Africa: We don't want aid. Please keep it for your local poor!

5-Stars-ColonizationAfrica: We don’t Want Aid. Thanks.
Europe: No, No you don’t understand you need Aid.

The most fierce defendants of Aid to Africa are now mostly non-africans, while most africans are asking to stop it.

Take the example of one small east african nation Eritrea. They declared self-reliance and shut all NGOs and relief organization offices.

They refused to accept aid. Since then they’ve started building their country and have good results.

“Keeping with its self-relaince policy, the government of Eritrea stopped requesting any financial assistance from the United States since 2005, and fully cut-off all third party NGOs that were financially sponsored by the United States after 2006. The Eritrean government believes that foreign assistance breeds a culture of dependency that shackles African countries into a cycle of poverty”.

One Eritrean official declared “Aid only postpones the basic solutions to crucial development problems by tentatively ameliorating their manifestations without tackling their root causes. The structural, political, economic, etc. damage that it inflicts upon recipient countries is also enormous.”  – Adal Voice

But it doesn’t came without cost. The nation paid a big cost. The western countries started bulling and demonizing the government.

According to wikileaks, once in 2008, Hilary Clinton was found to say, “Eritrea is bad example of good governance”.

The BBC vested journalist Ed Harris warned “Self-reliance could cost Eritrea dear“.
The Economist ridiculed the country  “A myth of self-reliance: Eritrea’s people pay the price for their government’s pride

What a bad example Eritrea is showing!
What if more African countries would follow their example!
Self-reliance ideology is a threat to the well proven exploitation scheme in place around the continent.

Eritrea must be punished!

The country ended up in economic sanctions under the pretext that the country is helping alshebab in Somalia. But the truth is pretty clear Eritrea stands against all forms of neocolonialism, political, economical, etc.

In a previous post I’ve called on Africans to Kill The NGOs, Chase The Charlatan Experts, Be Wary Of IMF & World Bank, because the hard truth about aid is this:

The mission of the fisherman is not to feed the fish. If the Fish doesn’t Understand that, It’s the Fish problem. If it’s Free, you are the Product!

And, as Thomas Sankara put it “He who feeds you, controls you…”

Obviously, if foreign aid would develop any place, Africa will be the most developed continent in the world.

International AID is currently doing more harm to Africa than good. It became the main tool used by foreign governments and organizations to corrupt the African elite, and get them to behave so irrationally toward their own populations and the basic interest of their countries.

Aside corruption and the criminality, International Aid is the root of the 5 Stars colonization disease that cripple the African elite which dislikes the responsibility and the self sacrifice that comes with being in control of a nation destiny. As far as they enjoyed the status offered by their positions, they never liked the responsibilities demanded by the jobs, therefore they use international aid programs as substitute to their responsibilities.

If Africa needs any aid, the most urgent one is to get rid of the 40 billions corruption industry (called International Aid) that shackles its youth and elite, cultivates and maintains the beggar mentality.


How would you develop any country when the dream of  the majority  of its youth and elite is not entrepreneurship, innovation, education and self-sufficiency, but the dream to have a job with a humanitarian organization or to get their project financed by some International aid Agency or proxy. 

The road chosen by the people of Eritrea is not an easy one. Things will go dead wrong at some point before they will get better. It’s just the law of nature. Like China went wrong with Mao before getting better with Deng Xiaoping.

The most important is not to lose sight when things go wrong, but also be flexible to adapt to changing circumstances and environment.

As Martin Luther King  put it “Right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

Africans don’t want aid. Please keep it for your local poor! Help your neighbors in the West!

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15 Responses to “Africa: We don't want aid. Please keep it for your local poor!”

  1. Steven

    I found your article very respectable and I hope Eritrea is successful in remaining independent. Are you familiar with the concept of a Resource Based Economy or The Venus Project? It seems that Eritrea would be a great candidate for such an endeavor.

    For those who are not familiar with a Resource Based Economy and The Venus Project:

    The Venus Project proposes we work toward a worldwide, resource-based economy, a holistic social and economic system in which the planetary resources are held as the common heritage of all the earth’s inhabitants. The current practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant, counter-productive, and falls far short of meeting humanity’s needs.

    Simply stated, within a Resource Based Economy we will utilize existing resources – rather than money – to provide an equitable method of distribution in the most humane and efficient manner. It is a system in which all goods and services are available to everyone without the use of money, credits, barter, or any other form of debt or servitude.

    To better understand a resource-based economy, consider this. If all the money in the world disappeared overnight, as long as topsoil, factories, personnel and other resources were left intact, we could build anything we needed to fulfill most human needs. It is not money that people require, but rather free access to most of their needs without worrying about financial security or having to appeal to a government bureaucracy. In a resource-based economy of abundance, money will become irrelevant.

    We have arrived at a time when new innovations in science and technology can easily provide abundance to all of the world’s people. It is no longer necessary to perpetuate the conscious withdrawal of efficiency by planned obsolescence, perpetuated by our old and outworn profit system. If we are genuinely concerned about the environment and our fellow human beings, if we really want to end territorial disputes, war, crime, poverty and hunger, we must consciously reconsider the social processes that led us to a world where these factors are common. Like it or not, it is our social processes – political practices, belief systems, profit-based economy, our culture-driven behavioral norms – that lead to and support hunger, war, disease and environmental damage.

    The aim of this new social design is to encourage an incentive system no longer directed toward the shallow and self-centered goals of wealth, property, and power. These new incentives would encourage people toward self-fulfillment and creativity, both materially and spiritually.

  2. Bellih (ER)

    handouts make man Africa please wake up..African leaders wake up too, like your Panafrican fathers..don’t think about how to make bigger your belly

  3. Manuele D'Ercole

    handouts make man Africa please wake up..African leaders wake up too, like your Panafrican fathers..don’t think about how to make bigger your belly

  4. Kariuki Anthony Kiragu

    I have seen first-hand the severe cultural dislocation that aid causes, the loss of self-confidence it occasions and the dependency it breeds. I want none of it whatsoever! the bad press that Eritrea gets has always looked suspicious. Now we know why.
    And be careful, my people …. African holocaust says that white supremacy is propped up by, the missionary, media, merchant and military. That is true too.

  5. Abdiraheem Mohammed

    We need more countries to follow the example of Eritrea.

    President Isias Afwerki should be commended not only for his bravery to stand up to the western bullies, but also for his passion in protecting the dignity of his people.

  6. Shiro Asmera

    … and neighboring ethiopia last year bragged for its 9%GDP growth. Where infact they've received a 5 billion aid package from EU, USA, IMF and world Bank that constitute 12% of their GDP. Meaning their growth was the debt of aid.

  7. Patrick Kariuki

    I really like your articles and the way you deliver your message. Its time for Africa to arise and instead of asking for aid, we should demand fair trade with the west. They impose such strict conditions for African products eg flowers, that some fas are forced to close. We should trade more within and without. Kudos to Eritrea for their boldness.

  8. Zak

    If we want Africa to develop politically, economically, socially and want to gain back our prestige in all aspects, government leaders and elites have to wake up and pay a little sacrifice for their people.Thank you for bringing the exsmple of Eritrea but it has to be supported and followed.By being silent we are actually helping the neocolonialists to contnue colonising Africa forever.


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