Politics

AFRICA IS THE SAME AND A SHAME-George Chellah

Former President Michael Sata’s press aide George Chellah has sunk his teeth into the Southern African Development Community’s toothless approach to conflict resolution.

Chellah has cited the Democratic Republic of Congo where Felix Tshisekedi has ‘dubiously’ ascended to the throne after cutting a deal with outgoing President Joseph Kabila.

By George Chellah.

If The Gambia was in Southern Africa Yahya Jammeh would still be President because SADC is moribund.

Not until the DRC erupts again that’s when we will all be asking about what happened, like really? Are we Africans serious? And this is my point of departure with the so- called advocates of the African renaissance because their theory is utopian and crafted in such a lame manner that according to them, the only true African leader is one who is blood thirsty and with dictatorial tendencies, and whenever the West calls for order in such a state, they cry interference and imperialism. In this moment you will hear all manner of colonial history and reminders about the West and their atrocious attitude pre-colonial stage but they tactfully never recite this dark history whenever Western taxpayers sacrifice their monies through aid to rescue the misgoverned hence suffering masses.

In a way, and looking at how we have perfected the art of mismanaging ourselves and ruthlessly so, I think the West has a right to call us to order or stop the rot whenever we unashamedly act like animals towards each other. So with what has happened in the DRC you expect the West to keep quiet and yet first on Felix Tshisekedi’s shopping lists is to visit European capitals and the US with a begging bowl asking for resources to rebuild the DRC. What are you rebuilding when you’re a fraud? When you fully know that you’re ruling via deceit.

Surprising enough, those fanaticals with misplaced hope and faith expect a product of fraud of gigantic proportion like Tshisekedi not to be corrupt, you must be crazy- dream on. Africa is the same and a shame.

 

23 Comments

  1. Sj

    Additionally, if indeed that’s what saw him into power he’s just plunging the country back to bad old ways. Colonialists did a diservice to the continent for their Rule as boot licking reigns in all spheres of Management. Comment

  2. Akuna Simpasa

    Brother Chellah’s ranting is too shallow and inarticulate. What does he mean by :
    their theory is utopian and crafted in such a lame manner that according to them, the only true African leader is one who is blood thirsty and with dictatorial tendencies,
    That just sounds confusing. You guys are in the communication business but can’t communicate

    • Lusakan

      Very true. Really shallow. No analysis and no evidence of what he is alleging.

  3. King cool

    African Africans depends on the European and American, Africa alone is a disaster and a shame to the entire CONTINENTS, thinking capacity is very low and slow to realise that God is the one who appoints Leaders, we pretend to be God worshipers yet not, full of self centered motives in our hearts. God help us in Africa,

    • Izak

      African Union is hiding(representing) under the “all africa interest cloud”. AU is periodically inviting AbuMazen of palestine, the modern Balam ben balak to curse Israel from that Addis platform. We must not forget that those who curse israel are standing in the wrong side of God, as AbuMazen do that in the service of African Union, it reflects all over Africa, never mind what the individuals idea or opinions.
      So, i think we have to deal and press on the main switch.
      Zambia Christian Nation !

      • Lusakan

        I beg to differ. What is so special about Israel? Have you lived with Jews? I have. Have you seen their Bible or Holy book? They have nothing on Jesus. Do your research. They’re still waiting for the Messiah. Zambia can be a Christian nation but Israel is not.

        • Break News

          Martin Fayulu, who came second in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s presidential election last month, has appealed to the country’s Constitutional Court to cancel the provisional result.
          “The request seeks the annulment of the result declaring Felix Tshisekedi president,” his lawyer Feli Ekombe told reporters outside the court on Saturday.
          Fayulu’s camp has accused the declared winner, opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, of making a secret deal with outgoing President Joseph Kabila.

          “You can’t manufacture results behind closed doors,” Fayulu said in front of a crowd of his supporters.
          “I am hoping that the constitutional court will call the electoral commission to recount the ballot papers. “They are false, fabricated, nothing to do with the truth. The truth has to come from the recount of the ballot paper.”
          The influential Catholic Church also rejected the official result, based on tallies by its 40,000-strong observer team.
          “The results as published do not match the data collected by our own observation mission,” Marcel Utembi, the head of the country’s National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) said.
          “We have a recommendation: To publish as quickly as possible all the records and minutes from the counties and the polling stations to allow candidates to compare”.

          ‘All eyes on the court’
          The DRC has been tense in recent days with rising violence across the country raising fears of a breakdown of law and order, similar to the violence that broke out in the central African country after the 2006 and 2011 elections.

          There have been isolated incidents of post-election violence around the nation of 80 million people, and on Friday, police confronted opposition protesters in the eastern city of Goma, killing at least one person.
          Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa, reporting from DRC capital Kinshasa, said judges were expected to meet early next week to go over the supposed evidence that claims Fayulu won the election.
          “If the judges feel there is no case they will throw the matter out. Felix Tshisekedi will be declared the president-elect and will be sworn in on January 18.
          “If that happens, some people fear Fayulu could tell his supporters to go onto the streets and there could be an of escalation violence. Not just in Kinshasa, but elsewhere around the country. So a lot of people are calling on the Congolese people to remain calm.
          “But all eyes will be on the court when they do meet, and a lot of people will be wondering how independent they are going to be”.

    • Break News

      A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of promise a year ago with the departure of longtime leader Robert Mugabe but now faces economic collapse.
      Doctors describe grim conditions: Bare-handed surgeries. Plastic bread bags used to collect patients’ urine. Broken-down machines. Zimbabwe’s health sector, once considered one of the best in Africa, is on its knees.
      “It’s so sad. The hospitals are empty, the patients are being turned away to die somewhere else,” said Prince Butau, treasurer of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, which represents about 1 000 doctors who anchor government hospitals.
      A new president’s promises of change have turned out to be empty.

