Thursday, September 15, 2011

Frances writes off Tanzania's $56.2 million debt!

Now, anyone who has any knowledge of history knows that the Western Superpowers gained their wealth off the backs of African labor and resources. In some ways, it is still as true today as it was 100 years ago. So why is it that pimp organizations like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank continue to harrass our African countries with the so-called debt that we owe to them and all the things we have to sacrifice as a people to make sure that they get paid...for something that they basically stole from us and sold it back to us in our vulnerable state? Well for one, certain superpowers would rather continue to exert their will and power on our continent by holding this so-called debt against us. However, this is now not the reality for France. Note that in the past, the Netherlands has also taken this same step. In the latest news article by, France recently wrote off Tanzania's remaining Tsh. 92 billion debt to France, which is the equivallent of USD $56.2 million. I really commend them for doing this one selfless act, and I recognize the good that they've decided to do in the midst of power-hungry and greedy superpowers. That is something that deserves much kudos in my book.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I am riding the bus!

Times are hard out here. Because I was not given enough financial aid for the academic year 2011-2012, I was unable to live on campus as I've always done before. So this semester, I am a commuter student and let me tell you how hard and annoying it is. The metrobus only runs once an hour going to Bowie State University from the New Carrolton Station. What to do? Well for one, my first course of the day which I take 4 days a week (OMG) starts at 11am. However, I have to be out of the house by 8:30am just to be able to get to my 11am class on time. I know, that really sucks. In addition to that, I have two evening courses this semester which both start at 4:55pm and end at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Imagine the stress when you get to New Carrolton Station and realize that all the buses have stopped running for the day, then you have to walk 3 miles home. Well, this is my reality for this Fall of 2011.

I am still thankful to the good Lord that there are people in my life who have helped me out a lot in terms of my finances, and I know that in all the suffering one goes through, there is always good that will come out of it because God never allows his children to suffer in vain. I praise him in the midst. If you are a college student like me, I wish you an excellent academic year with all the success. Stay strong, because the times are changing and people are becoming more and more cold each day. Until next time, be on the lookout for my occassional blogs every now and then. Because my studies take up the bulk of my time, I will minimize my posts for this season. May God Bless You and stay strong!