- Nov 2018
Many modern African 'states' are a collection of mutally antagonistic tribes with a tiny foreign-sanctioned kleptocracy which has no power outside of its compounds and army barracks. They exist to legitimize the extortion (by natives and foreigners) of the population and its resources under a pretense of legality. They're basically puppet UN/UK/US governments, and do not represent the interests or will of most people living in them. Not that Europe is much better, their tyrants just have more control and can rely on the pious delusions of the people who still believe in good government.