- New Season
- Africa’s French speaking Populations
- Conditions for “Independence”
- Contents of the Pact
- Monetary Policies and Economy
- Freemasonry and Its Influence in Francafrique
- Masons Hold “Sceptre of Colonialism”
- Ivory Coast
- The Impact of the Colonial Pact
- Absorbing the Worst of the Global Financial Meltdown
- Hindrance to ECOWAS’ Progress
- Present French Stance
- How Ought The Body of Christ To Handle the Above?
This is a season of very high spiritual activity. It is the commencement of the sacred new year. The season of endings which began on the 12th month of the Gregorian year December. Then it was the 12th month of the sacred calendar February.
It is also a season of new beginnings which began on 1st January 2011. That was 1st month of the Gregorian calendar and March which will commence the 1st month of the sacred Calendar. It is the season which ushers in the beginning of a new cycle of the seasons at the Gates of spring around 21-23 March 2011. There is need for the Kingdom Citizens to enter and watch those particular gates of time very keenly because we are in an epoch-making season
There has been a lot of shaking across Africa details of which have been given in last month’s past prayer guide.
As the sacred year begins; being a year of opening of scrolls, a year of judgments, peeling off of layers, exposure of hidden things we would have you recall some of the significant prophetic words given in the past years again.
Let the Lord guide you in gaining a clearer prophetic understanding of the season we have entered into.
Some people imagine that Britain holds a greater sway over the continent of Africa but it really, it is France that has this hold. Some of the significant events that have commenced in 2011 are the shaking, shifting and sifting, notably of the former French colonies and protectorates It may not be known to many, but this was kick-started by the death of a young man in Tunisia. Could it be a full circle of the events that started in Algeria in 1945? Please see endnote 2.
There is a general jitter going on in the various governments across the continents. However, in order to pray specifically concerning the prophetic words which have come repeatedly concerning France for the past three or more years; it would be of importance to understand some of the mechanics behind the stronghold that France has over more than half the continent of Africa.
May the following help you NOT stir up anger against the French people, BUT to see beyond what the international press focuses on – the fruit. We would like to see the root.
When you have all the facts before you, you should ask the Lord how He would have you pray. Constantly come back to hear His heart concerning how you ought to pray, what you ought to focus on, and for how long you ought to pray for the issue.
We normally have predetermined and preconceived ideas of how long we ought to pray and how deep we ought to go especially on national issues. We want to pray before an election and then relax after. Do not let up until the Lord says so. You can only have the stamina to do this if you have had prior preparation from the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, events will be the determining factor on whether you gain or lose steam on any area of prayer.
If this is the jubilee season for the continent; then surely God is revealing deeper and more hidden things which hold these nations. If formidable trees will truly fall all over the continent, then their roots must be exposed and splintered by the Voice of the Lord (Psa 29:4-5).
Do not be swayed by the public opinion or the emotions of our hearts, or what we really think is right. That information coming to you, should take you back to the place of communion with God- asking Him questions and waiting to hear His own version of the events unfolding. You cannot do this with a biased heart.
God spoke specifically concerning France for three years consecutively. On 31 December 2010 the Lord spoke through a vessel Abu Bako that:
God will hold up the pillars even when things are giving way. This is the time when France should start doing justice in the nations of Africa. Otherwise France will lead certain nations like a man coming out of the bush with soldier ants all over him.
To understand the above prophecy and many others of its nature, we need to walk back through time so as to pray effectively.
Africa’s French speaking Populations
Africa is the continent with the most French speakers in the world. More than half the entire continent’s population i.e. more than 400 million people, speak the language.
Some of the nations are not necessarily Francophone but use it as an official language together with another language. Simply by language alone, France already holds control of more than half the continent.
Some nations have a large French speaking population because of a French/Belgian occupation at some point in their colonial history. Others were formerly Portuguese, Spanish, Italian or German controlled territories. After the Second World War they were virtually left to become “destitute” colonies. They were co-opted under French governance; thus their French ties.
However, all these nations remain with very strong ties to France. They are as follows:
Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Mayotte, Reunion, Rwanda, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Sao-Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia. (Italicized nations were co-opted though they did not have French occupation per-se)
Conditions for “Independence”
To give independence to the French-occupied colonies of Africa, France required them to sign what was referred to as “The Colonial Pact” or “Pacte Coloniale”.
It is an agreement signed between France and its newly-liberated African colonies which locked these colonies into the economic and military embrace of France.
This Colonial Pact not only created the monetary institution of the CFA franc, which fluctuates according to the Euro. It created a legal mechanism under which France obtained a special place in the political and economic life of its colonies.
The Pacte Coloniale Agreement enshrined a special preference for France in the political, commercial and defense processes in the African countries.
Contents of the Pact
According to this Colonial Pact, when Francophone African presidents came to power, they were expected, to manage their countries as though on behalf of Paris.
Independence was thus nothing more than the transfer of the competence of the Elysee Palace (the seat of French presidential power) to the African presidents who owed allegiance to a master based in Paris, and not to their own people over whom they govern. Paris, dictated the policies that they must adopt. The following are some of the features of the colonial pact:
Defense is a preserve entirely for the French. These agreements allowed France to have pre-deployed troops in Africa.
In other words, French army units present permanently and by rotation in bases and military facilities in Africa; run entirely by the French. France stations troops in the country with the right of free passage.
