- Posted March 5, 2014 by
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Obama is just black but not African
Despite the fact that when you try tracing US president Barack Obama’s origin, it starts from Nyang’oma Kogelo, in the Eastern African nation of Kenya where his father Barack Obama was born. But this does not mean Obama is black and supports or respects the cultures, customs, values and the developments of the African people. He is just born black but not African in the making.
When Obama came to limelight in 2009 as the first US black President, Africans raised hopes thinking that since the son from their soil has become the most respected and powerful man in the world, Africa would benefit much from his administration. Mostly with Kenyans celebrated his victory as if he had become a Kenyan president of their choice. I remember all the streets in the Cities and towns of these African nations celebrating Obama’s coming to power as the US President. Some Small and big Companies branded their businesses after Obama’s name. I remember buying pancakes and Chapattis from a certain Kiosk called “Obama Chapatti” in Uganda’s capital Kampala.
The visit of Obama to Ghana during the start of his first term as US President in 2009 added him more praises among Africans , he told Ghana’s parliament in a major speech that, “I have the blood of Africa within me,” which confirmed his support for Africa as a continent .
But as time went on, Barack Obama became a nightmare to Africans and am sure his dead father must be rolling in a grave because of his polices on Africa. All the hopes and happiness the Africans have already died.
How Obama has been bad to Africans
This started when Obama administration started interfering with African affairs. American military intervention in the Libyan crisis in 2011 exposed Obama’s hatred on Africa. He never advised or supported Gaddafi to go into dialogue but instead he was behind rebels who had opened war on this well developed African country by offering them arms.
In Africa , we have a believe that even if someone is your enemy , but when he dies, you regret his death and wish well that person in his/her next life but this was not the case with Obama on Gadaffi , when the news reached President Barack Obama that the rebels had killed, Muammar Gaddafi , He celebrated his death and even issued a warning to leaders in the Middle East which he described as dictators pointing his finger on the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
President Obama ‘s threats on Egypt’s coward president, Hosni Mubarak, led to his stepping down. Top American officials welcomed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down with President Barack Obama saying "The people of Egypt have spoken, their voices have been heard, and Egypt will never be the same." It's a beginning."Indeed, it has been the same and instability has taken over the country fulfilling Obama’s mission to disrupt African developments and replace it with Wars. The chaos in Egypt now can support this point.
When protests in Tunisia broke out after a 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi claimed to have lost hope in the future and set himself on fire on 17 December fueling the uprising that led to overthrow of the 23-year-long rule of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, President Obama response to this was to issues, a statement applauding the "courage" of Tunisians protestors and their "brave" struggle but not call for dialogue. This can clearly show that US foreign policy on Africa under Obama Administration was to change regimes on the Continent.
Obama on Uganda over Ant-Homosexuality Laws
Uganda as faced a lot witnessed of threats of foreign Aid cuts and relationships halts from Obama prior to the signing of the anti-Homosexuality bill by President Museveni reaching a point where the presidents exchanged words through statements.
Now Uganda is facing Aid cuts with America leading the mission. Many Africans wonder why Obama was much interested Gay laws than any other US president. Is he or was he gay? No one knows.
Obama accused of turning guns on his mother Country Kenya
Kenyan government headed by Uhuru Kenyatta which Obama did not wish to become the president, accused the US for using Agency for International Development (USAID) to destabilize the government by funding street demonstrations across the country. The country’s National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) said that it has ordered the Foreign Affairs Ministry to summon the US government aid arm for planning to topple the government using activists.
Government said it possessed credible intelligence documents and information detailing how the US donor agency has consistently funded the demonstrations by activists.
Now these recent accusations just add on the passed disappointments to Kenyans when Obama visited Africa, neglecting Kenyans who had long expected him to pay a visit to his father’s ancestral home and allow his people to embrace him. Instead, Obama visited Senegal, South Africa and neighboring Tanzania, whose capital, Dar es Salaam, is less than an hour’s flight from Nairobi.
These angered many Kenyans saying Obama refused to visit the Country because they had not elected the opposition leader RAILA ODINGA.
Addition to that Obama has not visited Kenya since his last visit in 2006 neither has his relatives visited white house. This forced his half Brother George Hussein Obama to act in a documentary critical of Obama, Daily Mail UK has the article “Obama's slumdog brother:”
What legacy can Obama leave behind in Africa?
Now that Obama is left only with two years to end his tenure in offices as US president, what can Africans remember him on? Which developmental projects does he have in Africa? Nothing good can Africans remember him on but only harmful remembrances.