Saturday, March 2, 2013

$010 Is John Kerry a salesman for IMF?

--Is-John-Kerry-a-salesman-for-IMF?

John Kerry is the new 2013 Secretary of State representing United States. He has embarked upon an ambitious tour of eleven countries on his very first assignment. He is in Egypt now.

IMF is a short-term money-lending institution. Loans given by it, definitely are short-term. They carry nearly commercial-market-rate of interest. IMF is notorious for its arm-twisting and strings.

We shall now see the advice of Mr. John Kerry to Egypt:
``It's clear to us that the IMF arrangement needs to be reached, that we need to give the market the confidence.``


The new Egyptian rulers have agreed in principle to swallow this bitter-pill. Probably, they may want some sugar-coating, before they open their mouths.

#009 Why select only Mugabe?

Africa , sadly, is a continent of deprivation-and-poverty.

Who caused this poverty? May be African-peoples-themselves. May be African-rulers. May be the Euro-American colonisers.

BBC-UK has shouted at the top of its voice: ``Zimbabwe's Mugabe holds lavish 89th birthday party``. Cost-of-celebrations:: $600,000. Craze: Minting-gold-coins on the occasion.

Mugabe`s birth-day-slogan: Down-with-imperialism.

ybrao-a-donkey`s comments: True, that African-Heads-of-State should exercise some restraints in expenses and luxuries, if they have to save their peoples from hunger-and-poverty.

But, why BBC and Britain are crying hoarse? European past-colonial-rulers and present-MNCs-monsters have their role in impoverishing Africa. Their ire against is because he is not allowing them to to knock-away-bulk of the cake. Somehow, Euro-America is unable to work-out an acceptable arrangement of exploitation as they have done in Saudi Arabia. Mugabe is not sufficiently accommodative to them.

What are the forebodings? Euro-America may launch another adventure into Zimbabway, a-la their forays into Libya and Egypt.

Doesn't Queen Elizabeth celebrate lavish birthday-and-coronation-ceremonies? Are there no poor in Britain?

I do not intend to defend the misdeeds of Zimbabway or highlight British failures. What should provoke thought is the selective-reprobations by the Euro-American Media.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

20 MCQ Objective type Questions Test on Africa

The sufferings of Africa receive little attention of the world. Though institutions such as I.M.F. and World Bank claim to provide financial help to the Least Developed Countries of Africa, they do not address to the underlying key problems of the African poor countries. Africa was a colony of the Europe and a source of slaves for United States. They look to Africa as a source of minerals and agricultural commodities, for buying at throw-away prices. The corruption of the African Heads of State and the Government add to the exploitation and mess. Exploitation by domestic rulers as well as the former colonialists, the African people are like candles burnt from two ends.


Here is a 20 MCQs Objective Type Questions test. Just , click the answer which you consider as the best. Press the 'get score button' when you are done. You can press the 'get score' button any number of times even in the midst of test. Press 'reset' if you want to try afresh.

1.Mwai Kibaki is the President of
Ithiopia
Somalia
Kenya
Tanzania

2.Emmanuel Nadingar is the PM of
Chad
Mali
Gambia
Senegal

3.The country which has reserves of gold, coal, iron ore and Uranium and still remaining very poor is:
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Zaire

4.The African country which has the highest death rate in the world
Ithiopia
Somalia
Chad
Angola

5.A country has 500,000 people and a coast-line of 1,110 km. No agriculture. NO irrigation. Govt. sold out its coastal fishing rights to Europe. Which daredevil this country could be:
Angola
Morocco
Mauritania
Western Sahara

6.Which country lives on copper exports?
Congo
Zambia
Western SahAra
Zimbabway

7.Which of the following is not a Mediterranean country?
Western Sahara
Morocco
Algeria
Tunisia

8.Which of the following is not on Red Sea?
Sudan
Eritrea
Djbouti
Kenya

9.The largest country in Africa, after the division of Sudan, is:
Algeria
Egypt
Libya
South Africa

10.Though a former French Colony and is on Atlantic Coast, which country imports one third of its needs from China?
Algeria
Benin
South Africa
LIbya

11.The African country which survives on diamond exports :
Congo
Zaire
Zimbabway
Botswana

12.African Countries which have the highest Central Bank Discount Rates :
Angola-Botswana
Gambia-Ghana
D.R.O.Congo-Zimbabway
Republic of Congo-Nigeria

13.In spite of having huge reserves of iron ore, and their exports, the country which has become nearly bankrupt:
Algeria
Benin
Cameroon
Djbouti

14.World's largest producer of cocoa-beans:
Cameroon
Ivory Coast
Gambia
Nigeria

15.The African countries which have unemployments of more than 80%
Djibouti-Zimbabway
Botswana-Namibia
Ivory Coast-Ghana
Libya-Egypt

16.The African country which claims to have a BELOW POVERTY LEVEL POPULATION Of less than 4%
Botswana
Mozambique
South Africa
Tunisia

17.Country which has Africa's largest Stock Exchange:
Algeria
Egypt
South Africa
Tunisia

18.Africa's most densely populated country
Egypt
Libya
Rwanda
South Africa

19.The African country which earns 95% of its foreign exchange from OIL is
Libya
Nigeria
Cameroon
Sudan

20.African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was made by
Madagascar
OAU
United Nations
United States


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

China or some other country moving away from poor African countries is natural

News Reports indicate that China is moving away from the poor African countries.