France takes over the training of the police and army; The African presidents, in exchange, gave 85% of their national wealth to the French Treasury to hold for them and paid a regular ransom to French politicians for keeping them in office. The African Presidents pay a “tithe” to the French politicians which funds French political parties and enriches others on a personal basis.[i]
The pact demands that all military equipment be acquired from France;
The Defense Agreements are in reality commercial agreements protected by Paris which obliges French and French-trained soldiers to intervene in any Francophone African state to chase recalcitrant leaders and replace them with more gullible and passive ones.
No French colony had to fight for its independence. They did so at their own peril. A nation like Haiti has been paying a “ransom” to France since the early 1800s “for defeating Napoleon Bonaparte” and declaring its independence!
In 1948 Cameroun tried to stage an uprising against France and nearly 400,000 people were massacred.
In Algeria 45,000 people were killed in one weekend for demanding independence[ii]. How can such nations like Haiti or Cameroun or Algeria ever amount to anything? Without an understanding of Kingdom patterns for Government Governance and leadership[iii] how can any other nation dare to arise and resist the French stranglehold?
Thus, Francophone Africa has known no real peace especially where leaders have tried to shake off this yoke of bondage e.g. Ivory Coast, D.R Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Algeria, Cameroun.
The only nations which have embraced the Colonial Pact fully have been “peaceful” with very rich elite class and some of the world’s poorest majority populations in these natural resource-rich nations.
Monetary Policies and Economy
France has monopolistic ownership of all raw materials in the Francophone African countries, both in the soil and on land. After reading the Colonial Pact, you then understand how France organized self-serving measures to ensure that it retained all colonial prerogatives after giving independence to the African states.
The economies were kept under the control of French businesses licensed to have monopolies. Other nations were kept out.
In some instances, to get a visa to some of the Francophone nations e.g. Gabon, one is required to go all the way to Nice in France to the embassy there. Few countries have a diplomatic attaché who can give visa upon very difficult interviews, and form filling procedures.
The monetary policy governing such a diverse aggregation of countries is uncomplicated because it is, in fact, operated by the French Treasury, without reference to the central fiscal authorities of any of the WAEMU or the CEMAC (West African and Central African Central Banks).
To illustrate the above monetary policy and economic quagmire think of yourself in a local Francophone Market. One common food product you find there is cassava. When grated and dried, it makes one of the most common food products called “garri” or “eba.” It is known by other names in various dialects.
Imagine that one spends all season working hard on the farm: tilling the soil, planting, weeding, praying for rain and sunshine in appropriate quantities, cultivating the crops and then finally harvesting them.
One week to market day, the well-tended tuberous cassava roots, for example, are harvested, peeled and prepared; they are well ground; the best garri in the world is crafted; the garri looks nice and smells even better–the yellowish one fried with palm oil, and the white one too; the type of garri that will go down even without sugar well, well.
On market day, the journey is made to the market; the garri is sold for say 10,000CFA francs. Now one begins to consider what can be done with that money: buy bread and eggs for breakfast, pay for school uniforms and fees, purchase medicines etc. Honest work, honest money earned.
On the way out of the market, a strange person standing at the gate of the market decides to extort significant concessions from your hard work and enterprise. This strange person demands that you give 6,500CFA francs of the 10,000CFA francs for him to keep in a bank account controlled by him alone. Then asks that you give him another, 2,000CFA francs as liability for the investment or any other business venture you may want to use your money for. That is 8,500CFA francs of your 10,000CFA francs.
The person then takes that 8,500CFA francs and go play his own investments, invest in other businesses, manufacture arms and train others, including some of your own brothers and sisters to make sure that each time he meets you at the gate of the market you will offer no resistance to his demands. If and when he feels like it, he gives you 50CFA francs called “l’aide au development” and tells you how incompetent you are. But he also tells you and the world that he is your best friend and protector.
Under the terms of the agreement which set up these banks and the CFA the Central Bank of each African country is obliged to keep at least 65% of its foreign exchange reserves in an “operations account” held at the French Treasury, as well as another 20% to cover financial liabilities.
The CFA central banks also impose a cap on credit extended to each member country equivalent to 20% of that country’s public revenue in the preceding year.
Even though these national financial institutions have an overdraft facility with the French Treasury, the draw-downs on those overdraft facilities are subject to the consent of the French Treasury.
The final say is that of the French Treasury which has invested the foreign reserves of the African countries in its own name on the Paris Bourse. In short, 85% of the foreign reserves of these African countries are deposited in the “operations accounts” controlled by the French Treasury.
The two CFA banks are African in name, but have no monetary policies of their own. The countries themselves do not know, nor are they told, how much of the pool of foreign reserves held by the French Treasury belongs to them as a group or individually.
The earnings of the investment of these funds in the French Treasury pool are supposed to be added to the pool but no accounting is given to either the banks or the countries of the details of any such changes.
The limited group of high officials in the French Treasury who have knowledge of the amounts in the “operations accounts”, where these funds are invested; whether there is a profit on these investments; are prohibited from disclosing any of this information to the CFA banks or the central banks of the African states.
In reality, France may have physically withdrawn the colonial administration of the time, but through these Colonial Pacts, it continues to be omnipresent in Francophone Africa and still enjoys all the colonial advantages of yesteryear more so than before.
According to Annex II of the Defense Agreement signed between the governments of the French Republic, the Republic of Ivory Coast, the Republic of Dahomey and the Republic of Niger on 24 April 1961, France has priority in the acquisition of those “raw materials classified as strategic.
And to conclude, article 5: “Concerning these same products, the Republic of Ivory Coast (and the two others) for defense needs, reserve them in priority for sale to the French Republic, after having satisfied the needs of internal consumption, and they will import what they need in priority from it.
