The problem in France, as in many Western countries, is that the rulers do not ensure that their children are taught real world history in their schools, but a sanitised version that glosses over, if not totally ignores, the role played by their countries in the pauperisation of the peoples of so many countries in the world. Even worse, the people of these former colonising countries are never apprised of how disingenuous was the process whereby their countries transferred power from the traditional rulers of the colonies (who could at least be dealt with by the people themselves when they failed to perform) to an insensitive and unresponsive Western-educated elite that, once elected (through a vote that can be rigged) is empowered to swindle the state of its resources at will for four or five years at a time, and reduce the populace to penury, whilst indulging themselves in “conspicuous consumption”.
WHAT FRANTZ FANON MEANT TO AFRICAN LIBERATION (2) By CAMERON DUODU Fanon’s relations with the independent African states were always problematic. He had to deal with them on behalf of the Algerian Government in exile, which was formed in Cairo in September 1958. But Fanon needed to resort tosecrecy, as many of the independent Africanstates were only dressed-up as sovereign states, but had state institutions that had been infiltrated to the hilt by …