So it comes as no surprise when modern day collaborators such as Mo Ibrahim, the British Sudanese entrepreneur, undermine Africa and its leadership, for no other reason than to force African leaders to submit to Western economic and political ideology. Today, Mo Ibrahim tells us that in 2012 and 2013, there was no African leader that qualified for the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
Mo Ibrahim’s views regarding Africans and their leadership is evident in this report from the BBC, which said:
Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim selection committee tried to explain why no African leaders was chosen for the prize in 2012 and 2013 when African economies were obviously on the rise and much progress was seen in the development arena. This is what he had to say:
The Mo Ibrahim prize seems to be awarded only to those who toe the western line, stick to IMF and WB prescriptions for the development of their nations and most importantly, open up their markets to predatory multi-national corporations and leadership considered to be amenable to the west-systematic emasculation of Africa’s leadership.
Speaking of emasculation…Here is a man, a Moslem man… given the name Mohamed…presumably after the great Prophet Mohamed, but in trying to fit into his British image…he prefers to call himself Mo… I have never heard anyone referring to Jesus as Jessie or Jess…
For today, let us look at how awards, grants and prizes are used to emasculate Africans…
By Sophia Tesfamariam from here
What follows is a history lesson of sorts. Example after example of crude self-interest of individuals (African and western), regimes and western puppet masters all intent on taking care of number one to the enormous detriment of the populations of many African countries. Neocolonialism still rules.