Re: Africa For Africans Those At Home and Those Ab
Posted By: ras marcus In Response To: Re: Africa For Africans Those At Home and Those Ab (discipleofthenile)
Date: Monday, 24 April 2006, at 10:49 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Africa For Africans Those At Home and Those Ab (discipleofthenile)
Our minds are the best instruments which we have, so we must nourish them, and do not allow them to be taken away from us by the deceptiveness, of those who enslaved us, brutalized us, used us and refused us. They do think that we are only good enough to be used and be thrown in prisons, ,if we rebuke them about their brutal dirty ways. We have a responsibilty, to keep our own minds in order, and to take back the minds of our African people, which they have stolen by brain washing. Let me post to you, this article, which just came across my desktop. It is about some African leaders, begging us the Diasporian to come home to Mama Africa, to help with the development of Mama Africa.
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Subject: [panafricanistforum] Re: Ex-preidents call for African Diaspora o come home
Can some one please tell them it takes money not yam to get home!!!
They must also understand, that trhey must grant land, as a signal to welcome us home. Baba Ras Marcus.
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21/04/2006 14:43 JOHANNESBURG, April 21 (AFP) Ex-African leaders
call on diaspora to help development -- Ten former African presidents on Friday
called on Africa's Diaspora, especially in the United States, to return and use their
skills and economic power to help develop the world's poorest continent.
Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda made the call at a two-day
gathering in Johannesburg of the leaders including Botswana's
Ketumile Masire, Pierre Buyoya of Burundi, Kenya's Daniel arap Moi
and Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania.
"There are (numerous) reasons why African leaders need to be more
strategic in cultivating a relationship with the diaspora," said Kaunda, who
ruled Zambia from 1964 until handing over power in 1991. "Seven hundred
and fifty billion dollars is the annual aggregate income of African Americans.
That economic potential needs to be harnessed for Africa's development and
to create expanded economic opportunities for African people worldwide,"
Kaunda told a press conference. A severe skills shortage in Africa also needed
be addressed, he said. There were 200,000 African scientists in the United States,
more than on the entire continent, Kaunda said. There were 40,000 African
doctoral graduates outside Africa, he added.
"It is important to do more than lay out a welcome mat to encourage
our brothers and sisters to come back home," he said. "We must develop
strategies to recruit and encourage and demonstrate that we are serious about
their return," he said.
Ex-Ghanian leader Jerry Rawlings said the image and stature of
leaders like South Africa's Nelson Mandela did much to improve how
the continent was perceived by the West. "(It) brought so much goodwill to
Africa, and South Africa did in fact take advantage of that goodwill," he said.
The two-day talk-shop was organised by Boston University's African
Presidential Archives and Research Centre and the University of the
Witwatersrand based in Johannesburg. Also attending were Nicephore Soglo
of Benin, Aristides Pereira of Cape Verde, Karl Offman of Mauritius and Ali
Hassan Mwinyi of Tanzania.
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