Pan Africanism : Race and History- The 7th Pan-African Congress

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  1. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Uganda-Arab Anti-Black veneer

    We have often asked if the 7th pan african congress has been held or not?

    There has been only one Pan African congress in the history of the African world and it was held in manchester, england in 1945 and called fifth because we are used to counting jamborees as congresses, the uganda-arab gathering, richin rhetorics and short in substance claims to be the seventh. The second but called the eighth pan african congress scheduled to convene within the next nine years would exclude non-africans and formally institutionalise the pan-african movement

    This press statement was released world-wide in late 1993 by Naiwu Osahon the convenor and principle sponsor from 1982, of the 7th pan african congress of the pan african movement.

    To quote the famous historian and a leader of the Pan African movement, Prof. John Henrik Clarke, "When Africans were surrounded by Africa, they walked on it, bathed in it, ate from it and were not concious of it. All of a sudden, now as slaves, having lost Africa, they began to be concious of it. On the boat Igbos, Yorubas and Ashantis, different people from different parts of Africa, speaking different languages and had different customs, but the Africans realised they were all Africans, and were on the same boat with the same predicament, and suffering the same tragedy."

    The Pan African Movement came about as a reaction to racism and colonialism and these twin evils have not subsided, rather they have become more debilitating, reinforced with neo-colonialism

    Sor far, Pan Africanism has reacted more seriously against White imperialism than the Arab variance that pioneered the Black slavery holocaust and has continued since, becoming even more virulent now under the cloak of subtle religious platitudes.

    The OAU as a geographical compromise helped to diffuse the issue and blind Black Africa to the plight of their kith and kin racially marginalised and suffering severely in Northern Afric. With their membership of the OAU, the Arabs were allowed to attend the 6t Pan African Congress in Tanzania in 1974, which they promptly disrupted by insisting that Africans do not need a global institution or league. To press their advantage home, they forced the congress to adopt Arabic as an official language

    In fact, OAU Abuja conference of 1992 would not have been able to pass it landmark 'Reperations' resolution if any Arab Head of State from Northern Africa had been in attendance. Even so, the OAU resolution deliberately avoided mentioning Arab culpability and liability in the African Slavery Holocaust.

    So it is obvious that Arabs are not Pan Africanists. Quoting Prof. Clarke Again: "Arabs always act as though they are not in Africa. Once when I was visiting Egypt, I told my Egyptian Arab host to get a cab ready for the next morning that I was going to Kenya. So you are going to Africa to visit your people? We got no diseases here, why are you leaving us, the host asked?

    "The Arabe in Africa will always be an Arab. They were never Africans and never would be. The Arab commitment has never been to Africa and never will be. This is the first self liberating truism every Pan Africanist must learn before the can seriously liberate Africa from all comers. Africa is sandwiched between the Arabs in the North and the Whites in the South. Africa must fight her way through and win. All of African must come under African control. There are no two ways about this. No second guessiong and no apologies. We must take control from Cape to Cairo."


    http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/2002/22022.htm
     
  2. Dual Karnayn

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    Sekhemu

    So do you suggest all Africans beg the white man for help to deal with so-called "Arab enemies" like they're doing in Southern Sudan?
     
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    You love the Arab don't you? are you on their pay roll?

    This article is Africa for Africans. IF you don't like the article of don't agree with it, be a man and say so. But I have a few questions for you. Did you read the entire article.

    Do you have a problem with the positions of Pan-Africans, such as what John Henrik Clark said about arabs

    Are you a Pan-Africanist?

    Have you been to Africa?

    First you were defending Muslims, now you defend arabs. lmao. I see this stuff is really getting under your skin
     
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    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I asked an honest question and would like an honest answer.

    What do you feel should be done, beg the "all might white man" for more help?

    Can't you see "massa" has his hands full dealing with JUST ONE Arab country right now, lol.
     
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    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh I see, the Arab is your friend. You don't want the black man to help himself in Africa, unless he includes massa Arab.

    I'll answer your questions when you answer mine.
     
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    7th Pan African Congress part 2

    The Pan African Movement's International Secretariat recognised from the start that we are at a critical crossroad right now in our movement forward and that we can not afford to continue to listen too seriously to non-Black interests about what we have got to do for our self-improvement.

