Black People : African Delegates Agree to Form "United States of Africa"

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  1. bsup

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    African Delegates Agree to Form "United States of Africa"

    Delegates from throughout the African continent and diaspora met in London from October 7-9, 2006 and laid out a program for building a single international organisation to forge a continent-wide "United States of Africa".

    The group will be known as the African Socialist International (ASI), a worldwide organization dedicated to uniting the countries of Africa into a single nation under the leadership of the African working class in alliance with the poor peasantry. Its Founding Congress was set to be held in March of 2008 in Senegal.

    Signing on to the effort were African participants from South Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Cameroon, Uganda, Guyana, Belgium, Sweden, the U.K and the U.S.

    One after another, delegates denounced the borders that were imposed within the African continent by European colonial powers at the Berlin Conference of 1884-5 as the primary impediment to African development and well-being.

    ASI Interim Committee Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa declared, "For so long, African riches and talents have shaped, against our own will, every aspect of modern civilisation in the hands of our oppressors. With all of the scattered fronts of the African liberation movement united into a single fighting revolutionary organisation, the world will be changed forever."

    The ASI Interim Committee adopted the task of bringing Africans from around the world to participate in the organisation's Founding Congress in 2008. They also agreed to support and participate in the International Tribunal on Reparations for African People scheduled for June 2007 in Berlin.

    Sbusiso Xaba, President of the Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania (South Africa) called for the quantification of the reparations owed by white countries and corporations to African people worldwide, to include the materials, labor and development time lost during colonialism and slavery.

    PAYCO is the youth branch of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, the group led by Mangaliso Sobukwe, which inspired the mass movement forcing an end to apartheid in South Africa. Speaking to delegates, Xaba reported that the conditions facing the indigenous population have not improved under the current ANC regime. "African workers have lost 20% in real earnings since 1995, many living on $2 per day." Conference participants denounced the continuing white settler occupation of 80% of the land of South Africa.

    Also participating from South Africa was Nkrumah Kgagudi, Secretary General of that country's 25,000-member Metal and Electrical Workers' Union. Kgagudi pledged his support for and participation in the ASI based on the group's main resolution, which is posted on www.asiuhuru.org. He will lead the ASI's initiative to build an International African Labor Union.

    Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, former child soldier and journalist, reaffirmed his committment to the ASI, representing the more than 70,000 members of the Africanist Movement that he founded and leads. He noted, "Our membership, spanning the countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, is larger than the armies of the three countries combined."

    Other leaders of the Africanist Movement including the national coordinators from Guinea and Liberia were unable to attend because they were denied visas. British authorities also blocked delegates from Barbados, Nigeria and Ghana from entering the country to participate in the London Conference.

    Conference convener, African People's Socialist Party (APSP) Chairman Omali Ye****ela noted with outrage, the irony that Africans from Barbados and other parts of the Caribbean were encouraged by the British to "come home" to rebuild Britain's industrial infrastructure after WWII, but are denied entry when coming to organise in their own interests.

    In addition to setting the date for the Founding Congress of the ASI and pledging participation in the Reparations Tribunal, Conference delegates also passed resolutions to:

    o Actively support and participate from their respective countries to share publishing and electronic media resources through the Burning Spear Newspaper and ************** and to establish internet cafes in African countries and communities with limited internet access
    o Support the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania in its electoral and revolutionary activities in South Africa
    o Build a sustainable electricity and clean water infrastructure in West Africa, to include micro electrical dams and rain water harvesting

    In closing the Conference, APSP Chairman Omali Ye****ela declared, "The struggle now has an entirely new configuration. We no longer work in isolation. We can share the human and natural resources of Africa to free our people!"

    For more information on the African Socialist International, visit www.asiuhuru.org.
     
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    interesting ................
     
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    Isn't this the second attempt? Didn't the white man circumvent this the first time, in the 90's.

    I pray to GOD that they are successful this time.

    PEACE
     
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    The United States of Africa*

    Hotep

    The United States of Africa is already a reality and is growing stronger every day. However the western so-called news media is not reporting any thing about the growing numbers of support...as the so-called African is reawakening to the knowledge of controling its own destiny and future in favor of it self.

    Ase`

    http://www.africa-union.org/root/au/index/index.htm
    http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/printer_2382.shtml
    http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=19055
    http://www.mathaba.net/africa2020/
     
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    Wow.

    I hope and pray that this is true. Africans need to take control of their continent and take care of their people, including the diaspora. Allowing Europeans to pillage their land should not be allowed and the fact that it has been for hundreds of years is sad. Hopefully this will all end soon and the ASI will go into great positive effect.
     
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    Why London

    This looks pretty interesting. I hope the effort is successful as well. Someone on Destee asked why a Pan-African conference was being held in London. I actually emailed the organisation (as a whole) to ask and I got an interesting reply below. I'm not too hung up on the city. I just think the location symbolises a lot, and the resources that get consumed in the given city are significant. Hopefully, we'll see a strong continent within 10 years.

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?p=446523#post446523
     
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    I will be keeping an eye on whee this goes... if they unite.. they can stop all that gurella warefare. have a structured health care system.. and more!
     
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