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Malta’s Contribution in Europe towards Africa

Why is it that writing the truth id condemned by so many, I’d say the majority of people. I am going to explain better, Africa and the African are a hot issue, every where you go in the world. There is this misconception and impression that Africa and its people are poor, they need to be helped, they need more money, hospitals schools and everything else under the sun that we in the West are used to and taken for granted in our daily lives.

Well, I can assure you we (in the West) are wrong. We have shackled Africa and Africans permanently to poverty. God (who ever you might want him to be) blessed Africa and the African people with an unimaginable amount of wealth. The wise people of Europe and America, knows this, starting in the bad old days on the Scramble for Africa (1885), where major European countries (Scramble for Africa) to avert conflicts between colonized African Countries decided to have a conference on how Africa should be divided between European Countries and the USA. Everybody knows the tragedy and consequence since. As a side note: to add insult to Africa and Africans we made the Belgian capital Brussels as the European Capital, Belgium having the worst colonial track record in what is today DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) then Belgian Congo, under King Leopold of Belgium.

Since African Countries where given Independence (most of them middle of last century), Europe and the USA, still meddled in Africa’s politics, to gain advantage to Africa’s riches European Countries and USA started aid programs to African Nations, in return both Europe and USA secured access for their Companies in exploiting their resource for a pittance. By doing So, European Countries and the USA did not give a hoot who or how African Countries are Governed, namely in Africa you have vast amount of Countries Governed by tyrants. That is why you have whole Countries in Europe and the America that are literally Ali Baba’s caves (Switzerland, tax haven islands etc) for these despot leaders where they hide their cash diverted from what should money invested in their economies. Having a destabilized Africa is an advantage for European Countries and the USA and their mult-National Companies that exploit this to their advantage. Trillions of dollars in resources are cunningly taken from African resources in return for a few Billion of dollars given as aid and keeping African Countries in our dependence for their daily survival. These billions given as aid are then stolen by the second scavenging group under the banner of hundreds ngo groups in Africa and UN agencies.

Enter in the scene Dambisa Moyo, with her book ‘Dead Aid’. It is the best book I have ever read by a well educated woman and well versed in the economy, how whole Countries where elevated or being elevated out of poverty (like India and China), while Africa after being the receiver of over a trillion dollars in aid in the last sixty years and more than 400 million deaths since after the last world war, people still die in Africa of petty diseases that have long since been eradicated from most of the world. Something is wrong in how we treat Africa and the African people. I would make it compulsory for every Politician, NGO organization group member and charity groups to read this book if it is our intention to lift Africa out of poverty and decease. She states her case for Africa’s and African’s defense in her great book. Aid should be a short term solution to the problems in Africa not dependent on them.

I have been in my line of work in quite a few African Countries. I can’t believe the vast riches that open up in front of your eyes. Everywhere you look is a business opportunity, yet you just encounter death, poverty and decease. It is a hallmark of disgrace on humanity, where it should be a paradise for their own wealth and an engine to the world economy. They have the resources to feed the world economy with new clean energy resources, wind power generation, hydro power generation, solar power generation, hydro thermal power generation, apart from traditional fossil fuel. They are blessed with vast amount of mineral recourses. Water abundance that that could literally feed the world, you name it they have it, and they could do this from their excess to their needs. What is lacking is our commitment in efforts to lift Africa out of poverty by choosing to continue to rape Africa’s resources.

NGO and charity groups are not excused from this hideous crime either. They should force Western governments, and all governments for that matter to only commit aid if it is coupled first and foremost for African Countries to commit themselves to human rights conventions and have their own check and balances of how to control regimes and military. Secondly, yes commit our knowledge and expertise in building their education system, so that they are able to run their economy (hospitals, banking, agriculture, minerals etc) as a short term  solution not establishing our own permanent education as is done by most charity groups, thirdly assist in establishing investment in their Countries, so that it incentivizes Africans to get educated as it will be able to provide them with jobs to run their economies. We are doing them no favor by keeping them dependent on aid, because by doing so we are aiding despot African leaders to buy whole armies that terrorize their citizens to keep them in power while they abdicate their responsibility towards their citizens in providing for education, health care and a social network they deserve and have a right to. Europe will also gain from this experience because Africa will be a reliable trading partner in an infinite amount of resources that is available, with the only difference being  that we have to pay for them instead of stealing them through corrupt Governments. As for NGO groups and charity groups, I am hoping that this is their aim; as their business will suffer a decline; but after all the goal is to provide stable Countries with stable Governments that can provide the services for their citizens and beyond, or is it? After all Switzerland seams to provide a haven for Ali baba’s African stolen treasures, the UN headquarters in Europe (Geneva) and the NGO groups headquarters (Geneva), so who knows what’s in the Pot.