    We accepted from day one that while we may be anti-many things, PAM is not necessarily pro-every thing else. That the only thing we are permanently pro-of is the best interest of the black race.

    We were convinced before we embarked on our Pan African journey that not a little bit of our recent past may have been tinted against our best interests. That the reason we have remained marginalized for so long is because our supposed leaders have not always stood firm to present and defend our interests against all comers be they Jews, Arabs, Asians or Caucasians who in fact, continue to tell us what we do not need to instutionalise our movement while they kept their racial leagues. Butros Butros Gali, as the UN scribe and a member of our Co-ordinating Committee for instance, was vehemently opposed to our institutionalising the Pan African Movement while he saw nothing wrong with the arab league

    The 7th Pan African Congress of the Pan African Movement has remained adamant about the Black world institutionalising its movement now. We are closer to Marcus Garvey and Malcom X on this issue than to Du Bois. For the reasons, we have not been the darling of teh Black lackeys of Arab and European hegemonies. And since they have the resources through their foreign partners to entice and dazzlle Africans, our job to carry the Black world along with us has been made that much harder.

    Some patriotic Blacks may not already know that we have convened two Caribbean regional conferences in preperation for the 7th Pan African Congress. (7PAC) scheduled to be held in 1995 in either Nigeria, Ghana or in AND Led South Africa. The first conference was in September 1991 in Barbados and the second was in August, 1993 in Trinidad. Our North American regional conference took place in Savannah Georgia, USA in May, 1992 and our Canadian national conference followed in Toronto in June-July, 1993

    We convened the Black Think Tank now call the Thing Tank of the Black world (TTP), in Lagos from August 1-8, 1992, and it produced what is now popularly known around the world as the first BLACK AGENDA and also the CONSTITUTION of the Pan African Movement

    We have so far set up 60 national committees or branches of the Pan African Movement and launched ZAWADI KWAFRICA fund in Canada. Zawadi requires every Black person in the world to contribute just a hundred units of his or her local currency to a world Black pool, once in a life time, with the interest accruing from the fund to be used to begin to address the deteriorating pligh of the Black world.

    We have done all these without the financial assistance from any outside source or even from any African government, the OAU or African institutions. We rejected all such assistance because we do not want to be teleguided and becaus we do not believe it is our business to convene a Black-Arab-Zionist-White congress and call it the Pan African Congress

    Ofcourse, we anticipated the serious opposition we are now experiencing from the Black fronts of anti-Black interest' argument that the Pan African Movement's ideological stance should be Socialist or Marxist, we replied that the traditional African Politics in not necessarily homogeneous and that there is not reason why the fortunes of a whole race of people should be condemned to the status of the working class forever. That why should Blacks be stopped from aspiring to exploit those who have been exploiting us. That a billion virile, determined and ambitious people, scattered all over the economies of the world, can not and must not be restricted from reaching even beyond the stars.

    On the opposition's insistence on African government's involvement and sponsorship of participant's flight tickets and accomodation cost to congress, we said that it was because of the parochial politics of the OAU and our generally not so well informed leaders, that our attempts at forging global union had eluded us so far. That independent Black governments derailed the limited union goals the 6th Pan African Congress in Tanzania in 1974. That the Tanzanian government was alleged to have kept under house arrest, all African-American living in Tanzania on the eve of the 6th Pan African Congress, obviously to prevent their participation and possibly to pacify the USA government at the time.

    That BLacks considered outspoken against colonialism and imperialism generally, were prevented from attending the 6th Pan African Congress as a result of which, Walter Rodney, who was teaching in Tanzania at the time, and C.L.R. James who was a sponsor of the Congress could not attend. That, in fact, Blacks advocating Black unity, even under Black governments around the world, are often branded as 'racials' and denied government jobs and patronage implying that for selfish personal reasons, the Pan-African spirit is dead amongs most of our leaders who need the West anyway to maintain their illegal hold on power

    That our movement has no money and no rich friends from within or outside the Black family. That we are absolutely on our own, poor, helpless and to a large extent resigned to our fate. But that this could be reversed with a little individual self-sacrifice because it is possible for us to pool together in poverty to make a difference to our world.

