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Blackwater (Academi) in Africa

 

Well well, here we go again. What do I read ? Targets are countries in Africa, among them Cameroon and Nigeria. I'm fucking mad, I tell you. It never stops ! No matter which figurehead you got up there in the US as president, behind the scenes the old shit continues.

 

Destabilizing countries, exchanging regimes as they please, finally god's own country is not only faithful in their god, they also agree on terrorizing the rest of the planet in the name of their god, kill people and get to plunder other countries' resources in the name of that god ?

 

I can't eat as much as I like to puke. Sometimes I wish that the whole fucking planet would go up in flames if it's only to get rid of all those assholes and ignorant sheep and to make room for a better species than we are.

 

Some lonely people which try to make a difference must resign and give up. Because they realize that they CAN'T make a difference. It will never change. We can only try to get through that lifetime which was in some way forced on us as smooth as possible and by trying to concentrate on our DIRECT environment.

 

Sometimes I wish I'd been born with an IQ of 20. This way I'd care fuck all about all this shit that happens on this unfortunate beautiful planet.

 

BTW: This is NOT a post accusing the regular Joe. I hope you figure that.

Comments

Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 15, 2017 - 3:09pm
God-fucking-dammit !
 
Send me a downer to get down to normal. I'm concerned about all the people I love down there which are innocent victims of that never-ending war for resources and power.
 
And watch your replies. I'm loaded LOL
Slade Hartman Added Feb 15, 2017 - 3:33pm
Stone-Eater, it's not without precedent. Back in 1995, a South African private military company named Executive Outcomes (EO) was hired by the Sierra Leone government to help it with a rebellion; EO beat the shit out of the guerrillas, but the UN intervened and fucked it up all over again.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 15, 2017 - 3:36pm
Slade
 
Huh ? Where did EO originate from ?
George N Romey Added Feb 15, 2017 - 3:40pm
SEF its a global phenomenon that has taken over the world, including the US, Europe and Japan.  The elite believe the world is theirs to rape, plunder and pillage.  Human beings are just dispensed with, after all they are nothing more than collateral damage in the almighty pursuit of the dollar.  Human beings are the only species that can destroy itself within.  The system they have created is cannibalistic in nature.  First it starts with the poor and down trodden.  Now it has moved up to the middle and upper middle.  Once it has destroyed the middle it will start to feed on itself. Yes, I wish the entire elite establishment would just be sent to the gates of hell.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 15, 2017 - 3:44pm
George
 
That's why I say it won't change. Since humans exist, their behavior hasn't changed, despite all tries by philosophers and religious teachers. We are bound to extinct ourselves, sad as it is. 
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 15, 2017 - 3:48pm
BTW:
 
The problem is our intelligence. We haven't learnt to use it in favor of all of us, the survival drive and the archaic remains of us as apes have blocked the part which is needed to block our egoism and selfishness.
 
The fact that there is positive and negative in ALL things is the problem. Because for nature positive and negative support each other, in us they fight against each other....
Slade Hartman Added Feb 15, 2017 - 3:55pm
Stone-Eater, EO originated from the South African military; after the end of the South African Border War and the dissolution of apartheid, they essentially had nothing better to do. In any case, the continent of Africa has been a hotbed of mercenary activity for many decades now; both the book and the movie The Dogs of War tell the story pretty well. The mercenaries themselves are an international cast of characters, and come from all over the world.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 15, 2017 - 5:17pm
Slade
 
Thanks - I'll check that out. Interesting !
Slade Hartman Added Feb 15, 2017 - 6:03pm
In the early-to-mid 1990's, there was a lot of mercenaries available because of the end of the Cold War, and a lot of professional soldiers, from both the East and the West who knew no other line of work, went to whoever would employ them. Many of them served in relatively innocuous positions like training, advising, explosive ordnance disposal, etc, but a lot of them also do the things that Blackwater is notorious for. Mercenary activity spiked after 9/11; as far as I'm concerned, Blackwater and other Private Military Companies (PMCs) are mercenaries. As far as I know, most nations do not recognize mercenaries as normal soldiers, and therefore have no protection under the Geneva conventions, much like the U.S. views "enemy combatants". Once someone leaves their home country and fights on behalf of another one, they usually lose their citizenship and become stateless, but it is a very complex legal environment.
George N Romey Added Feb 15, 2017 - 6:05pm
SEF the unhappiness of people has been festering and growing now for ten years.  At one time is was restricted to those few that protested but were ignored because most people in the developed world had a good life.
 
