soros financed the coup in Burkina Faso in 2015 to maintain these military bases for sponsorship of the insurgency in Nigeria and for destabilization of the entire West African region

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/09/21/did-africom-engineer-military-coup-in-burkina-faso.html

The Bill Gates sponsored Jihadists have now turned against the Burkinabe government as relations soured because of pressure from African leaders  (https://m.news24.com/Africa/News/13-dead-in-burkina-faso-after-suspected-jihadist-attack-20190102 ). There is growing dissatisfaction among African leaders with actions of Bill Gates on the African Continent. Even more distressful is the connivance with leaders of Western Countries like France, Germany and Britain, who have collaborated in the destabilization of Africa.

The growing popularity of China is a direct reflection of the feeling of unease in African capitals that the entire Western countries have gone rouge. According to Laurent Kosic, a political analyst in Paris, who has lived for over a decade in Africa, said “ this is typical of Africa, they would rather avoid you than pick a fight, but what they need now is a total ban of genetically modified organisms across the continent”. “The effort by Bill Gates to sterilize the entire black people of Africa with GMO foods and GMO mosquitoes all fits well with UNFPA targets to depopulate the continent and provide a means for perpetual colonialism” – he added.

The watch is on as President Kabore names Christophe Dabire as the new prime minister, but the last is yet to be heard from the events unravelling in Burkina Faso.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46930537

Source: Sussy Vozniak, reporter for Intelicor Press, Vienna

DR. FRANCE-AIMÉE GAÏL

Lifestyle

CEO of Livenat SAS, Dr. France Aimée Gaïl, in an interview on Radio TopAfric’s health show, encouraged the use of natural-based cosmetic products because it has proven to be a much healthier option.

Dr. France Aimée Gaïl graduated from the University of Orléans with a PH.D. in Organic Chemistry and has expertise in the Pharmaceutical field as well as product development. Her experience as a chemist has driven her to develop healthy products for all hair types.

The company’s brand, DEVANCE COSMETIQUES based in France, has since 2013 produced the best natural based cosmetic products, she says.

DEVANCE COSMETIQUES has products for all hair types, namely; shampoos, conditioners, hair oil, to mention a few.

 In response to a question from a listener, Dr. France Aimée reiterated that people experiencing alopecia, a common autoimmune disorder that often results in unpredictable hair loss, can use DEVANCE COSMESTIQUES natural based oil to restore hair mostly if the condition is not genetically transmitted.

WHAT ARE NATURAL BASED COSMETICS?

Natural based cosmetics are cosmetics made from raw materials sourced from nature, such as plants and minerals, and a renewable natural source.

People who live in Hamburg can access the hair products at the Modern Hair Creation Salon, Lübecker Straße 82, 22087 Hamburg.

Alternatively, one can visit www.devance-cosmetiques.com or place your order on Amazon.de.

A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say. A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by fat and stops working, the team, from Trinity College Dublin, found.

Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK after smoking, Cancer Research UK says.  And more than one in 20 cancer cases - about 22,800 cases each year in the UK - are caused by excess body weight.  Experts already suspected fat sent signals to the body that could both damage cells, leading to cancer, and increase the number of them.

Now, the Trinity scientists have been able to show, in Nature Immunology journal, how the body's cancer-fighting cells get clogged by fat. And they hope to be able to find drug treatments that could restore these "natural killer" cells' fighting abilities.

'Lose some weight'

Prof Lydia Lynch said: "A compound that can block the fat uptake by natural killer cells might help.  "We tried it in the lab and found it allowed them to kill again.

"But arguably a better way would be to lose some weight - because that is healthier for you anyway." Dr Leo Carlin, from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, said: "Although we know that obesity increases the risk of 13 different types of cancer, we still don't fully understand the mechanisms underlying the link.

"This study reveals how fat molecules prevent immune cells from properly positioning their tumour-killing machinery, and provides new avenues to investigate treatments. "A lot of research focuses on how tumours grow in order to find metabolic targets to stop them, so this is a reminder that we should consider the metabolism of immune cells too."

Four years ago a publication was made Ghanaians living in Hamburg, Germany demanding answers from authorities about the rampant death of their countrymen. Years have passed but the toll of such deaths has neither ceased nor decreased. It is clear that death is inevitable but the frequency and circumstance is what is worrying.

It is upon this back drop that a discussion on that topic was held on the health show hosted by Effya on TopAfric radio and was covered by the NDR Das. This could be a huge step to drawing the attention of the right authorities to come to the aid of the Ghanaian community.

