By Neenah Payne
Why The West Must Understand Africa Now shows that The United Nations declared 2015-2024 The International Decade For People of African Descent. The article discusses The Scramble For Africa in The Berlin Conference in 1884-1885 which colonized Africa and the creation of today’s 55 African nations. This article shows the attempts by those nations to unite into one country with one capital, one currency, one passport, and one army.
“The African continent is famous for its poverty… But many people don’t know the complete reason why Africa is so poor. In this video we will look from the point when African countries were rich and powerful, how over the centuries Africa lost its wealth, and why Africa hasn’t been able to crawl out of its poverty while so many other countries and former colonies have.”
When Moors Rescued Europe From The Dark Ages
The video above explains why Africa is poor. However, it doesn’t explain why Europe and America are rich. When Moors Rescued Europe From The Dark Ages shows that when the Moors ruled Spain from 711-1492 AD, they brought Europe out of the Dark Ages by re-introducing the wisdom of ancient Egypt forgotten by the Greeks. Europe was illiterate except the clergy. The Moors introduced libraries and established 17 universities to which Western Europe flocked. They replaced Roman numerals with the Arabic numbers we use today. The Moors created gardens that enhanced the health of Spain.
The Moors introduced awesome architecture that is the pride of Spain today. While the kings of England were living in huts, the people of Spain had air-conditioned and heated homes with lighted, and paved streets. The Moors introduced maps, ship-building, and guns. Without the Moors, Spain, Portugal, England, etc. could never have conquered the Americas or Africa.
Without the Moors, Europe might still be in the Dark Ages. However, instead of sharing the knowledge they were given, Europeans genocided and stole the Americas and Africa. When President Jefferson defeated the Moors in 1804, no one was left to tell the true world history. Europeans then claimed Greeks (not Egypt) founded Western civilization. Europeans created The Myth of White Supremacy which claims Whites invented everything and therefore have a right to everything.
“Sachs: The G20 should become the G21 by including the African Union as it does the European Union.”
African Leaders Called For Unification of Africa in 1960s
Professor Patrick Loch Otieno (PLO) Lumumba is the director of The Kenya School of Law. He explains below that unless Africa forms one country with one currency, one army, once passport, and one capital, Europe will recolonize Africa in 25 years.
Prof. Lumumba says two factions developed on the unification of Africa:
- Casablanca Group: Met in Casablanca in 1961 led by Ghana’s President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who called for immediate unification of Africa. .
- Monrovia Group: Met in Monrovia, Liberia including Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, William Tubman of Liberia, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania which favored a slow approach and won out — creating the Organization of African Union. (OAU).
Prof. Lumumba says France and Britain never left Africa. Portugal didn’t leave until 1980’s. He says Nkrumah warned that unless Africa immediately united, neo-colonialists would use Africa’s ethnic differences to divide the continent. He recounts the murder of leaders and coups d’etat that destabilized African nations.
Ghana’s First President: Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s speech at the inaugural ceremony of the OAU Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1963.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Dream of Uniting Africa
DRCongo’s First Prime Minister: Patrice Lumumba
“Patrice Lumumba was the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Malcolm X called him “the greatest Black man who ever walked the African continent,” while the US and Belgium plotted at the highest level to kill him.”
“This thoughtful account of Patrice Lumumba finds that the elimination of the legend plunged Congo into a turmoil it is yet to recover from. “
“A revelatory history of how post-colonial African Independence movements were systematically undermined by one nation above all: the US.
In 1958 in Accra, Ghana, the Hands Off Africa conference brought together the leading figures of African independence in a public show of political strength and purpose. Led by the charismatic Kwame Nkrumah, who had just won Ghana’s independence, his determined call for Pan-Africanism was heeded by young, idealistic leaders across the continent and by African Americans seeking civil rights at home. Yet, a moment that signified a new era of African freedom simultaneously marked a new era of foreign intervention and control.
In White Malice, Susan Williams unearths the covert operations pursued by the CIA from Ghana to the Congo to the UN in an effort to frustrate and deny Africa’s new generation of nationalist leaders. This dramatically upends the conventional belief that the African nations failed to establish effective, democratic states on their own accord. As the old European powers moved out, the US moved in.
Drawing on original research and recently declassified documents, and told through an engaging narrative, Williams introduces readers to idealistic African leaders and to the secret agents, ambassadors, and even presidents who deliberately worked against them, forever altering the future of a continent.”
“This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Steve Biko, Emperor Haile Selassie, Patrice Lumumba, and Thomas Sankara. African Leaders of the Twentieth Century will complement courses in history and political science and serve as a useful collection for the general reader.
Steve Biko, by Lindy Wilson
Steve Biko inspired a generation of black South Africans to claim their true identity and refuse to be a part of their own oppression. This short biography shows how fundamental he was to the reawakening and transformation of South Africa in the second half of the twentieth century and just how relevant he remains.
Emperor Haile Selassie, by Bereket Habte Selassie
Emperor Haile Selassie was an iconic figure of the twentieth century, a progressive monarch who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974. The fascinating story of the emperor¹s life is also the story of modern Ethiopia.