It required that French businesses be allowed to maintain monopoly enterprises in key areas (water, electricity, ports, transport, energy, etc.). France not only set limits on the imports of a range of items from outside the Franc zone but also set minimum quantities of imports from France. These treaties are still in force and operational.
Freemasonry and Its Influence in Francafrique
It is impossible to understand how Françafrique works without reference to the Masons. French Freemasons and their African lodge leaders play a key role in the current impasse in the Ivory Coast.
Virtually all the African leaders who ranged against Laurent Gbagbo the President of Ivory Coast, (not a Mason) and supported the elite cadre of French business and political leaders are Freemasons. They too are affiliated to the same lodges as the elite French business and political group.
Most of them were educated together at the same two elite schools. Most pursue a career in the French government or French business. These schools are École Nationale d’Administration, the École Polytechnique.
Freemason lodges maintain a formidable, covert influence within the French judicial and police structures. All three Freemason lodges in France were caught influence-peddling and false-invoicing on state contracts. Freemasons in the judiciary hamper any investigations and muzzle the press.[iv]
As in France, Freemasonry is ubiquitous at the very top in many African states. For e.g. Denis Sassou Nguesso, the Congolese president, is Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Congo – Brazzaville linked to the National Grand Lodge of France; President Mamadou Tanja of Niger; Chad’s Idriss Deby and François Bozizé of the Central African Republic are among at least twelve African presidents linked to the Masons.
In November 2009 Ali Bongo, the new Gabonese President was ordained as the grand master of the Grand Lodge of Gabon (GLB) and the Grand Equatorial Rite, the two predominant Freemason orders in Gabon.
They Hold “Sceptre of Colonialism”
The Masons have always provided the leaders and the sceptre of French colonialism. The Grand Orient established its first lodge at Saint-Louis in Senegal in 1781 and, as a consequence, the names of a number of distinguished freemasons are to be found in the history of French colonial rule.
The French empire builder, Jules Ferry, was a freemason and so was the colonial governor, Félix Eboué, a Black from French Guyana, who rallied Chad to the Free French cause in 1940, leading the whole of French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon to support General de Gaulle at a time when the Vichy Government was introducing laws against masons and Jews.
Only the Lion of the Tribe of Judah’s scepter can break the scepter of the Masonic strongholds in the continent through the Real Masons – Sons of God who are looking for the city whose Architect and Builder is God and NOT the “chief architect of the universe” – Lucifer[v].
A lot of this ability to hide what it happening derives from two interlinked processes – (1) The absence of any democratic procedures in the French political system for debating African policy and (2)The empowered French Masons (and their African Presidential lodge brothers); who act to enforce the narrow interests of French business throughout Africa using the institutions of the French State.
By tradition in France, foreign affairs are the French president’s private domain. The foreign affairs minister only applies his policies. France is the only Western country where foreign policy is not a debating topic in the national legislative bodies.
The sovereignty of the French people does not count for anything even if it has elected the president directly. The Parliament has no checking powers and is quietly relegated to domestic matters.
The creation of such a system by the Colonial Pact was not the preserve of the French National Assembly or the result of any democratic process.
It was the result of policies conducted by a small group of French Business and political leaders connected to the French Masons in the President’s office. They call themselves, the ‘African Cell’, initially led by a gentleman called Jaques Foccart[vi] and became operational in 1961 i.e. about 50 years ago.
Acting as a general command, the Cell uses France’s military as a hammer to install leaders it deems friendly to French interests. In return, these countries give French industries first crack at their oil and other natural resources.
Sidestepping traditional diplomatic channels, the Cell reports only to one person: the President.
Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire is among the “crème de la crème” of nations which have always been considered as the “jewel” of the French nation’s “acquisitions” in Africa. The late president Houphet Boigny completely embraced the Colonial Pact without question. Thus he and his cohorts personally enjoyed the best of French hospitality and benevolence. Ivory Coast was a hub of African business, fashion, lifestyle and culture. There was peace because of his docility. The Ivorian people were always among the poorest in the world even so.
Then came a gentleman called Laurent Gbagbo, a History professor who understood fully the impact of the colonial pact and promised to break that hold over his nation. That is what swept him into victory time and time again. It won him much favor with the suffering masses. The formerly elite class who had been enjoying unfettered French benevolence were not happy and naturally the “African Cell” was not happy either. Once he had thrown down the gauntlet, the French government picked it up and Ivory Coast has known no peace ever since then.
The war of the French against the Ivory Coast was a war commenced by Jacques Chirac. It was his fit of pique which ordered the French ‘peacekeepers’ to attack and destroy the Ivory Coast air force.
It was his order to send over a hundred tanks to surround the Hotel d’Ivoire and President Gbagbo’s house. It was his decision to allow his soldiers to open fire on a crowd of singing youths, totally unarmed and non-threatening, seeking only to stop the French from making a coup or killing President Gbagbo.
French agents have had no compunctions about ousting African Presidents or defending others against coups. Their role in attempting to overthrow Gbagbo is well documented.
A recording of several meetings was copied from a French laptop which was captured which shows, inter alia, how the French behaved. It is as follows:
The French method of making a coup was well-documented in an intelligence report on a meeting in Burkina Faso before the 2005 elections. They decided to promote a coup in Abidjan on 22-33 March 2006.
According to intelligence reports, the planning for this went back a long way. There was a meeting held on a very strategic day, Sunday 10/10/04 (last quarter moon – the Hecate’s sickle), in the village hall of the town hall of Korhogo from 09h30 to 12h45.