Within the public sphere the theory such as doctors intentionally killing their victims is purported to be one of the causes of such deaths.

During the radio discussion the following factors were enumerated to be possibly contributing to such premature death; Irresponsible self medication, unhealthy and sedentary life styles, physical inactivity, under utilisation of the health care system, religious and cultural beliefs and practices, ignorance and lack of information, double and quadruple jobs to cater for families and acquisitions of properties back home, genetics, environment etc. 

Recommendations to counteracting the problem will be to negate the above enumerated possible causes.

 As public Health scientists we see the issue as public health emergency which threatens the human security within the Ghanaian community in Hamburg. An anecdotal evidence of the issue at stake could be true but not enough deal with the problem.

To a achieve the desired result, a holistic approach is needed hence an urgent need for scientific research that encompasses needs assessments , data collection, analysis  and findings to draw and implement a comprehensive public health intervention which is participatory and culturally tailored to mitigate the problem.

The negative impacts of the continuous premature death of Ghanaians cannot be overemphasised. It affects the families and society at large as well as the economy here in Germany and Ghana. For this reason we would like to call on stakeholders to support the worthy course by funding such project. We are looking up to the Ghana Embassy, German Health ministry and other such interested institutions to heed to this call so as to ensure that such premature deaths would be a thing of the past through the implementation of public health interventions.
Ghanaians dying premature in Hamburg!!!

Aileen Ashe (Public Health scientist and language and culture mediator)
Ursula D’Almeida (pharmacist and  Public Health Scientist)

There is hardly anything that contributes to a better mood or offers more fun than one of the most beautiful pastimes in the world. But the importance of a healthy and regular sex life really is often underestimated.

Here are eight good reasons why you should not neglect your sex life. Because this is what happens to your body when you stop having sex:
Why a healthy sex life not only ensures a good mood

1. You get sick more often

If you don’t have sex for a long time, your immune system becomes significantly weaker. Germs then have an easier job of spreading in your body and you can catch a cold or get the flu more easily. So, just by having more sex, you can help keep your herbal remedy teas in the closet!

2. Your stress levels increase

Sex is a great way to reduce your stress levels. Regular sex reduces the amount of stress hormones and makes you feel more relaxed in everyday life. Without this important balance, you could become a ticking time bomb!

3. It’s harder for you to get aroused

It’s hard to believe, but true: If you don’t regularly “practice,” it’s difficult for a lot of people to become aroused. Men can experience problems having erections and it can be harder for women to have an orgasm. So, you have to stay on top of things to make sure the “switch” always remains on.

4. Your dreams change
Some people suddenly notice that they have strange dreams when their sex life is suffering. It can mean that you unexpectedly start dreaming about sex or have orgasms in your sleep.

5. Over time you lose your desire to have sex

If your body notices that you’re having a prolonged dry spell in the sexual sense, the production of sex hormones reduces. You feel less like having sex if you have been abstinent for a while. In addition, your libido will eventually feel different. And this is all due to the fact that your sex hormones are slowly vanishing.

6. You’ll feel more distance between your partner and yourself

When a couple in a relationship only rarely sleep together, their interpersonal distance becomes greater. You may start to have feelings of uncertainty related to your partner and other people will seem more attractive to you.

7. It lowers your feeling of self-worth

It is not surprising that a person’s self-worth is harmed, if that individual does not regularly feel desired. But a lack of sex has been proven to affect a person’s well-being, leading to sadness or depression when sex is absent from their lives. Studies have shown that having sex regularly helps fight depression. It can sometimes even work as well as antidepressants.

8. Your risk of cancer increases

For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases when they don’t have sex for a longer period of time. So it’s not a bad idea for men to “flush out” the pipes. Because then the risk is significantly reduced.

Well, if all this isn’t motivation enough, then I don’t know what is! For all these reasons, it would be almost irresponsible not to make love more regularly, don’t you think?!

Source: hefty.com

This article was first published in 2014! 
The rate at which Ghanaians are dying prematurely in Hamburg -Germany is alarming and it is time authorities begin to ask questions and provide answers. Life expectancy has improved tremendously in Germany over the years.

In 2012 the life expectancy in Germany increased to about 81.00 years. That for women was at 83.30 years and for men 78.60 years. If statistics available to TopAfric is correct, the Ghana community buried over 30 people 2014, burried 46 people in 2016. As at Nov 2018, more than 30 Ghanaians have been burried. The average age was just around 45 years.                                                                   

The irony is that Ghanaians are dying more than all other Black -/Africans in Hamburg put together. Yes the wages of life is death, but when Ghanaians find themselves in a country with better health infrastructures then they should live longer.

