Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Paris-Brazzaville: CEMAC: harbors the most violent and most corrupt long standing African leaders

Bernard Volker wanted to watch in advance all interviews that I did and he also never wanted my show, “La Grande Interview” to be live anymore. For he was afraid and I think or suspects, he sensed that I was not only very independent minded, I had and still have a strong aversion for African dictatorial regimes. And in combating them, I am of the opinion that, diplomatic languages must not be used with them, for they are seldom diplomatic or economical when it comes to the violation of the human rights of their citizens or in exploiting them. In some cases, I support not only the overthrow of dictatorial regimes but also the killing or assassinations of violent dictators such as Saddam Hussein Abd al Majid al Tikriti or Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al Gaddafi. According to the online dictionary Wikipedia, the first was who was the fifth president of Iraq, was born in 1937 in Tikrit. He served as President of Iraq from 16th July 1979 to 9th April 2003. The second was born on the 7th of June 1942 and ruled Libya as its second ruler from 1969 until he met his violent death in Sirte on the 10th of October 2011. No matter what people may say, the killing of  any dictator is always a nice thing.

My style and inspiration was Tim Sebastian of the BBC, the former host of the programme Hard Talk now hosted by Stephen Sakur. But I started becoming bold and blunt like Bill O’reilly of Fox News.  According to the online dictionary Wikipedia Bill O’Reilly or William James O’Reilly was born on the 10th of September 1949. He is a US syndicated commentator and author. He is the host of The O’Reilly Factor and has worked for several US news organizations such as ABC and NBC.  And since I was longing to carryout investigative journalism, I sensed that Telesud under Bernard Volker was no longer where I could excel my profession independently as I have been trained and was equally used to under Jean Philippe Kabore. I also wanted to be close to people in French-speaking Africa, particularly those in the majority French-speaking central African sub region. These is a region, I viewed as not having been given the opportunity to express their democratic will and  it is also peopled by people who were not willing to sacrifice their lives for free speech or multiparty democracy as it was and still is the case in West Africa.  

However, it also true that, there are some French-speaking African countries that were experiencing free speech and real democracy, however, these ones were largely found in West Africa. The hideout of oppressions and violent regimes was and is still the central African sub region. It is a part of the continent that was and is still harboring the most violent and most corrupt long standing African leaders such as Paul Biya of Cameroon, who has been in power for 32 years Obiang Nguema Mbasongo of Equatorial Guinea, who has been in power for 36 years, Eduardo Dos Santos of Angola, who has been in power for 36 years, Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo, who has been in power for 30 years and also the likes of Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Idriss Derby Itno of Chad.  The paradox is that, all over the continent, democracy is making progress.  And when taken specifically according to regions, one sadly discovers that, it only within the Economic Community of Central African States abbreviated in French as CEMAC where there is little or no progress in term of democracy.  

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