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Back to Africa. African Diaspora return to build a Great Continent.

29 Ago

In Italy racial and alarming propaganda made by Italian Medias and tolerated by Italian left government, is increasing political consensus and power of xenophobic and populist far rights parties. This propaganda is based on fake news that are hiding the reality. Italian Medias are trying to convince Italian public opinion that the Country is victim of unstoppable invasion from Africa. This is the fakest news of Twenty-one Century. The reality is explained only by few honest journalists working in Italian newspapers like L’Indro, Manifesto, Corriere delle Sera and Avvenire. These honest journalists (really rare in the Italian Media universe) are trying to explain to the public opinion the truth.

Africa migration to Europe is an insignificant percentage of migration phenomenon that everybody can observe in the African Continent. Economic migration inside Africa will be facilitated with the open border policy and African Passport that African Union want establish before 2030. Nowadays there are interesting experiments of free people circulation and one nationality projects in various African economic communities. The most advanced experiment is done in East African Community.

The second truth hided by Italian and European Medias is more horrible than the first. Europe is progressively refusing Visa to refugees betraying West values in defence of human rights often utilized against African Countries. Thousand of peoples from Africa and Middle East that are running away from wars often made by West Countries and thousand of African and Arabs oppressed and tortured because their political, religious ideas and their sexual orientation are receiving the without pity refuse to enter in Europe as refugee and European protection. Most of political, religion and sexual repressions are made by dictator regimes allied of Europe and USA: like South Arabia, Turkey, Egypt or Sudan. In Africa there are almost 10 million of refugees that receive more or less a good assistance by African Governments in straight collaboration with UNHCR and International NGOs.

One of the leading African countries for refugees and immigrants management is Uganda where every “foreigner” is helped to be integrated inside Ugandan social and economic contest by offering work, security and dignity. Despite this policy careful of Human Dignity that is total different of xenophobic European migration policies, few days ago, Italian newspaper La Repubblica wrote an article about Sudanese refugee emergency, which in fact denigrates Uganda, ignoring that the African country is at the forefront of world-wide reception policies and has institutionalized an open-door policy praised even by United Nations. “Uganda is collapsing: this is where one million South Sudanese find shelter“. An article that propose the classic clichés of poor African countries in desperate need of help, perhaps written to attract funds for the humane humanitarian business invented by the West

The example of La Repubblica is not unfortunately an isolated case. From several months, Italian newspapers open on the front page with xenophobic titles against immigrants. “Immigration, a third of Italy in foreign hands“. “Immigrants at Lido Station. Discomfort and harassment“. ” Islamic contagion infects Europe. Under attack Finland and Germany “. “Soldiers encircled by the migrants gang “. Often these are fake news or news that are deliberately distorted to create a climate of fear and terror. The Catholic priest Mussie Zerai of Eritrean origin and candidate for the Peace Nobel Prize was investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office of Trapani with allegations to promote illegal immigration. In reality Father Zerai helps immigrants already in Italy to reunite with their family or to find a job, giving them dignity.

Inside of this disinformation made by Italian Medias is start to be clear the intention of somebody to create psychological terrorism addressed to Italian public opinion. Some Italian Medias linked to Far Rights Parties and populist movements are spreading racial hate against Muslims and Africans. This may put at serious risk thousand of migrants lives. With deep sadness we are understanding that often Italian Medias are hiding the truth about migrants phenomenon. One of this hidden truth is concerning the return migration from Europe to Africa, started on 2014.

African Diaspora in Europe is starting to came back to Africa after long time spend in European Countries. This willing to came back is not motivated by personal failure or the incapacity to be integrated in Western societies. At the contrary who is coming back are African migrants that are well integrated into European middle class. The migrants that arrived in Europe on Sixty and Eighty running away from wars, coup d’état and dictatorial regimes in Africa made by the Western confrontation against Communism and the Western necessity to control African natural resources at any cost.

