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Chinese ghost cities - Now in Africa!
07-04-2012, 07:01 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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It was supposed to be a state-of-the-art city for 500,000 - but eerie footage shows how a Chinese-built urbanisation is at risk of becoming Africa's first 'ghost town'.

Constructed on the outskirts of Angola's capital city Luanda, Nova Cidade de Kilamba has 750 eight-storey blocks of flats, a dozen schools and more than 100 shop units.

But, crucially, it has no residents, and many of the nearby slum-dwellers cannot afford the £75,000 price-tag to move in.

'It's got car parking, places for us to have games like football, basketball and handball. It's very quiet, much calmer than the other city, there's no criminality.'

But when asked if his family would move there, he said: 'No way, we can't afford this. It's impossible. And there is no work for my parents here.'

Kilamba street sweeper Jack Franciso, 32, added: 'Yes, it's a nice place for sure but to live here you need a lot of money. People like us don't have money like that.'

He has a point. How can someone who earns an average £1.30 per day afford luxury flats that range from £75,000 to £130,000.

It seems it's a question state-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation, which built the 12,355 acres development in three years in exchange for oil, has not asked.



read whole article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...empty.html
07-04-2012, 07:18 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:After battling for years against the white colonial powers of Britain, France, Belgium and Germany, post-independence African leaders are happy to do business with China for a straightforward reason: cash.

That's funny.
Colonial powers? What about Britain, France, Belgium, Germany & US interests? Oil? Raw materials, unmitigated pollution of the water supply with petroleum 13.gif

So at the end of a rather lengthy article it says:

Quote:Where will it all end? As far as Beijing is concerned, it will stop only when Africa no longer has any minerals or oil to be extracted from the continent.

The people of this bewitching, beautiful continent, where humankind first emerged from the Great Rift Valley, desperately need progress. The Chinese are not here for that.

They are here for plunder. After centuries of pain and war, Africa deserves better.

Those poor people get the shït end of the stick regardless of who they do business with. bored.gif

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07-04-2012, 07:22 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Colonialism turned into Corptoratism, same shït different day. sad2.gif
07-04-2012, 07:50 PM #4
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At the same time more and more covert and not so convert military ops by US forces are spreading throughout Africa.coffeetime.gif
07-04-2012, 08:00 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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The Rwanda genocide also springs to mind. coffeetime.gif


Quote:It wasn't until Europeans came to colonize the area that the terms "Tutsi" and "Hutu" took on a racial role. The Germans were the first to colonize Rwanda in 1894. They looked at the Rwandan people and thought the Tutsi had more European characteristics, such as lighter skin and a taller build. Thus they put Tutsis in roles of responsibility.

When the Germans lost their colonies following World War I, the Belgians took control over Rwanda. In 1933, the Belgians solidified the categories of "Tutsi" and "Hutu" by mandating that every person was to have an identity card that labeled them either Tutsi, Hutu, or Twa. (Twa are a very small group of hunter-gatherers who also live in Rwanda.)

Although the Tutsi constituted only about ten percent of Rwanda's population and the Hutu nearly 90 percent, the Belgians gave the Tutsi all the leadership positions. This upset the Hutu.

When Rwanda struggled for independence from Belgium, the Belgians switched the status of the two groups. Facing a revolution instigated by the Hutu, the Belgians let the Hutus, who constituted the majority of Rwanda's population, be in charge of the new government. This upset the Tutsi.

The animosity between the two groups continued for decades.

http://history1900s.about.com/od/rwandan...nocide.htm
07-04-2012, 08:26 PM #6
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The whole carving up of Africa in to colonial land masses was an epic fail the consequences of which are still being felt today. look to Libya, the Sudan both before and after North/South Divide. Darfur.

