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Canale del Suez, l’opera faraonica che arricchisce il tiranno.

6 Ago

Da giorni le città egiziane sono invase di bandiere dell’Egitto e di bandiere rappresentanti una nave che attraversa il Canale del Suez.

Le bandiere sono ovunque, sui palazzi, vendute dagli ambulanti, sulle auto. Da settimane i media egiziani con programmi di propaganda politica, ubriacano il popolo con l’idea fittizia della stabilità economica totale che avrà inizio oggi con l’inaugurazione del nuovo Canale di Suez. Ed oggi, in occasione dell’inaugurazione faraonica che vedrà ospiti anche numerosi Capi di Stato, è stata dichiarata Festa Nazionale, aerei ed elicotteri sfrecciano nel cielo, i trasporti pubblici sono gratuiti così come le entrate di ingresso al giardino zoologico e gli altri parchi del Paese.

La gente si scambiano gli auguri come se davvero oggi si festeggiasse qualcosa che, concretamente cambierà la vita degli egiziani. Certo, con un Paese abitato da quasi 100 milioni di persone, il 40% del quale analfabeta, è facile far credere che con l’ampliamento del Canale del Suez gli stipendi aumenteranno, le scuole saranno pulite ed accessibili, gli ospedali luoghi di cura per ogni singolo cittadino e che il governo Al Sisi è l’unico capace di rimettere tutto in ordine. Ma la realtà è ben diversa.

Il progetto dell’ampliamento del Canale, ideato da Moubarak, voluto da Morsi, ma attuato solo da Al Sisi, è costato circa 64 bilioni di pounds egiziani ( (8.2 billion di dollari) e secondo le previsioni, la capacità del canale passerà da 47 a 93 navi al giorno, mentre le entrate economiche da 5,3 a 13,2 miliardi di dollari.

Nonostante questi bei numeri e l’immagine che Sisi ha voluto dare al mondo con il motto “Il Canale del Suez: il regalo dell’Egitto al mondo” da più parti arrivano le dichiarazioni di inutilità di tale progetto. Il membro della Commissione Suprema del Partito Socialdemocratico egiziano, Hisham Khalil è convinto che il nuovo canale non sia necessario. Infatti, considerando la debolezza del mercato globale, non c’era alcun bisogno di costruire un nuovo canale che possa accogliere 97 navi al giorno, quando il picco massimo di transiti si è raggiunto nel 2008 con 59 navi. Della stessa opinione Bloomberg business che in un report completo evidenzia come non c’era realmente bisogno di un progetto del genere nella situazione economica attuale.

Molte le critiche anche al consorzio Shair & Partners che si è occupato dello sviluppo del canale, ma non dello spreco delle risorse statali e della mancata creazione di stazioni di rifornimento, riparazioni o cantieri navali. E, se vogliamo parlare anche dal punto di vista ambientale, nel progetto mancano siti per la generazione di energia eolica, visto che è proprio il Canale di Suez una delle aree migliori per questa tipologia di impianti. Quindi, era davvero necessario spendere milioni e milioni di dollari in un progetto che abbellirà esteriormente l’immagine di un Paese internamente sofferente?

Da ieri circolano le foto di un uomo, egiziano, che è stato scaricato letteralmente, come fosse un sacco di immondizia, nei giardini nei pressi dell’ospedale di Imbaba, uno degli slums della capitale egiziana. Le foto, che girano in rete, mostrano l’uomo accasciato per terra, con una gamba ingessata, tra gli occhi dei curiosi. Dall’ospedale dicono che l’uomo non poteva pagarsi le cure e che quindi loro non potevano fare nulla. Le immagini, che rappresentano senza se e senza ma la disumanità, sono la perfetta descrizione non solo della sanità pubblica egiziana, ma di tutto ciò che lo stato dovrebbe ma non provvede ad ogni singolo cittadino. Ovvero, il diritto allo studio, alla salute e alla dignità.
L’uomo gettato per strada è rimasto lì, per terra, fino alla morte.

Saraà forse il nuovo Canale di Suez a donare alla popolazione egiziana i suoi diritti?