We cannot find fault with China if it moves away.
We cannot expect countries to be philanthropists.
Africa, fortunately, is extremely rich in natural resources, both forests and mines.
China seems to crave for more gold. It may not satisfy itself even with dollars or Euros, because it has already accumulated sizeable reserves of both the world's leading currencies.
South Africa has these gold and diamond mines and reserves. Hence, China befriends South Africa and supports its candidature for the permanent membership of the Security Council.

Poor African countries like Somalia, Ithiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Malawi, Senegal, Gambia, etc. do not have gold or dollars or euro reserves to pay for their imports. What attractions will Chinese have in the African impoverished countries?

Besides, most African countries have dictatorial regimes. China too has a dictatorial regime, but of a different kind. Chinese dictatorship is like refined villainy. African dictatorships are somewhat coarse and rugged.



We should sympathise the poor African countries because they have always been at the receiving end of the dubious world commerce and trade.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

#006 WHY YEHOVA AND ALLAH ARE SO MERCILESS ON AFRICA?

WHY GODS ARE SO MERCILESS ON AFRICA?

The East African countries Ithiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda are facing their worst drought today. They do not have rains for the last three years. Drinking water has become extremely scarce, noT to speak of water for irrigation. The countries have become deserts with sand dunes spread everywhere. UNO says that the East African Coast will get rains in a few days.

Why Gods are so merciless against the guiltless poor Africans? Why the Christian God Yehova, the Islamic God Allah, and the numerous other tribal gods do not show a little compassion for the cursed? Why the compassionate Buddha and the 330 million Hindu Gods of the Orient do not bless the Africans?

It does not really matter if Gods do not help. Why the wealthy European and North American countries which plunder the African natural resources and dump the nuclear wastes on Africa, do not help the dark Continent? Why the Belgians pour the milk they produce in the Sea? They could, as well, supply the milk to the poor African Nations, to save the endangered malnourished children.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

#005 53 AFRICAN HOSPITALS LINKED THROUGH A TELEMEDICINE PROJECT

Shri Ramachandra University, Tamil Nadu launched a pan-African E-Network Project to extend continuing medical education and training programs for nurses and para medical staff. They also claim to provide online medical consultation for 79,000 hours, offline advice to five patients per day in each of the 53 African countries.

So far, so good. But my small MIND gets a small doubt. Is SRU doing all this with philanthropic purpose? Not. They seem to have an eye to capture some education business and make some bucks from the poor Africa which has already been deprived by the Europe and the US.

Why not SRU extend the same service to the remote Primary Health Centres in Tamil Nadu run by the Government of Tamil Nadu?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

#004 WHY DO INDIAN PRIME MINISTERS ALWAYS VISIT ONLY SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA?

INDIAN PRIME MINISTER visits only Nigeria and South Africa. Why does he not visit other countries? Are they so poor that they do not deserve his condescension.

Nigeria is adjacent to France, with a little of Mediterranean Sea separating the both. India buys large quantum of arms from France. The Indian PM visits France quite frequently. The visit to Nigeria may be tagged to it.

South Africa has large NRI diaspora population. Mahatma Gandhi led some movements there. The Indian PM naturally gets invitations to visit S.A.

BLOGGER'S VIEW
India should treat other African countries also on equal footing.

Monday, July 2, 2007

#001 SUB SAHARRAN AFRICAN COUNTRIES REALISED WHAT IS IN STAKE

PROPOSAL FOR AFRICOM (African Command) by USA
News Reports indicate that Sub Saharran countries (Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Morocco) have declined to allow their territories for establishing African Command.

BLOGGER'S VIEWS
It is good that the African countries are learning from Imperial History.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

#003 WHO GAVE ARMS TO SOMALI GUNMEN ?

News: Somalian gunmen attacked Ethoiopians and killed an officer.

BLOGGER'S VIEWS
Who gave guns to the Somalian gunmen? For what purpose?

#002 HOW LONG SHOULD AFRICA BE A NEGLECTED CONTINENT?

Africa continues to be a dark and neglected Continent.

Kindly courtesy, the whole world? The African leaders themselves? the EU, US and Canada? Chinese Premier visited Africa, a few months back, hunting for goodwill or markets.

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