In the ideal world of doing what is right and good, all of the above should reverse the trend of people being displaced, humans being used for gain in human trafficking and illegal immigration, will relieve Africa of their dependence on outside governments and do-gooder groups, lift its people out of poverty and disease, make it a trading partner on the world stage. It can only be done if set targets are set to release Africa from its shackles of slavery and misery.It is a fallacy riding on the myth that Africa and Africans have a right to eternal aid because of their colonial past, India done it, Singapore done it and Malta done it, it’s time to move on  from self pity and get down to work.

Hear it youself from Dambisa Moyo on Q&A (one hour interview), a Zambian Born economist that has a vision for Africa, she should be empolyed by the European Union for the creation of a road map for Africa.

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Malta's Contribution in Europe towards Africa

Why is it that writing the truth id condemned by so many, I’d say the majority of people. I am going to explain better, Africa and the African are a hot issue, every where you go in the world. There is this misconception and impression that Africa and its people are poor, they need to be helped, they need more money, hospitals schools and everything else under the sun that we in the West are used to and taken for granted in our daily lives.

Well, I can assure you we (in the West) are wrong. We have shackled Africa and Africans permanently to poverty. God (who ever you might want him to be) blessed Africa and the African people with an unimaginable amount of wealth. The wise people of Europe and America, knows this, starting in the bad old days on the Scramble for Africa (1885), where major European countries (Scramble for Africa) to avert conflicts between colonized African Countries decided to have a conference on how Africa should be divided between European Countries and the USA. Everybody knows the tragedy and consequence since. As a side note: to add insult to Africa and Africans we made the Belgian capital Brussels as the European Capital, Belgium having the worst colonial track record in what is today DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) then Belgian Congo, under King Leopold of Belgium.

Since African Countries where given Independence (most of them middle of last century), Europe and the USA, still meddled in Africa’s politics, to gain advantage to Africa’s riches European Countries and USA started aid programs to African Nations, in return both Europe and USA secured access for their Companies in exploiting their resource for a pittance. By doing So, European Countries and the USA did not give a hoot who or how African Countries are Governed, namely in Africa you have vast amount of Countries Governed by tyrants. That is why you have whole Countries in Europe and the America that are literally Ali Baba’s caves (Switzerland, tax haven islands etc) for these despot leaders where they hide their cash diverted from what should money invested in their economies. Having a destabilized Africa is an advantage for European Countries and the USA and their mult-National Companies that exploit this to their advantage. Trillions of dollars in resources are cunningly taken from African resources in return for a few Billion of dollars given as aid and keeping African Countries in our dependence for their daily survival. These billions given as aid are then stolen by the second scavenging group under the banner of hundreds ngo groups in Africa and UN agencies.

Enter in the scene Dambisa Moyo, with her book ‘Dead Aid’. It is the best book I have ever read by a well educated woman and well versed in the economy, how whole Countries where elevated or being elevated out of poverty (like India and China), while Africa after being the receiver of over a trillion dollars in aid in the last sixty years and more than 400 million deaths since after the last world war, people still die in Africa of petty diseases that have long since been eradicated from most of the world. Something is wrong in how we treat Africa and the African people. I would make it compulsory for every Politician, NGO organization group member and charity groups to read this book if it is our intention to lift Africa out of poverty and decease. She states her case for Africa’s and African’s defense in her great book. Aid should be a short term solution to the problems in Africa not dependent on them.

I have been in my line of work in quite a few African Countries. I can’t believe the vast riches that open up in front of your eyes. Everywhere you look is a business opportunity, yet you just encounter death, poverty and decease. It is a hallmark of disgrace on humanity, where it should be a paradise for their own wealth and an engine to the world economy. They have the resources to feed the world economy with new clean energy resources, wind power generation, hydro power generation, solar power generation, hydro thermal power generation, apart from traditional fossil fuel. They are blessed with vast amount of mineral recourses. Water abundance that that could literally feed the world, you name it they have it, and they could do this from their excess to their needs. What is lacking is our commitment in efforts to lift Africa out of poverty by choosing to continue to rape Africa’s resources.

