Its took Ghana 50 years to recover from supporting the CIA led overthrowing and killing of Kwame Nkrumah. I hope we Africans can learn from our past mistakes and stop repeating them by supporting the Imperialists wars.
“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think” — Adolf Hitler
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X
The Economy of Libya was centrally planned and followed Gaddafi’s socialist ideals. It benefited greatly from revenues from the petroleum sector, which contributed practically all export earnings and 30% of its GDP. These oil revenues combined with Africa’s highest Education Index gave Libya the highest nominal GDP per capita in Africa. Between 2000 and 2011, Libya recorded favourable growth rates with an estimated 10.6 percent growth of GDP in 2010, the highest of any state in Africa. Gaddafi had promised “a home for all Libyans” and during his rule, new residential areas rose in empty Saharan regions. Entire populations living in mud-brick caravan towns were moved into modern homes with running water, electricity, and satellite TV.
When was the last time you heard any politician in America proposing “a home for all Americans”???
In the first 15 years of Gaddafi rule, the number of doctors per 1000/citizens increased by seven times, with the number of hospital beds increasing by three time. During Gaddafi’s rule, infant mortality rates went from 125/1000 live births, about average for Africa at the time, to 15.04/1,000, the best rate in Africa. Libyans who could afford it often had to seek medical care in neighboring countries such as Tunisia and Egypt because of lack of decent medical care in Libya.
Gaddafi took Marcus Garvey’s concept of a United States of Africa and put it into action. The United States of Africa is a proposed name for the concept of a federation of some or all of the 55 sovereign states of Africa. Muammar al-Gaddafi served as the 2009 Chairperson of the African Union (AU), advanced the idea of a United States of Africa at two regional African summits: in June 2007 in Conakry, Guinea, and again in February 2009 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Gaddafi had previously pushed for the creation of the African Union at a summit in Lomé, Togo, in 2000. Having described the AU as a failure on a number of occasions, Gaddafi asserted that only a true pan-African state can provide stability and wealth to Africa.
A number of senior AU members also support the proposed federation, believing that it could bring peace to a ‘new’ Africa.
Was not Malcolm, Marcus, and Martin all subject to assassination and character defamation? So why would you believe this was a “bad man” armed only with the knowledge given to you by the government? Do the knowledge on this Pan-Africanist hero.
Rest in Peace, Brother.