 

Scritto da Raja
Coscienza d’Egitto

Mr. Obama Tour. Africa has no need lessons about fake values.

4 Ago

Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia U.S. President visit has been cover by international Medias offering a unilateral Western point of view. A good man representative of a Great Nation that teaches to nigger students the sense of high values like: Democracy, Human Rights, Sexual freedom and so on.

Mr. Obama in his speech to African Union assemble has condemned the African Heads of State attached to the power ad all African nations where gays are persecuted. Sincerely I found hypocrite and total inadequate Mr. Obama speeches. Till when Medias have been limited to focus on pathetic histories about his roots in Kenya all was still supportable. When they transform him in U.S. President champion of Freedom and Democracy all became intolerable. Which Freedom and Democracy we are speaking about? We just shortly look about U.S. hidden reality and we can understand that all this is a clear No Sense.

African Presidents attached to power? Since U.S. born as Independent Nation only two Parties are allowed to play the game: Republicans and Democrats. Both are capitalist’s parties. In theory they differ each other because Republican represents right ideology and Democrats liberal ideology. In reality there is no a great difference between the two parties apart the Corporate interests the each party represent. Every other political movement that has attempt to impose itself in the national political sistem has systematically been destroyed or by force or by financial possibilities negation. In the last three decades U.S. Presidency has been shared by two Families: Bush and Clinton. Mr. Obama has been an exception created by Bill Clinton just to reinforce worldwide U.S. democracy false myth: “everybody can become U.S. President, even a nigger”. This exception will end soon and the imminent electoral campaign is again dominated by Clinton and Bush families. After the Nigga a woman may sound nice isn’t it? So where is the difference with African Presidents? The only one and very thin is the in U.S. the power is shared by two parties and two families…

African elections are not credible, inclusive and transparent? In U.S. we are assisting to a systematic abolition of popular vote right done by financial selection. The decline of voters earning less than $50,000 per year is dramatically increased since 2000. Meantime election participation among high-income meters improved sharply. Nowadays U.S. President is meanly elected by the richest 1% of the population. 2004 Bush second mandate has been characterized by electoral frauds similar to ones committed in DRC on 2010 Joseph Kabila second mandate. Economist James K Galbraith wrote for the occasion: “If we must applied the same standard that Jimmy Carter Foundation is asking to Poorest Countries on term of free and transparent election, then our own presidential elections are certainly and regularly stolen”.

Speech, dissidents and press freedoms are not respected in Africa? Since 9/11 every spontaneous demonstration in U.S. are forbidden. Demonstrations are allowed only within tightly controlled spaces and riot police brutally rush in at the first hint of disorder doing an indiscriminate, offensive and dangerous use of water cannon and tear-gas. Demonstrators are regular bad beaten and in same case police open fire on them has happen in April 2003 in Oakland, California led by Hollywood actor “Terminator”. Police open fire on anti-Iraq war demonstrators. The crime has been protected by California Anti-Terrorism Act. Independent Medias and journalists are scientifically target as well bloggers that spread on internet critics to U.S. government internal or foreign affairs. Free expression and the First Constitutional Amendment rights have become the real target of American legislators.

Human Rights neglected in Africa? Every day in all U.S. territory 45 Afro Americans are arrested by unclear charges. To 85% of them is denied the right of fair process. Every day 02 Afro Americans are injured or shooting down by police and paramilitary forces in undeclared race war. I don’t want boring you speaking about worldwide crimes against humanity committed by U.S. allies like Israel or Saudi Arabia systematically protected by the White House. In the same day that Mr. Obama was teaching human rights to Africans U.S. first ally in Middle East has been accused to use torture as method of control against Palestinian children detained. Torture done even against children under 14’s. I have not earn about Mr. Obama strong condemn against Prime Minister Netanyahu. I earn only Mr. Obama condemn to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, the “bad gay” that on 2000 did the Land Reform in his country against White Masters… Abu Ghrabil and Gantanamo are organized centres of torture and human rights abuses that become to symbolize internationally the U.S. attempt to set up law-free detention zones.

