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September 30, 2008

Is China Treating Africans Like Slaves?

In the UK's Daily Mail, reporter Peter Hitchens risked his life to lay out a little discussed aspect of China's increased involvement with Africa. Hitchens asserts that in China's quickening quest to reap the bounty of natural minerals to be had in Africa, some Chinese businessmen treat local African laborers in conditions like one might have found in 18th century mining towns at best and at worst on a slave plantation. Workers endure these conditions for about $3 in wages a day.

Hitchens writes:
I can give you no better explanation in miniature of the wicked thing that I believe is now happening in Africa.Out of desperation, much of the continent is selling itself into a new era of corruption and virtual slavery as China seeks to buy up all the metals, minerals and oil she can lay her hands on: copper for electric and telephone cables, cobalt for mobile phones and jet engines - the basic raw materials of modern life.

Read full article here: How China has created a new slave empire in Africa


Beauty Is Diverse said...

When Africans abroad learn their right of blood and right of soil, we can take control of the land and resources from the corrupt leaders and foreign investors who are continuing to rape the country and our people.

Kem said...

I agree with you one hundred percent. However I think you should read a book that I find very interesting. It goes by the name Guns, Germs, and Steel.

It is not too far from this story although it is part of history. We are in a cycle and the pain is Africa is to weak to fight back. It does not matter how many guns they may have or how far along they may have come in the past 20 years.

Africans have little resources to claim what belongs to them. They are using force on the wrong people and all the while allowing others to come in and take advantage of what it has to offer.

Instead of building itself, Africa and Africans and the countries that lay within it, seems destined for doom.

Beauty Is Diverse said...

Thanks for the book title I will check it out, I think I've heard of it before.


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