African Diaspora that is coming back is composed by university professors, bank and industry managers, rich businessman that have in Europe a good life thanks to their sacrifice, intelligence and honest hard work. 15% of bank worker originally from Algeria leaving in France are return to their Country in order to open financial consultancy agencies and to contribute to the progressive free market liberalisation. 6% of well paid Nigerians and Kenyans engineering leaving in U.K. are coming back to Nigeria and Kenya in order to manage high level construction works and build the necessary public infrastructures to start the Industrial Revolution.

U.K. newspaper The Guardian (far away thousands of miles from the gossip and racist information of several Italian newspapers) as recently published a journalist inquire about the return of Ethiopian Diaspora. Young Ethiopians leaving or born in U.K. are coming back to Ethiopia attracted by the economic boom of their Country able to assure a 10% annual economic growing. These young Ethiopians have University Degrees and good works in U.K. They are coming back to their native Country attracted by better opportunity of job and professional career meanly after Brexit political and economic earthquake. Is a radical one way return. Many of them sell their house in U.K. in order to have enough money to assure a good start up in Ethiopia.

More complete and rich study has been done by Inspira Afrika magazine in collaboration with Avako Group and Africa France. The study is focused on Francophone African migrants in France that are return back to their Mother Lands. 38% of them have top level management jobs in important private and public French enterprises. 19% of them are VIP managers in French banks and financial consultancy agencies. 21% are VIP manager in marketing and PR relation agencies and 13% VIP manager in Telecom companies. The study reveals that 63% of these African super managers that are returning back wants participate to the African economic miracle. 49% are attracted by better paid job opportunities. In France 58% of VIP African managers that are coming back home are women.

African Diaspora return home is verifying in African Countries still in balance between war and peace too, like Somalia. Thousand of Somali refugees in Europe, USA and Canada are return home despite that Somali Central Government is steal weak and Salafist terrorist group Al Shabaab not yet totally defeated by the brave Burundian and Ugandan troops that are the Elite corps of African Union Peace Mission AMISOM. These brave African soldiers have succeed where Western armies have failed during UNISOM time with full respect of Human Rights and full civilians protection.

Somali Diaspora return is motivated by Patriotic feelings and economic opportunism. Once AMISOM will defeat totally Al Shabaab, all Somalia will be rebuild and Somali economy will start from zero. Somali Diaspora wants full participate at political, social and economic levels to their Country Renaissance.

The return migration is reaching interesting dimensions. For every 100 new arrivals in Europe 20 African old migrants well integrated in European societies are return home. According the experts this percentage is designated to increase in the following years. It’s easy to understand why. The old Europe is collapsing at economic level and good job opportunities are decreasing not only for migrants but for European citizen too.

Xenophobe, fascist and racist parties are increasing their power in Italy, French, Belgium, Holland, Ostrich and Germany. Anti migration policies are promoted by Leftists governments, firs the Italian one. These policies are creating a racial hate feeling and risks of safety for thousand of honest migrants that are sharing Europeans values but are rejected because are Nigger or Muslims. They are accused to be criminals, to support illegal migrations or, even worst, to be terrorists.

The return home to Africa is the first signal of what the future is reserving to the Old Europe victim of racism and of the decline of West Empire. Meantime Italian Medias are diffusing fake news of invasion from Africa asserting that Africans illegal migrants are making at risk Italian society and democracy, the recent illegal migration from Africa is originated in African Countries where Western economic lobbies are denying democracy, economic and financial independence with sadism obligations like the French monetary system FCFA. A big strategy in order to maintain the control over natural resources with the complicity of some corrupts African governments.

In all African Countries where exist a full economic and financial independence and the development is linked to nationalist policies and to the collaboration with foreign Power less savages and more oriented to the Winn Winn policy, like China, the migration to Europe has drastically decrease since 5 years ago. Why migrate in the Old Europe when development, job opportunities, and the possibility to improve the life standard are in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ghana, Congo Brazzaville, Algeria, Mozambique, Angola, South Africa?