Ghanaians in Hamburg are definitely doing something wrong because even in Ghana, where the rate of avoidable death (drinking and driving, bad roads, no road signs, poor medication, bribery at hospitals or unavailability of medical care) is high the folks are living longer.

Life expectancy in Ghana as at 2012 is about 61 years, so why this high rate of death in Germany.Why the community awaits the results from the authorities to guide the people as to what is wrong and what can be done better. The following unscientific assumptions are making the air waves.

There is this weird speculation that the “Alster River” dislikes this black clothing’s of Ghanaians, the people are therefore disregarding the gods of the river. “The gods are not to blame”.

Ghanaians in Hamburg love burials and funerals above everything; they are seen every week organizing funerals of relatives that have passed away far in Ghana. First the “One Week” and then the “Funerals”.

What you love most is what shall kill you!
There are times the cemetery worker asked if a prominent person or a star is dead. One jokingly said this is a confirmation of the high rate of unemployment amongst the Ghana community.

It would be in the interest of the community to discourage all imported funerals and mobilize the people only when one of the inhabitants dies in Hamburg. The traumatic lifestyle; high divorce rate,  inability to cope with the structured German routine, the bureaucracy, the bad eating habits –eating heavy “fufu” at mid nights, disregard for good health, could be a contributing factor...

Husbands and wives building separate mansions through their menial job, to impress family members back home. Unfortunately 90% do not even sleep in these homes before the lucky ones join the colleagues at “Hamburg -Friedhof Ohlsdorf (Kapelle 10) “the biggest cemetery in the World.

One insanity is changing trains and busses on weekends from funerals and parties to another, sadly incorrectly dressed during the winter season. It is time the Ghana Union and opinion leaders stamp their authority, coordinate all social activities, ban one week funerals and imported funerals.

Whilst we all undertake weekly sporting activities, we encourage the Ghana Embassy in Berlin and the Ghana Union in Hamburg to seek from the German authorities the causes of these premature deaths and make public the findings, -names anonymous.

With all things being equal Ghanaians in Germany can live to be 81 years.

God Bless Ghana! 
God Bless Germany
Desmond John Beddy

Obesity is a growing problem within the African/Black community in Germany and Europe at Large.
With foods such as Fufu, Rice, Yam, Plantains as the staple unit, it makes it easy for Africans to gain weight so easily.

Akoto Degross was an obese individual who lived in Hamburg, Germany for a while where he was attending University and it was during this period that he decided to make a drastic change in his obese life by loosing half his body weight.

He had tried numerous times to loose weight but not until he lost his mother did he buckle up and strictly jump into loosing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.

In the video below, he discusses different reasons why Africans in the diaspora are over weight. He explained what they are doing wrong and how they can change and live better and healthier lives.

He also stated that the obesity epidemic is primarily rampant among the African Women in the diaspora.

He is an author and certified weight loss expert and runs a program called fat2fitghana (http://fat2fitghana.com/) which helps alot of people loose weight and live a healthier life style.

He has also written 2 books on how to loose weight.


1. 7 Simple steps to losing weight (http://amzn.to/2xcz8Wr)
2. Change what you eat Change how you look 
..Click this link to read it (http://amzn.to/2wKIHc7)

African Mums in Deutschland und ihre Gründerin Maame Dentaa Amoo gewinnt das Facebook Accelerator Programm African Mums in Deutschland.

Eine von Maame Adwoa Dentaa Amoo gegründete Selbsthilfegruppe für afrikanische Frauen in Deutschland, wurde als eine der Gewinnerinnen des 2021 bekannt gegeben Facebook Community Accelerator-Programm. Das Facebook Accelerator-Programm hilft Führungskräften, die Kraft ihrer Community zu nutzen, um wirkungsvolle Ideen in Taten umzusetzen.

12 Gemeinden wurden aus der DACH-Region ausgewählt und über 130 Teilnehmer aus den neun Regionen wurden für die Teilnahme ausgewählt. Maame Dentaa Amoo hat die Community 2018 gegründet. Sie sah die Notwendigkeit eines sicheren Raums für afrikanische Frauen, um wichtige Informationen über das Leben in Deutschland auszutauschen, damit sie ihre sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Ziele leichter erreichen können.
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Im Laufe der Jahre ist unsere Gemeinschaft gewachsen und hat das Leben von über 5300 Frauen mit schwarzer/afrikanischer Herkunft positiv beeinflusst. Mit Projekten wie kostenlosen Deutschkursen, Workshops, Seminaren und einer Helpline. Maame Dentaa Amoo sprach über den Gewinn dieses prestigeträchtigen Preises für ihre Gemeinschaft und sagte, sie sei äußerst dankbar für diese Gelegenheit und stolz darauf, dass eine Gemeinschaft, in der afrikanische Frauen zusammengebaut wurden, auf der Weltbühne hervorgehoben wird. Sie war auch begeistert von der Gelegenheit zu lernen, zu wachsen, das Leben afrikanischer Frauen in der DACH-Region zu skalieren und weiter zu beeinflussen.

