Although Libya’s Muammar al-Gaddafi, the Chairman of the African Union, complained that Africa should perhaps forge closer ties to those outside of Europe (like those in Brazil, China, and India), the European Union apparently decided that providing direct financial support to Africa would help overcome that:
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi chaired the summit, slamming international organizations…http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Gadhafi-Lashes-Out-at-Organizations-at-AU-Summit-111055804.html
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia chaired the closing session of the 3rd African Union-European Union Summit on Tuesday, as Heads of State and Governments adopted the Tripoli Declaration and Action Plan of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. The European Union committed 50 billion Euros for Africa’s development, over the next three years.
The Plan of Action, covering the period 2011-2013, focuses on partnerships in eight areas: peace and security; democratic governance and human rights; regional integration, trade and infrastructure; the Millennium Development Goals; energy; climate change and environment; migration, mobility and employment; and science, ICT and space.
The Tripoli Declaration reaffirms the commitment of the Heads of State and Governments towards strengthening the strategic partnership between the two continents.
The two-day Summit, held November 29-30, brought together Heads of State and Governments of Africa and the European Union from 80 countries, representing more than 1.5 billion people. http://allafrica.com/stories/201012010616.html
Now, the reality is that China, India, and Brazil have made some in-roads into Africa. But the other reality is that Bible prophecy indicates that a power from Europe will be the major economic power in the world shortly before Jesus returns.
The Bible indicates that those in parts of North Africa and the Middle East, however, will be overpowered by one called the final King of the North (Daniel 11:40), and that Libya will apparently be aligned with the King of the South who loses (Daniel 11:40-43).
But, for a while, the rest of Africa is likely to receive some temporary financial benefit from the deals with the Europeans (at least the African leaders and merchants, cf. Revelation 18:15-17), though how much the common people will actually “benefit” is not super clear from scripture.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?