Present at this meeting were the Presidents of Burkina Faso and Mali (BLAISE COMPAORE and AMADOU TOUMANI TOURE). Also present was the head of the Rebel Forces and President of the RDR, ALASSANE DRAMANE OUATTARA. The French were represented by PHILIPPE POUCHET (as Chirac’s spokesman) as well as ADAMA TOUNKARA, mayor of Abobo; ISSOUF SYLLA, mayor of Adjamé; ISSA DIAKITE, KANDIA CAMARA, GEORGE KOFFI and MOROU OUATTARA.
Alassane Dramane Outtara [acronymed “ADO” a FreeMason now backed by the West to replace Gbagbo] opened the meeting and introduced Philippe Pouchet who was Jacque Chirac’s[vii] spokesperson. He spoke and said that he had come directly from Chirac with the message that “ADO (Ouattara) your son and brother will be President of the Republic of Côte d`Ivoire before the elections of 2005.” Chirac has promised “There will be no disarmament in Côte d`Ivoire without our agreement. It is necessary that the agreements of ACCRA III[viii] are voted on before they can insist on disarmament.
All France and Jacques Chirac [ix]support ADO to lead him to taking power in five months; i.e. in March. We have recruited mercenaries who are currently in training in Mali and in Burkina Faso. In March we will lead ADO to power with the assistance of the mercenaries who are in training with Burkinabé officers and Malians. Our objective it is to put ADO in power”. “I shall come again in December, with President Compaore, and will introduce you to the mercenaries. Ouattara will return in March to take power.”
The next speaker was Blaise Compaore, the President of Burkina Faso, who thanked Pouchet and Chirac. He criticized the Ivory Coast government for ignoring the rights of Ouattara and said “It is my name which is spoiled in this business. In Burkina my officers are doing remarkable work with the mercenaries to make them ready. I support you. We are moving to put things in place from there for you. Do not be afraid; we will win the battle in a little time. In five months all will be ready”.
There were several attempts at making a coup against Gbagbo over the next five years. Most were anticipated and prevented. Others died for lack of interest. In almost all these cases the active participants were envoys from France, combined with elements of the French (UN) peacekeepers and local African Presidents linked by their Masonic ties to the French business and political elites The implementing parties and logistic suppliers were French agents working in the man French multinationals in Abidjan. The last election in 2010 has ended in an impasse with two contestants claiming victory; Ouattara was heavily supported by France and northern immigrants – the Burkinabe (people from Burkina faso who came to settle in the North of Ivory coast under Houphet Boigny’s watch, while Gbagbo was supported by majority of the Ivorian people.
This is normal French neo-colonial behavior. It has always been done in the name of France but without any democratic debate. It advances French business interests and rewards a gullible African Presidency.
This impasse in the Ivory Coast is just another French plot by the same people and using the same collaborators. However, this time the French have managed to hook in the ‘international community’ to support them.
It is probably very little surprise to other Africans that the attempts by Gbagbo to break free of these chains irritated the French. The African Presidents were kept in power by French armies.
This French political and Masonic system is certainly not the future for Africa and sending troops to kill innocent Africans in support of such brazen and deadly corruption is not everyone’s idea of a due process.
If we are to call upon the Lord who is our Judge, our Lawgiver and our King to come and correct this unfair but legal situation which has continued for half a century in some of the nations, then we ought to understand all these details in order to present our petitions concerning the continent as an advocate would before any other Judge.
Then and only then will He save us. He has for the past years covered the continent to an extent but today we are no longer ignorant, we ought to arise as knowledgeable Kingdom Citizens, as true sons and the fake ones will be exposed in every one of the 56 nations of Africa and any other former French colony which suffers under the yoke of bondage.
The Impact of the Colonial Pact
The unified CFA and the whole economic system crafted in the colonial pact makes it impossible for African members to regulate their own monetary policies. The most inefficient and wasteful countries are able to use the foreign reserves of the more prudent countries without any meaningful intervention by the wealthier and more successful countries.
The fact that as the French GDP grows and the parity of the Euro to the dollar (the main currency of international trade) appreciates there is the constant danger that the CFA franc may be fixed at too high an exchange rate.
This dampens the growth in trade between Africa and the rest of the world and allows other countries, especially in Asia, to use their more flexible exchange rates to gain market share, supplanting the Africans.
This system of dependence is a direct result of the colonial policies of the French Government. In the immediate post-war period after the signing of the Bretton Woods Agreement in July 1944 the French economy urgently needed to recover. To assist in this process it set up the first CFA amongst its African colonies to guarantee a captive market for its goods. The principal decision, which resulted from the Bretton Woods Agreement, was the abandonment of the Gold Standard. In short, the new system gave a dominant place to the dollar. Decolonization south of the Sahara did not happen as de Gaulle had intended. He had wanted a Franco-African Community that stopped short of total independence.
Some of the consequences for the Africa countries of the continuation of a policy of dependence are obvious – lack of competitive options; dependence on the French economy; dependence on the French military; and the open-door policy for French private enterprise. However, there are more subtle differences which arise.
The French companies in francophone Africa, by virtue of their protected monopolistic or oligarchic status, contribute a substantial share of the GDP of these countries. More importantly, however, they are often the single largest group of taxpayers. In many of these countries the French corporations pay over 50% of the national tax revenues collected.
This gives them a unique status. Quite frequently the French say that without the French companies the economy of the African state will collapse. When coupled with the inability of the country to access its reserves it undoubtedly true.
