-Prince Kexter E.A. Donald Jnr

The African continent is a complex region that is plagued by poverty, corruption, and violence. The complexity of the continent is due to its vast size, variety of climates, and diverse cultures and languages. For decades, many African countries have been subjected to neocolonialism, with foreign powers exploiting our resources and labour force.

In recent years, however, a number of African nations have taken steps to break free from this wicked exploitation and reclaim their independence. Niger’s recent military coup is one example of Africa’s efforts to gain freedom from neocolonialism. Led by Major General Salou Djibo, the coup overthrew the incumbent government and suspended the constitution. Despite criticism from the international community, the coup has been welcomed by many in Niger and
across Africa youths as an opportunity to bring about greater economic equality and end the corruption and abuse of power that has been rampant in the country for years.

Niger is not the only African country that has recently experienced a military coup in an effort to break free from neocolonialism. In recent years, several other nations, such as Mali, Chad, and Guinea-Bissau, have also seen coups in an effort to reclaim their independence.

In Mali, the coup was led by Captain Amadou Sanogo, who sought to end decades of corruption and economic inequality. In Chad, the coup was led by General Idriss Déby, who sought to end neocolonialism and foreign interference in the country. And in Guinea-Bissau, the coup was led by Colonel Antonio Indjai, who sought to end the country’s long-standing political crisis.

Each of these coups has been met with mixed reactions from the international community, with some criticizing the coups for being undemocratic and others praising them for seeking to end neocolonialism and exploitations of African resources.

Ultimately, these coups serve as a reminder of the importance of African countries working together to create a more equitable and stable society and to ensure that the continent is free from continued exploitation of its resources and labour force.

Neocolonialism cannot work in Africa without the collaboration of the greedy criminal African leaders. Neocolonialism is a form of economic exploitation in which foreign powers use a country’s resources and labour force to their own advantage. Neocolonialism is often characterized by a lack of direct political control, but by economic and cultural influence. Through neocolonialism, foreign powers can gain access to a country’s resources without having to take on the economic and political burdens of direct colonialism.

As such, neocolonialism is often seen as a continuation of colonialism, but in an advanced and more sophisticated form. However, as more African countries join the ‘Africa Awakening’ through coups and other forms of protest, freedom from neocolonialism is becoming increasingly attainable.

In order to achieve freedom from neocolonialism in Africa, it is essential that African countries work together to create a more equitable and stable society. We must understand the importance of learning from our culture and traditions, diversifying our sources of knowledge, and fostering self-worth and self-belief to avoid the trap of validation. We must invest in education, infrastructure, and technology to support growth and development.

Additionally, we must create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and business, as well as promote collaboration and cooperation between African countries. Finally, we reform our political system, anti-corruption measures and we must continue to create and promote initiatives that will ensure the sustainable development of Africa.
Furthermore, it is essential for African nations to strengthen their relationships with each other and create a regional alliance that can help to protect the continent from further exploitation. By doing so, Africa can become a truly independent region, free from neocolonialism and oppression and create a brighter future for our continent.

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By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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