The gay issue. Underline the moral duty to defend personal sexual choice and sexual expression freedom I start to see U.S. defence over gay rights as a hypocrite obsession that hide other intentions. It’s true that U.S. High Court has decreed as Constitutional the same sex marriage right but it’s true that almost half of U.S. confederation States have anti-gay law that are against American Constitution and human rights. So a question is obligatory. How it’s possible to speak in defence of African gay rights when in own country the way to guarantee them are still long? It’s the same to blame the own son spending money with street hookers when the father is the first to do it. There is no coherence in all this. Just as title of example in February 2005 the mental health division of U.S. Health and Human Services, by treating to cut funds, coerced the organizers of a federally funded conference to delete the worlds “gay”, “lesbian” “bisexual” and “transgender” from the title of workshop about the suicide prevention. The coercion is still now applicate even if among gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender U.S. communities suicide risk is two to three time higher that the average even in U.S. States where sexual freedom is guarantee by law.

It’s seem that there is a willing to impose gay rights and culture in Africa when the right approach is to create peaceful dialogue and mutual respect and trust between gay and heterosexual universes. In Europe and U.S. gay movements are transforming themself in powerful lobbies demanding new rights every day. Now the right to adopt children for gay couples is on the topic. Gay activism often stop when there is need to support other rights that doesn’t involve gays. Africa has its traditions. Some tribes accept homosexuality as normal human been behaviour, others no. It’s a must defend sexual freedom but is an absurdity to impose it to foreign cultures. Often U.S. gay right defences is transformed in a political weapon against African countries unwilling to cooperate for American wellbeing. A weapon easily forget when it’s convenient to do so like Mr. Obama has done during his visit in Nigeria, a country that has introduced the capital punishment to gays in its Penal Code just one year ago.

Mr. Obama African Tour real interests and intentions. “Nigeria is the most important country in Africa and it is the country that has the most influence on the direction that Africa takes. Nigeria in recent years undertakes major reforms that are helping stimulate the economy and shift away from an over-reliance on oil exports. Ethiopia still lags far behind other countries in deregulating some key sectors of the economy, especially telecommunications, land markets, banking, and finance. This represent a serious obstacle to U.S. penetration in the country. Kenya has discovered important oil and natural gas reserves that can end to China.”, explain Mwangi S. Kimeyi, a senior fellow at the U.S. Brookings Istitution’s Africa initiative. U.S. has a desperate need to stop China concurrence in Africa. U.S. industry needs African natural resources at cheapest price. White House is horrified about African Renaissance movement that are conquer several African governments.

An African Renaissance based on management of own natural resources for start own industrial revolution and become a world power ending the role imposed by Western of world natural resources basket. It’s incredible listen Mr. Obama speak about human rights and democracy during a visit of three countries considered the worst in human rights respect. Nigerian Army is committing atrocities against civilians during the fight against Boko Haram on North. Kenya is persecuting Somali and Muslim communities in name of the War against Terrorism. Ethiopia right now has a horrible human rights record on a number of accounts. There were bloggers that were released just because Mr. Obama was visiting and incarcerated again the day after he left, Ms. Irene Ikomu, Coordinator Parliament Watch Uganda said. “U.S. strategic moves right now impose to Mr. Obama to focus in Africa not politically. It’s very much on economics” Ms Ikomu said. We cannot forget that Obama administration is one of the mainly actors for the failure of President Kenyatta ICC trial in change of oil. An International Court utilized by U.S. and Europe as a coercion tools exclusively against Africa. How to be surprise if African country are not more willing to recognise ICC authority?

Mr. Obama African Tour has been represented by Western Media as a great success. In reality it is the worst failure of foreign policy of an American President. Mr. Obama has obtained the contrary effect reinforcing the ideas of U.S. colonialism to exclusively vantage of China and BRICS countries that have choose a soft approach in Africa and now are willing to materially and financially support the industrial revolution in the Continent. Mr. Obama visit is totally integrated into Neocon willing of an America that exercises its power aggressively and unapologetically. A dogma to promote America Corporation self-interest with as much disregarded as possible for international law, organisations, countries and opinions. The Western Medias centric view has not given space to African opinions well expressed by African Union chairman Daimini Zuma. On her welcome speech to Mr. Obama has remembered that U.S. is a great nation founded on forced labour imposed by slaves kidnapped from Africa. She has lobbied for a Continental representation on U.N. Security Council Permanent Members and the moral duty to resolve and vindicate past and present injustices that African were and are victims. Strong world that most probably Mr. Obama has not or doesn’t want understand.