Laut Facebook haben die diesjährigen teilnehmenden Communities Wirkung und Skalierbarkeit gezeigt. Durch das Accelerator-Programm erhalten sie wachstumsbezogene Schulungen, praktisches Mentoring und Mittel, um ihre Gemeinschaft und ihre Wirkung zu vergrößern. Link zum Facebook Accelerator-Programm:
Maame Adwoa Dentaa Amoo

https://www.facebook.com/community/accelerator/
Link zur AMD-Website: https://www.africanmumsindeutschland.com/
Link zur offiziellen AMD-Facebook-Seite: https://m.facebook.com/africanmumsindeutschland/

Ghana Union Hamburg -General Elections

News

Free and fair elections are the foundation upon which strong democracy thrives. It ensures that communities derive their powers from the will of the people. Ghanaians in Hamburg has in the past been conducting flawless elections, leading to stability, peace and growth. 

The Community in Hamburg is conducting a general election on Saturday, the 30th of October 2021 to elect/endorse new executive members for the Ghana Union. The event is taking place at “International Christengemeinde” (Pastor Wulff‘s Church) Überseering 21, Plz 22297 Hamburg. It is strictly a two hours program. 17.00 – 19-.00 Hours.

We are asking all Ghanaians in Hamburg; community leaders, professionals, artisans, religious leaders, ethnic and youth leaders to avail themselves and make their votes count. Together, we can shape and propel our community.

The following Ghana Union Executive positions are to be contested for:
President, Vice President, General Secretary, Vice General Secretary, Welfare Secretary, Financial Secretary, Youth Organizer, Organizing Secretary and Women Organizer.

Responsibilities:

To support the social and economic welfare of Ghanaians in Hamburg.
To provide the needed leadership for economic growth.
To stimulate the spirit of patriotism amongst Ghanaians living in Hamburg.
To encourage networking amongst Ghanaian institutions home and abroad.
To serve as a mouthpiece of the Ghana Community.
To promote Ghanaian businesses in Hamburg.

The following committee members will be appointed on the day of the event;

Advisory Board, Adjudicative Board on Community Affairs, Internal Audit Board and Membership Drive. Youth Committee, Communication Team, Electoral Committee and Fundraising Committee.

Contact:

Desmond John Beddy -/Electoral Team
Tel: 017632140550
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The election mode is activated in Germany, discussions on politics, political parties and candidates is going on unabated. Most often people ask who is a good politician, which party and candidate deserve their votes. There are countless billboards, small, big and some huge with candidates and slogans. Each slogan is attempting to be better than the other. The question is, are slogans enough?

One candidate who has featured strongly on my mind is the Hamburg (SPD) politician Falko Drossman who is currently the District Mayor of Hamburg-Mitte and a soldier by profession. The fact is, it is golden to look beyond political parties and concentrate on the candidates and this is exactly what I have chosen to do.

I have met Mr Drossmann on a few occasions, as party chairman, as a district mayor in his office and mostly at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, where he gives excellent speeches at the prestigious African Youth Education Awards (AYEA). Yes, Falko is a friend of the African Community in Hamburg and buddy of mind. 
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The man is always inspiring others to do more, learn more and be more successful. The vulnerable should be empowered to stand on their own through education and training, the industrialist should be supported to expand, thus creating more job avenues and reaping in more tax for the state. Falko is eloquent and articulate. Yes! His communication skills are unequalled. 

Falko understands perfectly that politics is not only about numbers, but whoever wants to stay long and last, must get it right. Politics is a social contract that survives on the concept of “Give and Take”. Since assuming office, he has worked hard for the realisation of the “Afrikanische Zentrum”, a project he inherited from Johaness Kahrs. Yes, we appreciate him for keeping the dreams alive and in the same spirit, we assure him of our support.

Falko Drossmann is contesting the Hamburg-Mitte Parliamentary seat on the ticket of SPD, as their direct candidate to the “Bundestag” Federal parliament in Berlin. My humble appeal to my brothers and sisters is that let us not remain spectators but citizens, let’s not remain politically inactive but be ready and willing to play our part in shaping the future of this country.