The Old Europe is becoming more and more racist, populist and fascist. European Union is near to the economic and political disintegration. Europe is not more an attractive destination. In the following years the migration from Europe to Africa will increase. African workers, managers, professors, doctors and scientists, will came back in their Countries bringing with them technological knowledge and new ideas to support human rights and democracy. They will bring with them also a critical vision about Whites that are still thinking to control natural resources worldwide instead to ask aid and collaboration in order to avoid economic destruction and society collapsing in Europe and USA nowadays divided by racial issues that are compromising the big democracy of North America.

This critical vision about White Universe will be linked to bad memories of credulities and unjust treatments designated to thousand of migrants only because are Black or Muslims. This feelings risk to be linked to the surprise that Africa and China are preparing to West. A progressively decrease over minerals, gas and oil exportation in Europe and USA. These strategic natural resources will be needed to support the African Industry linked to BRICS Countries and China.

Some European governments and experts more focused over economic relation with Africa are already understanding this trend that will rewrite the worldwide power equilibrium in favor of the South of the Planet. These attentive politicians and observers they know that Western modern armies and nuclear arsenals are useless tools of coercions. Iran and North Korea are already showing that EU and USA cannot afford global wars that have great probabilities to end like the disastrous military adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq. The capacity to create civil wars and chaos like in Libya are progressively limited. Even African dictators are less and less willing to collaborate with Western countries in Africa natural resources rape, preferring new partners from Russia or China.

The most careful European politicians and observers are analyzing a more dangerous risk in the immediate future. For a decade Western governments have supported and encouraged thousand of their poor citizen from Maghreb origins to join the so called “Islamic” terrorist groups in order to win the war in Syria, Iraq and in several African Countries like Nigeria or Mali. All this to increase the Western control over Middle East and Africa oil and minerals.

Unlucky DAESH and other Saudi Arabia financed terrorist groups are near to be defeated in Middle East thanks to the courage and the sacrifice of Russian, Iranian, Kurdistan, Syrian, Lebanese soldiers and Hezbollah militia. European mercenaries defeated and humiliated are returning back to Europe full of hate against the Western governments that have send them to fight in Syria and Iraq just to consolidate minerals and oil Western control. This hate will generate a terror and dead seasons without precedents in Europe history as the recent terrorist escalation in Spain clearly shows.

Soon other European mercenary send to fight alongside Al Qaeda Magreb, Boko Haram and Al Shabaab will return in Europe defeated by courageous African armies and by the sacrifice of brave Africans soldiers and civilians. Their return to Europe will increase death and terror. More than before Europe and USA they need external aid. It’s essential for the survive of their civilizations and the worldwide peace that West will renounce to all aggressive and primitive feeling of supremacy in order to create strong collaboration with all former colonies. Africa can help West to came out from its own made nightmare but there is need of a radical mentality change. A radical change that is possible because African peoples surely will be willing to forget the past mistakes and injustices in order to create a better world for everybody.

by Fulvio Beltrami
Freelance Journalist
@Fulviobeltrami

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Mass murder of African migrants on Mediterranean sea. The untold trough.

2 Mag

12nd April 2015. Several international NGOs in support of migrants (between them: Oronias, Meidamiroir and Reseauinternational) have denounced that Egyptian military navy has bombarded and sunk a boat direct to European coasts with 600 Africans migrants aboard, meanly Somalis and Eritreans. Till now the number of victims is unknown. The news has been diffused by the Egiptian branch of Africa and Middle East Assistance (AMERA), a UK Charity Association founded on January 2003 to provide legal aid for refugees in countries where such services are non-existent or limited and where legal representation might assist them in actualizing their rights.

