A Somali woman holds a malnourished child waiting for
medical assistance from
the African Union Mission in Somalia.
The number is growing by the day, with daily arrivals averaging 1,000 in July, said Vivian Tan speaking to reporters in Geneva for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
It is fair to say that corruption and unconscionable waste and war perpetrated by top public officials and those aspiring to high office in U.S. branches of government are, in a real sense, the cause and perpetuators of other peoples’ languishing in want, disease, consequences and fallout of war.
The people “are more than capable of taking care of themselves” [but] they need self-determination, to profit from their own labor, their own natural resources, and resourcefulness. Once their import and export trade is established, they will no longer need handouts, alms from the mighty.
As it stands now, countries of Africa (these old civilizations) have been forced open to other countries’ and their corporations’ profit heists. “The darker-skinned people,” as O’Keefe puts it, “are used like modern-day slaves, and this is happening all around the world.”
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UN News Agency reporting on the Horn of Africa, July 26 and 29, 2011, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39146&Cr=Somali&Cr1=
Continent to the south
Western Africa is the region lying south of the Sahara and east and north of the Atlantic Ocean. Western Africa is divided latitudinally into two parallel belts of land: the western portion of the Sudan, a geographic area that stretches across the entire width of Africa, and the coastal region, or Guinea Coast. Each belt has its own geography, cultures, and history.
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