Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa
‘If we want to survive, we must unite’. – Dr Hassy H. B. Kitine, Tanzanian Pan-Africanist
In his famous book, Africa Must Unite, Kwame Nkrumah stated emphatically that; “No single part of Africa can be safe or free to develop fully and independently, while any part remains unliberated or while Africa’s vast economic resources continue to be exploited by imperialist and neo colonialist interests.”
Africans must redefine themselves and believe in themselves. If we don’t stick together, we will fail and fall. Unfortunately, South Africa, Nigeria, Gabon, and silent Black men and women all over the world betrayed the African cause by giving NATO the license to decimate and destroy a sister African country. I believe it is only through a UNITED AFRICA, would we, as a people overcome the numerous challenges. No one ethnic group or one tiny nation created by the Berlin clique can stand it alone. A United Africa is the best defense of our resources which Europeans have coveted (which are also now coveted by the Chinese) over the centuries.
‘This is my plea to the new generation of African leaders and African peoples: Work for unity with the firm conviction that without unity, there is no future for Africa. That is, of course, if we still want a place in the sun. A new generation of self-respecting Africans should spit in the face of anybody who suggests that our continent should remain divided and fossilised in the shame of colonialism, in order to satisfy the national pride of our former colonial masters.” Julius Nyerere
The NATO/AFRICOM Attack on A United States of Africa
“The African continent must recognize that NATO’s lashing-out is a sign of desperation, of impotence, of its inability to stop the inevitable rise of Africa on the world stage. Africa must learn the lessons from Libya, continue the drive towards pan-African unity and continue to resist AFRICOM.” - Dan Glazebrook, “NATO’s war on Libya is an attack on African development”
The massive Libyan destruction characterized as some “humanitarian mission” was a hoax and a BIG LIE. It was part of the African dismemberment and butchering operation started in Berlin in 1844, which set limits and put Africans in a box. And anyone who tries to break from the box or tries to go beyond the limits set is destroyed with overwhelming military/economic force at the disposal of white forces.
Today it is Libya, tomorrow it might be Nigeria and the next, Gabon and on and on. No single African country is immune from NATO/AFRICOM aggression. On Libya, forget the superficial reason of protecting civilians; the deepest reasons were hidden from the eyes of the gullible world by the biased western media. In short these so-called powers always have ulterior motives in their dealing with Africans. There were many reasons for the shameful attack on a sister African country and by extension an attack on Africa.
Among them were:
- The fear that Gaddafi’s creation of the African Investment Bank in Sirte (Libya) and the African Monetary Fund to be based in Cameroon will supplant the IMF and undermine Western economic hegemony in Africa.
- A year before the sadistic attacks on Libya, the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi put $90bn at the disposal of Africa during summit talks on the creation of the “United States of Africa”, when he met African leaders in Ndjamena, Chad.
- In December 2010, Gadaffi pushed again for a sole African government and the creation of a single African army, to consist of a ‘million soldiers’.
- Days before the NATO/AFRICOM attacks, Gaddafi held numerous meetings with Africans from all sections pushing hard for the United Africa project.
So the case against Gaddafi was his vigorous campaign for the dismantling of the imperialist structures in Africa and the creation of a continental government, independent African currency to be named “AFRO” backed by Africa’s vast gold resources, and the creation of an African army, able to defend Africa. These reasons triggered the blitzkrieg against Libya and Gadhafi and the massive destruction of Libyan infrastructure.
“Africa must unite, so that we do not again become serfs or slaves. It is necessary to establish a unity government for the African continent and that Africa has one army, which could consist of a million soldiers. Even the South African army is worthless to NATO or the United States of America. Even Libya is not even able to protect its territorial waters alone” – Gaddafi
NATO/AFRICOM carried out over 8000 airstrikes on Libya. Imagine other African countries suffering the same fate as Libya; the continent would be wiped off the face of the earth in no time.