AMERA-Egypt provides legal assistance and representation for asylum-seekers in their refugee status determination process in collaboration with the UNHCR. AMERA Egypt also participates in policy development and public education initiatives on refugee protection concerns by collaborating with and providing cross-training to Egyptian lawyers, community organizations, and international organizations on issues of refugee protection under international and domestic legal standards. The news has been dismissed by Egyptian government and almost ignored by international media. It’s the first time that Egyptian military navy attack a migrants boat and the action represent a crime against humanity worst than the one done by Israel Army against the Turkish boat Marmara transporting Palestine cause’s international supporters attempting to force Gaza sea-block and bring humanitarian help to the population.

Anyway it’s not first time that Egyptian defense forces illegally kill African migrants. A long series of cold blood mass murders has been regularly done by Egyptian army since 2006 without U.N. or International Community open inquires or condemn this crime against humanity. Even the West Medias after the first news on 2008 2011 has been involved in a conspiracy silence over the Egyptian Defense use of lethal force against African migrants. The first African migrant murders by Egyptian police have been reported on international press on 2006. Most of these murders have take place on Israel borders. The two countries have signed a secret security pact where Egypt is responsible of the security on its borders with Israel. The responsibilities include the respect of Gaza economic block and avoid that illegal migrants enter in Israel trough Egyptian borders. Naturally Israel government has never ask to Egypt to kill migrants but if lethal incidents will happen during the duty to protect the borders, Israel government has never officially protest for a simple reason: African migrants fate is not Tel Aviv concern. What is important is avoid they can enter in Israel territory. Since the first international reports on 2006, 122 African have been murders by Egyptian police. These causalities seem a poor percentage of hundred of murders that gone unnoticed.

Egyptian Army is not the only lethal risk for migrants. The people-traffickers often kill their clients. On September 2014 migrant boat was deliberately sunk by people-traffickers in Mediterranean sea, killing 500. According to the account comes from the two Palestians rescued by another boat and taken to Sicily a midway of the voyage from Egypt to Sicily, near Malta the people-smugglers, who travelled in a separate boat, ordered the migrants, who came from Palestine, Syria, Sudan and Ethiopia, to switch to a smaller, less seaworthy vessel. When the migrants refused to do so the traffickers became so enraged that fire on migrants and sunk the boat. Malta’s armed forces rescued only seven survivors who were suffering from hypothermia and brought them to a hospital in Crete.

The Spanish military marine is suspect too of illegal attacks against migrant boats that try to reach Spanish coasts. On October 25 2003 a migrants motorboat has been mysteriously sank in high seas off the coast of Cadiz. The migrants’ boat past near the joint US-Spanish naval and air base of Rota, home of the US Sixth Flee and the Spanish navy. Shortly afterwards the boat disappeared beneath the waves. There were heavy suspects that Spanish military navy has attacked the migrants’ boat. What is well documented is the strange refusal from Spanish and US military navies to participate of sea rescue operations done by untrained volunteers forced to hire private tugboats. Over the next three weeks, 36 decomposing bodies were washed ashore of the beaches around the Bay of Cadiz. El Pais described the vents as the greatest recorded tragedy of “clandestine” immigrants in Spanish history. On November 12, Spain’s national lawyer, Enrique Mugica, announced that an inquiry have been launched into the horrifying events of October 25. The inquiry has soon been classified by Spanish authorities. Several other times Spanish military navy has been suspect to sink migrant’s boats without rescue the migrants.

All these lethal incidents are taking place on the middle of Mediterranean sea far from witness. Since 2010 several Sicilian fishermen have testify to found daily dead bodies on deep waters. The International Organization of Migration (IOM) informs that about 2,900 migrants have been killed on Mediterranean sea by unknown forces in 2014. This number has drastically increased the migrants causalities registered on 2013: 700 people murder. West Media silence over Egyptian systematic murders of African migrants and the unwilling International Community to open international inquires, is pushing some African political analysts to theorize macabre secret agreements between Europe and some North Africa countries like Egypt that accept to stop illegal migration to Europe with all means included mass murder well tolerate and cover by West. In change this countries receive financial aid and political support. Every news of new strange massacre on Mediterranean sea reinforces the horrendous suspect.

