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Opinion: The IMF decided to give dictators a COVID-Lifeline

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) might have the best intention, but when you give debt relief and certain programs funds to several of republics. Don’t expect this to be spent on the public there. These funds will be squandered on big convoys, don’t expect suddenly these dictators do build fancy hospitals for poverty lingering citizens. Who hasn’t been a priority and only useful, when they need grants and loans from the likes of IMF and the World Bank (WB).

On the 2nd April 2020, the IMF approved US$ 109.4 million to Rwanda. This is supporting the militaristic regime, which have ruled since the genocide in 1994. Therefore, giving a lifeline to President Paul Kagame. Who is gettign rid of his opposition, activists and they suddenly dies. That’s why they are ensuring a small praising elite in Kigali to overpower the public with more funds like this.

On the 3rd April 2020, the IMF approved US$ 97.1 million to Togo. This is supporting the Second Generation Dictator Faure Gnassingbe who is just sworn in for his third term in office. Where all protests are hard hit, where the real opposition is destroyed and there is lack of real investment into the the state. As the Gnassingbe family, who has ruled this nation from 1967. They haven’t showed any interest in real development and only using the state as a private business operation.

On the 9th April 2020, the IMF approved US$ 147 millions to Gabon. Where second generation dictator resides. The son like father, keeps the state all enclosed. Omar Bongo Ondimba follows Ali Bongo Ondimba. These funds are given to a man who is following the family affair of running this state. This is has been done since 1967. So, they are validating the Bongo regime and they will continue to constrain it.

On the 14th April 2020, the IMF approved US$ 115.1 millions to Chad. Another big-man and militarized government run by Idriss Deby Itno have ruled since a coup in 1990. He rules by decree and silence his opposition. So, it not like this man is saint. Your not a saint, when the only way the opposition dares to show their affection is to whistle. Not like the IMF cares about that, because these funds will be given to an boast of his army, whose not only battling Boko Haram, but also constrains the public.

On the 4th May 2020, the IMF approved US$ 226 millions to Cameroon. This is boosting the President for Life, Paul Biya. The Ghost of Cameroon and Swiss Landlord of Cameroon. The man who kills own citizens in the North-West and South-West Regions, the Ambazonia parts of Cameroon. The man who rigs elections, uses army against his own citizens and who has reigned non-stop since the 1980. So, this man hasn’t developed Cameroon, except for making his elite wealthy and making his own family richer than the nation. That is the ones the IMF is bailing out.

On the 6th May 2020, the IMF approved US$ 491.5 million to Uganda. This is giving money to the militarized government of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The government who has run the Republic since the coup in 1986. A man who torture, detain and assaults his opposition. A man who uses the government as private property. A man who is the “high above” and who directs anything from his State House. Who has had debt relief and grants gotten lost, paying ghosts and so fourth. These funds will squandered and only feed the kitchen cabinet, not the public. He has had the time from 1986 to develop the Republic, but have instead built a big army and the biggest entourage on the continent.

So, the IMF is giving these money out in good faith. They are doing it with a purpose, but don’t expect to do any good. These funds will boast and give the Dictators a lifeline. That is sad, its a bitter pill to swallow, but needed to be said. Since, the IMF is by doing this giving way to the most ruthless leaders on the planet. People who have no heart, but only lives for their own personal greed. These people can order the death of their enemies and can without a flick of their eyes make someone stop.

That is why this money will not be used for the purpose of which its given. It might be some of the dollars ending up to nurses and frontline workers. However, this will most likely pay of their pet projects like para-military groups or security organizations, which is used to monitor the public. The money will also go to the expensive lifestyle of the President and his cronies. While only a few rain-drops will go to public. However, don’t expect these funds to go anywhere useful. Than, your lying to yourself and very naive.

You don’t become big-men like these without being using force and not caring about governance. They are there because of the guns, the method of fear and intimidation. These funds are given to men who uses their state as a racket.

The IMF like I said does this in good faith, but its a reason why its faith. Because they have trust and belief it will do some good, but don’t expect magic. There is no magic wand to fix things, especially with the leadership at the helm. What is worrying is how easily they could get these millions of dollars, because of the global pandemic.

They will misuse it and it will be squandered. It just a matter of time, before ghost companies and ghost workers are paid. Before sudden funds have gone missing and no one can find the allocation. That is just what happens. Also, the elite will get a big pay-check, because their loyalty is worth more than gold for these men. Peace.

Kenya: Ministry of Health – World Bank Support Budget for the COVID-19 National Response under Ministry of Health (April-September 2020) – (30.04.2020)

EFF Statement on Donald Trump Withdrawing Funding for WHO (16.04.2020)

Uganda: Press Statment on the Food Distribution in Kampala (15.04.2020)

Opinion: Trump halts funding to the WHO, because the Emperor is naked…

It is about time now. This is enough, the world is suffering with a pandemic. The United States and the Trump Administration is halting funds to the World Health Organization (WHO). The Washington D.C. Consensus of our day is internal squabble and create enemies.

