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South Africa's Baba Buntu Challenging Ugandan Youth to Bring Pan Africanism to Life

Posted by Africa 54 on November 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM


 

“As Sons and Daughters of an incredible continent which is the cradle of civilization, we owe it to Mama Afrika to stand up and be her Warriors in times of attack and destruction. With a magnificent history that most of us no longer can quote, with an economy that is benefiting the whole world and NOT Africans and walking into the future with no other plan than to blindly follow those who say they want to “help” Africa – we have surely become our own worst enemy.” He says

 

Baba Buntu adds, It is time for us all to position the rebuilding process of Africa at our individual and collective center. We need to WILL Africa’s empowerment. It will not happen by itself. And none else can empower Africa for us. Baba Bantu adds “My life continues to be a devotion to African Youth, as YOU are the ones who can make the necessary step into the Halls of True Liberation. Let us embrace our youth, guide them and expect a LOT from them. If we know our history very well, the challenges we face should never install fear in us – we have done miracles in the past, and will do them again. ”

 

Buntu has had fruitful and inspiring conversations with youth on African politics, philosophy and social change. He touches on many subjects, among them: Black Consciousness, White Supremacy, African Centered Lifestyle, African Spirituality, Indigenous Knowledge & Pan Africanism.

 

This comes at a time where Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin the Founder & Executive Director of Africa 54 a Non-Profit Organisation looking at the unification and empowering of Africa is calling for AFRICA 54 Summit in Kampala. Africa 54 has invited Heads of State from 54 African countries to meet for three days and review as well as reclaim the dreams of African strong icons like Haile Selassie, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Kwame Nkrumah, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni & Muammar Gaddafi as well as grassroots other advocates like Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, academics such as W. E. B. Du Bois, and others in the diaspora.

 

There were voices and concerns during one of the session that since President Museveni is the current chairman of Pan Africa Congress (PAC) he should champion for next conference that will see Pan Africanism rise than never before-Kivumbi instigated.

 

The Pan-African Congress – following on from the first Pan-African Conference of 1900 in London – was a series of seven meetings, held in1919 in Paris (1st Pan-African Congress), 1921 in London (2nd Pan-African Congress), 1923 in London (3rd Pan-African Congress), 1927 New York (4th Pan-African Congress), 1945 and some others until 1994 in Kampala.

 

The First Pan-African Conference was held in London from 23 to 25 July 1900 (just prior to the Paris Exhibition of 1900 “in order to allow tourists of African descent to attend both events”;). Organized primarily by the Trinidadian barrister Henry Sylvester Williams it took place in Westminster Hall and was attended by 37 delegates and about 10 other participants and observers from Africa, the West Indies, the US and the UK, including Samuel Coleridge Taylor (the youngest delegate), John Alcindor, Dadabhai Naoroji, John Archer, Henry Francis Downing, and W. E. B. Du Bois, with Bishop Alexander Walters of the AME Zion Church taking the chair. Du Bois played a leading role, drafting a letter (“Address to the Nations of the World”;) to European leaders appealing to them to struggle against racism, to grant colonies in Africa and the West Indies the right to self-government and demanding political and other rights for... click here to read more or copy and paste http://hicginewsagency.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/south-africas-baba-buntu-challenging-ugandan-youth-to-bring-pan-africanism-to-life/


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