Democracy and human rights reinforcement are real problems in Africa as the Western rape over natural resources, Western intrigues to create civil wars and instability in African countries considered hostiles to West policy and West economic interests. Gay rights are important as the need of industrialisation and indigenous management of natural resources for African wellbeing and African social improvement. Africans are not more the teenagers sadly abandoned by Colonial Powers. They have grown up by own self and, rightly, they want African solutions on African problems. Mr. Obama African Tour, see with the eyes of a Western guest here in Africa as I am, it’s a failure and a clear sign of Western decadence. A Western decandence that will benefit to Africa waiting migrants economic western refugees asking asylum in the Continent. Will not pass long time to assist to this historical reverse migration, believe me dear African brothers. My poor intervention on the topic shall end given the worlds to Africans in order to don’t emulate Mr. Obama teaching obsession. I chose a comment of Xolile Mgijuma publish on the page of Face2faceafrica.com concerning the article Obama to African Unione: ‘Nobody should be President for life

The problem of Obama is that he come to Africa not to listen on the domestic issues. He comes to lecture. It is like if he knows better… Long serving presidents is and was never an issue. The issue is that Africa is still under the control by the West… France, Britain, etc are still controlling this continent together with U.S. that Obama is leading. Our resources and everything we have is still benefiting those who ruthlessly oppressed Africa. Obama has addressed that? No. He can’t… African problems will be solves by African people. If Obama knew better it he would have come with a different strategy…

 

Fulvio Beltrami
Italian freelance journalist.
Kampala Uganda.
@Fulviobeltrami

Djibouti, la grande solitude des citoyens.

4 Ago

Un jour quelqu’un m’avait dis une expression qui m’a marqué ma chair et mon âme à jamais, c’est la suivante, elle mérite qu’on l’a médite tous tant que nous sommes « dans ce pays nous sommes en permanence, dans une totale incertitude existentielle » cette expression n’a jamais été aussi véridique, aussi pertinente qu’aujourd’hui. Tout peut vous arriver, et vous ne pouvez rien faire. Observez vous-même la situation du citoyen djiboutien dans le quotidien:

1. Un citoyen veut réclamer un droit à l’administration, il doit faire un véritable parcours de combattant, cité ministérielle fermé et gardé comme une véritable caserne militaire, les policier au lieu de s’occuper des délinquant empêchent les citoyens de réclamer leur droit, c’est vrai pour toutes les administrations. Et une fois que tu es à l’intérieur de la cité ce n’est pas mieux, tu es à la merci de celui qui est dans le bureau, il peut vous servir comme il peut refuser de vous servir, vous ne pouvez rien faire.

2. Les sociétés de gardiennage n’ont jamais été aussi prospères et aussi nombreuses. Pourquoi, avant lorsqu’ils n’existaient il n’y avait pas plus d’insécurité, pourquoi cette folie du gardiennage, le peuple djiboutien est un peuple pacifique et généreux ?

3. Un citoyen est victime d’une injustice, il n’a aucun recours, sinon mendier et faire appel à ses cousins, à sa tribu, à son clan. le palais de justice est un véritable bunkers gardé par des gendarmes et de vigiles comme une forteresse.

4. Un citoyen est arrêté par la police, il peut être gardé pendant trois voir une semaine dans un commissariat de police, alors que la loi ne permet pas qu’on garde un citoyen plus de 48h. aucun recours contre ce traitement aussi.

5. Un citoyen est maltraité par les forces de l’ordre, ses biens confisqués, aucun recours là aussi. Ou peut-on se plaindre ? quelle est l’institution qui peut nous aider ?
Pire encore, ce qui est vrai pour les citoyens est vrai aussi pour les institutions, l’éducation nationale est malmené par un ministre qui l’instrumentalise, qui pille les déniés publics, qui instrumentalise le personnel, qui maltraite le personnel. Aucun recours pour les institutions aussi.