The US has done enough bad decisions abroad, across shores and caused havoc. If that being the Iran agreement, the trade-war with China. The causes of stir with NATO and so-on. There has been nothing positive. His done nothing to prevent the North Koreans from shooting missiles towards Japan. There is no stopping of trouble within Iraq, who the lawmakers want to banish them. While the hawks in DC wants to start a war against Teheran.

So, its not like the US or Trump Administration is doing anyone a favour. Neither is the Coup d’etat sponsored in Bolivia. The trying to forge a right-wing change of guards in Caracas in Venezuela. It is not like they are playing softballs, they are doing it right in-front of our eyes. The only thing missing is CIA troops on the streets with trained militias in the US And then send them to the streets.

With this in mind. The way the destructive behaviour from the White House abroad. This is a continuation of it. The way it has targeted WHO and its director in the midst of the COVID-19 and the Coronavirus outbreak. A virus who has shed a dim light on the lacking profound leadership in Washington. Where it has shown the erratic behaviour is serving no gain. Therefore, it is easier to pin-point outsiders, than looking into own mediocrity. Which is bountiful and the warnings of it was all there, but the President and his team didn’t worry. Not until the house started burning. Than, they wondered why there was firemen coming.

President Trump might think his brilliant making WHO an enemy and a target. However, it is only undressing his mismanage. The king is without clothes. The emperor is naked. In front of his court, his a jester and joke. His insincere and he knows it. However, he thinks this is his trick. The trick that might save him at home, but abroad we know the deal.

He is halting funding for the organization who is funding and coordinating the research into the vaccine against the virus. The virus that has hurt the US the most, because of mismanagement. The man who has talked ill of the Untied Nations. Who has worked against global efforts and thwarted deals. Just like he just recently breached the International Space Agreement. Just so he can in his own mind start to mine the MOON. That is the sort of fella we are operating with.

President Trump is hearing of the carnage. The reasons for this act. Not that its good, not that its grandeur. It is the epic failure and trying to forge another narrative. While his own citizens is dying because he didn’t do his job. He didn’t mitigate or care early. Instead, he pumped hope into Wall Street and trying to save the Goodfella’s at Corporate America. Because, the citizens doesn’t matter as much as the big-men of the corporate-citizens. They matter more and more.

The WHO is just functioning the way it is because of the powers all its stakeholders gives it. The matter of how the world will want to support it and be behind it. Especially in the time of need like now. They are the ones coordinating and working with scientists world-wide. They are in-charge of studies and securing the studies are followed-up upon. Which in the end will save us all and give us a way-out.

That is how POOR Trump is. His the impoverished mind, the broke fellow of a spirit. Who has so little consideration, that unless he gets a few tokens and praise, he will buckle and cry like a baby. That is who he is and the world see it. There is no escape in a crisis and Trump is showing signs of fatigue. Weakness and above all, no strategy, no co-ordination and no punt to secure a better tomorrow. Only self-destruction and trying to bring the world on his team. What a fool, what a weak man. He might have powers in his office, in his role in DC, but he doesn’t have a character who can carry it. It is not in him and there was anything in him to change that either.

The emperor is naked. Time to release the dragons and let’s us enjoy the show. Peace.

A Quarantine Memo (13.04.2020)

It was bound to happen, at one point I had to write a piece like this. Just to clear my mind, as the reflections of my windows get boring. The COVID-19 Special Reports, the deaths, the recovered, the contagious disease continues to spread and I’m self-quarantined by the authorities and my employers. Well, that is all good for now, but it makes a brother reflect on life. As I have been in this state for 30 days or about a month.

I know we have seen pictures of P.Diddy, Puff Daddy or Diddy where he turns a lot older than he usually does. I am sure many more looks older now. Because, they don’t have the team around them to give them make-up and fresh new clothes straight from the factory.

However, for the most of us. The days goes in checking emails, the twitter feed and Facebook feed. Listening to the news, talking to the close family and friends. Keeping in touch and letting the day go by. While the numbers are rising. More death, more horror and a worry of a second wave. While states, nations and whatnot plans to open up. We are looking wonder, who will be caught in the second wave, as the old people’s home is so hardly hit in the first wave and God knows who will be next in line. As doctors, nurses and front-line workers are catching it or even in quarantine themselves.

This is not easy times. The mind rumbles. The questions remains, as we don’t have vaccine, nor any sufficient medicine to cure this disease. We can think that the spoils of the American President and other gutsy people has the tricks. But then again, we would fool ourselves or let us be fooled by another fool.

Just like the people hooked on the 5G thingy, that is the same peddlers who are selling vitamin-cures to heal your skull, your dildos and whatnot. The same folks who sold Pizzagate and went mayhem on Clinton’s emails. However, the same folks will not cry loud for the thousands of dead because of the lack of preparation and concern about the virus itself. That is just so rich.

