…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
“The lights are going out all over Africa, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” This, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet been said. (What the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey said on the eve of the First World War was: “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.”) Sir Edward died in September 1933, so he saw some lights in his life-time. Perhaps Africa will be different, but neither Boko Haram, nor the Islamic Horde, nor African-American Barrack Hussein Obama will lit them again.
Nor will, for that matter, Jacob Zuma. The former economic powerhouse of Africa*, having ditched the oppressive apartheid twenty years ago, had to introduce rolling blackouts, called “load shedding”. The Economist – “South Africans now check electricity reports that read like weather broadcasts: There is a medium probability of load shedding today and tomorrow, with higher probability on Thursday and Friday.” … “South Africa has been there before. In 2008 it suffered a rash of blackouts that cost the country billions of rand. Little has changed.”
No new power stations, no or minimal maintenance – the Green future, aided and abetted by incompetence and corruption.
President Jacob Zuma in his speech to the delegates of the Young Communist League congress in Cape Town said, “The problem is that energy was structured racially to serve a particular race, not the majority.”
His African National Congress party, in Tripartite Alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) rules South Africa since 1994, but blame the whitey rhetoric works in South Africa just as well as in USA. Zuma joined the South African Communist Party in 1963, so he perhaps remembers all the famous teachings of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov alias Lenin, including “Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.” He is failing and Lenin must be turning in his glass coffin.
*/ In 2012 South Africa (population 54 million) received US $ 1,067 million in foreign aid. For comparison – Zimbabwe, former Rhodesia, (population 13 million) got US $ 1,001 million and Israel (population 8 million) got US $ 6,180 million.
According to an official report published on Friday, money was paid from various emergency accounts with no proper documentation such as receipts.
The auditors said that 25bn leones (£3.7m; $5.7m) worth of spending did not have supporting documentation.
Almost 23,000 people have been infected by the Ebola outbreak in west Africa since March 2014.
The audit report was published as Sierra Leone suffered a new setback on Friday with 700 houses in its coastal Aberdeen region quarantined, according to AFP news agency.”