Italy, one of the European countries most affected by illegal migration, is not absent of responsibility. At the contrary Rome is full involved in border protection agreements that inevitably bring to atrocities and human rights violations committed by North African countries. On 2009 Italian government signed a pact with Geddafi Regime of borders security. The pact, called: “Pushed Back Pushed Around” forecast Libyan responsibility to stop illegal migration to Italian coast from Libyan ones. Doesn’t matter the way. The important was to decrease the illegal migration pressing over Italy. Libyan government has utilized heavy and unnecessary force against African migrants with several murders unnoticed. A big percentage of Africans migrants captured has been reduced in captivity and forced to became free manpower for public works, prostitution and forced service in the Libyan Army. Italian government or Italian opposition parties have never open Parliament inquire in order to stop the mass human rights violation.

At the contrary on 2009 Italian government has donated to Libyan counterpart three military patrol boat in order to increase Libyan military navy ability to intercept migrants boat on Mediterranean sea. The migrants able to avoid Libyan interception were captured by Italian military navy and forcibly forced to return back to Libya without an appropriated screen necessary to individuate refugees status and other vulnerable migrants. On the other side of Mediterranean Libyan army, informed by Italian authorities, was waiting the modern slave cargos. Italian authorities have never been concerned about illegal migrants fate in Libya.

With the collapse of Geddafi’s regime ISIL terrorists have been unofficially replace the Libyan government duty to decrease illegal migration to Europe. West Press has spread false news about ISIL strategy to encourage African migrants to invade Europe in order to create chaos. Statistics show another reality. ISIL terrorists are very concerned to intercept African migrants in order to transform them in financial sources. When it’s possible they ask money to the family in order to free the hostages. Most of the time male African migrants become slave on logistic support of ISIL war operations in Libya, and female just sold to prostitution market in Arab countries. Cynically we can observe that ISIL is doing a good service to Europe. This new terrorist network, more aggressive and better financed than Al-Qaeda, in theory represents a direct menace to European security, meanly Italian one. This doesn’t explain why the Italian government has been very active on United Nation Security Council to block the Egyptian proposal to invade Libya in order to destroy ISIL and reinforce democracy in the country. Many African observers have the impression that ISIL is not a real menace for Europe but a useful tool on fight against illegal migration.

Anti migration agreements suspects are involving Europe and Morocco. The psychopathic Morocco Army determination to intercept African migrants that try to reach European coast reinforce these suspects. Morocco Army show a total absence of human rights respect. Since 2008 Maroccan navy has been accused of killing African migrants by deliberately sinking their boats. The last documented crime has been commited on April 2008 when Maroccan Navy has sank a boat with 70 African immigrants aboard as reported by The Guadian The immigrants, mostly from Nigeria and Mali, had paid traffickers €100 (£79) each to reach Spain. Their boat was intercepted by a Moroccan naval patrol launch on April 28. Like over Egypt and Libya human right violations the Western Media have stopped to report the ones done by Morocco. A deep and maybe criminal silence is cover all these mass murders of humans been.

If anti migration agreements really exist unlucky they are for the moment protected by absence of concrete probes. Anyway it’s strange that European Union doesn’t react with the same aggressive attitude adopted against migrants with the Western Mafia’s network that organize this modern slave market. Mafia’s boss involved in human traffic are all well known by European polices from Italy to UK. There is not any plausible explanation than can justify why this human traffickers are free and their goods (African migrants) are dying on Mediterranean sea… It’s time for United Nation to open an independent inquire in order to verify if a genocide network has been created by European Union and North Africa countries against migrants. If this kind of network really exist should be considered as crime against humanity and the responsible persecuted despite if they are terrorist, traffickers, regular armies or the self proclaimed West Democratic Governments.