More extensive list http://www.warsintheworld.com/?page=static1258254223

This is the Africa section
Quote:-Algeria: fights between regular army and:

al-Qaeda Organization in the Maghreb (AQIM) since 2005 (known in the past as Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) since 2003)
Islamic Salvation Front (Fis)
Jamat Tawhid Wal Jihad Fi Garbi Afriqqiya (Movement for Monotheism and Jihad in West Africa) group has broken away since December 2011

-Angola: fights between regular army and:

Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda - Military Position (FLEC-PM) secessionist movement from 1975
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda - Armed Forces of Cabinda (Flec-Fac)

-Central African Republic: fights between regular army and:

CPJP (Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace Movement)
FDPC (Democratic Forces for the People of Central Africa)

-Chad: fights between regular army and Union of Resistance Forces (URF)

-Ivory Coast: fights between “Invisible Commandos” militia and Republican Forces of new-elected president Alassane Ouattara (ended on April 13, 2011)

-Democratic Republic of Congo: fights between regular army and:

Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) born on 1987 against Congo and Uganda armed forces
Popular Front for Justice in Congo
Independent Liberation Movement of the Allies known also as (Nzobo ya Lombo)
Mai Mai Yakutumba Gedeo (Pro-government militia)
Mai Mai Sheka
Mai Mai Hume
MaiMai Kifuafua
Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) or Forces démocratiques pour la libération du Rwanda (FDLR)
Alliance des patriotes pour un Congo libre et démocratique (APCLS)
Patriotes résistants congolais (PARECO)
Democratic Forces Allied Democratic - National Liberation Army of Uganda (ADF / NALU) rebels active in North Kivu, South Kivu, Maniema and Katanga provinces
Troops loyal to Bosco ‘Terminator’ Ntaganda military leader (who has defected from the Congolese army) have created the armed group March 23 Movement (M23) comprising of former members of the rebel National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP)

-Djibouti: fights between regular army and rebels of Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD)

-Egypt: fights between regular army and Takfir wal-Hijra (jihadist salafist group)

-Eritrea: fights between regular army and:

Democratic Movement for the Liberation of the Eritrean Kunama (DMLEK)
Eritrean Salvation Front (ESF)
Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO)
Continuing tensions of border with Ethiopia and Djibouti

-Ethiopia: fights between regular army and:

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fights for independence of Ogaden from Ethiopia Government since 1984 (accepted to lay down arms in April 2010. On October 12 2010 has signed a peace deal with Government. Since January 2012 figths are going on)
Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) armed wing of ONLF
Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) fights for independence of Oromo from Ethiopia Government since 1973
Jijirama Oromo Liberation Front (Jijirama-OLF) da Gennaio 2012
United Western Somali Liberation Front (UWSLF) since 1970 (accepted to lay down arms in April 2010)
Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front or Afar Revolutionary Democratic Union Front (ARDUF)

-Kenya:
Muslim Youth Center (al-Qaida-linked Somali militia in Kenya)

-Libya: National Transitional Council, together with help of Nato, at the end of October 2011 won civil war against Gadafi army.

Libyan Liberation Front (LLF) in Sahel
Prisoner Omar Abdelrahman Group

-Mali:

National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) or National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) or Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) is a Tuareg Movement since October 2011. Declared Azawad independent state on April 6 2012
Northern Mali Tuareg Movement (MTNM)
National Committee for the Reestablishment of Democracy and the Restoration of the State (CNRDR) (army with coup d’etat overthrow government on March 21 2012)
Islamic movement Ansar Dine (Helpers of Religion or Defenders of the Faith) linked to al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
Al-Qaeda in West Africa (AQWA)
Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) or Mouvement Unicité et Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) born by a split of al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MOJWA) broken out with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the middle of 2011
Patriots’ Resistance Movement for the Liberation of Timbuktu since June 2012 (opposes the secession of northern Mali by MNLA and Ansar Dine)

-Mauritania: fights between regular army and:

Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) since 2005 (know in the past as Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) since 2003)
Ansar Allah group linked to al-Qaida nel Maghreb islamico (AQMI)

-Nigeria: fights between regular army and:

Mend (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta)
Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF)
Boko Haram (islamic sect) since 2002
Are also reported continuing ethnic and religious clashes between muslims and christians in Plateau state

-Rwanda: Rwanda Army against Rwanda Hutu militia

-Senegal: Senegal Army against Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) or Casamance Movement of Democratic Forces (MFDC) (fighting since 1982)

-Somalia: fights between regular army and forces of African Union and:

Al-Shabab somali islamist group (nel Dicembre 2011 ha cambiato il suo nome in Imaarah Islamiya)
Hizbul Islam or Islamic Party islamist group (born on 4 February 2009 by the union of 4 groups)
Hisb al-Islam
Sufi Militia Ahlu Sunna Wal-jamaca (ASWJ) (islamist group pro-government against Al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam since March 17 2010)
Rahanweyn Resistance Army or Reewin Resistance Army (RRA) active in Somalia’s State of Southwestern since 1995
Ras kamboni movement, pro somali government, active in Jubaland or Azania
Shabelle Valley Administration (SVA) (militia of Shabelle Valley, pro somali government even though is not recognized by Central Government)
Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (AIAI) or Al-Etihad Al-Islamiya
Warlord Ali Khalif Galaydh and its loyal tribal militia

