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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The new scramble for Africa

Why are Africans leaders allowing this to happen? The easy thing to say is that there is enough educated Africans to advise African leaders against this type of abuse. However, with any traumatized people, they are incapable of, in many instances, making informed decisions. Never the less, concerned educated Africans in the diaspora must find a way to prevent their countries from being raped.

A new "scramble for Africa" is taking place among the world's big powers, who are tapping into the continent for its oil and diamonds.

Simon Taylor, director of Global Witness said: "Western companies and banks have colluded in stripping Africa's resources.

Our investigations in three African countries rich in resources - Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Liberia - show how British-based companies have negotiated deals that critics say are against the interests of some of the poorest and most traumatised people on earth.

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