Let’s go out on the 26th of September 2021 to cast our votes. German citizenship /passport does not only guarantee you smooth travelling but the right to exercise your votes. Let your votes count.

Remember, "If you don't vote, somebody else will vote and make decisions for you" it is, therefore, a duty of every citizen to vote and vote for the right people.

Desmond John Beddy

TopAfric

It is my dream that my best friend will be succeeded by my very best friend as the next German Chancellor. This is not because they are my friends but because they have proven their capabilities and their competence even in the face of the dreaded Covid-19.

From the moment the Queen of Germany, the finest political leader of all time decided she will no longer contest the leadership of her party (CDU), and that her fourth term as chancellor will also be her last term, I have been thinking and considering the best candidate to succeed her.

ANGELA MERKEL

Angela Merkel is unique and unmatched! Our first direct encounter was in Berlin -Bellevue Palace, the official residence of the German president and that was when our dear sister Sylvaina Gerlich was honoured for her social engagement. The very moment she entered the hall, the cameras went to work and the flashes started singing. I had the opportunity to engage the most influential woman of all time. I quickly asked for a photo opportunity which was granted, and I still have this photo hanged in our office.

Our second encounter was in Hamburg, that was when I respected her the most. On that very day, Germany experienced bad weather; the winds were very strong, planes were not allowed to fly, trains were not allowed to move. Trust me, the event was not cancelled! She mastered courage and drove from Berlin to Hamburg to meet us. Wao… Never knew leaders could respect their citizens like that.
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Angie, as I love to call her, has mastered all political challenges, 11th September, Arab Spring, Brexit, the Migrant crisis; when refugees stormed Germany in their numbers; I remember vividly what she said “Wir schaffen es”. The Euro Zone Crisis; Germany had to lead in saving Greece from failing and collapsing as a country. 

“A failure of a member state is a fall for all ”Wir müssen zusammenhalten”.

Dr Angela Merkel has served Germany and the world at large excellently…

OLAF SCHOLZ

In the same light, permit me to talk about my Hamburg friend in the person of Olaf Scholz the current vice Chancellor and Finance Minister of Germany who is contesting as Chancellor Candidate of Germany on the ticket of SPD. 

He is a man of few words who takes his time in answering questions. 

I once got the shock of my life when his then Press attaché (Jörg Schmoll) informed me that the Mayor of Hamburg wants to talk to me. "I was like me"…

On that faithful day, I dressed up nicely and as usual punctual at the “Rathaus”
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“Herr Beddy we want to start a campaign, we want you to assist us in breaking it down to the African community. We want more migrants to become German citizens, we shall be sending letters out in bits, in alphabetical order. 

I took up the challenge with publications and radio programs.  Currently, the number of Migrants particularly Africans with German passports has increased over the years. Surprisingly it is much easier today, to become a German citizen and obtain a German passport than getting a permanent residency. Yes, politics (policies) can make the impossible possible.

The fact is, we know Olaf Scholz, we have tested him, and Olaf has worked successfully with Angela Merkel all these years. Let’s do the rightful thing by supporting him on the 26th of September 2021.

Desmond John Beddy

TopAfric 

A need is something that is needed to survive. A want is something that an individual desires, but would be able to live without it.

Stated differently: Needs are the necessities that we require to live “at a point in time”

Example: food, water and clothing.

A want is something we require /desire to improve our quality of life or social status. Wants are considered as wishes, that changes with time.

Technically it is difficult to specify samples of Wants: Nice cars, Internet, big house and fashionable shoes. The list can be tall as wishes vary and are unlimited.

If one depends on a car to drive to work or distribute Pizza, the car becomes a need, your survival depends on it. However, if you need a car to show off, it becomes a want. For instant to take you to funerals, parties and to church on Sundays.

If you need the Internet to work from home or do home studies, it is a need. However, if you need the internet to be playing games at home or browsing social media all day long. It becomes a want.

One can conclude that needs and wants are separate forces that compel actions for satisfaction. If needs are not met on time, a person survival is at stake whereas wants are something which a person is craving for, that does not challenge a person’s survival if not satisfied.

Desmond John Beddy

Wir fordern klare Regelungen zur Ahndung von Rassismus im Fußball

Afrodeutsch

Trotz vieler Aktionen gegen Rassismus im Fußball, ist dieses Thema auch in Deutschland immer noch hoch aktuell.

