Pan Africanism : REPATRIATION - In Action!

Discussion in 'Black History - Culture - Panafricanism' started by Zulile, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm posting this on behalf of a new member that I met in chat last week - jomohutaa - who is the founder of an organization called Star Black Foundation, in Ghana.

    He is currently looking for several representatives "abroad" to mainly help spread the word - and perhaps help organize (give time/experience) in setting up the 2008 African Repatriation Festival. His information follows:

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    THIS IS SOME OF THE PICTURES TAKEN DURING THE DEBAR ON 2ND DECEMBER, 2007 WHICH WAS ORGANIZED BY STAR BLACK FOUNDATION IN COLLABORATION WITH TWIFU TRADITIONAL COUNCIL TO HONOUR BROTHERS AND SISTER FROM THE DIASPORA AND ALSO DOCUMENTS OF THE AFRICAN HISTORY FESTIVAL.

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    ONE OF THE BROTHERS FROM THE DIASPORA BEING DECORATED BY THE QUEEN MOTHER DURING THE DURBA ORGANISED BY S.B.F IN COLARABORATION WITH TWIFO TRADITIONAL COUNCIL IN HONOUR OF THEIR EFFORT TO REPATRIATE.

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    SOME OF THE MEMBER OF STAR BLACK FOUNDATION WITH BROTHERS FROM THE DIASPORA DURING THE DURBAR

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    ONE OF THE BROTHERS FROM THE DIASPORA BEING DECORATED BY THE QUEEN MOTHER DURING THE DURBA ORGANISED BY S.B.F IN COLARABORATION WITH TWIFO TRADITIONAL COUNCIL IN HONOUR OF THEIR EFFORT TO REPATRIATE.

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    SOME OF THE MEMBER OF STAR BLACK FOUNDATION WITH BROTHERS FROM THE DIASPORA DURING THE DURBAR
     
  2. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'd like to know..

    ... who knows people who have "gone home?"

    We all know some African nations (Ghana in particular) have been shouting out to Africans in the diaspora to return home - offering land, opportunities, assistance in making the transition... has anyone on destee.com actually taken part in realizing this - if not for themselves, then assisting others?

    I was speaking to another member about how I am constantly (well, a couple times a year) either taking people to, or from Africa - to experience/see one side or the other - but I have never actively sought out any Africans in the disapora who may want to "go home" - So I'm going to change that approach from now on. Step one is to go and check out what this is all about - it is one thing to hear about it, another to actually experience it.. (..so watch this space...)

    We know many have made the transition - and it must be good, because I dont hear much back once they land there.. anyone else?

    eta - I like the last pic up there - those 4 in white SBF shirts are from the local foundation - those not, are from the diaspora - but they all belong. Nice :)
     
  3. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I remember the RADIO PERSONALITY named ISAAC HAYES a WHILE BACK through TELEVISION went to GHANA and did the same CEREMONY STUFF and was OFFERED A SET of 2 or 3 WIVES if he stayed and be a LEADER but APPARENTLY HE WAS NOT INTERESTED...

    I see that GHANA is certainly dressing DOWN based on the YOUNG PEOPLE in the LAST PHOTO...

    Give it another TWO or THREE GENERATIONS Ghana should look like more WESTERN with JEANS than AFRICAN....

    Oh well

    But anybody that goes HOME I do wish them PEACE
     
  4. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    These folk mean business and are moving forward - worth taking a look!

    http://www.tafariacademy.com/star_black_foundation.html

    There are many opportunities for investment available to members of the Diaspora who are planning to repatriate to Ghana in the near future. We encourage members of the African Diaspora to consider making investments as soon as possible even if they are not planning on going home this year. Investments will make it easier for the Diaspora to settle and to immediately have an income upon arrival. Due to the strength of Western currencies such as the pond and the dollar, investments in Ghana are very affordable for returnees. However, this will not last forever, each year the Cedi grows stronger and the price of land, mining, agriculture and other forms of investments are on the rise.

    For those of you who are wondering why they should invest in Ghana and other African countries, just look at the figures that Europe made last year alone after its investments, no matter how crude and barbaric some of these were. In 2007 Europe made 11.3 Trillion US dollars from investment in Africa. Albeit, many of these European, Asian and American companies were indeed profiting from the creation of poverty.

    http://www.tafariacademy.com/investment_opportunities.html

    I plan to attend their repatraition informational meeting in London early April - I'll keep you posted ;)
     
  5. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes I do

    I also had an application for the EWF....Ethiopian World Federation a couple years ago and I think one for Ghana from a group who promised that all one had to do to claim land was to go to Ghana, lay thier claim and would have a few years to build.

    I have not followed through because it takes MONEY, which I don't have right now.

    The one Sister I know has a house in Ghana for the express purpose of supporting Repatriates having a first step stop on the Motherland. I Plan to take her up and I do keep up (as much as I can) on the going's on in Ghana.

    It seems rather shaky, what with united snakes building military bases and the levels of corruption, and the views many Continental Afreekans hold of us here in amerikkka. Many barriers to overcome, yet, amerikkka has taught how to make lemonade out of lemons.

    Thanks for this information and I'll look forward to staying posted with the information you provide here on this thread.:kiss1:


    M.E.


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  6. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you TTTC :heart:

    Yes - some folk tend to believe that all you need to do is show up in Ghana and you're settled - nothing could be further than the truth. You need to have skills and knowledge - and even better, something to invest. You dont need all three. I was explaining in chat that the application system works similiar to that of Canada - a point system. They look at your employable years (age), current income, skills, status (kids etc), education - they want people to contribute to the building of the nation - and in return they provide land, housing, security etc. You will go to school to learn the languages, your children will attend local schools (which, incidentally are top notch) and you will be welcome. But its a give-give thing. Ghanians are well known for their intelligence and educational excellence - but they leave Africa - Ghana wants to bring EVERYBODY home.

    I understand people are wary, particularily when western marketing techniques are used "FREE LAND! PAY LATER!" :lol: when meanwhile, they do weed out the men from the boys, so to speak.

    I feel the need to take a look myself. I have the oppourtunity and although I already have a home in SA, I dont feel that really counts ;)

    I'll be looking into this deeper with the eyes of all in the disapora who question the programmes validity - and report back! If one gives me lemons, I tend to shout out for tequila and salt! I'M READY!

    Love you, sistah :heart:
    Zulile
     
  7. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I just received confirmation that the meeting will be held in London on April 3rd - I can squeeze that in before I travel back to SA.

    Thing is, the same organizer also sent an email inviting me to a separate meeting about 'the (famed) secret' and laws of attraction.. guest lecturer a white woman.. Ms Whitehouse :lol:

    That kinda puts me off all-together. the organizers association between the two... hmmm.. so no decisions made on whether I'll attend the repatriation meeting or not.

    Actually, no. I wont attend. That put me off completely, right or wrong. Not so much 'the secret' lecture, but the white presentor. I know, I'm prejudice. shoot me. I will, however, ask my brother to attend the repatriation gathering (he lives in London) without mentioning the whitehouse thing.. and see what he makes of it. If positive, I'll reconsider the next one.

    maybe :qqb013:
     
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