 

Fulvio Beltrami
Kampala, Uganda
@Fulviobeltrami

Migrants, slaves of Libya

18 Giu

In Libya, life for irregular migrants has never been easy. During the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, had made arrests, detention, torture and exploitation.

At many of these violations of human rights, Italy has contributed with technical agreements that involved many governments, sealed by the Agreement of Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed in August 2008 by Gaddafi and Berlusconi, who has started the shameful and illegal so-called season of “refoulement” (to be precise, two months ago the president of the National Transitional Council has confirmed that the 2008 agreement  with Libya is still in force).

The “revolution of February 17” 2011 has not changed the fate of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. In some ways, because of the security vacuum, the absence of rule of law, the proliferation of armed militias, the impunity of those provisions and the ease with which you can find the weapons, the risks are even greater.

An Amnesty International mission to Libya has collected numerous testimonies.

David (for reasons of safety, real name and the place where the events took place are concealed), a Nigerian citizen aged 42, was arrested last August without warrant by a group of militiamen in uniform. They caught him with sticks, beat him with rifle butts and shot him in the leg to bring it in a detention center. One December night, he was dragged out of his cell, handcuffed to a fence and beaten with a rubber hose. “I lived and worked in many countries, but Libya is the worst. You do not know who is the police, who are these armed gangs, there is no one to help you “- says David.

In another detention center, a citizen of Chad, after more than two months, still visible on his back the marks of the beating he had been subjected with wooden sticks and metal bars. They punished, he said, because he tried to escape. His cell mates told that the guards often beat them up for the “errors”, as asking medicines, complaining about the lack of hygiene or solicit information on their legal fate. In May, a Nigerian citizen was beaten to death.

Despite the evidence on the climate of violence against migrants are known in sub-Saharan countries of origin, the desperation and the need to escape from poverty continue to push many of them to enter Libya. The routes to cross the southern border are two: one that passes Sabha, for those coming from West Africa, and by Kufra for who coming from the Horn of Africa and Sudan.

The travel tales are terrible: abandoned by smugglers in the desert without a compass and miles away from the nearest town, makes us continue the journey on foot under the sun.

A woman from Cameroon, 24 years, two weeks after he entered Libya, was arrested by a group of militiamen in civilian clothes because they had no entry visa. In prison he was forced to do heavy work, like to download the boxes of ammunition.

A fellow prisoner of Mali has been likened to “a modern day slave” forced to work, covered with racial slurs and beaten for “disobeying” the leaders.

In other detention centers, migrants arrested were “recruited” by an employer to end up breaking their backs without pay or with pay less than agreed. The round of money is great. A senior official in Benghazi has admitted that the detention centers for illegal migrants has become a business.

As can be imagined, the Libyan institutions are not present here. One of the many detention centers run by the militias is to Gharyan. We have amassed 1000 nationals, including women and children from Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan and other countries. In large part, were arrested at a roadblock as they tried to reach the capital Tripoli, 100 miles north.

Libya does not recognize the right of asylum and has to sign the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees. This means that asylum seekers are treated as illegal migrants.

The directors of detention centers say they know that the people of Eritrea and Somalia can not be returned to their country. But there is a uniform procedure to be applied to protect them.

A Gharyan, for example, the Eritreans and Somalis are released when their embassies have confirmed their nationality and have signed a “certificate”: a profound contradiction, given that these are people fleeing political persecution. Once outside, it is likely to be arrested again: in that case, says the director, there is the freedom upon payment of a deposit of 1000 dinars. And who pays them? No money, no freedom.

As during the Gaddafi regime, Europe turned its back on the other side when it considers appropriate to denounce violations of human rights in Libya. Just Tripoli maintains its role as controller of the flows of migrants and refugees.

 

Source: Italian Article by Il Fatto Quotidiano
by Riccardo Noury