Im Fußball der ersten Liga wird Fair-Play immer groß geschrieben und dennoch bleiben offensichtlich rassistische Beleidigungen durch Fans oder Gegenspieler weiterhin ein wiederkehrendes Problem.  Offensichtlich rassistische Beleidigungen sind glücklicherweise in Spielen der ersten Liga nur noch Ausnahmefälle, da jedoch keine eindeutigen Regelungen diesbezüglich bestehen und Ahndungen Einzelfallentscheidungen sind bleibt solch ein unsportliches Verhalten -besonders wenn es von Fans ausgeht- oft ungeahndet.

Im europäischen Ausland sowie bei deutschen Spielen der unteren Ligen, die nicht so extrem im Fokus der Öffentlichkeit stehen, sieht man solche Vorfälle jedoch immer wieder: Affengeräusche wenn schwarze Spieler am Ball sind; Bananen, die aufs Spielfeld geworfen werden; rassistische Parolen.

Reaktionen der gesammelten Mannschaft -wie in Solidarität zu Kevin-Prince Boateng bei einem Freundschaftsspiel gegen den Viertligisten Pro Patria 2013 geschehen, als alle vorzeitig das Spielfeld verließen, nachdem er und Teamkollegen von gegnerischen Fans rassistisch beleidigt worden waren- ist nicht selbstverständlich.  In den meisten Fällen wissen Spieler, Mannschaft und Schiedsrichter nicht wie sie mit der Situation umgehen sollen.

Auch die unteren Fußball-Ligen unterstehen den FIFA-Statuten und hier ist es kein Ausnahmefall, dass sich die Spieler  auch heutzutage noch derartigen Beleidigungen aussetzen müssen. Besonders bei Fußballspielen in Ostdeutschland wird es häufig als gegeben hingenommen, wenn Spieler mit ausländischem Aussehen durch offensichtlich rassistische Rufe oder Handlungen erniedrigt und unter Druck gesetzt werden. Ganz besonders die jungen, noch nicht durch Popularität geschützten Spieler sollte man vor solchen psychischen Angriffen schützen. Können sich die Spieler diesen erniedrigenden Situationen nicht entziehen, verlieren die Nerven und reagieren - wie im  Saisoneröffnungsspiel der ersten russischen Liga zwischen FC Ufa und Spartak Moskau geschehen – mit einem „Gegenangriff“ durch z.B. Mittelfinger zeigen, so erhält der Spieler eine rote Karte. Die Kritik der Vereins und des Verbandes richtet sich dann gegen den Spieler, gegen das Opfer – nicht gegen die Verursacher.

Können wir wirklich von den Spielern erwarten, dass sie Erniedrigungen und rassistische Beleidigungen durch Fans einfach erdulden müssen?

Ist es wirklich so, dass die Gesellschaft , der DFB und die FIFA ein solches Verhalten einfach hinnehmen und somit tolerieren muss? Sport  sollte Menschen vereinen und Länder zusammen bringen. Ein solch unsportliches Verhalten sollte genau wie die Bengalos oder Hooligan-Vereinigungen durch die Vereine, Schiedsrichter und Verbände unterbunden werden.

Da die FIFA-Statuten für solche Fälle keine klaren Regelungen vorsehen, fordern wir für die Umsetzung eines immer wieder propagierten „Fair-Plays“ klare Regelungen. Diese Regelungen könnten in Anlehnung an den 10-Punkte-Plan der UEFA erfolgen und sollte Schiedsrichtern Rechtssicherheit geben und somit ein Handeln von Schiedsrichtern, Vereinen und Verbänden zum Schutze von Spielern und im Sinne von Sportlichkeit sowie Menschenwürde erleichtern und fordern.

Fallbeispiele:

  • Ende Februar 2006 wurde Samuel Eto’o bereits zum zweiten Mal beim Spiel seines FC Barcelona in Saragossa mit Affengekreisch bedacht. In der Vorsaison hielt Eto'o dem eine Affen-Pantomime entgegen, diesmal erklärte er, nachdem der Schiedsrichter eine Stadiondurchsage erzwungen hatte, die das Gegenteil, nämlich noch lauteres Gekreische, bewirkte: „No juego más“ (Ich spiele nicht weiter). Nach gutem Zureden blieb Eto'o auf dem Platz. Saragossa kam mit einer 600-Euro-Strafe davon.[9]
  • Am 25. März 2006 wurde der für den FC Sachsen Leipzig spielende Adebowale Ogungbure, der sich regelmäßig herabwürdigenden Zuschauerreaktionen ausgesetzt sah, nach dem Abpfiff von auf das Spielfeld laufenden Anhängern des Halleschen FC bespuckt, geschlagen und gewürgt, während es von der Haupttribüne „Nigger raus“ schallte. Halle wurde zu 600 Euro Strafe verurteilt, jedoch nur wegen Abbrennens von Feuerwerkskörpern.[2]
  • Im DFB-Pokalspiel Hansa Rostock II gegen Schalke 04 am 9. September 2006 wurden nach Gerald Asamoahs Tor zum 0:2 rassistische Sprechchöre laut, die vom DFB gemäß der verschärften Statuten mit 20.000 Euro Geldstrafe und einem Geisterspiel geahndet wurden.[10]
  • Antisemitische Übergriffe gegen den TuS Makkabi Berlin II und der daraus resultierende Spielabbruch lösten im Oktober 2006 eine Berichterstattungslawine aus. Die Gegnermannschaft von der VSG Altglienicke II soll damals als Beschwichtigung vorgebracht haben, türkische Mannschaften würden ähnlich behandelt.[11] Zwei Monate zuvor hatten die türkischstämmigen Zwillinge Hamit und Halil Altintop, damals beide für den FC Schalke 04 spielend, in einem Interview, das weite Verbreitung fand, bestätigt, dass das Beschimpftwerden durch Gegenspieler an der Tagesordnung sei.[12]
  • Der Fußballer Luis Suárez aus Uruguay wurde wegen rassistischer Äußerungen auf dem Spielfeld gegenüber Patrice Evra für acht Spiele gesperrt.
  • Im Februar 2012 musste John Terry sein Amt als Kapitän der Nationalmannschaft wegen gegen ihn erhobener Rassismusvorwürfe aufgeben. Terry wurde freigesprochen.
  • Kevin-Prince Boateng verließ bei einem Freundschaftsspiel gegen den Viertligisten Pro Patria vorzeitig das Spielfeld, nachdem er und Teamkollegen von gegnerischen Fans rassistisch beleidigt worden waren. Das Team solidarisierte sich, das Spiel musste abgebrochen werden. Die UNO lud Boateng ein, über das Thema „Rassismus und Sport“ am 21. März 2013 in Genf zu berichten. Er verglich Rassismus mit der Malaria, die an ihren Ursachen, den Mückenteichen, gepackt und nicht später mittels Impfungen begrenzt werden müsse.[13]
  • Im Mai 2013 wurde eine Partie wegen rassistischer Gesänge gegen Mario Balotelli unterbrochen.
  • Kevin Constant verließ ebenfalls nach rassistischen Gesängen bei einem Vorbereitungsturnier den Platz. Das Spiel ging weiter, der Schiedsrichter ließ in dem Spiel Mario Piccinocchi als Ersatz auf den Platz.
  • Dani Alves konterte die Rassisten aus: er nahm die auf ihn geworfene Banane und aß davon. Alves zeigte Humor: "Ich weiß nicht, wer die Banane geworfen hat, aber ich möchte ihm danken. Er schenkte mir Energie für zwei weitere Ecken, die zu einem Tor führten". Gary Lineker lobte Alves: "Großartige Reaktion von Alves. Behandelt die rassistischen Dummköpfe mit Missachtung", twitterte Lineker.

Der Zehn-Punkte-Plan der UEFA:


  1. 1. Erstellen Sie eine Stellungnahme, nach der der Verein Rassismus nicht
    toleriert, und geben Sie die Maßnahmen bekannt, die gegen jene ergriffen
    werden, die an rassistischen Maßnahmen beteiligt sind. Die Stellungnahme
    sollte in allen Programmheften sowie permanent allerorts im ganzen Stadion
    veröffentlicht werden.

    2. Machen Sie öffentliche Durchsagen, in denen rassistische Parolen bei den
    Spielen verurteilt werden.

    3. Machen Sie es für Dauerkarteninhaber zur Bedingung, dass diese nicht an
    rassistischen Schmähungen teilnehmen.

    4. Treffen Sie Maßnahmen zur Verhinderung des Verkaufs von rassistischer
    Literatur innerhalb und außerhalb des Stadions.

    5. Treffen Sie Disziplinarmaßnahmen gegen Spieler, die rassistische
    Beschimpfungen von sich geben.

    6. Kontaktieren Sie andere Vereine, um sicherzustellen, dass diese die
    Strategie gegen den Rassismus verstehen und nachvollziehen.