-Somaliland: fights between regular army and:

Sool, Sanag, Cayn (SSC)
Northern Somalia Unionist Movement (NSUM) and its army wing Sool Sanaag Cayn Army (SSCA) (splinter group of SSC)
Tribal militia loyal to Somalia’s former Prime Minister, Ali Khalif Galayr (searching to create Khaatumo State)
Often there are clashes with Puntland army

-Puntland: fights between regular army and:

Galgala militia (rebel fighters loyal to sheikh Mohamed Said Atom)
Often there are clashes with Somaliland army

-Sudan:Since April 2012 is in war against South Sudan. Government fights also Darfur population from 2003. Are also reported continuing clashes with rebels:

Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) since 2002
Popular Defence Forces (PDF) (pro government paramilitary group)

-Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) alliance formed by4 groups:
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-Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)
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-Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) since 2006 (had signed a ceasefire with Government on February 2010)
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-Sudan Liberation Movement Abdel Wahid (SLM-Nur) Abdul Wahid al Nur faction and its armed wing Sudan Liberation Army-Abdel Wahid (SLA-AW)
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-Sudan Liberation Movement Minni Minnawi (SLM-Minnawi) and its armed wing Sudan Liberation Army-Minni Minnawi (SLA-MM) active in Darfur

-Darfur:
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-Sudan Liberation Movement – Revolutionary Forces (SLM-RF) since 2006
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-National Redemption Front (NRF) since 2006
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-Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) group, includes 10 smaller rebel groups since February 2010 (has signed a ceasefire with Sudanese Government on July 14 2011)
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-Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) and its political wing Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) or Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)

-South Sudan: Since April 2012 is in war against Sudan. Fights between regular army and:

National Transitional Council (NTC) (formed by 4 rebel groups SSLA, SSDM, NDF and SSDF)

South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) militia of Peter Gadet Yak
South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM) or South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A) and its military wing South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) of George Athor Deng
National Democratic Front (NDF)
South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF)
People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) (affiliate to Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M))
Philip Bepan militia (active in South Sudan)
The National Democratic Front since September 25 2011
Gatluak Gai militia (active in South Sudan)
Militia Gabriel Tang, also called Tang Ginye (active in South Sudan)
David YauYau forces
Johnson Oliny ethnic militia
Ultan Abdel Bagi Ayii Akol militia
Peter Lorot militia
South Sudan People Liberation Movement and its military wing (South Sudan People Liberation Army) (SSPLM/SSPLA) led by Major General Tong Lual Ayat (since December 2011)

-Uganda: fights between regular army and:

Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) born on 1987 against Uganda and Congo armed forces
Al-Shabab somali islamist group

-Western Sahara: Fight of Polisario Front against Maroc occupation

07-04-2012, 09:19 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Tragic list sad2.gif


But considering Africa is the richest continent on earth in natural resources it's not difficult to understand why this has been and is going on.
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07-04-2012, 10:04 PM #8
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Quote:t was supposed to be a state-of-the-art city for 500,000 - but eerie footage shows how a Chinese-built urbanisation is at risk of becoming Africa's first 'ghost town'.
if anyone/ghhost is seen there will it be a spook?
07-04-2012, 10:08 PM #9
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Guess they haven't heard about squatting over there. chuckle.gif
07-04-2012, 10:17 PM #10
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(07-04-2012, 10:08 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  Guess they haven't heard about squatting over there. chuckle.gif
I was thinking that too, why don't they move in a few would not be noticed. lol.gif
07-04-2012, 10:49 PM #11
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Send Lawyers,,, Guns,,, and Money
the shït has hit the fan,,,,,,,


07-04-2012, 11:05 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Don't forget Martinis, sleeping pills a limo and tickets to Cats. chuckle.gif

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07-05-2012, 12:49 AM #13
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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When you own the worlds debt
because your capital is a slave force of almost 1 billion people

you can afford to build ghost towns anywhere you like

if you run short of cash,,,
make your slaves
build more cheap plastic toys

Walmart Baby Squitin' Shoppers await them in DROVES



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