Where the two places intersect is that both calamities result from the existence of white supremacy as the primary enforcement arm of the world wide capitalist empire. In other words, despite the systemic efforts of the capitalist media, the loud obnoxious white supremacists in Charlottesville and the flooding waters in Sierra Leone, were not the primary culprits. In each case, they are the effect and not the cause. The loud mouths in Charlotteville, and the statues they are spewing about, are not the real story. Them and their statues are only the manifestation. Despite their new and sanitized image, these people are white supremacists no different than the most violent image of the Ku Klux Klansman and/or or a Nazi from the Third Reich and/or a violent Neo-Nazis. These people believe that brown people have done nothing to contribute to world civilizations. They lie about the Kemites (Egyptians) being Africans (Black) and they completely ignore every contributions the Indigenous people have made. Since they believe that, they have to believe they are superior to us. That makes them white supremacists, plain and simple. Still, they are just the result of a backward system that has lied to Europeans for centuries. These systemic lies, which have convinced Europeans that they have some privileged position in the world (instead of telling them the truth that capitalism has been built on the backs of brown people while they get the small crumbs from the carnage). What's happening now is capitalism as a worldwide economic system is in a severe state of decline and as a result, it no longer can provide the privileges white people have been able to depend upon for hundreds of years. The current generation of white people are not handling the reality that they have no advantages that the rest of us don't have any longer with much grace and happiness. They are really pissed about this and the responses you are seeing from the white supremacists are the result of that. Yet and still, these people cannot be separated from the miss-education system that does its damage world wide everyday. It cannot be separated from the institutional exploitation that fuels the profitability of capitalism while keeping the majority of the planet in poverty. And, this reality explains why the infrastructure in countries like Sierra Leone is so dilapidated that even a stiff wind would blow down a building. So, anything like the flooding that occurred will have devastating results when even a minimum amount of infrastructure would and could easily avoid the massive death and destruction that the people are experiencing there.
The loudmouths and the floods mean the same thing at the end of the day. And that thing is we as oppressed people under capitalism/white supremacy, don't ever control the narrative on how this system operates. Since we don't, we can never clarify that there is no difference between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. There is no difference between overseers and officers. There is no difference between the confederate and U.S. flags. All of them were founded and represent this system of oppression against us. We can never declare in the schools or national television that American identity equals white supremacy, period. We can never make it clear that the only difference between the loud mouths in Charlottesville, the police, the politicians, and the corporate elite, is presentation, while the message is the same. We can never clarify that the lack of resources and the resulting massive suffering and loss of life in Africa happens because Africa must be kept poor and powerless to ensure the continent continues to be open to the fleecing by the capitalist empire. Either way, we lose every time. And, the other common denominator for African people that we should be picking up is the connection between white supremacy, capitalism, and our mother - Africa. For us, the key is her liberation and unification. When we start focusing and working to achieve that, then the loudmouths in Charlottesville and anywhere else are powerless to intimidate us. Powerless to impact us. But, as long as we see these issues as the empire wishes us to. That there is no connection between Charlottesville and Sierra Leone. We will continue to be frustrated, upset, angry, tired, and on the losing end each and every time.