Now the good life is going way fast.  Donald Trump, Brexit, Le Pen in France and Corbyn in the UK demonstrate a fed up population.  This will only grow as the elites fight to hold on.  Revolutions are a natural part of human history.  They have become much more rare as standard of livings were raised throughout the 20th century.  But now we are going backwards.  There will be a revolution but it may be fought with technology not swords.  
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 15, 2017 - 6:07pm
George
 
I don't think so. In times of survival people will resort to old fashioned weapons not digital stuff, because a) this will be shut down or censored (see Cameroon for shutdown of Internet in some regions) and b) nukes are (yet) no alternative.....
EXPAT Added Feb 15, 2017 - 7:18pm
Stone. There may be some truth somewhere about Africa, but your Anti American CRAP is laughable.
 
Now, Mr. Prince said, he is done working for the U.S. government. He has invested millions in setting up Frontier Resource Group, a private-equity firm that operates in more than a dozen African countries. The company raised $100 million to invest in infrastructure Africa in conjunction with Chinese companies.
The firm is building an oil refinery in South Sudan, owns a cement factory in the Democratic Republic of Congo, conducts aerial gas and oil surveys across the continent, and is looking at taking over idle oil wells damaged by insurgents in Nigeria, he said.
“Africa is so far the most unexplored part of the world, and I think China has seen a lot of promise in Africa,” Prince, who served with SEAL Team 8 in Haiti and the Balkans, said during a visit to Hong Kong, later telling the South China Morning Post: “The problem is if you go alone, you bear the country risk on your own. You have to get support and maintenance there.”
Which means exactly what? Well, no one really seems to know. Prince’s objectives in Africa are obscured, while FRG’s goals are vague and convoluted.
http://deadlinelive.info/2013/11/20/erik-prince-ex-founder-of-blackwater-academi-forms-new-group-frg-to-aid-china-in-africa/
EXPAT Added Feb 15, 2017 - 7:39pm
Old news Stone, with a Anti Trump Twist. You really need to question your sources more, before flying into a rage!
 
http://www.businessinsider.com/erik-prince-frontier-resource-group-2012-11
Navy SEAL, Infamous private security entrepreneur and former CIA employee Erik Prince has officially opened up shop for Chinese investors, helping to pave the way for their economic inroads into Africa.
Prince told the South China Post:
"Africa is so far the most unexplored part of the world, and I think China has seen a lot of promise in Africa," Prince said during a brief trip to Hong Kong last week to meet potential Chinese investors and partners. "But the problem is if you go alone, you bear the country risk on your own. You have to get support and maintenance there."
Prince recently secured approximately $100 million through a private equity fund in order to establish operations of his newly founded Frontier Resource Group (FRG). The new company, according to Prince who holds the title "managing partner," will invest in critical African resource development projects.
From South China Post:

 

 
FRG is an Africa-dedicated investment firm partnered with major Chinese enterprises, including at least one state-owned resource giant that is keen to pour money into the resource-rich continent.
Prince hopes to raise an additional $400 million by the first quarter of next year, but has yet to elaborate where exactly the money will go — his website claims that FRG is a "private equity investment fund" which provides "management expertise, security and logistical capabilities, geopolitical acumen, and relationship capital."
And he's already on the continent, as the U.S. sent Prince in to train a paramilitary anti-piracy force in Somalia called Puntland Maritime Police Force. They've since been abandoned, armed and unpaid, to police the region as they see fit.
Then in 2009, there was a private security contractor blitz on government contracts in Africa.
From a Mother Jones report:
Africa is no stranger to armed security contractors; the industry in its modern incarnation was born when mercenary firms like Executive Outcomes and Sandline International fought for embattled African governments during the 1990s, allegedly in exchange for diamond and oil concessions. Since then, security contractors have gained broader acceptance. But serious concerns remain about the role they might play in their old stomping grounds.
There are several governments vying for power in the region, America most recently with the development of AFRICOM. It seems like the Chinese mining and natural resource companies have been hit pretty hard though — kidnapping, intimidation and attacks — and could use some "security and logistics."
Hoping to assuage those concerns comes Erik Prince, whose new private equity investment firm is an attempt to corner this new(ish) market. His firm hopes to render services to governments or companies that work in "Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea and South Sudan," among other areas or the continent.
It's no mistake that China's the nation with the most leverage in those three, and has the most to lose, it makes sense that they'll become Prince's biggest, newest client.
It'll be interesting to see exactly what kind of services Prince and his new firm will provide.