NGO and charity groups are not excused from this hideous crime either. They should force Western governments, and all governments for that matter to only commit aid if it is coupled first and foremost for African Countries to commit themselves to human rights conventions and have their own check and balances of how to control regimes and military. Secondly, yes commit our knowledge and expertise in building their education system, so that they are able to run their economy (hospitals, banking, agriculture, minerals etc) as a short term  solution not establishing our own permanent education as is done by most charity groups, thirdly assist in establishing investment in their Countries, so that it incentivizes Africans to get educated as it will be able to provide them with jobs to run their economies. We are doing them no favor by keeping them dependent on aid, because by doing so we are aiding despot African leaders to buy whole armies that terrorize their citizens to keep them in power while they abdicate their responsibility towards their citizens in providing for education, health care and a social network they deserve and have a right to. Europe will also gain from this experience because Africa will be a reliable trading partner in an infinite amount of resources that is available, with the only difference being  that we have to pay for them instead of stealing them through corrupt Governments. As for NGO groups and charity groups, I am hoping that this is their aim; as their business will suffer a decline; but after all the goal is to provide stable Countries with stable Governments that can provide the services for their citizens and beyond, or is it? After all Switzerland seams to provide a haven for Ali baba’s African stolen treasures, the UN headquarters in Europe (Geneva) and the NGO groups headquarters (Geneva), so who knows what’s in the Pot.

In the ideal world of doing what is right and good, all of the above should reverse the trend of people being displaced, humans being used for gain in human trafficking and illegal immigration, will relieve Africa of their dependence on outside governments and do-gooder groups, lift its people out of poverty and disease, make it a trading partner on the world stage. It can only be done if set targets are set to release Africa from its shackles of slavery and misery.It is a fallacy riding on the myth that Africa and Africans have a right to eternal aid because of their colonial past, India done it, Singapore done it and Malta done it, it’s time to move on  from self pity and get down to work.

Hear it yourself from Dambisa Moyo on Q&A (one hour interview), a Zambian Born economist that has a vision for Africa, she should be employed by the European Union for the creation of a road map for Africa.

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Malta – New Centers for Illegal Immigrants

It looks like the Maltese Government is testing the waters, by leaking to the Media, ‘that Government owned property in various locations around Malta is being converted into housing and detention centers for illegal immigrants’, the Maltese Government denied these allegations and dismissed them as rumors.

 

 

For those that do not know the PN and Government strategy, I can give an insight to the plan in progress.

First objective is to leak to the Media that Government is planning to increase shelters (open and closed centers) for illegal immigrants – this will create a public reaction and opposition to the Government plan.

Second objective: The Government denies any plan of further expansion of illegal immigrant shelters – this will amount to the public seeing their city/village/town being spared from having illegal immigrants in their home area, where PN strategist for the EU MEP elections will spread rumors that the PN will be taking strong stance against integrating illegal immigrants in other localities around Malta apart from those already operating.

June MEP’s election concluded, where PN MEP hopefuls are elected

Malta PN Government reverts to his original plan and starts developing public property to serve as free housing for the thousands of illegal immigrants due for release from detention in the second half of the year.

That is identical to the strategy used prior to the last general elections in Malta by the PN and the same tactics will be used, alienate and deny self created rumors but the public starts getting used to the idea, Government heavily denies this rumor (PN supporters tend to believe that their party will never lie to them), after the MEP elections the Maltese Government will disown his citizens in lieu of the illegal Immigrants and EU promises of help and free Euros.

It is the same status quo that our dear PN MEP representative has been promising for the last five years, where he promised deterrent Frontex patrols which turned out to be a shuttle service from Libya to Malta with illegal immigrants to the voluntary burden sharing policy that no other EU country seems to take this bait and take at least one illegal immigrant just for courtesy . To all kinds of other bureaucratic offices that will be or are opened to deal with illegal immigration. With the usual  lies to calm public opinion.

The truth is that while our Energy Minister, keeps on saying that he is providing low cost energy to 138,333 families  out of 190,342 or 73 per cent of all families will be benefitting from ECO reductions , to which 3000 low income families will have direct Government Benefits.

Can you imagine Malta within 15 years time. Most of our qualified workers which cost our education system millions in tax money will be gone to build a better future in some other EU country, and rightly so. While Malta will be burdened with most of unskilled an ever increasing illegal immigrant population (if they do not carry any identification papers , surely our Authorities are not gullible enough to take their word for it as being engineers, doctors etc, I think anyway).

So Malta has been relegated to the unskilled, back to the production factories. The PN promised a high end product but ended up giving future generations the lowest product nobody else in the EU wants. So I guess what a PN Minister one said that the manufacturing industry in Malta is as good as dead must have been wrong, as he will need them back when most of the illegal immigrants are on our streets, with rights to work, unless he prefers handing them all the social assistance packages.