    As to the complaints by some whites and Arabs involved in anti-apartheid and similar campaigns over their exclusion from the 7PAC, we said that being 'Black' is a state of the mind, coupled for non-Black african with incontrovertible evidence of progressive, patriotic achievment in support of Black aspirations. That Africa for Africans is still very valid today. That after th overwhelmin White South Africn 'yes' vote in support of democratic power sharing, White South Africans who consider themselves Africans and behave so, would be welcomed with open arms to Black caucuses. That the Black Movement has always been pragmatic and non-racist but that it was for the individual to decide how to qualify and be involved by showing proof, particuliarly if not Black by pigmentation or parental links, of consisten, genuine, legitimate intent and acceptance of majority Black aspirations.

    That the Arab league admits Black Africans, although as inferior partners, into it fold and yet the Arab league represents a fixed or well known and definable political world view. That it is not the Arab league that changes its name or re-defines itself to accomodate its African members but rather, it is the African that becomes as Arab to join the league. The African decides deliberately and conciously to be one with the Arabs and begins to behave so. Membership of the Arab leagues has to be earned by non-Arabs. So also is the membership of teh Black league called the Pan African Movement.

    Britain was unhappy with our stance. The US government sponsored Sullivan's African-African American summit to rob out efforts of some shine. France tried to hijack the leadership of the Movement and Morocco offered host the congress with the support of France. Libya tried every way possible to be involved, including using some of our members to try to change our policy. Our inner core leadership could not be bought. After failing in this bid, a group of African, including Museveni's personal assistant called Col. Otafiire, Kwame Ture (Stockley Carmichael) and others met in Tripoli Libya on the 10th December, 1990, to take over the 7th Pan African Congress and focus it on anti-zionism. Because Libya financed and trained Museveni's guerilla army, it did not have difficulties recruiting Ugand a to do its dirty work by serving as venue of their 7PAC intended by Libya to cause confusion in the Black world. Kwame Ture later met with Naiwu Osahon in Lagos and they reached a compromise that the Uganda variance should be a preparatory conference for the Naiwu Osahon's institutionalising congress planned for 1995.

    In the eleven years the 7th Pan African Congress Committee has been at it, a few have dropped out on account of our inflexibility in terms of having a Black organisation-institution now, and excluding Arabs from the Black institution. They have now finally rallied under the umbrella of the Uganda government just as the 7thPAC was coasting home, to announce their Arab-African Congress tagged the 7th Pan African Congress. Their congress was first scheduled for December 1993 and now rescheduled for April, 1994 in Kampala, Uganda.

    President Museveni apart from his guerilla war credentials has no recognisable record of achievement in the realm of Pan Africanism. But he is the Patron of Uganda and he would not even tolerate dissent from within Uganda let alone outside it. Museveni's Ugand is in the pockets of the Arabs that are marginalizing our kith and kin in all Northern Africa. The Pan African Movement is anti-arab, anti-jews and anti-white but Museveni dangles 'loaded' carrots of free transportation and accommodation to delegates who attend his Uganda 7PAC in an attempt to set the Black world in Disarray for his Arab benefactors.

    Arab imperialism is worse for Africans than European imperialism. Europeans relatively, have some conscience. Not much but some. White ethics is at least slightly more tolerant than dissent than the Arab one. Europeans did not completely destroy African culture. Our history yes, while our traditions were largely derided as primitive and banned in some cases or ignored or marginalized. Arab's strategy was to strip us entirely of most every thing, our history, culture, religions and traditions. Their religion overwhelme our culture and traditoins where ever we met to the extent that Africans in Arab dominated states today no longer bear their original African names nor do they remember their history. The do not even remember they were Black, independent and thriving communities before Arabs colonised them. All African in Arab dominated Northern African countries bear their slave masters names with Muhammad predominating.

    Egypt is still so intimidated by it glorious Black African past that the government would not allow thoroughh research into Egypt's past. In Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Mauritania and the rest, Africans are regarded as the scum of the earth. They are second class citizens at the very best in their own countries. Blacks in these countries can not aspire to positions of respect or authority in any of these countries. There are no Africans in high government positions in Arab dominated African countries. Like Brazil which is just as racially cruel against their Black natives, there is no legislation favouring slavery (except in Mauritania), it is just a way of life, that's all


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    I think this echoes the sentiments of my previous post.
     
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