Body in Africa, Mind in Europe

Africa-a-continent-for-the-takeI’d forbid CNN, BBC, RFI and all the propaganda medias in Africa. PERIOD.

I’d follow the Singaporian route traced by Lee Kuan Yew. If a media doesn’t have ground operations in Singapore as registered company, with local journalist, they won’t have a licence to broadcast locally, because as he said journalism is politics continued by other means.

The damage the foreign medias are doing in Africa is worst than the marginal benefit they supposedly have as information channels.

For example they succeeded to convince a majority of Africans to think bad about their own leaders like Gbagbo who should be removed from Power. The same about Mugabe. The same about Kadhafi.

They distort facts. Continue the white supremacy agenda and ultimately succeed to make African happy about their colonization.

Currently, the so called elite in Africa only listen to those foreign channels. The african middle class gets 100% of its information from those propaganda channels.

Like a friend put it “Body in Africa, Mind in Europe” is what now characterize our people. The foreign medias succeeded to disconnect our people from their own reality.

Currently, the British government could reach the Nigerian population with their message or their point of view of Nigerian affairs much more easily and faster than the Nigerian government could. They can influence the news agenda in Nigeria more profoundly than the Nigerian government.

The same for the French government. They could reach the populations of 14 african countries (called francophone Africa) with any of their propaganda message much more easily and faster than the local governments themselves. They have the channels to influence the news agenda and people perception much faster than the local authorities.


The British government spends every year 600 millions euros on BBC World Service (the international propaganda branch of the BBC). And, every week, that World Service reaches 96 millions people in Africa, the biggest audience for the channel.

Now Ask yourself, why would the British government spend 600 millions euros EVERY YEAR on informing African people?

Every year France spends 273 millions euros in 3 international propaganda medias. Again, ask yourself, why would the French government spend 273 millions euros EVERY YEAR on informing African people?

Now, go to France, UK or US, and Check how they do everything to limit the influence of foreign medias on their own country.

We need strong, and stubborn leaders, while being compassionate about their own people!

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

One Response to “Body in Africa, Mind in Europe”

  1. Hank Wilson

    Damn, you're like wine-getting better with age-yup, we whole heatedly agree. Journalist, they must have feet on the ground when reporting the news from any country, that is not theirs. News reporting is and has always been a tool for manipulation and control. Letting another country come into your country and report the so called news with free license to feed the people (public) any an everything that they wish-from another country's perspective and culture point of view is suicide-and capitulation of your state. We don't allow that activity in America. A fool would allow another to manipulate its citizens.


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