Malta, I pity your future. Once the PN pictured a nice future for you and your future generations. Now their pride and arrogance have vowed to destroy you and wipe you from the face of the earth, and give your hard earned Country, paid for by your forefather’s blood and courage, to aliens that do not care about you, your history, or your future. All they care about is getting their free ride off a hard working nation, in compliance with their accomplices’ that stand to benefit from crime in illegal trade of humans (NGO’s and Jesuits). Same like blackmailing illegal immigrants by giving them 5000 euros to return home is not a viable scheme, as that in itself is an incentive to come to Malta. Free tax payers money with no benefit for the Nation. It serves Malta right to be flooded with the millions of Africans wanting to do the crossing into Europe and I can never blame the human traffickers for targeting Malta either, as there has never been any attempt to see who these traffickers are or that illegal immigrants freedom was ever coupled with any successful arrest of any trafficker. But by God do I blame the Maltese Government, the EU and the Maltese Authorities for flooding Malta with illegal immigrants.

Remember, every cent given in charity towards Africa, is giving a potential future illegal immigrant coming to your home country and taking your, your son’s/daughter’s, or son’s son/ daughter’s daughter  future. Africa does not need aide, Africa is richer than all the EU countries combined, All Africa needs is to stop being a beggar and a haven for crime (African Corrupt Governments and their Military backing). So if the World wants to help Africa, its’ not monetary but by enforcing their Governments to comply and sign UN conventions and for aide to be conditioned and coupled with Western Education and western monitors that they are being compliant. If need be the West should be able to assist militarily an elected Government that values human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what Dambisa Moyo had to say about Africa in her book Dead Aide:

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 Dead Aid
by Dambisa Moyo

There is no doubt: we want to help. The well-documented horrors of extreme poverty around the world have created a moral imperative that people have responded to in their millions. Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, children are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is the problem somehow insoluble, an inevitable outcome of historical circumstance? In this provocative and compelling book, Dambisa Moyo argues that the most important challenge we face today is to destroy the myth that Aid actually works. In the modern globalized economy, simply handing out more money, however well intentioned, will not help the poorest nations achieve sustainable long-term growth. “Dead Aid” analyses the history of economic development over the last fifty years and shows how Aid crowds out financial and social capital and feeds corruption; the countries that have ‘caught up’ did so despite rather than because of Aid. There is, however, an alternative. Extreme poverty is not inevitable. Dambisa Moyo shows how, with improved access to capital and markets and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can prosper.If we really do want to help, we have to do more than just appease our consciences, hoping for the best, expecting the worst. We need first to understand the problem.

The Diary: Dambisa Moyo
By Dambisa Moyo

Published: February                 28 2009 00         :18 | Last updated: February                28 20…       :18

As I touch down in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, I am not sure what to expect. My flight has been smooth and incident-free, and the airport is as anonymously modern as any international airport. But it is hard to arrive in Rwanda without thoughts of the 1994 genocide of 1m people.

I have come to Rwanda at the invitation of President Paul Kagame, whose aides had seen an account of a Lunch with the FT that I had had a month or so ago in London with William Wallis, the paper’s Africa editor. Over lunch at Angela Hartnett’s chic new Italian restaurant we had discussed the World Bank (where I worked for a couple of years) and Dead Aid, a book I have just written arguing against dependence on foreign aid and offering alternative ways to finance development. Now I am here in Kigali to address senior cabinet officials and other leading Rwandans.

Irene, a young presidential aide, meets me at the airport, and within minutes we are in an air-conditioned official car hurtling down one of many lusciously green hills surrounding Kigali – Rwanda is, I am told by everyone I meet, known as the land of 1,000 hills.

The city of Kigali, home to about a million people, is itself strikingly green and clean. I was born in Lusaka, Zambia, live in London and have lived in numerous cities across the United States, apart from travelling extensively, but Kigali still comes as a jolt to my sensibilities. The country has a stringent anti-plastic bag policy and on one Saturday every month Rwandans get together to pick up litter and spruce up their surroundings.

In the evening at the Novotel, I address a meeting, hosted by the country’s prime minister, of 200 eminent Rwandans about some of the ideas from my book about how to develop long-term sustainable growth independent of foreign aid. I am told by more than one guest, “You are preaching to the converted” – an interesting choice of words, incidentally, in this highly religious country (about 95 per cent of Rwandans are said to be practising Christians).

It turns out that the president and his government are about to go on a week-long retreat to a town in western Rwanda to discuss the country’s development strategy, and a key item on the agenda will be how to wean the country off aid.