 
Peter Corey Added Feb 15, 2017 - 11:19pm
Your lead post links to an article at "Veterans Today" — a fake news site obsessed with anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, 9/11 Truther conspiracy nonsense and assorted other examples of hate-mongering.
 
>Sometimes I wish I'd been born with an IQ of 20.
 
20? That's five points above what you have now.
 
Greg Frehner Added Feb 15, 2017 - 11:49pm
Luckily for me my IQ is only 22
Greg Frehner Added Feb 16, 2017 - 12:25am
Stone- You are correct in part that our intelligence is the problem.  We are not programmed to give and sacrifice.  Hence our destruction comes ultimately from our battle to protect or acquire our selfish desires and not ensure the safety and well being of the greater good.  My fight to ensure my needs are met, in the end will result in me getting everything stolen from me from those who had nothing were desperate and who previously I didnt give a fuck about.  My positive became my ultimate negative because of my selfish fear of sacrifice.  Expat mentions the areas of Africa, that will ALWAYS, have a  market for security contractors,  but there are also those few areas like togo, that will never need them because they do have that which we lack and do seek to preserve the community as one.  As the good Monty Python said,  "Always look on the bright side of life,,,,,,,, "
 
 
 
 
 
Jeffry Gilbert Added Feb 16, 2017 - 1:47am
Guillotines are the only reasonable response. Start on Wall Street and Park Ave. Don't stop until they, their entire families and everyone the know and their entire families are dead. Must remove those defective genes from the gene pool.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Feb 16, 2017 - 1:54am
20? That's five points above what you have now.
 
And ten more than me Corey.
 
Despite the fact that I am in the last months of my life with stage 4 malignancy and Parkinson's I'll kick your arrogant elitist ass every day and twice on Sunday muthefucker. 
 
0800 any Saturday morning this month Lumphini Park entrance Si Lom MRT station. I suggest you book a med-evac flight beforehand as you'll be needing it.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Feb 16, 2017 - 1:56am
DUHmerica: War for fun and profit since 1776. 
Minister Peaceful Poet Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:18am
Sometimes the smart people are the most cruel and dumb people are so easily convinced to hurt others for some made up righteous reasoning.  
 
Blackwater's creator claimed to be, ashamed to say, a born again Christian.  Claims he's doing God's work in support of Israel.  Burn the world for Israel.  
 
But on the other side, people will argue, what are you, are you, a racist, misogynist.  Do you hate gays, are you against woman's rights.  Either your with them or your against them and they could care less about what their country is doing around the world in their name.  You know what I wish.  I wish they would bring back the draft, then people would start caring.   It's different if you might be asked to go over seas and asked to kill another human being.   
Doug Plumb Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:28am
We are paying the price for a basic lack of courage. We are homo-luxurious and if any truth were to come out, it had better not interfere with that standard of living. Welcome to the JNWO. Learn its philosophy and its goals at least then you can get perspective.
  The values creating the JNWO are not American values, these are the values of supremists.
Doug Plumb Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:46am
re "Your lead post links to an article at "Veterans Today" — a fake news site obsessed with anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, 9/11 Truther conspiracy nonsense and assorted other examples of hate-mongering."
 
The army should just have a site with all the war propaganda, we should all log on there and spend 5 minutes a day thinking about thermo-nuclear holocaust and how great the MIC is in protecting us from that threat. All these other sites that examine the evidence should be censored. Who needs evidence when you have a dept of war propaganda? We could just keep CNN and put the others out of work.
Mike Haluska Added Feb 16, 2017 - 12:01pm
Great article - one of the main reasons I supported Trump!  He promises to keep us out of conflicts that are not in our national interest.  The guy he put in charge of the Department of Defense is straight out of the mold of Grant, Sherman, Patton and Schwartzkoff - guys who will rain holy hell if we go to war and get it over with swiftly and completely so that others considering screwing with the US will think twice.  No more "politically correct" fought wars - shoot at us from inside a Mosque we return fire at the Mosque with an M1 Abrams Tank or Apache Helicopter.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 12:25pm
Peter
 
STFU. I told you....
 
