Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Language Composition of Ukraine as a Reflection of its East/West Divide




  1. Абсолютно преобладает Русский (Completely dominated by Russian)
  2.  относительно преобладает Русский (Relatively dominated by Russian)
  3. Абсолютно преобладает Украинский (Completely dominated by Ukrainian) 

Regions of Ukraine:

Запад= West (Ukraine)
центр= Center (Ukraine)
восток центр= Center East (Ukraine)
восток=East (Ukraine)
юг=South (Ukraine)

Major Languages Spoken in Ukraine:

  • Русски= Russian 
  • Украинский=Ukrainian
  • Суржик=Surzhik

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Monday, May 11, 2015

The Need for Foreign Powers to end their Nonchalance towards, if not Collaboration with Anti-Democracy Dictators in Africa

Foreign policy is going to play a lot in the upcoming presidential race in the USA. And the candidates cannot and should not be allowed to be evasive about the rogue heads of state supported in foreign countries by the big powers, dictators that impoverish and oppress and suppress their people.

The current geopolitical turmoil in the world and efforts by the major powers to determine geopolitical developments ignore or pay very little interest to Africa as if the continent is a fait accompli, when the far-sighted know that Africa is going to be the major flashpoint in the near future as China creeps in even further and becomes entrenched. The African people who relate more with the West, are being constrained to operate under dictatorships, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, which are anti-people systems headed by puppets who are being supported by foreign powers. Most of these evil anti-people African puppet heads of state and their ruling anti-democratic classes are Western creation, yet it is intriguing as we observe that these retrogressive African heads of state find in China's limited democracy and translucent way of doing business a comfortable partner to deal with.

So it is about time the United States of America starts dissociating itself from France's anti-people policies in Africa, or starts advising France to let go of its century old stranglehold over francophone African countries where France put in place retrogressive puppets whose connivance and misrule are impoverishing the citizens of these African countries. A good example is Cameroon, a country with a history as the base where following the defeat and occupation of France in 1940 by Nazi Germany, the Free France under the leadership of General Charles De Gaulle who had escaped to the UK, recruited locals who formed the core of the Free French Forces that went on to liberate French Equatorial Africa, rid Koufra in Libya of Italian control and stall the German and Italian Armies in Bir Hakeim in North Africa, before proceeding further in the liberation of Paris and the rest of France. These Cameroonian fighters returned home after the war, formed a political party (Union of the Populations of the Cameroons), asked for reunification of British Cameroons and French Cameroun, as well as the independence  as a neutral country, a logical demand that saw the UPC garnering 80% of popular support and 90% of the intellectuals. So, it defied logic when  France banned the party in 1955, calling it communist, killed all its leaders (Um Nyobe 1958, Felix Moumie 1960 in Geneva, Ossende Afana, Ernest Ouandie etc.) and installed a 6th grader Ahmadou Ahidjo, as head of Cameroun, and then granted him power in 1960 as the president of a new and "independent" country call Cameroun, setting up a corrupt system that Ahidjo was a custodian of until 1982 when he was told by the then French President Francois Mitterrand to hand over power to his prime minister Paul Biya, another curse to the Cameroonian soul who has been in power since then. These French-imposed systems abound in Africa, and they need to be dismantled because the  opaqueness of these systems leaves the African countries vulnerable to opaque interests, among which are certain Chinese economic ventures in Africa, as well as the activities of some foreign governments, international corporations and individuals.

There is a short window for genuine democratic change in African countries like Cameroon before they become failed states that lack a sense of direction and that are epitomized by a complete disconnect between the custodians of the system and the people, where there is a complete institutionalization of mediocrity and a prevalence of mediocracies in the African continent.