World economic order at Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

I have seen several posts of my fellow Africans reveling in the fact that our African presidents and other ‘smaller world leaders’ were transported in buses to West Minister for Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral. At the same time while the President of the United States of America, the US, is moving in his own armored vehicle flown in from the US.

Nothing new here. You can spin it however you like, but this is the world order that in many ways we, Africans and our leaders, have accepted. Obviously, while in their respective countries our African leaders hypocritically like to make us think otherwise. I live in Entebbe where Uganda’s only International Airport is. Legend is that when Queen Elizabeth II last visited Uganda for the 20th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in 2007, the entire security of Entebbe Airport was taken over by the British. Similarly, when President George W. Bush visited Uganda, the US took over the airport.

It is exactly the same central logic, for example, with which the European Union Parliament derives its audacity and power to debate an issue ordinarily sovereign to Uganda and vote on it. They know that they are in charge. They succeeded in integrating Africa into the world economic order in an inferior position. And so, when the European Union Parliament voted to delay the Uganda-Tanzania oil pipe line, they did so with confidence, knowing that their economic hitmen have already rendered Kampala pacified.

Economic hitmen as in the John Perkins’ “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”

“The book provides Perkins’ account of his career with engineering consulting firm Chas. T. Main in Boston. According to Perkins, his job at the firm was to convince leaders of underdeveloped countries to accept substantial development loans for large construction and engineering projects. Ensuring that these projects were contracted to U.S. companies, such loans provided political influence for the US and access to natural resources for American companies, thus primarily helping local elites and wealthy families, rather than the poor.”

Wikipedia

Total Energies is the majority shareholder of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (ECOP) and this indicates the success of a well executed strategy of an economic hitman. Even though it is claimed Uganda is soon a middle income country, Uganda’s huge debt burden is hard to ignore. There are indications that Uganda is sliding back into again becoming among the Highly Indebted Poor Countries. A highly indebted country is an indicator of the success of an economic hitman.

Hon. Kyagulanyi, the NUP president, frolicking in Ukraine and generating a certain kind of content in conjunction with the 77 United Nations General Assembly looks like part of the economic hitman’s script. It is unlikely that Kyagulanyi is paying the costs for his tour of Ukraine. Who is paying for him to do so? A valid conclusion is that it is the country of the economic hitman.

How else can we explain the stark difference between NUP’s support for Ukraine in contrast with other opposition leaders of other African countries, for example the EFF of South Africa, who point at Ukraine’s racist dispicable treatment of black Africans?

Whatever, the case, as a Ugandan, I find I am between a rock and a hard place on this. If as it is seems likely, Uganda’s oil pipeline is now under the script of an economic hitman, I have reservations backing the European Union Parliament’s blockade. Every little bit counts in resisting the current world order in which I am categorized an inferior human.

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