However, it doesn’t follow that private corporations from other countries, like the U.S. or China, would not contribute equally. This is one reason that the French are so concerned with allowing competition into the market place.
Another aspect of this is the inability of these francophone countries to collect taxes from its ordinary citizens. In a country like the Ivory Coast which has been divided for a number of years between the rebel North and the loyalist South, tax collections in the rebel regions have been impossible. The rebels have waxed fat on taxes and fees imposed on their captive populations and the sale of stolen goods from their regions. They do not want to disarm because it will have a deleterious economic effect on them, not just a political one. Why should they seek peace or an independent system of governance when they are enjoying?
The lack of a citizenry paying taxes breeds a gulf between the government and the citizens; mutual responsibility is missing in the equation. It is the job of the National Assembly to legislate for programs based on the supply of revenue to the state, but if there are insufficient revenues the National Assembly is frustrated in its role.
If 85% of the funds go to France as part of the CFA franc project there is little left for the ministers and the National Assembly to allocate for social programs. The poverty mentality therefore kicks in “what is the point of trying to work with 15% of the total economy? Just “eat it all” and share it among the top echelons of society; i.e. the Masonic brotherhood.
Also it becomes very difficult for any progress-loving leader to develop their nation. To illustrate this, take one case in point: President Laurent Gbagbo wanted to expand the inter-state highway leading into Abijan to ease traffic challenges.
By Colonial pact’s agreement he was to present first priority to the French companies to tender for the project. Their quote was extremely high and payment was to be made in already scarce Euros or dollars.
He rejected the quotation and defiantly decided to seek quotations from Chinese companies. He got a quotation for the same work from a Chinese engineering firm for half the amount the French were asking; and then they did not require payment in cash.
They rather asked for payment in Cocoa beans of which Ivory Coast was the world’s biggest producer. The French government pulled rank and demanded that the quotation be rejected as this would be a contravention of the Colonial pact economic agreements. Thus, the project has become a “white elephant.” Without understanding the mechanics behind the impact of Colonial pact on the nations, one can take things at face value and wonder why Francophone Africa just does not develop at the same pace as other nations.
In many of the francophone countries, suffering under conditions of drought, lack of food; lack of health care; it is only French ‘aid’ to the national treasuries that sustains them. This ‘aid’ is often their own money which the French have shepherded for them. Thus the little kickback they get with many strings attached and stringent conditions for compliance.
Many of the goods produced in the CFA zone are priced in CFA francs. As the Euro slides down to parity with the dollar the decline in the purchasing power of the CFA declines along with it as it is pegged to the Euro. However, many products like oil and fuels are priced in dollars. African countries will get fewer dollars for their sales of their commodities at the same time as having to pay even more for their dollar-priced goods. Even if they sold their goods for dollars they would have to deposit 85% of these earnings in the French Treasury. Their reserves are propping up the French economy and they have no recourse to them as individual nations. This is economic slavery and the francophone African leaders (with the exception of Wade in Senegal and Gbagbo’s Speaker of Cote d’Ivoire national Prof. Mamadou Koulibaly in the Ivory Coast) don’t seem too disturbed about it. Personally the African presidents and their families do quite well under this arrangement despite the fact that their countries suffer.
If African nations are to achieve growth and participate fully in the opportunities of globalisation they must be freed from the fetters of this colonial albatross. In order to attract additional direct investment in the economies, as opposed to just portfolio investment this situation must be changed.
In the words of President Koulibaly, “In Africa we do not need alms, our problem is not due to a lack of money. My conviction is that we must first of all clearly state our ownership rights over our own land and the resources in our soil which were taken away by the colonialists when they conquered our countries, and still be taken away through the Colonial Pact”.
Absorbing the Worst of the Global Financial Meltdown
Africa should not have been affected by the global financial meltdown that has shaken the rest of the globe over the past 3 years. However, it really is Africa that bailed out the nations through the Francophone nation “reserves” in France.
As we read of the crisis in Greece and the emergency bailout of the European Union of the Euro it is may seem a little unclear as to the effect this will have in Africa. However, Africa, and francophone Africa in particular, was hit hard by the falling Euro and the diversion of “national reserves” in Europe to the propping up of the Eurozone. This bailout started off with an initial pot of one trillion Euros from which Greece can borrow to pay off its debts.
The question is where did such quick access of such huge amounts of money come from if not from the “pool” from Francophone Africa? After all it is virtually free float which the Eurozone can dip its fingers every so often to bail out any crises as the one that hit the region in these past three years.
Hindrance to ECOWAS’ Progress
Despite having one of the most stable, powerful and respected banks in Africa “Ecobank”, West Africa still struggles to have a proper and effective economic bloc. These francophone states are part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The ECOWAS has had as a cornerstone of its policy the creation of its own, region-wide currency. They were to have introduced their common currency by the end of 2009. They have created their own grouping, the West African Monetary Zone “WAMZ. These states (Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the Gambia and Liberia) hoped to introduce a new common currency, the ECO, to rival the CFA franc and, eventually, to merge the ECO and the CFA franc into a single monetary unit for the region. The pace of these developments was very slow.
Their entry into the economic union with Francophone Africa would be detrimental to France’s economy.
Present French Stance
When President Sarkozy of France was in Dakar Senegal, he acknowledged that colonization was a crime against humanity but he refused to repent for it.
Africans must denounce all agreements and systems that distance Africa from economic markets. The Colonial Pact is a permanent betrayal of African ownership – it is full of diplomatic witchcraft.
