Sunday, 23 January 2011
Je watawala wezi na mafisadi wa Kiafrika husoma haya?
Hekalu la fashisti Mobutu Seseseko wa DRC iliyoko Monaco
Hekalu la dikteta Theodor Obiang Nguema wa Equatorial Guinea liliko Malibu
Hekalu la Omar Bongo mwizi wa zamani wa Gabon lililoko Paris na ni moja kati ya 33 aliyokuwa akimilki.
Hivi karibuni shirika la habari la Uingereza (BBC) liliripoti kisa hiki hapa chini kama kilivyo bila kuongezewa wala kupunguzwa.
Hii ni siku chache baada ya mabenki nchi Switzerland kutangaza kuzuia akaunti za dikteta wa zamani wa Tunisia Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
Kasri hili la bei mbaya (chateau) ni mali ya dikteta wa zamani wa nchi maskini kabisa ya Afrika ya Kati, Jean-Bedel Bokassa ambaye naye alikufa maskini baada ya kufuja chumo la wizi. Alifia gerezani akiwa kapuku hakuna mfano. Umaskini ulimchoma hadi akajirejesha mwenyewe kama alivyofanya dikteta wa zamana wa Haita Jean Claude Duvallier maarufu kama Baby Doc.
Je ni wezi wangapi walioko madarakani wana mali kama hizi huko Ulaya zikingoja kufichuliwa na kutaifishwa baada ya kupigwa teke na wimbi la mapinduzi ya nguvu ya umma linalozidi kupata kasi barani Afrika?
Kwa habari zaidi soma habari hii hapa chini.
African dictator Bokassa's chateau sold at auction
A French chateau that once belonged to African dictator Jean-Bedel Bokassa has sold for 915,000 euros (£760,000).
The dilapidated 'Chateau d'Hardricourt' was bought by an anonymous bidder at an auction in Versailles.
Bokassa spent several years living in the mansion in the western Paris suburb of Hardricourt after he was overthrown as leader of the Central African Republic (CAR) in 1979.
It has since fallen into disrepair and needs major refurbishment.
"Electricity, water, heating - all need to be overhauled," Pascal Koerfer, lawyer for the administrator of the Bokassa estate, told Associated Press.
The property overlooking the Seine comes with 10,000 square metres (108,000 sq ft) of surrounding parkland, a house for a caretaker and a double garage.
But Mr Koerfer estimated it would take up to 3m euros (£2.5m) to restore it to a "liveable" condition.
More than 80 potential buyers are reported to have viewed the property before the sale.
One curious visitor, described only as Marcel, told Europe 1 radio network that the chateau was in a "lamentable" state: "The manor is not heated, there are broken windows and ceilings falling in."
The chateau was occupied by one of Bokassa's wives and two of his children up until a few years ago. One of the daughters, Marie-France, is quoted as saying they did not have the money to maintain the property.
One of Bokassa's sons, Georges, who was at the auction, had urged French President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene to prevent what he called the plundering of his family's heritage.
Former Central African Republic ruler Jean-Bedel Bokassa poses with seven of his children at 'Chateau d'Hardricourt' in a suburb of Paris, 6 December 1984 Bokassa with some of his children at the chateau in 1984
The self-proclaimed Emperor of Central Africa had an estimated 50 children.
Posted by NN Mhango at 19:12