MJ Added Feb 16, 2017 - 12:55pm
Jeffry, don`t underestimate yourself, tell him to order a
 hearse instead of a med-evac flight!
Go big or go home, haha.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 2:53pm
Expat
 
“Africa is so far the most unexplored part of the world, and I think China has seen a lot of promise in Africa,”
 
 
LOOL ! Has this guy been sleeping for the last 20 years ? Of course ! While the Chinese are developing (by not losing their proper interest) Africa the US bombs around the world without much positive result ;-)
 
And then such a guy comes up, scratches his head and says stuff like this !
 
Makes my day, really LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 2:56pm
His firm hopes to render services to governments or companies that work in "Democratic Republic of the target="_blank">Congo, target="_blank">Guinea and target="_blank">South Sudan," among other areas or the continent.
 
Ah-huh. Helping US-minded dictators to stay in power or help get new ones in when the old ones don't comply anymore.
 
Reminds me of Ukraine...no need to say more.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:02pm
Greg
 
Expat mentions the areas of Africa, that will ALWAYS, have a  market for security contractors,
 
These are specifically the areas where resources and old colonial artificial borders as well as a religious divide come into play, actually more or less a straight line from Guinea Conakry right through to Kenya.
 
That market would be dried out when Africans would be allowed to reshape their countries so that the various ethnic groups wouldn't be separated by those borders anymore.
 
Keep the existing countries more or less as they are, but install federal systems with as much autonomy as possible. As we have it in Switzerland. I have friends in Cameroon who are studying our system and would be very much in favor of it once the French slave Biya has been ousted and REAL democracy can start.
 
Wishful thinking I guess.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:04pm
Shep
 
Blackwater's creator claimed to be, ashamed to say, a born again Christian.
 
Why doesn't that surprise me ? ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:09pm
Doug
 
The values creating the JNWO are not American values, these are the values of supremists.
 
I'm sure !
Peter Corey Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:33pm
>I'll kick your arrogant elitist ass every day 
 
You and who else?
 
>I am in the last months of my life with stage 4 malignancy and Parkinson's
 
Sayonara.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:39pm
You and who else?
 
Me. That answer to Jeffry who is deadly sick just shows what a fucking arrogant and useless asshole you are.
Eileen de Bruin Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:40pm
SEF.....the way of the world.  The way of man. The psyche versus the soul. The psyche being the shadow...is awaiting the enlightenment of the soul which will come, apparently, to each and everyone of us after we have learned all of our earth lessons.  
 
And so we go on.
 
Good post.
 
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:40pm
Now fuck off here or I delete you. I don't like to have dirt on my articles. I tolerate a lot, but NOT stuff like that.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 3:43pm
BTW: I meant your Sayonara, for the ones who didn't figure that straight away.
Dino Manalis Added Feb 16, 2017 - 4:05pm
Peace and stability should be the centerpiece of foreign policy, it's better for all of us, essential for consumer and business confidence and spending.  People don't want turmoil!
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 4:23pm
Dino
 
Some live on that...
Eileen de Bruin Added Feb 16, 2017 - 4:54pm
Dino, turmoil is the centre piece of the psyche of man! This is the clue. Emotion contains motion which causes turmoil. The centre of man whose soul is the rock without movement in the raging emotions. People do drive on turmoil, this is the problem. Being wise is to witness what is going on from our real centre, rock or soul. History will repeat itself until we learn to let go of our rage which keeps fuelling the motion, war, on and on.  Perhaps we should just stop hating.
 
Donna Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:19pm
Jeffry
You could kill him with a simple kick..Most elite arrogant  asses like Peter, have no clue as to what a real man could or would do to them..been coddled all there life..Rude MFer..
Stone, he pissed me off..sorry for the rudeness of my comment on your article..
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:22pm
Eileen
 
Thanks, but...
 
.is awaiting the enlightenment of the soul which will come, apparently, to each and everyone of us after we have learned all of our earth lessons.  
 
I don't really get a connection to this, sorry. I'm probably too much of a realist and down to earth by now....in my later age, somewhat ;-)
 
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:25pm
Donna
 
Thanks. Peter seems to be one of the sort who passes by an old handicapped beggar and tells him he's a lazy bastard who doesn't make an effort to be a PRODUCTIVE part of society ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:27pm
BTW Donna...which rude comment ??
George N Romey Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:40pm
Peter is actually sad.  He really thinks elites give a rat's ass about him and others like him.  I know they care very little if I live or die.  I'm sure that he actually thinks Goldman Sachs is doing God's work.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 5:55pm
George
 
LOL You see people like that switch sides often. Because you'll NEVER become part of an "elite" when you stick to your POV all your life. To be seen on ANY politician of any color.
 