How Ought The Body of Christ To Handle the Above?
The above are documented historical facts about the situation in Francafrique or French Speaking Africa. With His ambassador the body of Christ operating as we do, we have a tall order to meet. There is need for a deep work within the Body in terms of the way we have been operating, in order to be effective in steering the nations into their course. Looking at the kind of message we preach, the way we identify ourselves in God and with regard to the world, it is hard to imagine the us coming up with a solution. Yet there is a solution. God is our solution. He is our Judge and our Lawgiver and King. He will save Africa.
There are few things you can begin to do: Read again the prophetic words God has been releasing over the continent. There are many other fora where God has spoken beyond GAPNET. You have probably prayed often as an Africa-Loving person of French extraction and have had a burden concerning the Francophone Africa: You need to come into a place of identificational repentance for what the nation of France has done to the continent over a long period of time.
When the vengeance of the Lord passed over the Israelite camp in Joshua 7, it was because of the sin of one man Achan. The sins of the fathers of France will be dealt with as the prophecy has warned. Prophetic warnings are given as revelation in order for redemption to take place. May the Lord find worthy French people to stand in the gap for that nation.
Apart from the prophecy in the beginning of the document God has given such other prophecies:
On 11 July The Lord gave the following prophecy through Abu Bako.
God is bringing an end to the wars in the continent of Africa. it does not mean that automatically tomorrow there will be no challenge. But any fomenter is going to end up being eliminated.
God is serious about what He is doing. I aw a forest of horses. Initially I was asking “Is this a forest?” Then I saw heads and people riding on the horses and all of a sudden everything was cleared off.
Suddenly the riders were on the ground and the horses looked confused and spaced out. Then the riders disappeared; He may have made the earth to swallow them.
Everything disappeared. Only a few, I could see about 2 or 3 horses with no riders.
I asked God because I do not want to say something I am not sure of – “I saw horses. Then what are the horses?”
Then He [God] was saying “These are the ones that have thrown off the riders. That is good.” I thought “the horse and the rider he threw into the sea.” I asked “So you threw the riders without the horses?”
He said “I Am bringing to an end the wars on this continent [Africa]. Those who will still submit themselves to foment trouble [if you are listening by view of internet] I want you to know if you are one of them; whatever your position, if you do not heed this warning, you may end up being swept along and my prayer is that you will be granted repentance so you can repent.[x]”
31 December 2010
A change of clothes – put on your garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. This is the year of change of clothes and change of identity. It is a very important year. It is a bridge. It is a year of opening of scrolls. A year of peeling off of layers that have kept the original content covered.
Every thing that has been fake will be declared to be so. This is serious. He says do not even compromise with yourself. Peel off the layers. The earlier you get rid of those things the better. God said that there would be some trees falling. It is the year of peeling off of layers that were not supposed to be there.
You are carrying God therefore when you enter a place the things that need to be dissolved will be dissolved. As a result only the pillars that God wants to remain will remain. This year will be the year of dividing between the sheep and the goat nations. There will also be the judgment between the senior and the junior brothers. The senior will serve the junior. There is a shift.
For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup —–[based on Psa 75]. God said that this would be the year of divine judgments. There would be a judging between nations. Those who have been causing others not to drink God will push them to their place.
For Governments this is the time that God is about to Sift, shift, shake and change. God said this year, in every quarter of the year, there will be a major thing happening in some part of the earth, so that men will know He is in control of the earth.
Studying closely all the things that happen on earth, especially when it comes to issues of leadership in nations, one can only conclude that man has lived on earth as if He owns his life and owns the earth.
There is an example of this, where in some nations, one family has ruled for a period of two hundred years, in another nation, another family has ruled for thirty years etc, etc; God concluded in the prophecies for the year by saying “some have become immovable rocks especially in Africa and He will move and change them”.
This is the basis for saying He will sift, shift, shake and change, including nations that will be going to the polls this year. This is the manifestation of all that is happening in the Northern part of Africa crossing into the Middle East, which will eventually culminate in the accomplishment of Isaiah 19 especially Verses 22-25 establishing His perfect will.
You probably feel that you are not part of Africa any more because you have lived in French territories of Europe for many years due to various political or economic reasons.
You probably wonder when the wars in Africa will end and see it as a problem with the African leaders per se.
The Lord has spoken and said He is bringing the wars on the continent to an end. There may be some “last kick of the dying horse” effects as He uproots long-held institutions of leadership. As many have prayed, something was happening in the spiritual realm. It is beginning to be manifested in our day.
There may be some shakings and shiftings which make it look like Africa is “at it” again with civil unrest, internal governmental squabbles, and other events which bring friction.
Yet God has spoken and He is not man that He should lie. He has orchestrated events over the past decade in order to bring all things to a head.
The analogy of what Africa is going through is the same as that of the life cycle or metamorphosis of the butterfly. We use it quite often to depict such a season as this between the 11th hour and the new beginning:
Africa’s rebirth happened in a moment, but the change in its being is always a process:“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—” (John 1:12)
It says here “to become” children of God. Thus this is a process, as we have already seen:“because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Rom 8:14)
For the past half-century, the secretive and powerful “African Cell” has overseen France’s strategic interests in Africa, holding sway over a wide swath of former French colonies. The colonial pact was enforced in 1961 and in 2011 it marks the 50th year since its inception.
It is a season for the Kingdom Citizens to fully press in, in prayer and prophetic actions for Francophone Africa. It is a season of Jubilee[xi] and we must urgently begin to pray and proclaim every characteristic that comes with the season to manifest I the continent in the coming days.
