Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Says Africa Facing Heightened Colonial Agenda, Scramble for Natural Resources

 Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Says Africa Facing Heightened Colonial Agenda, Scramble for Natural Resources

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, says the political and security landscape in Africa is on a path of adversity following a couple of coups and other security activities.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Mekonnen said, “Forcible overthrow of governments, joint military exercises, aggression, renewed appetite for intervention in sovereign countries, subversion and mercenaryism, normalized and renewed scramble for natural resources, secret military pacts, geo-political competitions and others are becoming pervasive.

“Unless we swiftly change course, this will be yet another round to destabilize Africa and disenfranchise Africans in the determination of our destiny. We hope there will be more countries to lift the banner of multilateralism rather than the vagaries of unilateralism.”

Mekonnen, who is also the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, said, accordingly,…

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