By Dan Ugwu.
The year 2020 has been very decisive in the existence of the United States of America. This is coming at a time it is gradually becoming so challenging for the US to retain her place as a global world power, where China the Super power is struggling to rise above her limits.
The challenge of contending the deadly global Corona virus that came November last year is at the centre of this whole drama. With his latest accusation of World Health organization (WHO), the US President; Donald Trump is caught up in a tarrying dilemma.
The provision of aid to troubled nations has underlined America’s prowess as a world power. Being dissatisfied with WHO handling of COVID-19 especially as it relates to China’s involvement, Trump has said his administration will halt funding of WHO in fighting the pandemic.
What is the implication? China has already caved in, providing global initiative to Asia, Europe and Africa and has expressed willingness to sustain the aid. This does not spell good for Trump who is due for reelection. Already, the Democrats in US are suing Trump for killing Americans in torrents as he was warned in January about this disease, and he chose to label it ‘Chinese virus’.
American business tycoon and money magnet; Bill Gates, has described President Donald Trump’s halting of funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) as very negative to his administration.
Gates in a tweet on his handle, faulted Trump’s decision at a time the world is fighting a pandemic. Even though the Microsoft founder has come under serial tweet attacks, halting funding for WHO during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds.
As we write, China is already penetrating Africa for aid to assert their relevance in our economy above America. In Algeria, China is building 500 capacity health centres; negotiating similar ventures in Zimbabwe and East Africa. Apart from accessing loans, Chinese Exim Bank has under-written huge debts for Nigeria and is still supplying aid.
Do you still think China is joking? No. What is this called? Business and battle for supremacy. Perhaps China’s breakthrough is good news for the US combatants like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and even Niger.
On a sincere note, Trump’s reelection in America spells much good especially for Africa and Nigeria, where the battle against insurgency has assumed a global outfit. Trump’s interest to capture Boko Haram’s Shekau and his continuous attack on the Illuminati syndicate headquartered in Europe is a desire that shows concern to Nigeria more than her Colonial Masters who have given deaf ear to the serial massacre in the country.
However, the tortuous road from super power to world power might have been made easy through a global pandemic. We watch and stay tuned as events unfold to global amazement.
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