News about African leaders snubbing the western puppet Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky when he addressed the African Union (AU) Assembly was surprisingly muted.
Out of the 55 invited heads of state, only four attended the virtual session.
Hopefully, the west and their African puppets have got the message that Africa knows who its real friends are, and no amount of intimidation will distract it from choosing who to befriend.
Trying to foist people chosen by the west as friends on Africa is a futile exercise that belongs to the dustbin of history.
This is what has alienated many countries in the world from the imperialist entities, the US and EU.
They have abused the poor but (rich countries in terms of natural resources) of the world by imposing a raft of measures including sanctions that hamstring them to develop economically.
The case of Cuba immediately comes to mind.
In its attempt to force the Cuban people to abandon their leadership and turn them into western lackeys, the US maintained sanctions on Cuba has for more than 60 years.
However, the question that needs to be asked is, have sanctions changed the minds of the Cuba people?
The answer is an emphatic no! The same can be said about many other countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe etc.
One hopes that the comedian president of Ukraine and western puppet knows by now that Africa is a principled continent which is not moved by the wishes of the racist/zionist imperialist powers.
Africa will not jump at the command of any of these racist entities who are always lying to the international community using vile propaganda.
By trying to alienate Russia on the world stage, they have actually endeared it to many countries who now understand their propaganda tactics.
It is not possible to fool all the people all the time, and today the world knows who they really are.
Refusing to yield to American pressure starting with the vote in the UN general Assembly, Africa has demonstrated to the hegemonic powers that they are sovereign and will not be dictated to by the arrogant powers.
Africans are the ones who have been brutalized more than any other people in the world.
After committing horrendous crimes against them, they also stole the continent’s natural resources.
Yet the same people who committed these atrocities have the gall to lecture the people of Africa.
Imagine the Queen of England proudly wearing on her crown a stolen diamond from Africa, yet she feels no shame!
These are the kinds of people the imperialists are.
They also have in their museums skulls of Africans who were killed in the lands that they conquered and taken to England as trophies.
One shudders to even imagine that.
Zelensky must know that he can’t just walk into Africa and expect the people of Africa to jump.
Let him go to the morons in the EU where he is patronized and told everything is well and you are going to win the war that even he knows he cannot win.
Why is he sacrificing Ukrainians to die in a war that he is clearly not going to win?
Thera are reports that next month Russia will host the Russia-Africa Summit that will be hosted by Egypt. It is already oversubscribed.
African countries must participate in large numbers to demonstrate that they do not want a US-led unipolar world order that benefits only a few countries at the expense of the vast majority in the world.
There is need for a complete system change globally and it is proper for other countries to stand with Russia and China who are currently leading the fight for such change.
We look forward to the day when people worldwide will leave such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp, all developed by the west.
They will turn to new systems that will be developed by ‘third world’ countries such as Iran, Vietnam and South Africa.
The arrogant powers are taking the world for granted by thinking that people cannot break loose from their way of doing business.
Their empire is collapsing, and the emperor is naked.
They can do the honourable thing by leaving the world stage now before it is too late.
They should depart with the Zelenskys of this world and allow a new paradigm to emerge.
A thinking that allows multilateralism, respect for the territorial integrity of nations, and respect for their sovereignty should now be the order of the day.
It is time to exit a world order that imposes unilateral sanctions on nations that do not want to be subjected to bullying and cultural invasion that forces them to accept deviant western cultural norms.
This is currently being forced on nations by using harsh and evil sanctions as a weapon.
We demand a world that will guarantee peace for the weak and powerful, and poor and rich nations alike.
We would like to see a world that is at peace with itself and not stocking up arms for wars to profit out of the misery and death of people.
Such a world is around the corner.
Dr. Mustafa Mheta, Senior researcher/Head of Africa Desk Media Review Network, South Africa & Dean of School of Languages at Somali National University (SNU) Mogadishu