Africa is the key to global economic growth’ is the new song being sung at western capitals today. Once the marauders and imperialist gangsters have started with Libya, there is no looking back. History is our guide. Europeans have targeted Africa this century as the reservoir for the growth of their economies. Judging from the nature of the combined NATO and AFRICOM attacks on Libya with the flimsy excuse of protecting civilians, Africa stands no chance of survival in the coming decade. European powers had used those various excuses and tactics in the past in the subjugation and dismantling of Africa and the excuse being used against Libya is nothing new. It has followed a time tested pattern. As usual, we are currently seeing a combined European/American solidarity and imperialist assault against a perceived “weak race”.
The fact that I disagree with my brother or family member doesn’t mean I should support a stranger attacking my brother. Any attack against my brother is an attack against me. I will do everything to defend my brother when attacked by an outsider. So it was the betrayal of Africa at the highest level for South Africa, Nigeria and Gabon to give the imperialists blank cheque to attack Libya.
Germany morally disagreed with the military actions of the West against Libya, but in the name of WHITE SOLIDARITY, provided tacit support through NATO. Something Africans since the days of slavery are yet to learn. This is why the call for a UNITED Africa for a brotherly solidarity is more urgent today. If we want to survive in this dog eat dog world, we need to stick together.
“A United States of Africa is the most visionary solution to the minor issues of ethnicity and regionalism because in an African Federative Union we are all Africans” - Prof. Molefi Kete Asante
Africa is surely going to be destroyed unless it succeeds in growing together into a Single Family. Anytime I see those ghastly pictures about our rich and blessed continent on the TV, my heart gets sick. Too many Africans are trapped in a cycle where lack of basic human needs and lack of faith have combined to create sad human conditions that cannot be allowed to continue. We must first believe in ourselves and redefine ourselves and know that we are capable and endowed with divine abilities capable of transforming our backyard.
We must become familiar with and accept each other’s peculiar way of doing things. We must come together physically, mentally, economically, politically, spiritually and socially by advancing new ways of interacting with each other.
The Igbo, Yuroba, Grushie, Dagomba, Edo, Kru, Fanti, Azande, Bambara, Ganda, Sukuma, Dyola, Senegambia, Tonga, Merina and the countless tribes of Africa must all unite with East Saint Louis, Atlanta, San Diego, Louisville, Bahia, Porto Alegre, London, Panama City, Port-au-Prince, and Sablé-sur-Sarthe if we are to change our collective destinies.
Our diversity is a reflection of the beautiful nature of Africans. These should be sources of strength and not for conflicts. A Libyan is not different from a Burkinabe. A South African is equally capable as a Nigerian. A combination of wits between a Ghanaian and a Kenyan can cause a technological and scientific explosion for the relief and advancement of our people. Let us not hide behind blind nationalism and tribalism as an excuse for not doing our best. And above all, let us remember that the worst poverty is not economic but mental!
Connecting the Global African Family
Africans at home and those in the diaspora must join forces. The greater global African family is over a billion strong race of intelligent and able people with profound potential. An attack on the mother continent is an attack on Africans everywhere. The well-being of the mother continent will automatically reflect on Africans everywhere. Let us strive to build a political, economic and cultural bond which will be unbreakable.
From Alabama to Abuja, Harlem to Harare, Kingston to Kampala, Baltimore to Bamako, Barbados to Burundi , Trinidad and Tobago to Togo, Montgomery to Monrovia, New York to Nairobi ,Suriname to Senegal, Bahamas to Burundi, Memphis to Maputo, Port-au-Prince to Porto-Novo, let unity reign. We have no option than to unite and fend off the traditional destroyers of Africa.
This oppressive white values system has tried to use frivolous reasons to demean our humanity and shred us into pieces. From slavery through segregation to Apartheid to colonization to present day AFRICOM/NATO bombardment, the agenda has been the dismemberment of the greater African family and breaking of the African spirit. The plight of Africa today is dismembered, lifeless and dysfunctional. Only unity will restore life and liberty to Africa.
Therefore, let us join the dead and the living and add our voices to the call for a UNITED STATES OF AFRICA, able and strong and resolute to defend the dignity and humanity of Africa and Africans everywhere. Let us unite to send a clear message to our detractors that our spirits are indestructible and unyielding. We should carry the battle to the enemy through our united front.