Egypt is a dangerous place for African immigrants, mostly from the horn of Africa, either in transit to seeking a better life elsewhere, or those kidnapped from their homes and brought there by traffickers.
"I just want to leave Egypt. I hate it here," says Mohamed. He was shot in the leg a year ago, months after he arrived in Cairo. As Mohamed lay in the street with blood soaking his pants, he heard the shooter’s friend say as they walked away, “Leave him. He’s just an African.”
""Sometimes when I walk down the streets, people throw stones at me," says Nabiet, a 15-year-old girl with tightly woven braids and a small picture of Jesus hanging from a chain around her neck. Nabiet, who says she never wanted to leave Eritrea in the first place, was kidnapped from her home country and brought to the Sinai, then held for ransom. Full of energy yet shy, she grins when she speaks about her memories of English class in school. But the smile disappears when she recounts her challenges in Egypt."
Boots Riley (The Coup) “Today is the sentencing hearing for my cousin, Carlos Riley, Jr., who was beaten by a cop and told he was going to be killed. The cop had stopped him under suspicion of smoking weed. While the cop was drawing his gun, he shot himself in the leg (this is not disputed). Carlos took the gun- so as not to be shot- and ran away. A few hours later, he turned himself in to police. He is now being charged with stealing the gun that would’ve killed him.”
The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don’t have that luxury. In this powerful talk, economist Dambisa Moyo makes the case that the west can’t afford to rest on its laurels and imagine others will blindly follow. Instead, a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing. A call for open-minded political and economic cooperation in the name of transforming the world.
Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs.
I have not read the book. Nor do I plan to after reading the article I just linked and seeing quotes like this:
Budgor found it [meaning of life] in the unlikeliest of places: the Kenyan wilderness, where she slept on the ground with members of the Maasai tribe, shedding enough of her formerly privileged existence to become the tribe’s first female warrior.
Seriously… Non-African folk, take your trashy people back & get your colonial fingers off the continent. You’re all disgusting as fuck.
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