Following Kagame’s lead, Rwanda is already obsessed with turning the “no-aid” development theory into a reality. This is not to say that the country does not use aid, nor that all of the country’s aid programmes have been wholly ineffective (some argue that the country has managed to eradicate malaria using aid programmes). But the fact that Rwanda’s leadership is actively making strides away from aid dependency is a clear acknowledgement that they feel, as I do, that engagement with the markets is the proper way to deliver long-term growth and to reduce poverty.

Women feature prominently across the political spectrum in Rwanda: more than half the members of parliament are women, as are the chief justice, the speaker of parliament, and 40 per cent of the cabinet. One of my hosts suggests this is largely a legacy of the genocide, as many men were killed and families disbanded. Women frequently took charge of the homes and have been – and are – central to rebuilding the country.

Yet another woman from the president’s office accompanies me to the Gisozi genocide memorial, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Kigali. It is a beautiful garden, where the remains of as many as 300,000 victims (many of them unidentified children) have been laid to rest.

As we leave the centre, we stop to look at a video in which a Rwandan survivor is saying, and I paraphrase, how he wishes “the global community would just learn to keep its word on the promises it makes”.

The highlight of my trip comes, on Valentine’s Day, at the official residence where I meet President Kagame, the key architect of the country’s rebuilding since 1994. He turns out to be chatty, opinionated, thoughtful and charismatic. I’d been told that he works all hours of the day and is the mastermind behind “Team Rwanda”, the exercise to bring the country back from the brink of what could have been a permanent disaster. At the core of the strategy is a mix of nation-building and political savvy – Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, for example, comes from an opposition party.

Challenges remain. The country remains desperately poor (per capita income is less than US$1,000). Which is why it is even more puzzling that an economy whose budget is at least 70 per cent dependent on foreign aid would dare to work towards less help.

What, I ask, infuriates the president about aid? As we talk it becomes clear that it is a combination of two things. First, not wanting to be bossed around and told what to do by foreign bureaucrats. Second, that with aid dependency comes a loss of dignity, damage to entrepreneurship, and a decrease in innovation: all factors critical to any society’s long-term economic success.

After Rwanda my trip continues to Kenya and I manage to squeeze in a trip to Kibera, a suburb of Nairobi. With 1m people crammed into approximately 2.5 sq km (roughly 75 per cent the size of New York’s Central Park), it is frequently described as “the largest slum in Africa”, and certainly there is sewage and garbage everywhere I look. It occurs to me that Kibera provides a test case for the effectiveness of aid. Here, aid intervention could be measured and judged on its ability to change millions of lives.

Surely just a small portion of the billions of dollars available to the Gates Foundation could raise living standards and eradicate the disease burden in this area in one fell swoop?

Instead, as I walk through the mayhem that is Kibera, I am reminded once again about some of the many absurdities involved in aid.

Kenya has one of the highest ratios of development workers per capita, and, with the headquarters of the United Nations’ agency for human settlements located just hundreds of metres away from where I am walking, it seems painfully ironic that Kibera’s population has been growing since 1918.

My question to those who champion aid as a universal panacea? Why not just try to sort out Kibera and the lives of its inhabitants?

I am not holding my breath.

Dambisa Moyo is the author of ‘Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is Another Way for Africa’ (Penguin £14.99) www.dambisamoyo.com

DEAD
AID

Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
Dambisa Moyo
In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse.

In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth.

In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Provocatively drawing a sharp contrast between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid.

Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.

Dead Aid is an unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to the assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions.

Dambisa Moyo was born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa. She completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters from Harvard University. She completed a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C..

She worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years in the debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and in global macroeconomics teams. Previously she worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C.. Dambisa was recently nominated to the Board of Lundin Petroleum – a global independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
  
Dambisa is a member of Cambridge University’s Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Dambisa is also a Patron for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund supported children’s charity, and serves on the Board of the Lundin for Africa Foundation, which pledged US$100 million towards microfinance initiatives.
Dambisa argues for more innovative ways for Africa to finance development including trade with China, accessing the capital markets, and microfinance.

Dambisa has also been offered a contract for another book, entitled How the West Was Lost, scheduled for publication with Penguin and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2010. This book examines the policy errors made in the US and other Western economies which culminated in the 2008 financial crisis. And discusses why financial and economic experts missed the signs of the credit crunch. It also explores the policy decisions that have placed the emerging world- China, Russia and the Middle East, in pole position to become the dominant economic players in the 21st century.
 

Early Praise
Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General
  Dambisa Moyo makes a compelling case for a new approach in Africa. Her message is that “Africa’s time is now”. It is time for Africans to assume full control over their economic and political destiny. Africans should grasp the many means and opportunities available to them for improving the quality of life.

Dambisa is hard – perhaps too hard – on the role of aid. But her central point is indisputable. The determination of Africans, and genuine partnership between Africa and the rest of the world, is the basis for growth and development.   

Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine
  The widsom contained here-if absorbed by African and global policymakers-will turn this chronically-depressed continent into an inspiring miracle of dazzling economic growth.   

Foreword by Niall Ferguson

It has long seemed to me problematic, and even a little embarrassing, that so much of the public debate about Africa’s economic problems should be conducted by non-African white men. From the economists (Paul Collier, William Easterly, Jeffrey Sachs) to the rock stars (Bono, Bob Geldof), the African discussion has been colonized as surely as the African continent was a century ago. The simple fact that Dead Aid is the work of an African black woman is the least of the reasons why you should read it. But it is a good reason nonetheless.

Born and educated in Zambia, Dambisa Moyo also brings to her subject a rare combination of academic expertise and “real world” experience. Her training in economics took her from the World Bank to Harvard and on to Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Since leaving the academy, she has spent eight highly successful years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Global Economist and strategist. It is quite a resumé.

To read more, order the book today.

 

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Army, Enemalta, Gonzi, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigration, Malta, Malta corruption, Malta Energy, Malta Government, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta NGO's, Malta Prime Minister, Maltese, Minister Gatt, NGO's, PN, PN Electoral Manifest, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta Illegal Immigrants Disturbances (Plain English: Riots)

What spineless leaders and representatives have we elected to protect our Country’s security. I am now starting to believe those that used to say before joining the EU that we will be sell our Sovreign right to govern our destiny, and they are being proven right.
Our Parliamentary representatives from all the Political spectrum have failed the Maltese Nation’s security. The daily disturbances (another Governmental and Media gimmick as they should be reported as RIOTS) are getting frequent and more violent. This violence is directed at those that sacrificed their life in going out in rough and severe weather to save their lives from sure death at sea.
Maybe at least our beloved SERVANTS in Parliament (as that is how they like to portray themselves) should at least amend our National Constitution to include the right to bear arms, because sure as hell our own Government is not capable to withhold our National Security, so if anarchy will be the rule, at least as citizens we will able to defend our own property and family.
It looks like the Jesuits (see other article) are getting their dreams fulfilled in destabilising our Country and our right to live in peace for their own greedy gain. No Government or World body have the right to destabilise our Country , if we have a Country and not refugees or hostages in our Country.
I said it more than once, We should train them in peace missions and give them back to the UN for Peacekeeping Missions in Africa, at least they can Civilise and uncivilised continent. They should make them enlist in a regiment for peace keeping with no option of leaving detention unless they opt to join. After all there is nothing in the UN charter in assisting displaced people to regain their right to live and return to their Country of origin. They will be under UN protection and no Government provokes risking killing or attacking UN peacekeepers.
Our parliamentary representatives are now being exposed, and the wolf is being seen dressed sheep clothing, other wise they will act. They have the tools and laws that empowers them to declare a state of emergency and can use the state power to protect the citizens at all cost. The EU and the UN can rot in the Jesuit’s hell as WE ALL DEMAND TO LIVE IN PEACE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Army, Gonzi, Hostage, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigrants Riot, Illegal Immigration, Incompetent Malta Government, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta NGO's, Malta Prime Minister, Maltese, PN, Riots, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta Illegal Immigrants Disturbances (Plain English: Riots)

What spineless leaders and representatives have we elected to protect our Country’s security. I am now starting to believe those that used to say before joining the EU that we will be sell our Sovreign right to govern our destiny, and they are being proven right.
Our Parliamentary representatives from all the Political spectrum have failed the Maltese Nation’s security. The daily disturbances (another Governmental and Media gimmick as they should be reported as RIOTS) are getting frequent and more violent. This violence is directed at those that sacrificed their life in going out in rough and severe weather to save their lives from sure death at sea.
Maybe at least our beloved SERVANTS in Parliament (as that is how they like to portray themselves) should at least amend our National Constitution to include the right to bear arms, because sure as hell our own Government is not capable to withhold our National Security, so if anarchy will be the rule, at least as citizens we will able to defend our own property and family.
It looks like the Jesuits (see other article) are getting their dreams fulfilled in destabilising our Country and our right to live in peace for their own greedy gain. No Government or World body have the right to destabilise our Country , if we have a Country and not refugees or hostages in our Country.
I said it more than once, We should train them in peace missions and give them back to the UN for Peacekeeping Missions in Africa, at least they can Civilise and uncivilised continent. They should make them enlist in a regiment for peace keeping with no option of leaving detention unless they opt to join. After all there is nothing in the UN charter in assisting displaced people to regain their right to live and return to their Country of origin. They will be under UN protection and no Government provokes risking killing or attacking UN peacekeepers.
Our parliamentary representatives are now being exposed, and the wolf is being seen dressed sheep clothing, other wise they will act. They have the tools and laws that empowers them to declare a state of emergency and can use the state power to protect the citizens at all cost. The EU and the UN can rot in the Jesuit’s hell as WE ALL DEMAND TO LIVE IN PEACE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Army, Gonzi, Hostage, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigrants Riot, Illegal Immigration, Incompetent Malta Government, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Prime Minister, Maltese, NGO's, PN, Riots, Terrorism, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta and the EU – Illegal Immigration