First asslickers, then hypocrits and egoblowers.
EXPAT Added Feb 16, 2017 - 6:04pm
Stone. How the hell can you run a business in Africa, if you can't discern who the players are and what they want?
 
You rage at the absurd, and wallow in lies.
 
If America is guilty of anything, it is guilty of ignoring Black Africa. I remember. The TV presentations of baby's covered with flies, their bones pushing through their skin. Yellow hair from malnutrition.
I remember the annual plagues and  famines, and thought "How can America let this go on.
 
Now a collection of Progressive Morons, take a long gone company, Black water, because the name has become synonymous with greed and exploitation, and try somehow to link a new exploitation of Africa by CHINA, to America because the founder of a new  Enterprise FRG (Frontier Resource Group) uses some old equipment from Iraq.
 
I provided you with the TRUTH encapsulated in two articles. There are dozens more if you aren't too indoctrinated to look.
 
Erick Prince, CEO was an Ex U.S. Navy seal.
Cofer Black, the company's vice-chairman from 2006 through 2008, was director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center (CTC) at the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001. He was the United States Department of State coordinator for counterterrorism with the rank of Ambassador-at-Large from December 2002 to November 2004. After leaving public service, Black became chairman of the privately owned intelligence-gathering company Total Intelligence Solutions, Inc., as well as vice-chairman of Blackwater.[33][34]
Robert Richer was vice president of intelligence until January 2007, when he formed Total Intelligence Solutions. He was formerly the head of the CIA's Near East Division.[33][34]
 
This is a rouge International Private Army for sale to whoever needs Security. Right now they are working for CHINA, killing Africans for their mineral wealth.
If you continue to blame America for the sins of the world, you will never understand the world.
EXPAT Added Feb 16, 2017 - 6:17pm
Nike Haluska. Have you lost your freakin mind? Good Article my ass.
This is a fabricated Anti American pile of Garbage.
I provided two articles that encapsulate the actions of blackwater-acadeni-FRG that is working for CHINA, got it? CHINA is moving into Africa in the same way Europe did, and using a Mercenary group founded in the Iraq war to protect their interest.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 6:23pm
Expat
 
The TV presentations of baby's covered with flies, their bones pushing through their skin. Yellow hair from malnutrition.
 
LOL. People seem to forget how BIG Africa is.....and what you say here is ..... the fault of the West in their ongoing fight for resources and strategic interests, fuck the people.
 
Those pictures are mainly produced to get CASH from Joe next door and open the door for hypocrit assholes like Gates so they can further experiment and plunder in the name of "humanity". 
 
I can assure you that wherever I lived in Africa I have NEVER seen something like that. And we've got almost no beggars on the street - be it in Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana.....quite the opposite to Asia, take India, Indonesia or Sri Lanka for example....
EXPAT Added Feb 16, 2017 - 6:24pm
Sorry about the spelling mistakes, but since none of you give a shit about accuracy and truth, I won't bother to fix them.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 16, 2017 - 6:27pm
BTW:
 
This is a rouge International Private Army for sale to whoever needs Security. Right now they are working for CHINA, killing Africans for their mineral wealth.
If you continue to blame America for the sins of the world, you will never understand the world.
 
I didn't say you're wrong on Academi. But after all, it ORIGINATES in the US, right ? And it seems to have the protection of the US government to act like that. 
 
I mean, WHO can stand up to the US right now ? 
 
See....
Peter Corey Added Feb 16, 2017 - 7:59pm
>Now fuck off here or I delete you. I don't like to have dirt on my articles. I tolerate a lot, but NOT stuff like that.
 
No! Anything but that! I'm shaking in my New Balance running shoes. Your manly prowess induces fear and night-sweats. Really. I'm not joking.
 
Anyway, with low-double-digit-IQ "friends" like you, the entire continent of Africa doesn't need enemies.
Peter Corey Added Feb 16, 2017 - 8:05pm
>Peter is actually sad.
 
I'm glad you practice honesty-in-advertising, Romey: your picture makes you appear to be so simple-mindedly stupid that there's no need to waste one's time reading the simpering screeds you continue to post. Keep up the good work.
Peter Corey Added Feb 16, 2017 - 8:23pm
>Peter seems to be one of the sort who passes by an old handicapped beggar and tells him he's a lazy bastard who doesn't make an effort to be a PRODUCTIVE part of society
 
Actually, schweinhund, the old handicapped beggar has far more intellectual honesty than some posters to this thread because he doesn't stick his hand out and say, "I've got stage 4 cancer! I'm dying! Therefore, my opinions on politics and anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying, fake news sites like Veterans Today are worthy of consideration! PLEASE! First feel sorry for me; then take me seriously!" Instead, the old, handicapped beggar says, "I'm broke and hungry. Can you spare some change?" To the latter, I say, "Of course, friend!" To the former, I say, "Eff off, fraud."
 
But given your IQ of 20, I wouldn't expect you to be willing or able to distinguish between a maudlin plea for attention based on pity and a legitimate plea for a helping hand
EXPAT Added Feb 16, 2017 - 10:46pm
Stone.
Prince, chairman of Frontier Services Group Ltd, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is in China looking for customers-Chinese companies that are active in Africa or plan to be so. The group is backed by China’s state-owned CITIC Group and the Hong Kong investor Johnson Chun Shun Ko.
Prince says that unlike Blackwater, Frontier Services Group is not a security company, but a logistics company. Those who work for it are not involved in military matters, he says, but they do have the skills to operate in difficult places for their customers.
“Chinese are huge investors in Africa, they need resources and they do very big projects there. Our job is to help those projects go smoothly and predictably and on budget. Through the whole building of the Blackwater experience we learned how to operate in difficult places without any outside support, so we are taking that know-how to operate in Africa, to help companies achieve their goals, whether it is building a road, building infrastructure, a road, a dam, whatever, helping companies to achieve their goals in difficult places. “
Prince says the idea for the company came from Chinese businesspeople. After selling Blackwater in late 2010 he started the Frontier Resources Group.
“I started an equity fund to do some investment in Africa, and I was raising money in the mainland and in Hong Kong. Some people said, ‘It’s great, but what we really need is your help to sort out our logistics. That is what Frontier Services is about. It provides services, logistics, aviation, construction support, and we specialize in some of the most difficult places to operate, to support.”
Africa has amazing opportunities, but there are also things to be alert for, he says. It has criminal risks, the challenges of weather, rainy seasons versus dry seasons, muddy roads, floods, bugs, diseases and more. It has a few more problems than the rest of the world.
“Those are the kinds of challenges we work with, and Africa has a lot of them. We hope we will help build stability as Africa succeeds economically.”
When Chinese companies set up operations in Africa they take everything with them from China, he says.
“I think the gap is the know-how of how to operate in some difficult places. That is something we as a multinational company can bring to them and help them with.”
 
The Chinese are colonizing Africa just as Europe did 100 years ago. Your only hope is that Trump will stop them dead in their tracks!
EXPAT Added Feb 16, 2017 - 10:54pm








Cameroon Children
The lives of children in Cameroon should be better than in many other African countries. A relatively stable state, albeit ruled tightly by President Paul Biya, Cameroon has a decent agricultural economy buoyed by oil reserves. Yet despite these favourable factors, over 50% of children in Cameroon live below the poverty line and child mortality rates for the under fives are on the increase. 52,000 children in Cameroon die each year from malnutrition alone. Life expectancy for children in Cameroon is just over 54 years, not helped by the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Of the 9,142,000 children in Cameroon, a staggering 300,000 have been orphaned by AIDS and a further 45,000 are infected themselves.








<h1>Cameroon Children</h1> Many of these orphaned children along with others who escape poverty or family breakdown end up on the streets living through vending, begging or stealing.
Those children who are caught committing crimes to survive face harsh sanctions with reports of some young children being imprisoned for months or even years before they can face a court to establish their guilt or innocence. Some children are even arrested just for begging or smoking and are forced to live in cramped prison conditions at the mercy of older, often HIV infected men. Sanitation is also a major area of concern with 75% of schools in some areas having no toilets or washing facilities. This lack of water is cited as a primary reason why many girls in Cameroon fail to attend education ~ in general attitudes towards girls in Cameroon are that they are better suited to domestic chores in any event. Even water supplies in cities such as the capital Yaounde pump out dirty, often contaminated water.
In more rural communities, particularly in the north west, the only water available is from muddy, tributary rivers (bottom, right) which can be an hour's walk there and back from home, and the water collected is from the same rivers that livestock use as well as clothes are washed in. As such, water related sicknesses amongst children in Cameroon are high. Organisations such as UNICEF have been carrying out campaigns in schools stressing the need to wash hands after using the toilet and before eating to prevent outbreaks of cholera which caused over 500 deaths in 2010 alone out of 7000 cases. Overall in Cameroon 86% of urban dwellers have access to safe water dropping to 44% in rural communities.
There are also ongoing concerns about the trafficking of children within Cameroon with girls being trafficked for domestic servitude and sexual exploitation and boys being forced to work in agriculture as well as in factories, street selling and fishing. Of note is that Cameroon does not appear to accept this as a problem, and whilst, under duress, some arrests have been made for the trafficking of children, no prosecutions followed. As well as internal trafficking, Cameroon is also known as a transit country for trafficking of children between two of its neighbours, Nigeria and Gabon.



EXPAT Added Feb 16, 2017 - 10:59pm
http://www.child-sponsorship.com/cameroon_children.html
 
I am really starting to question your stability Stone.
 
Jeffry Gilbert Added Feb 16, 2017 - 11:28pm
"I've got stage 4 cancer! I'm dying! Therefore
 
Only a POS would confuse what I wrote with a plea for sympathy.
 
Despite being so ill I still have the ability and the determination to hurt you in ways you're too ignorant to be afraid of. Unlike MJ and Donna I want to hurt you so badly that for the remainder of your days you will feel and see the evidence of the whipping you'd get had you the balls to show up. 
Peter Corey Added Feb 16, 2017 - 11:45pm
>After having the great misfortune to have been born in DUHmerica I did the only sane thing by leaving as soon as possible. After several decades living outside of that warmongering terrorist cesspool my disgust only deepens as it takes billions of us ever closer to destruction every minute of every day.
 
An impressive and closely-reasoned argument, Jeffry Gilbert. Everyone on WriterBeat will miss your sparkling prose style when you're gone.
EXPAT Added Feb 16, 2017 - 11:57pm
Jeffry.
I say this as a friend. That is your medication talking. You don't want to hurt anyone, especially for something as trivial as a post on WB.
 
I hope your remaining time is as pain free as possible, but ask your Doctor for anger prevention Meds as well.
This anger is not you talking.
 
And DONNA. You need to be ashamed of yourself for exacerbating the issue.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Feb 17, 2017 - 1:21am
More likely the Zacapa talking but I take your point. 
 
Some people just need to be brought to heel and this Corey fellow needs it more desperately than many. 
 
He's too big a pussy to back up his mouth anyway. 
Eileen de Bruin Added Feb 17, 2017 - 4:22am
Sone Eater. I apologise for the apparent detachment from reality and being down to earth. If there is one or many lessons that we might be able to learn from what we see happening world wide it is that the patterns remain the same.
The power, the control of the resources through keeping the people down and uneducated or brainwashed into whatever suits, so that extraction and wealth can be put elsewhere.
No, the US is not the overriding evil or power on earth. It is alarmingly insightful that even where there is a nation of multiple nationalities coming together, things remain the same in the power balances and control of world resources.
Just to pop back to a spiritual insight here: I think I know why Jesus wept!
But I am not being facetious. I am being very realistic.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 17, 2017 - 4:42am
Peter
 
It's Schweinehund, not "schweinhund". Wouldn't advise you to try foreign languages, But didn't expect more from you anyway. The rest doesn't deserve further commenting.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 17, 2017 - 4:53am
Expat
 
Your report about Cameroon is basically right seeing the situation in Douala and Yaoundé concerning children and youth. But not different than in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Congo etc. However, beggars, handicapped and sick people in the classical sense are hardly seen begging in those countries in the Africa I know. And it's not forbidden.
 
What concerns crime, prostitution and drug traffic is another story, also the situation in prisons.
 
The water situation is and has been catastrophic for long. In Douala I had to wait 5 Minutes until the brown water became somewhat clear...as in most places in tropical Africa, the situation is much better in rural areas. In Loum we have water which needs no filtering - I drink the tap water there without problems. 
 
The problems are as everywhere in Africa: Too high birth rates, an only halfway functioning education system (and in no way affordable for all), no real job market and rural migration to cities in hope of work. 
Stephen Hunter Added Feb 17, 2017 - 7:26am
Stone, I am so sorry for your friends in Africa who are suffering due to our number one enemy; human greed. 
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 17, 2017 - 7:54am
Eileen
 
I apologise for the apparent detachment from reality
 
Nothing to apologize for. I just have another line of thinking of some things ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 17, 2017 - 7:57am
Stephen
 
Thanks. But there's a lot of people who are helping out by at least telling what's going on behind the heartbreaking pictures of dying children the so-called "humanist organizations" like World Vision put out to fill their pockets.
Eileen de Bruin Added Feb 18, 2017 - 6:18am
Stone Eater, I appreciate that your knowledge of Africa, its beauty and it resources and the political control thereof must be enough to drive you nutty.  
If only people would look to,the greater and higher good instead of following cheap news stories and celebrities and what they wear and who is going out with who.......there might be a chance of a broader awakening. Mind you, the media does focus on the violence and the inane whilst, in reality, there are many good things happening i. the world. I keep trying to live and to learn.
 
