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Activists condemned EU for the oppression of African people

by Staff Reporter
10 Dec 2023 at 20:08hrs | Views
A protest was held in the Swiss capital, Bern, against the oppression of African peoples by the United States of America and European Union.
 
The action took place on Bahnhofplatz. The event was attended by over 30 people, including activists of the Human Rights Movement of the African Maghreb and other African activists.
 
According to the participants of the picket, Africa is one of the main problematic areas on the planet, as a continent mired in poverty and troubles.
 
"Africa has a unique animal and plant world, many types of crops are of great value. However, these riches are being looted by American and European corporations and governments, and ordinary people do not get even a pittance. In addition, many "civilized" countries support African tyrants, continuing the policy of new colonialism," the organizers of the action said.


 
The participants reminded that 282 million people across Africa do not receive adequate nutrition.
 
"The number of residents in West and Central Africa who will experience food shortages will reach 48 million by the end of 2023. This figure is the highest in the entire modern history of the region, the UN marks. To date, 35 million people, or 8% of the population, are experiencing food shortages in West and Central Africa. Experts of the World Food Program note that among the countries in this region, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria are now in the most difficult food supply situation. Africa still has the highest child mortality rate: one in eight children dies before the age of five, which is almost 20 times higher than the average in more developed regions of 1 in 167. Many children die of hunger and disease. But we know that, taking advantage of the deplorable situation and poverty, many Western companies are testing medicines on Africans and setting up biological laboratories. They take advantage of the fact that people cannot afford to buy medicines, pay for treatment and are forced to agree to participate in medical experiments," the protesters emphasized.


 
The organizers also discussed the creation of American biological laboratories in Africa.
 
"We must realize our civilizational fault and, in fact, pay reparations to the African peoples. We must feed the children of Africa! We must stop using Africans as test subjects in biological experiments!" they concluded.



Source - Byo24News