The Saga of Illegal Immigration never rests in the Southerner EU states. Politicians too are running out of ideas of how to Solve the problem. Most say that although they know it is a great burden nobody can do nothing about it.
I say they are wrong. With the Millions of refugees and illegal immigrants roaming the streets of the EU with no one country in this modern technological era, not knowing how many illegal immigrants are working and living in their Country, can be classified only by ‘Governments are failing’. They are failing their oath and their citizens. Europe is and will become a hornet’s nest for terrorism and illegal activities of all sorts if they all remain passive.
I know that there are international and humanitarian conventions that must be honoured, and rightly so. One has to abide by agreements set by the UN. But here are solutions and keeping within agreements of conventions and stabilize Countries that require assistance.
I think that all illegal Immigrants roaming the streets of Europe should be identified and their loop of living the free life at the expense of their host Country should stop.
The EU instead of shovelling tons of Euros at Corrupt and unaccountable Governments in Africa and other Nations should stop, and instead each EU Country should be given the necessary EU funding to Countries that set up a special peace regiment within their Military units, specifically for illegal Immigrants. These Illegal immigrants will be then trained specifically for peace missions, be it in Humanitarian, Infrastructure rebuilding, Hospital and caring etc. These units will then be offered to the UN for peace missions and rebuilding infrastructure in African or other Countries.
This will give clear impression that EU means business, that illegality will not be tolerated and that by coming to EU illegally does not give you the right for free money from the EU at the expense of their host Country, and that entering the EU illegally one will be either deported to his land of origin, being detained for not giving proof , or joining one of these above mentioned regiments for rebuilding collapsed states in Africa and other Countries. Their should also be a common EU stance in EU to grant legal migration for Countries that require workers.
But it is discriminatory against EU citizens by EU and EU Governments, that require to know all kinds of data on their citizens from birth till death while those entering EU borders illegally can roam freely with no single iota about their origin is known, it is not wise for Governments to have two separate systems running parallel to each other, one for being an obedient servant of his Country and the other by the ever growing Black economy.
Everybody knows how tough the last depression was, and also the great suffering and atrocities that were created in wars, most deaths were created in the last World wars. The EU is not listening to it’s people, with Countries citizens being pushed further into becoming Left and right extremes supporters. Does EU want a repeat of it’s last great suffering? Why should destruction be the only way to revive common sense back to Politicians? Why should whole Countries be devastated with millions of lives lost before Politicians start listening to those that elected them?

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Army, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigration, Malta Government, Terrorism, United Nations | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta and the EU – Illegal Immigration

The Saga of Illegal Immigration never rests in the Southerner EU states. Politicians too are running out of ideas of how to Solve the problem. Most say that although they know it is a great burden nobody can do nothing about it.
I say they are wrong. With the Millions of refugees and illegal immigrants roaming the streets of the EU with no one country in this modern technological era, not knowing how many illegal immigrants are working and living in their Country, can be classified only by ‘Governments are failing’. They are failing their oath and their citizens. Europe is and will become a hornet’s nest for terrorism and illegal activities of all sorts if they all remain passive.
I know that there are international and humanitarian conventions that must be honoured, and rightly so. One has to abide by agreements set by the UN. But here are solutions and keeping within agreements of conventions and stabilize Countries that require assistance.
I think that all illegal Immigrants roaming the streets of Europe should be identified and their loop of living the free life at the expense of their host Country should stop.
The EU instead of shovelling tons of Euros at Corrupt and unaccountable Governments in Africa and other Nations should stop, and instead each EU Country should be given the necessary EU funding to Countries that set up a special peace regiment within their Military units, specifically for illegal Immigrants. These Illegal immigrants will be then trained specifically for peace missions, be it in Humanitarian, Infrastructure rebuilding, Hospital and caring etc. These units will then be offered to the UN for peace missions and rebuilding infrastructure in African or other Countries.
This will give clear impression that EU means business, that illegality will not be tolerated and that by coming to EU illegally does not give you the right for free money from the EU at the expense of their host Country, and that entering the EU illegally one will be either deported to his land of origin, being detained for not giving proof , or joining one of these above mentioned regiments for rebuilding collapsed states in Africa and other Countries. Their should also be a common EU stance in EU to grant legal migration for Countries that require workers.
But it is discriminatory against EU citizens by EU and EU Governments, that require to know all kinds of data on their citizens from birth till death while those entering EU borders illegally can roam freely with no single iota about their origin is known, it is not wise for Governments to have two separate systems running parallel to each other, one for being an obedient servant of his Country and the other by the ever growing Black economy.
Everybody knows how tough the last depression was, and also the great suffering and atrocities that were created in wars, most deaths were created in the last World wars. The EU is not listening to it’s people, with Countries citizens being pushed further into becoming Left and right extremes supporters. Does EU want a repeat of it’s last great suffering? Why should destruction be the only way to revive common sense back to Politicians? Why should whole Countries be devastated with millions of lives lost before Politicians start listening to those that elected them?