The Jubilee season is come to Africa. It is a season for the people of this continent to return to their rightful inheritance in Jesus Christ. Thus the need to understand the role France has so far played in holding back the fortunes of the continent.
It is a season of God’s vengeance, of God’s favor, of rebuilding, returning the inheritance, revival, rejoicing, repentance, restitution etc. All the activities happening in formerly French “protectorates” is by no means surprising. God spoke on July 11 2010 that He is causing those who rode on others like riders on horses to be shaken off their horses.
Thus, from North Africa which has a strong French influence, all the way down to the west and central Africa, God is shaking, shifting and sifting at governmental level; but the real shaking should start with the French stranglehold.
Without the rich reserves from Africa, France will suffer a huge blow. They are not going to “Let God’s people go.” It will take deliverers in the caliber of Moses to draw God’s people out of this hold. It is not by power or might but by the Holy Spirit that such a hold can be broken.
Pray that the matured sons will be manifest. God has been preparing them in secret just as He did Moses; so that they can deliver Africa in every one of the eight gates of society.
Pray for a manifestation of the matured sons of God, heirs who can manage their Father’s estate in (1)Family, (2) Belief System (3) Government, governance and leadership (4) Economy (5) Education (6) Science & Technology (7) Media (8) Arts Sports and Culture.
Pray according to Africa’s prophetic scripture Isaiah 60 – Arise.
It takes more than “just” being born again to be led by the Spirit of God. A new born baby is a human being but this baby must first become a toddler and finally an adult. Africa is like that baby. There is need for protection and nurturing of what God has brought forth. The Body of Christ needs Shuprah and Puah to protectively aide the birthing of the new Africa.
A caterpillar is destined to become a butterfly. But it has to go through the process of metamorphosis as a chrysalis in order to emerge as a butterfly. The number 11 is the number that represents the eleventh hour: that final moment of lull before an event of important proportions occurs– (Matt 20:6, 9). It is also a number of revelation knowledge, and dreams
Pray for a rebirthing of God’s original dream for Africa. Pray that Sons will arise who will work with revelation from Him to rebuild the continent.
Eleven also represents disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration. (2 Kings 23:36 – 24:1-4; 2 Ch 36:5-8) Remember, this symbolizes the third stage – the pupa/cocoon in the metamorphosis of the butterfly. The cocoon does not just fall off. Part of the future strength, beauty and grace of the butterfly comes from working its way out of that cocoon. The wriggling, squirming, pushing and eating away of the cocoon, lend it all the qualities it needs to become perfect. It is not always a pretty sight.
Africa is still working her way as a butterfly, out of that cocoon. It is not easy and only God can help her out. That is why we see some good things mixed with the not so good stuff. The due process must happen in order for perfect butterfly which is a blessing to nature, will come forth.
A baby cannot feed and protect itself. A spiritual baby still needs help if it is not to fall into the trap of witchcraft. As the body of Christ we need to really midwife and guard over the new thing God is brining forth into the continent.
How shall we feed it?
Prophesy to the new born and speak that which God has promised. In the midst of what looks like chaos, do not be swayed by what the masses say. Do not be swayed by your emotions. Do not be swayed by what the international media says.
Be still and know that He is God. He is exalting Himself among the nations. He is about to be installed as King of the Universe; King of kings and Lord of Lords; not just over the continent of Africa but over the nations of the world.
The role of the fourth man in God’s relay race, is now being made manifest, first among the children of Ham, before they can take what they have become, to multiply it in the nations of the world.[xii]
God has to do something in Africa. He wants to deal with the roots which go all the way to France. He will do it and it shall be marvelous in our eyes.
Very importantly, it is a time to reflect on the prophecy concerning the highway from Africa through Israel to Assyria.
In the shaking which God is bringing, He is preparing the highway of the Lord in Isiah 19.
God wants a worthy altar raised in the continent of Africa. He speaks of the five cities which speak the language of Canaan who have a key role in this highway. He infers to five Arabic speaking nations of Egypt Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. God spoke in 2009 that He will release the floods in these nations[xiii]
How can these nations play their role in God’s end-time purposes when they are in a stranglehold to another master? How will they submit themselves to Jehovah, when they continue to submit to a human “demi-god”?
Ask the Lord how He will have you pray concerning the Highway in Isaiah 19 in view of the information you have acquired.
Most importantly ask the Lord always:
- How do I pray
- What do I pray for?
- How long should I pray for?
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[i] A recent WikiLeaks report explained one such case. Gabon’s late president Omar Bongo allegedly pocketed millions in embezzled funds from central African states, channeling some of it to French political parties in support of Nicolas Sarkozy, according to a US embassy cable published by El País. A senior official at the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) told a US diplomat in Cameroon of Bongo’s “brazen” defrauding of the bank which holds the pooled reserves of six central African countries, including Gabon, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Shortly after Bongo’s death in 2009, the US embassy in Yaounde said the bank source told them: “Gabonese officials used the proceeds for their own enrichment and, at Bongo’s direction, funneled funds to French political parties, including in support of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.”
The cable, released by WikiLeaks, continued: “Asked what the officials did with the stolen funds, the BEAC official responded, ‘sometimes they kept it for themselves, sometimes they funneled it to French political parties.’ Asked who received the funds, the official responded, ‘both sides, but mostly the right; especially Chirac and including Sarkozy.’ The BEAC official said ‘Bongo was France’s favorite president in Africa,’ and ‘this is classic Françafrique.”