Normalement c’est l’assemblée national qui représente le peuple, qui devait protéger les institutions, or savez-vous que l’assemblée nationale est composé d’au moins un tiers de personnes analphabètes, le deux tiers restant n’est pas moins lotis, ils savent à peine lire et écrire.

Alors, est-il possible et imaginable que des gens de ce niveau puissent défendre les intérêts du peuple et des institutions ? Ces honnêtes représentants du peuple analphabètes, sont incapable de lire les projets de loi, alors comment peuvent-ils défendre les intérêts des institutions, on leur présente un projet de loi et comme ils ne peuvent pas lire, ils votent et ça passe, c’est quelque chose qui est contraire aux règles les plus élémentaires de la démocratie.

Autre problème la loi stipule que pour être député, il faut impérativement savoir lire et écrire, qu’a-t-on fait de cette loi, qu’est ce qu’elle devenue? Dans ce cas qui doit défendre les institutions et les citoyens ?
Ou est la faute chers citoyens ?

Les citoyens comme les institutions sont devenus dans ce pays des orphelins, des parias, des moins que rien, nous pensons que ce n’est pas normal et que les choses doivent changer.

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L’œil du conscient

Cheik Osman, scuola nel degrado a Gibuti

3 Ago

La Cheik Osman è una scuola elementare? Una discarica? Un luogo di prostituzione e di traffici illeciti? Un parco giochi? O qualcos’altro?!

La scuola primaria pubblica Cheik Osman, comunemente noto come, Balbala 1 è la scuola primaria costruita nei primi anni 80 nella periferica Balbala. Non lontano dalla vecchia diga e dal campo militare simbolo CCO. Questa scuola si trova all’incrocio di tre distretti, la diga, il Qaraawil Cheik Osman e della città in cui questa particolare scuola prende il nome. E ‘anche una scuola dove gli insegnanti iniziano con il programma per gli studenti tirocinanti a muovere i primi normali passi di apprendimento nella scuola. E’ anche la prima scuola della Repubblica per il numero di studenti che la frequentano. Più di 2.000 studenti muovono i primi passi nel mondo della conoscenza. Ma oggi, questa scuola richiama la nostra attenzione per altri motivi.

In primo luogo i 2.000 alunni di questa scuola e i 50 insegnanti che sono interessati e il personale amministrativo non hanno servizi igienici.
Esistono i servizi igienici, ma sono decisamente condannati al totale degrado! Dopo ogni riparazione, i rubinetti, porte e serrature sono state nuovamente ldistrutti da teppisti sia di giorno che di notte.

cjtf-hoa-photo

In secondo luogo, il cortile di quella scuola serve come parco di ritrovo per i giovani disoccupati di Balbala. I gabinetti e gli scarichi dei rifiuti di questi tre distretti sono pieni di carcasse di cani e gatti morti.

In terzo luogo, durante la notte nel cortile di questa scuola diventa un luogo di traffico e il consumo di droghe di qualsiasi tipo. Questa scuola è un rifugio e un luogo di depravazione e diffusione dell’AIDS.

In quarto luogo, ci sono rapporti che dichiarano l’esistenza di reti di prostituzione ben organizzate e le altre reti inimmaginabili!

In questa confusione di problemi, chi è responsabile? Il preside della scuola? I guardiani? I genitori degli studenti? I residenti? Il ministero?
Una sola risposta; le guardie sono regolarmente minacciate. La sera si chiudono in una classe per essere al sicuro.
I dirigenti del paese hanno vissuto o vivono ancora in città Cheik Osman! Compresi i membri del Parlamento, ministri, direttori! E perchéallora sono così indifferenti? In particolare ci rivolgiamo ai dirigenti della Pubblica istruzione come ispettori, il direttore di CRIPEN, direttore di CFFES, insegnanti. E molti altri dipendenti nel settore privato e il pubblico!