  4. chella gondwe

    i want to agree with you chella. you would wonder why the idiocy this so called SADC does. may be if we have leaders like Gen. khama. its clear that this fugitive of a Rwandee whose names are not known but hides in the names of his forster father kabila lost together with his uncle fellow rebel soldier im Rwanda. Leaders are silent just because this man doesnt want katumbi and bemba back in Congo their country of origin. useless

  5. Mislovic

    The problem is not about winning, its all about being greedy.. and the always forget what goes round comes around. For me fayulu is a winner and he always be! Also africa we’re not a united family we are like pochers….

  6. Hammer

    George Chellah is hiding behind the DRC situation to let out his anger against SADC for reasons known to himself . He is taking sides now . The constitution in DRC allows the aggrieved party to contest the results , no one has yet been sworn in. So what is this man trying to say?

    • Gift Carl Mudenda

      Africa will be always be Africa i conquer with George Sadac is a very useless organization which has out lived its use, already the people who are against the truth Challa via trying to put across, typical of African mindsets of being against the truth. Shame on you niggas who are disagreeing with him when you can see the truth just in front of you.

  7. Governor Nguvulu

    We are proud to be African, but ruthless leaders are killing and destroying our proud of being African. Due to their own personal selfishness and wanting having more than Enough for themselves, Jehovah God Him alone will surely punish them.

  8. Chri'sea

    Chellah’s reflection is lovely and we can only depeen and clarify certain realities about our African Life: Leadership and Succession Problems, Selfishness and Envy, Discrimination and Marginalisation, Tribalism and Nepotism….. The list is longer!
    With all these blemishes entrench in majority of us Africans, including myself, hope for a better Africa is virtually a fancy dream.
    Personal decisions to reflect and reform our own lives first, can birth a true hope to better Africa. Courageous and public refusal of vices mentioned above, as organised Civil Groups or even as individuals, can spur a lot of momentum to the transformation of Africa.
    If we allow a newly elected regime to improve and accelerate the delivery of long term national strategic plans for development, hope can begin to make sense.
    There is need for more contributors to Chellah’s reflection so that many elements of reality making our African Life especially on Leadership and Succession look ugly and shameful.
    To all our efforts of bettering Ourselves, our Nations and our African Continent, we need God’s intervention!

  9. Lewis kabwe

    Africa will be the same and a shame, if the people, Africans for that matter will choose to condemn, than to come up with ideas on how to solve problems for Africa, the time you take to condemn, if it was the time you had taken to come up with constructive ideas, believe me Africa would be heading in the right direction, don’t spend most of your time on criticisms and condemnation, you can talk talk about irregularities, but you should not end your stories with irregularities, you should learn to build also, Africa is for Africans, it will only become for the nation’s of other continents if it starts doing well. Wake up and do constructive criticism if you are to be appreciated as intellectuals, you just want to criticize and condemn and leave building to those outside your continent. The continents and the people you admire did everything for themselves, which you can also do, just change your mindset and learn to love your continent, in our continent, there are crooks and manipulators, but who will bring them down if we don’t know what we are supposed to do, if we are only good at condemning ourselves what about outsiders, they will surely have a lot to talk about. We are a rich continent, and we just need all efforts together to come up with what can prosper us. If you contribute positively the continent will surely heed to your contribution, thats my belief, may God remove our unbelief.

  10. Lovemore makombe

    Mr Chellah, thank you for displaying your knowledge and understanding in African Politics, that fact that you have unreserved tag lashed the same continent that you originate from with no much to take away from to help the status quo, you hence call for like response sir. In your shallow understanding of the art of leadership you luck wisdom and are a typical non productive blogger who sits on a mountain top you placed by the same system and lanbast those who are on the mountain foot and are trying to normalise the imbalance of rulership in Africa being given to the sober minded not sell outs big mouths who are sold out for a cheat buck and ready to sell out more in the interest of their masters, power belongs to God and he gives it to the ibe he thinks will carry out his will for the moment, alus its your will and you can not do nothing about it and unless you become disgruntled and pickup arms as you seem to favour though conspicuously hidden in hollow patriotism sweet for nothing words,. tshisekedi us president of DRC and period.

    • Phakeni Makowane

      I agree fully. In fact praising western imperialists is the real shame about his article

  11. Lovemore makombe

    Mr Chellah, thank you for displaying your knowledge and understanding in African Politics, the fact that you have unreserved tung lashed the same continent that you originate from with no much to take away from your writing to help the status quo, you hence call for like response sir. In your shallow understanding of the art of leadership you luck wisdom and are a typical non productive blogger who sits on a mountain top you placed by the same system and lanbast those who are on the mountain foot and are trying to normalise the imbalance of rulership in Africa being given to the sober minded not sell outs big mouths who are sold out for a cheat buck and ready to sell out more in the interest of their masters, power belongs to God and he gives it to the one he thinks will carry out his will for the moment, alus its not your will and you can not do nothing about it and unless you become disgruntled and pickup arms as you seem to favour though conspicuously hidden in hollow patriotism sweet for nothing words,. tshisekedi is president of DRC and period.

  12. Chiluman

    But u chella why didn’t u advice Sata not to have over ambitious projects which led to over borrowing, now look where we are now, stuck with this huge debt. The same Sata said when he comes to power he will deal with the Chinese. My friend Chella theories are good but reality is different. You failed.

  13. Chibesabantu

    Immediately I read ” like really” I new the worst was coming.

  14. Bernard Elphas Sakala

    The Developement of our Africa depends on how Africans themselves will handle their own affairs. No amount of foreign assistance can change this. Any president who will lead DRC has the duty to take the country out of its current situation. Let’s help them to do this.

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