 
Peter Corey Added Feb 18, 2017 - 7:59am
>finally god's own country is not only faithful . . .
 
Stone,
 
It's "God's own country", not "god's own country."
 
A subtle but important distinction that no one such as yourself with an IQ of 20 would be expected understand.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 18, 2017 - 10:46am
Peter
 
Your unfortunate existence does not seem to notice that I write "god" not with a "G" but a "g" due to lacking respect for non-existing spirits. 
 
Talking about reading between the lines and seeing fine differences....IQ ?
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 18, 2017 - 10:47am
...be expected to understand, by the way. IQ ?
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 18, 2017 - 10:50am
Eileen
 
I keep trying to live and to learn.
 
Same here. Not all of us do ;-)
Eileen de Bruin Added Feb 18, 2017 - 12:15pm
I like what you say though Stone Eater, and I do think that you must be a deeply caring human being to have so much passion for Africa and how it is wronged. Keep on!
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 20, 2017 - 5:24am
Eileen
 
More concerned that I should be I sometimes think...
Peter Corey Added Feb 20, 2017 - 9:49am
>I write "god" not with a "G" but a "g" due to lacking respect for non-existing spirits. 
 
Actually, you simply lack respect for basic rules of English grammar: proper nouns get capitalized, whether you "respect" the noun in question or not. That you cannot distinguish a grammatical issue from a philosophical one does strongly suggest — yet again — that your IQ is far below the 20 you were hoping for.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 20, 2017 - 11:25am
Peter
 
you simply lack respect for basic rules of English grammar: proper nouns get capitalized, whether you "respect" the noun in question or not
 
I see your bandwith of imagination is very narrow, once again. Maybe you come from a place where this wasn't promoted. 
 
By writing god with a g and not a G I mock that unknown spirit in heaven. I show my DISRESPECT for things that don't exist. 
 
Logic. Do you respect things that don't exist ? Funny question, eh ? Or should I write God to please PC ?
 
Aaaaah.....talk about IQ, man. Maybe you can score somewhere, but not on this one.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 20, 2017 - 11:26am
BTW: I'm not anglophone, so that's no subject anyway. I write as I please, and if you got problems with it, don't fucking read it. Got that ?
Jeffry Gilbert Added Feb 20, 2017 - 11:34am
Cunts never get it Stone. Waste of skin that one is.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 20, 2017 - 12:25pm
Jeffry
 
Right. I'm getting excited for zero ;-) Maybe that's the intention of some people....
Peter Corey Added Feb 20, 2017 - 10:25pm
>By writing god with a g and not a G I mock that unknown spirit in heaven. I show my DISRESPECT
 
It's not a very clever way of doing it. To most of us here, Dummkopf, it looks like an ordinary typo caused by ignorance of English orthography.
 
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 22, 2017 - 4:59am
Squarehead, most of the people here have read several of my articles and have noticed that I have the habit to write "god". You're the first - of course - who hasn't got the capacity to grasp that.
Eileen de Bruin Added Feb 22, 2017 - 4:33pm
Might one be persuaded to return to the extremely, nay extraordinarily, interesting and compassionate tale relating to that most beautiful of continents on earth? This, a suggestion, which, God knows, is done in sincerity and genuine respect to each and every contributor and, especially, the originator of the thread.
 
May the spirit of God, goodness or human compassion shine His/Her/its light upon you all.
Peter Corey Added Feb 22, 2017 - 6:40pm
>and have noticed that I have the habit to write "god"
 
Your evidence that others have noticed your typo is that they did not comment on it?
 
Dumbshit Bavarian.
 
You truly are a piece of work.
Stone-Eater Friedli afronum Added Feb 23, 2017 - 6:36pm
....bsss...bssss...bsss...
 
You bore me, man. Go to sleep.
 
I told you, Bavaria is in Germany. I'm not German, dude, Do your homework and let it be corrected by your mummy.
 
Knülch.

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