The headlines, the drama and the diplomatic squabble are bound to happen. The lack of funds, the stolen allocated funds, the ghost foundations and everything is bound to happen. The ghost workers and the grand corruption, as there was no transparency with COVID-19 Funds. There was no clear oversight nor care to look over the transfers of funds. Only spending because there was a dire need, not even look into tenders or reasons for procurement of needed goods too.

It is all just clear magic, the magicians in office using the space to enrich themselves on a tragedy. The death, the failure of state and the lack of protocol. The staring darkness of it all. While we are told to be hopeful. Be giddy and be cautious. Wash our hands, social distance and listen to guidance. However, we should still be woke.

These people who has power, needs to be regulated and questioned. They shouldn’t automatically get a pass, because of a pandemic. Yes, there is need for new measures and security of life. That is understood. However, that doesn’t mean they have a “free for all” or can “burn bridges” to secure wealth for post-COVID. We all see that.

This is a quarantine memo. It doesn’t have any answers, but just thoughts. Which you can either take as good or dismiss. However, be woke, ask questions and ask yourself if you see it as right. But remember, common sense needs to be common. Peace.

OPM: Statement by the Prime Minister Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda on Relief Food to the Vulnerable Urban Poor Affected by the Lockdown due to COVID 19 (01.04.2020)

Somalia: The Paris Club Creditors Provide Debt Relief to Somalia (31.03.2020)

Opinion: All hail the King or let your constituents die

President Donald J. Trump got a nerve, well, to be honest. I don’t think he got any. His not a governor nor any ordinary representative of the public. His the President and has Executive Power with Executive Privileges, which can through Federal Programs help the Hospitals or support the Health Care system as a whole.

The same man who dismantled the National Security Council directorate for Pandemics. While also sacking the pandemics expert stationed in China. Clearly, this President haven’t listened nor acted righteous.

He played down the COVID-19 or Coronavirus all through January and February. Even as he got the Intelligence warnings in December 2019. Not like the President couldn’t get the wire or the information from China. He would get it, but he didn’t listen, because it didn’t matter to him and his busy golfing scheduled at Mar-A-Lago in Miami.

President Trump has misused his time. The Timeline he cannot run away, which is exposed in the recent ad too. Where his words are used against him. As the numbers are skyrocketing and hospitals cannot manage to follow suit. Neither is the states able to get needed equipment or manpower to shield the apex of the pandemics in their areas. There is no central coordination, if it is. Its AD-HOC and reactionary, later after the fact.

The United States is fucked, because of their central leadership. The Governors and States can salvage the hurt. However, they are not getting the help they need from the President. Unless, they write love-letters or praise their King. The Jester at the White House. The Big-Man, the Don and the Snake-Oil Salesman. The Bankrupter of Casinos, he lost money even in a an industry: “where the house always wins”. That’s the sort of character he is.

This President is running FEMA. A cabinet filled of temporary people. His filled cronies and loyal yes men in his party. They are all evolved around him and his whims. His nepotism and his actions are clear, the bail-out will most likely be overturned and not give the needed surplus the people needs. Instead, its a cash-cow for the corporations. That is the sort of man, another trick and another act of deviousness.

Now, in the midst of the skyrocketing numbers of people catching the spread. The hospitals in Bronx, state of Georgia and everywhere else is crying out of needs. When the Department of State suddenly asks for a international brain-drain of educated health care workers from abroad. From the most devious of governments in recent history. Child-separating, closing of borders, Muslim-Ban and so fourth. Now, they need the migrants? Your insincerity and your lack of tolerance in the sunny days. Why should people come now to your need in the rain? Seriously?

The United States is so rich, but morally POOR. The poverty is their acts against minorities, the poor and the migrants itself. That is why they suddenly turn to them in the hour of need. The rest of the term they have been associated with dismantling opportunities to enter the Republic. So, in crisis and havoc, your needed, but rest of the time your a filthy person. Just think about that for a moment.

Still, the President wants to salvage the economy. He wants to save Wall-Street and the economy. Even if his printing money like a drunk sailor. However, the President needs the praise, they need to say his hair looks nice, his breath is fresh and give him two scoops of ice-cream beside his slice of cake. Also, not forget to give him his doze of cokes.

This President forgets his role, think this is a hunger game. Think this is play for who deserves the most and who begs the best gets equipment and funds. The citizens of United States deserves better. Now they are seeing what a narcissist and a self-centred individual will do in crisis. Instead of serving, his only want to be King. The Grand Monarch from Jamaica Queens to the White House. That is the man, apparently.

I’m grateful I’m European and seeing this from across the pond. However, don’t wish anyone to go through what the US Citizens are going through now. But, when you elect a man like this and when you support his actions. That will cost. The cost is showing now. The price of his leadership and reactionary ways comes. The US are losers, because the biggest contender for useless President in the World is on the throne there.

Still, remember praise the ass-hole, remember to give him the honour and kiss the ring. If you do, your constituents might get some relief. Peace.

African Union (AU): Communiqué of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020 (26.03.2020)

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