[ii] The French decided to celebrate the victory of the Allies (a small part of whom were French) by committing an act of barbarism and genocide that echoes to this day. In one weekend of violence they murdered 45,000 Algerians. On May 8, 1945, a day chosen by the allies to celebrate their victory over Nazi Germany, thousands of Algerians gathered near the Abou Dher El-Ghafari mosque in Setif for a peaceful march – for which the sous-préfet had given permission. It was a market day.
At 9am, led by a young scout Saal Bouzid, whose name had been drawn for the honor of carrying the national flag, the demonstrators set off.
A few minutes later the crowd, chanting ‘vive l’indépendance’ and other nationalist slogans, came under fire from troops commanded by General Duval and brought in from Constantine. Saal Bouzid fell dead, becoming a national martyr. The scene soon turned into a massacre – the streets and houses being littered with dead bodies. Witnesses claim terrible scenes, that legionnaires seized babies by their feet and dashed their heads against rocks, that pregnant mothers were disemboweled, that soldiers dropped grenades down chimneys to kill the occupants of homes, that mourners were machine gunned while taking the dead to the cemetery.
A public record states that the European inhabitants were so frightened by the events that they asked that all those responsible for the protest movement should be shot. The carnage spread and, during the days that followed, some 45,000 Algerians were killed. Villages were shelled by artillery and remote hamlets were bombed with aircraft. A Colonel in charge of burials who was publicly criticized for slowness told another officer ‘You are killing them faster than I can bury them.’ These incidents led to the upsurge of the PPA and ultimately, 17 years later to the country’s independence. In the retaliatory violence that immediately followed 104 Europeans were assassinated, but by the end several thousand Frenchmen were to die. Many of the others travelled back to France.
Perhaps the largest number of Francafrique’ populations to be killed for their political stand, before the 800,000 in Rwanda, was the massacres in the Cameroons when modern weapons like helicopters and tanks were used against the local Bamileke, inhabitants because they didn’t want to be assimilated in the French Cameroon.
The French massacred between 300,000 to 400,000 people, according to testimony after the event. The only reason most people are unaware of such events is because there was no CNN or BBC or Al Jazeera to cover the events. If the event will taint the image of the west, then it becomes downplayed and its history may be re-written to side with the perpetrators of such heinous crimes.
The UPC (Union des Populations du Cameroun) was formed in 1948 by English-speaking politicians (mostly trade unionists) and was led until 1958 b Ruben Um Nyobé. He was shot and killed by the French army on 13 September 1958, near his native village of Boumnyebel.
His place was taken by Félix-Roland Moumié who was assassinated in Geneva in on 3 November 1960 by the SDECE (French secret service) with thallium. The poisoner, William Bechtel, was ordered by Jacques Foccart to poison Moumie. He put thallium in his pastis and in a wine glass. Unfortunately, Moumie drank both and died very quickly. Foccart bragged about it for years. That is how some of the records of his actions found their way to numerous historical archives. The war in the Cameroons went on for many years.
It was in this struggle that the master of the policy of Françafrique came to the fore. It was Foccart who made the link between the French secret “African Cell” in the Presidency and the French and African Masons.
[iii] Further Reading: Becoming The Ultimate Politician; Are you a Politician or Politicaster? ©2009 Abu Bako Sixty8Eleven Publishing Accra Ghana
[iv] A lot of the research on Françafrique was conducted by a gentleman called François Xavier-Verschave, who coined the term He wrote twenty books and innumerable articles on the subject and he described the secret control system of its leaders as, “The secret criminality in the upper echelons of French politics and economy, where a kind of underground Republic is hidden from view.”
[v] Further Reading; Enter Your Jubilee ©2009 Abu Bako; Sixty8Eleven Publishing Accra Ghana; chapter 15 Jubilee Men are the “Real Masons”
According to Free Masons, their “god” is referred to as “The chief architect of the universe” Lucifer. He holds the highest hierarchy in the Masonic “degrees”
[vi] Jacques Foccart was a chief adviser for the government of France on African policy as well as the co-founder of the Gaullist Service d’Action Civique (SAC) in 1959 with Charles Pasqua, which specialized in covert operations in Africa.
It was Foccart “the éminence grise” who negotiated the Pacte Colonial with the evolving French West African states who achieved their “flag independence“ in 1960. Not really having planned for it, in 1960 de Gaulle had to improvise structures for a collection of small newly independent states, each with a flag, an anthem, and a seat at the UN, but often with precious little else.
It was here that Foccart came to play an essential role, that of architect of the series of Cooperation accords with each new state in the sectors of finance and economy, culture and education, and the military. The whole ensemble was put under a new Ministry of Cooperation, created in 1961, separate from the Ministry of Overseas Departments and Territories (known as the DOM-TOM) that had previously run them all.
[vii] Jacue Chirac is the former president of France succeeded by current president Sarkozy.
[viii] Accra III Agreements are part of the agreement to have the French Military on the ground in their former colonies. The Ivorians wanted a disarmament.
[ix] Former President of France before the current one Sarkozy”
[x]LogosRhema Glory Tabernacle 11 July 2010 service Audio CD Pr. Abu Bako Message
[xi] Further reading: Enter Your Jubilee ©2009 Abu Bako; Sixty8eleven publishing Accra Ghana
[xii] Further reading: 7 Fundamental Questions You must Answer ©2008 Revised edition by Abu Bako; Sixty8Eleven Publishing Accra Ghana; Chapter 2: Where Am I? Locating Yourself In Relation To End Time Purpose [Africa]