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Army, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigration, United Nations | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta Police Force

Imagine a Country where busses, taxi drivers, and mini bus drivers block off completely roads of national importance. Like roads to Airport, access to Cruise liner terminals, road leading to the Capital or main city. Even emergency services are blocked access of free passage the likes of ambulances on an emergency call. Imagine of private company coach transport drivers are stopped beaten up, coach keys stolen in full view of foreign visitors. Imagine being a foreigner having to go to the airport to catch your flight home and there is no means of transport and having to walk kilometers in the scorching heat tugging your luggage. Imagine that all this is happening in full view of the police force with no effort in giving safe passage and access to motorists trying to go about their daily work or tourist to enjoying their visit by going on site seeing tours. Imagine that the Government subsidies their transport service. Imagine there is no means to transport the dead for burial and given a dignified funeral service.

I bet you would think of an African nation, the likes of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. No, Welcome to the Island of Malta. Where recently the Minister in-charge of transport liberalized the Funeral Hearse Transport for competition. The result was a full blown strike of all transport services on the Island.

Of course. Strikes and protest are a worker’s right. What is not right is the abuse. They are blocking public roads where the disruption of the right of thousands of workers to go about their work. What is not right is closing off access to the Airport. What is not right is not giving access to emergency services. What is not right is that illegal parking and other driving violations are not booked and fined.

While I can admire the courage of the transport Minister Mr. Austin Gatt, I cannot but abhor the Prime Minister’s inaction to remove violet thugs from the roads. I am surprised that although the transport licensing system is monopolized and issued to provide a service, the license is not revoked for those not giving a service as provided on the license provision and their vehicles removed off the road. We were told that Government revoked subsides for licensing the bus insurance, which obviously means that all busses on the roads are now illegally on the road without insurance.

I congratulate Mr. Gatt the honorable Minister of Transport, but I hope and wish you can take Prime Minister Gonzi’s place, as you showed competence in your job far more better than the Prime Minister. You got the admiration and support of the vast majority of our nation that is willing to back and support your decision because the final benefit will be for better completion and service to the public. An issue that has been dragging for ages that past incompetent Ministers did not have the courage to tackle and left it all to you Minister Gatt, don’t be discouraged or given in to the blackmailers, that are terrorizing and taking the whole Nation as hostages;

I must shame the other Ministries that should give better supporting service to the Transport Minister, Namely the Minister in charge of the armed forces and the Police Force for not clamping down on illegalities immediately as they happen. That can only mean one thing, that these Ministers are incompetent in doing their assigned job and are in it because of the money or because papa was their so you can ride on his behalf.

The roles of the army have changed to a water taxi services to bring in illegal immigrants. Which thank God they didn’t spring to the occasion and make their own riots and escaping from detention? That would have really spread eagled the Police Force. The police force is fast acquiring the reputation of Police Farce, for their inability to protect the public from the illegal rampage. While all industries and commerce is suffering millions of Euros losses from abusive transport workers.

Is this the European State of Malta, still with the 1900’s mentality of protectionism, wanting everything in Government handouts for no service? With a Government that is weak with thugs and hooligans while Strong and mighty with the honest law abiding citizens. Is this the best protection that the Prime Minister Mr. Gonzi can grantee to the citizens for their millions of Euros paid in taxes? Again no signs of leader except amateurs to run our Government save Mr. Gatt.

July 16, 2008 Posted by | Army, Busses, Gonzi, Hooligans, Hostage, Malta Airport, Malta Police Force, Malta Taxi, Malta Transport, Minister Gatt, Terrorism, Thugs | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment