The US State Secretary Rex Tillerson is in a visit to five African nations that commenced in Ethiopia on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Today he is in Kenya and expected to visit Chad Nigeria and Djibouti. This visit is to highlight the strategies to counter terrorism and improve security, bilateral trade and investments.
We wish to highlight the following:
The visit by Tillerson and those who preceded him comes at a time when his nation is witnessing economic collapse due to its capitalist greedy of invading other nations and spilling peoples’ blood. This situation has caused the Trump administration to admit that America is collapsing and it is necessary to take crucial steps to prioritize its economic interests (America First) against its competitors. This is confirmed by its National Security Strategy report that was published on December 2017.
The discussions on business and investment we view them as American steps to salvage itself economically via plundering of African nations on the pretext developing it. Strong nations like America, European countries and China claim to give Africa loans and aid but are some of the means to perpetuate economical colonialism against Africa, a situation that has seen African countries sinking in huge debts. As of now, Kenya is using half of its GDP to service debts taken which is currently at Ksh5.4 trillion! Astonishingly the nations’ leadership remain as agents and protectors of capitalist colonialists its results is portraying Africa as the poorest continent globally!
As for the issue of security and fighting terrorism, we in Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya categorically state that America and its allies have no means to counter terrorism since themselves are the highest guarantors of terrorism globally. Western militaries leading operations on air and land in killing people in Aleppo and Al-Ghouta in Syria. Furthermore, on the pretext of terrorism America has taken advantage of most nations’ militaries in Africa and put them under their grip and also establish military bases as its strategies in replacing European countries especially Britain in Africa so that America can have a bigger share of the African loot. Based on that most killings in Africa are sponsored by America who call them as movements for change.
Lastly, we state that these initiatives are for America to cover itself from the shame of its capitalist ideology and it is not genuine that America, Europe and China that they want the best for Africa instead they have the same agenda of causing more harm to it. We reiterate that it is only Islam that has the ability to solve all the ills via the Khilafah (Caliphate) of which its foreign policy is not anchored on colonialism and capitalism but on the benchmark of spearheading justice to all humanity.
Media Representative of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya
Press Release AH 1439/06
23 Jumada II 1439 – Sunday 11 March 2018