Patrice Lumumba, by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Decades after his assassination, Lumumba remains one of the heroes of the twentieth-century African independence movement.
Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary, by Ernest Harsch
Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. This is the first English-language book to tell the story of Sankara’s life and struggles.”
The United States of Africa
This article discusses Africa’s struggle to recover from what was World War III on the African continent. World War I was Europe’s theft/genocide of the Americas. World War II was the slave trade. Slave Routes: A Global Vision on the UN site International Decade for People of African Descent discusses the 10 million Africans kidnapped during the world’s most brutal slavery — an unacknowledged holocaust.
Dr. Molefi Asante is the author of The History of Africa. In the video below, he explains how the Berlin Conference (11/15/1884 – 2/26/1885) carved up Africa, why that happened, and the consequences for an African Renaissance. Dr. Asante says that when Idi Amin, President of Uganda, went to Scotland, he said if Europeans can name themselves kings and queens of African nations, he could name himself king of Scotland! This is the origin of the film The Last King of Scotland.
Dr. Asante explains the three doctrines of the Berlin Conference:
- Sphere of Influence
- Effective Occupation
- Legitimate Interest
He discusses the creation of a United States of Africa with four languages: Arabic, Swahili, English, and French and a single passport — and dual citizenship for Blacks in the diaspora as Jews have with Israel.
“Dr. Molefi Asante discusses his dream for a United States of Africa, a movement begun by Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president. He will examine the prospect for an African Renaissance based on the idea of an African Federative Union and present the prospects and problems of a continental government in Africa. March 8.”
Africa’s Plans After Decolonization
In the first video below, historian Onyeka Nubia explains that during the decolonization of Africa, African leaders had no intention of keeping the nation states carved out by Europe. They wanted to create a United States of Africa. Nubia is the author of England’s Other Countrymen: Black Tudor Society.
“Full Series – Historian & Author Onyeka Nubia delivers part one of his essays on decolonising identity and forging a culture that enables Africans to survive beyond the 22nd century.”
De-Colonization Of Africa
Dr. Arikana Chihombari-Quao is a medical doctor who after living for many years in Zimbabwe moved to Tennessee where she has practiced medicine for over 25 years ago. From 2017-2019, Dr. Chihombori-Quao served as the representative to the US for the African Union. Dr. Chihombari-Quao explains in the video below that Africa was the center of the world until invaders came. Then missionaries convinced Africans that everything European is superior to everything African. Since a united Africa is difficult to conquer, Europe divided Africa in the Berlin Conference. She says the colonizers have never left.
How Europe Continues To Steal From Africa
Dr. Arikana Chihombari explains that France forced the French African colonies to sign an agreement to gain their “independence”. That agreement now allows France to take trillions of dollars out of Africa every year! She says France has assassinated one African leader after another who tried to free African nations from France. Dr. Chihombari reports that the son of Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of England, tried to stage a coup in Africa, but was arrested.
African Continental Free Trade Agreement
On March 18, 2018, 54 of the 55 African nations signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to create a single market and deepen economic integration of the continent. This agreement could increase African trade by up to 52%. This is a huge step toward the integration of Africa into The United States of Africa, a goal long held since the first liberation movements in the 1960s.
Can 55 African Nations Become One Country?
Africa: States of independence – the scramble for Africa This fascinating video is a tour from the colonization of Africa to fuel industrialization to the forces that led to liberation after WWII. It discusses Nkrumah’s vision of a united Africa.
This video explains that President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana wanted decolonization to move directly toward a United States of Africa. However, the vision of President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania to go step by step prevailed. The video explains why that was a mistake and should be abandoned now.
African Sovereignty Coalition Led Opposition To WHO Agenda
Dr. Joseph Mercola’s 7/10/22 article “The Shocking Truth About the Global Depopulation Agenda” reported:
“Another piece of positive news is that a Panafrican Congress that was recently convened is starting to push back against the WHO. And, if the WHO were to be banned from a continent like Africa, it would be game over for them.”
This shows the power of a united Africa on the world stage.
Africa Will Define The Future of Big Tech
Is The Next Silicon Valley In Africa? shows that Big Tech is investing heavily in Africa now. There’s A Battle Going On Between The Economic Superpowers Of The World explains that China plans to invest $60 billion in Africa over the next decade and has built infrastructure across the continent. It also shows that many Big Tech companies view Africa as the next giant consumer market. Korea’s Samsung captured the African cellphone market. Amazon announced plans to build a $100 million data center in Capetown, South Africa in 2020.
The video explains that the African technology market is the fastest growing in the world. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and online banking platform Square said, “Africa will define the future”. Facebook is one of the biggest American investors in Africa, trying to compete with the Chinese company Huawei on telecom infrastructure.
However, Google is the biggest investor in the African tech economy. In addition, Microsoft, Netflix, IBM, Cisco, and Uber are combined investing billions of dollars per year in Africa. All of these are fueling the rapid modernization of Africa’s infrastructure. The video discusses Jumia, Africa’s leading ecommerce platform, the first African tech company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The video concludes that we are witnessing the rapid development of an entire continent.
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