    7. Fördern Sie eine gemeinsame Strategie zwischen Ordnern und Polizei für
    den Umgang mit rassistischem Missbrauch.

    8. Entfernen Sie dringend sämtliche rassistische Graffitis im Stadion.

    9. Führen Sie gleiche Rahmen- und Arbeitsbedingungen ein.

    10. Arbeiten Sie mit anderen Gruppen und Agenturen zusammen, beispielsweise
    mit der Spielergewerkschaft, Fans, Schulen, ehrenamtlichen Organisationen,
    Jugendklubs, Sponsoren, örtlichen Behörden, örtlichen Geschäften und der
    Polizei, um proaktive Programme zu entwickeln, das Bewusstsein zu schärfen
    und Rassismus und Diskriminierung zu beseitigen.

Dipl.-Jur. Martin O. Tuffour, MBA (USA)

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DR. FRANCE-AIMÉE GAÏL

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CEO of Livenat SAS, Dr. France Aimée Gaïl, in an interview on Radio TopAfric’s health show, encouraged the use of natural-based cosmetic products because it has proven to be a much healthier option.

Dr. France Aimée Gaïl graduated from the University of Orléans with a PH.D. in Organic Chemistry and has expertise in the Pharmaceutical field as well as product development. Her experience as a chemist has driven her to develop healthy products for all hair types.

The company’s brand, DEVANCE COSMETIQUES based in France, has since 2013 produced the best natural based cosmetic products, she says.

DEVANCE COSMETIQUES has products for all hair types, namely; shampoos, conditioners, hair oil, to mention a few.

 In response to a question from a listener, Dr. France Aimée reiterated that people experiencing alopecia, a common autoimmune disorder that often results in unpredictable hair loss, can use DEVANCE COSMESTIQUES natural based oil to restore hair mostly if the condition is not genetically transmitted.

WHAT ARE NATURAL BASED COSMETICS?

Natural based cosmetics are cosmetics made from raw materials sourced from nature, such as plants and minerals, and a renewable natural source.

People who live in Hamburg can access the hair products at the Modern Hair Creation Salon, Lübecker Straße 82, 22087 Hamburg.

Alternatively, one can visit www.devance-cosmetiques.com or place your order on Amazon.de.

Die Welt wurde in eine „neue Normalität“ eingeweiht, die kaum die Normalität der Ära darstellt, in der wir leben. Könnte dies ein Weckruf sein, um nicht nur die Welt zurückzusetzen und schließlich die Menschheit zu zwingen, langsamer zu werden und neu zu bewerten Leben und es leben?

Auf der anderen Seite ändern sich bestimmte Dinge zum Schlimmsten. Bestimmte Dinge, die in der Vergangenheit ungewöhnlich und ungewöhnlich erschienen, sind heute an der Tagesordnung. Als Christ kann das Zeugnisgeben und Opfer dieser Dinge Ihren Glauben an Gott und an Christus beeinträchtigen.

Aus diesem Grund bringen Ihnen Radio TopAfric von TopAfric Media und Foundation Community Church das lang erwartete motivierende Radioprogramm MOMENT OF INSPIRATION. Es wird ein Programm erstellt, das dazu beiträgt, unser Verständnis des Wortes Gottes zu verbessern, unseren Glauben als Christen aufzubauen und zu intensivieren.

Sie stimmen mir darin zu, dass wir uns einer Vereinigung anschließen müssen, die uns dazu inspiriert, für Gott zu leben und für Ihren Glauben einzutreten, unabhängig von den Umständen. 

Begleiten Sie Minister Emmanuel, Gastgeber von MOMENT OF INSPIRATION (MOI), an diesem und jedem Sonntag um 10.00 Uhr MEZ, während Gastgeber und Panel sich mit inspirierenden Themen wie Glauben, Taufe, Führung, Erlösung, Gebet und vielem mehr befassen, die unsere tägliche Arbeit betreffen Christliches Leben und Existenz.

Beten Sie mit uns auf MOMENT ON INSPIRATION (MOI) an und genießen Sie die Botschaften der Gründerin und Leiterin der Faith Community Church, Missionarin Nana Yaw.

Von zu Hause aus können Sie es sich zur Aufgabe machen, live auf Facebook über die offizielle Seite des Senders auf Facebook @TopAfric mitzumachen.

Alternativ können Sie Radio TopAfric in der TuneIn App finden oder den Radiolink unter www.topafric finden oder einfach auf diesen Link https://www.topafric.com/index.php/radio2 klicken  , um dieses Programm jeden Sonntagmorgen zu genießen.

Moment der Inspiration !!!! Lassen Sie sich von uns inspirieren !!!!!

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