Prof Bolaji Akinyemi, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, has said African leaders deserve to be blamed for the rising instances of inhumanity suffered by using black h...
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Prof Bolaji Akinyemi, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, has said African leaders deserve to be blamed for the rising instances of inhumanity suffered by using black humans in China.
Akinyemi, who used to be additionally the Minister of External Affairs beneath the regime of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, said he was upset about the movies depicting brutality towards blacks in the country.
Akinyemi, in an interview with ThisDay, said, “I saw a video that showed a Chinese man with his hands around the breasts of two naked African girls. These ladies are about the age of 10 or 12. To me, as a black man, I determined it very insulting.
“So, I have concluded that though there is a propaganda struggle going on between China and the United States for the minds and souls of Africa, Chinese behavior has emerged as very appalling.
“Let the Chinese deny that they are no longer discriminating in opposition to Nigerians, Africans, or black human beings in their country. Let the Chinese deny that they are now not giving loans to African countries, understanding that they cannot repay. Let the Chinese deny that they are no longer taking over the walking of airports and the strolling of police forces in East Africa. Let the Chinese deny that they have no longer adopted racist policies in what I have considered the recolonization of Africa in the twenty-first century.
“This, to me, is appalling. All these things are, to me, unacceptable. African leaders have to unite towards it.
“However, I understand African leaders are to be blamed because no person is forcing them to put their nations in these situations. Nobody is forcing them to allow the Chinese to set up colonies in Africa. Even in Nigeria here, there are Chinese cities all over. There are Chinese, who are even worried about some of our nearby markets. This is not American propaganda.”